Born: May 1984
Died: May 13, 1990
Frisky was the first dog that Dennis, Josh and I had as a family. She was supposed to be a Cocker Spaniel but when we went to register her with AKC they said that she was not a full bred cocker. We started noticing things about her that made us wonder what other dog she may have in her. She kind of looked like a mix between a corgi and a cocker. We didnít care though; she was still a sweet little thing that we all loved.
Frisky lived with us in Indiana and then made the move to Illinois with us. I can remember one day that we went away and my mom was watching her for us. My step father gave Frisky the foam off of some peach fuzzes that he was drinking and that dog was drunk as could be when we got home. It was so hot that day so she had a lot to drink. I told mom then that she would never watch her again. I was joking though. We lived in a place with stairs to the bedroom and since Frisky always slept with us she had to climb the stairs. Well she couldnít make it up so we had to carry her. We were so lucky and fortunate that she didnít die from alcohol poisoning or something.
When we made the trip to Illinois Frisky was right there with us. She stayed in the motel with us and then made the trip to her new home. She loved all the room that she had to play in and was so happy. Then we went and got another dog, Punkin and a cat Tiger from the dog pound. We figured that Punkin would give Frisky someone to play with. Actually they all three played together.
Frisky started getting older and one day she bit Josh. It was not intentional but she did bite him. I had always said that I would not have a pet that would bite because you never knew what they would do to someone else. We wondered what to do with her because she was older and had become a little cranky in her age and so we called the vet to see what his advice was. He said that if a dog bites his owner that it will also bite anyone else because they know their owners and not strangers. He said that if she would bite one of us on the face, etc. or someone else that it could cause a lot of problems. After thinking it over we decided that maybe he was right and we took her out to be euthanized. If I had that decision to make today would it be different Ė yes. I would check into it more as to why she bit him and if there was a medical reason why. I probably would ask the vet more questions than I did then since I know him a little better now. At the time we just didnít know what to do and we figured the vet would be the best person to ask.
We so hated to put her to sleep because she was our first pet together as a family and we all know how hard that act is to do. We have pictures of her and when I look at them it is still sad that we lost her that way, but she is still a part of my heart and our lives. I know that she is with all of our other pets playing and waiting for us.