A Tribute to Crystal
My beautiful Crystal came to me in 2008 as a foster after being a breeder dog all of her life. She had a particular look about her (Maltese body and marked underbite like a Shih Tzu). She had been with me for several months and no one was interested in adopting her. During those months, I had become very attached to her and decided to adopt her myself. She was my baby girl and I loved her dearly.
Crystal became ill at the end of 2009, experiencing seizures and losing weight rapidly. She was getting aggressive with the other dogs and would sleep most of the day, waking up only to eat. One day, she had a grand mal seizure and was completely disoriented. I could tell that she was suffering at this point. I took her to see our vet and, after learning that the medication she was taking was no longer helping her and that there was basically nothing else that would, I decided to say my goodbyes. My baby girl went to sleep in my arms on February 5, 2010.
Crystal was a happy and affectionate girl with a big, goofy smile and I miss her dearly. I am grateful to have had her in my life and will forever love her.