Razzo was less than a month shy of his 13th birthday.
We had him since he was 4 months old.
My dear love Gerry bought him from a pet store. We saw him there but I said no...no matter how cute and sad he looked in that cage we couldn't get him from a pet store.
Well a few days later Gerry comes home with this blue ribboned pup in his arms...I was shocked and almost had him returned... But the look on Gerry's and Razzo's faces was hard to say no to...I often tell Gerry that getting Razzo was the best mistake he ever made.
Razzo had lots of the pet store pup problems, poor social skills ( with other dogs, he loved all people) and he hated a crate.... And later he had a lot of health issues, auto immune etc.
But he was the sweetest and most even tempered pup you could ever want ( as long as you weren't a large dark dog). He always greeted people with a toy in his mouth, and never de stuffed a one. He was so smart too, learned everything quickly, excellent potty habits...he would do anything for a treat. He was a great travel buddy, he went everywhere we did. He was a foster dad to quite a few kittens too. In his entire time with us ( outside of his hospital stays) he had only been without us both one night.
He slept with us...and tried to eat with us, well really Gerry, his nose was always in Gerry's plate...Gerry is the softy in the family.
We never thought that getting Razzo would change our lives so much. Having Razzo introduced us to two of our closest friends, having Razzo made our early retirement years more fulfilling than we imagined they could be, having Razzo got us through some tough times too.
He was our little boy, our heart. Through him we found IGPost and then IGWhispers and all the fantastic people who helped each other through all the ups and downs of the Iggy world.
It may be a long time before we are ready to bring another pup into our lives but I know the memory of Razzo and his cyber friends will never fade.
Sleep my little prince, you are in our hearts forever.
Razzo Sulla Luna 12/19/2001 to 11/21/2014