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Stewart "Stewie" Dog
Birth: Apr. 29, 2003
Tucson
Pima County
Arizona, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 2014
Tucson
Pima County
Arizona, USA

Stewart was rescued from a horrible household in Tucson when he was 14 weeks old. Every inch of him was covered in ticks and he had never been outside before I brought him to his forever home. He had been kept in a cage in the living room of the house where he was born. When I sat down on the carpeted floor to call him to me, I found that I had ticks crawling all over my legs! I couldn't get him out of there fast enough! In his new home, he had doggie doors so he could go outside anytime he wanted, and once he got used to his freedom, he loved to come and go as he pleased. It took him a little while to get used to being outside; at first he was afraid of the grass and the big sky.

Stewart was half Shih Tzu and half chihuahua. He didn't look like either of his parents...he was much cuter! He inherited the best from each of them.

He became very sick very fast 5 days ago. We rushed him to the emergency vet late Monday night. When we first got to the vet's office, he could walk, but by the time we left, he couldn't even stand up. They thought at first that he had geriatric vestibular disease, a condition of the inner ear that affects balance. There wasn't much they could do for him that night, so they said he should see his regular vet the next day. Stewart was admitted to the vet hospital on Tuesday, where they said they'd treat him for the GVD. After 4 days in the hospital, Stewart wasn't getting any better; he was getting worse. He was having seizures, he couldn't eat on his own, he still couldn't stand up, and his eyes couldn't focus. His condition was dire, the vet said; something catastrophic had happened to him and it wasn't as simple as the GVD, which is very treatable. The vet said she suspected he had a brain tumor. Afraid that he was suffering, we made the hard decision to have him put to sleep. I stayed with him until the end, hugging and kissing him and telling him I love him over and over.

He was quite a character. He sneezed on command and he gave the best little high-fives you ever saw. He was a happy little guy and he had a very, very good life and was loved very much. He would have died a long time ago if he had stayed in that terrible house. He will be missed always and forever.

Fragile Circle

"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan." -- Irving Townsend.

"If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again." --Anonymous

Special thanks to D. Frederick Birely for sponsoring Stewie's memorial page.
 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Created by: Sheila White Hughes
Record added: Jan 10, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123121720
Stewart Stewie Dog
Added by: Sheila White Hughes
 
Stewart Stewie Dog
Added by: Sheila White Hughes
 
Stewart Stewie Dog
Added by: Sheila White Hughes
 
 
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