(June 1, 1996 - January 3, 2008)
I just wanted to post a loving tribute to my sweet, darling Tango (Ace of Hearts) who passed away on Thursday at the age of 11-1/2. He suffered a brief, but serious intestinal disease that ultimately became too much for him to overcome. He received the best care we could give him last week at Georgia Veterinary Specialists, but it just wasn't enough.
Tango was a wonderfully loving and entertaining dog who was always cheerful. We adopted him in October 1999 at the age of three through GPA/Greater Los Angeles, and he last raced in Tijuana, Mexico. He became an honorary SEGA dog a couple of years ago when we came back to Atlanta. We had eight wonderful years with him, but they were way too brief.
When he was younger, he was always cooking up mischief. He once opened the refrigerator by tugging on a decorative Christmas towel hanging from its handle. We knew what he did because there was a nearly empty package of tortillas on the floor and the fridge door was ajar.
On another day, I received a call from my husband asking if I'd ordered a "powdered substance" of some kind. As odd as it sounds, I had special-ordered White Lily flour because it wasn't available in California and I wanted it to make biscuits. Apparently, the mail carrier had managed to squeeze the package through the slats in our locked iron gate and Jack came home to find Tango's head and face completely covered in flour from his "investigating" the package. (Tango had access to the yard through his dog door.)
There were many other things that Tango did to make us smile. My heart aches right now with the sense of loss and how much I miss him. He had the sweetest eyes and most beautiful white and red coat. He loved to snuggle and gave kisses freely. He frequently rooed at us when we would get home, and I always complimented him on his "lovely singing voice." He was the best friend anyone could hope for and the kind of dog I'd always dreamed about having when I was a little girl. I hope and pray that God is caring for him right now until I can see him again one day.
We love you, Tango.
Beth, Jack, Libby, and Peanut Glavosek