Wednesday, July 12, 2006
My Brother's Best Friend...
Has been put to sleep today. Snoop was in his later years, and fell sick last night. Today my brother held his little guy in his arms as they injected him. He felt his heart beat fade to stillness. One moment here, the next, gone. For almost ten years my brother had Snoop, took him from a family, from what I understand, mistreated Snoop. That dog was loved by all of us, but for my brother, Snoop was; Is; his best friend.
We like to think of ourselves as an intelligent species, the only form of life that can show emotion. We're fools for thinking that. Snoop loved my brother. Missed him when he was away, looked for him when he was at home. Was with him when he met his future wife. Probably was in the room while he consummated his future child. Okay, I'm kidding on that one (at least I hope so). Snoop was one of the sweetest animals (human or otherwise), that I have ever met. And I'm overwhelmed with joy, to have the memories I have with that little dog. And I'm going to tell you the best one I have.
My brother and I were sitting in the living room at my folks house. My little cousin was 7 or 8 months old, just barely able to walk. Snoop sauntered over to us as he usually does, trying to sneak in a seat on the couch, cause he wasn't allowed. My little cousin was holding himself up next to the coffee table. He had his little shirt on, and diapers, just hanging out with us. When lo and behold, Snoop walks over to my cousin, awkwardly knocks him down on his hands and knees, and begins to hump away at my cousin. At first I thought the little guy fell. But when I saw Snoop attempt to hump my cousin (the kid was wearing diapers, and Snoops a little dog, so he really couldn't get on him), I couldn't for the life of me, move him off. I was to damn busy laughing so fucking hard. The look on my little cousin's face of, 'What?' My brother also laughing his ass off. And Snoop, looking forward, and I could swear I heard him say, "You don't love me, you just love my 'Doggy-Style'."
Thank you Snoop, for bringing us such joy in our lives. Rest easy little guy.