I'm not sure what happened, but somehow Trixie ended up with us.
Trixie was a unique creature, but I still loved her dearly.
She kinda looked like this.
Some facts about Trixie the dog.
*She danced on her back legs when she wanted treats or to be picked up.
Kinda like this.
*She sang to the Sesame Street music.
And the telephone ringing.
*Sometimes my dad would get silly ideas. Like putting Trixie in the cupboard or on a shelf in my closet. She would just sit there, like it was just something she was supposed to do.
*She hated swimming.
But loved riding on the back of the snowmobile. Sometimes my dad would take her for rides on the icy lake. When he would make a sharp turn, Trixie would slip off the machine and slide across the ice.
Then she would get back on for another ride.
*Trixie didn't mind sleeping like this.
*Trixie did not like my brother. Probably because he was little, and hyper and only interested in bugging her.
*Trixie enjoyed motorcycle rides.
But hated being on a leash.
*I used to dress her up in my Cabbage Patch Kid clothes.
Gosh darn, I wish I had a picture to show you.
*Sometimes Trixie got fleas. I used to make flea traps with bowls of vinegar or sugar water and bright lights. It was like Christmas morning waking up to see how many fleas I caught overnight.
*As my beloved dog got older, she lost her hair.
Not just a little bit of hair, but so much hair that I was too embarrassed to have friends over because they would laugh at her and I didn't want her to feel bad about the way she looked.
The best part was that her huge bald spot exposed her very large birthmark.
*And she also started to stink.
Not just a little bit of stink, but so much stink that many people didn't want to get near her.
My poor baby.
I still loved her though.
*I think she was 16 or 17 when she finally went to Heaven.
*She only loved me.
*I miss her.
Joining Mamakat today. She has a cute dog.