|Birth: ||Jun. 3, 1993|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 2008|
Today our hearts are breaking, our precious AJ Buttons died last night almost on the midnight hour. He was a beautiful white Maltese with 2 black eyes and a black nose that looked like buttons on his face. ( see pictures) He was born June 3, 1993 in Warren, Ohio the son of Marjoi's Thundrun Dyno Myte and Smok'n Light'n. --He was a loving gift from a friend we had helped with the funeral when her husband died. She had 3 Maltese pups and when she broke her leg and one went into heat we kept it for her. She gave us AJ for helping her which you couldn't have given us anything better.
Our little Bud Bud was a fighter. The last couple of years he had medical problems but he always kept going. He fought up to the very end to live . Of course he ruled our home and we never left him alone as he took fainting spells. He loved to go in the car and all you had to do was put either his collar or sweater out and he knew what that meant and he was ready. -------He especially liked to go in the motor home and really enjoyed it when his brother CJ II was living. I am handicapped and have a scooter and they both would ride with me each day. Being the smaller AJ would ride in the basket and CJ would ride at my feet. Everyone knew "our boys".
He loved to con someone to take afternoon naps with him (usually Dad) At night he just kept after me to go to bed. He was so smart. He had a way of letting you know what he wanted. He never liked to eat the same thing 2 meals in a row no matter what it was or how good. Of course you can tell he was spoiled (wouldn't had it any other way) but oh so smart. Toward the end he had to take water pills and blood pressure pills. We put plastic down and papers on top. He taught himself to use the papers if he couldn't get outside or at night.
AJ loved auctions and he was accepted by the auctioneers and the crowd. He never made any noise and would let everyone pet him. We would pack him a lunch and take a dish of water. He would either lay in an air conditioned room or if outside in the shade or sit on my lap. Of course his sweater was near in case it got cold. He was one special boy that we love dearly.
Charles & I sat up with him all night with me holding him in my arms half the time and I gave him tons of kisses. I brushed, combed and trimmed him, we put his favorite red sweater on him and his rhinestone collar and wrapped him in a blanket. The girls at the vets said how beautiful he looked. He rode to the vets on my lap as he always rode when we went somewhere. After more kisses I had to let him go no matter how hard it was.
This is the first time in about 40 years we have been without at least one pet. I'm sure you know how lonesome it is. I still hear noises in the house and I think it is him. I hope those feeling never go away. AJ left us after 15 years and with some beautiful memories. I wish he was still here making those memories. He will always be loved and missed and I know he knew how much we love him.
AJ and his brothers will be waiting for us at Rainbow Bridge. We will get them, love them forever and never part again. It will be a happy time. We took AJ to Western Farms in Grafton, Ohio and he is buried in the pet cemetery there with his brother CJ II. --Goodbye for now sweetheart. Thank you for you love and sharing our family with us. Love you always. --Mom & Dad
Thanks everyone for leaving notes and flowers for any or all our boys.
Charles Robert Armstrong (1934 - 2009)
Emma Virginia Seiple Armstrong (1935 - 2009)
CJ Armstrong (____ - 1995)*
Sam Puppy Armstrong (1957 - 1971)*
Duke Armstrong (1972 - 1988)*
Snoopy Armstrong (1980 - 1983)*
AJ Buttons Armstrong (1993 - 2008)
CJ Armstrong (1995 - 2006)*
Created by: Charles & Virginia Arms...
Record added: Jun 28, 2008
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