Our perfect companions
Bodie & Bina (R.I.P Bina) our little babies
My husband never liked small dogs, he always saw them as yappy little things that got under the feet all the time? how wrong he was. But I wanted a Chihuahua to cuddle and love, and it took a while before I could convince him to buy me one.
By November 1999 I had my little lad, and before long my husband had fallen in love with him. The next year he decided to get his own, a little girl. We then had 2 - Bodie & Bina (Jacobo & Jacobina) and we were happy and contented. We would have happily taken on board more, but we aren't silly enough to take on more than we can chew.
My little lad is with me almost constantly, he has only 2 faults: 1: he's a very moody little lad, and he's always grumping a lot. 2: he has fits, not often, but it is a worry when he does. Other than that he is the softest, sweetest and most loving little boy you could ever come across.
My husbands little girl is beautiful, loving and sweet. She's not good with strangers (typical Chihuahua trait) and she can get moody and a little snappy, but we wouldn't change them for the world.
A few weeks ago my husbands little girl Bina started coughing, we thought it was just a cough, caused by her being so small and the dust. How wrong we were!
Early Friday morning, 30th October 2009, Bina is coughing and it sounds a little raspy. I'm worried and call my husband into the bedroom. He picks her up and she goes limp in his arms. He passes her to me and calls the vets. Her tongue is blue and she's not breathing.
Panic hits, tears fall, I call to her to stay with us. I beg her to stay, please don't leave us, please. I don't know what to do, she's not breathing, there is blood coming out of her nose. I hug her and cuddle her, I'm crying and nearly screaming, my husband is getting nowhere with the vets, they say stay with her 'til she's gone, it's her heart, and it's too late, there's nothing they can do for her.
By 3am we say goodbye to our sweet little girl. 10 years of love, total love, whole love, no questions asked, and it's gone, taken away in a blink of an eye. Why?
It's my birthday soon, it's also our wedding anniversary and she's not here to share it.
Friday my husband takes her to the vets and they arrange her cremation. She will be picked up Monday 2nd November, and return the following Monday (9/11/09).
The tears haven't stopped, the pain hasn't gone, the grief continues.
My little lad is lost. It was 10 years to us, but 53 years for him. He still occasionally looks for her, he realises she's not here and he suddenly slumps, his head falls, his tail drops and he cuddles up with whatever he can find. He often asks for comfort from us both, and to watch his pain is heart breaking.
Not everyone understands, not everyone cares, so we're alone in this pain and grief for now.
We will always love you Bina, we will always miss you to, and we will NEVER, EVER forget you.
Until the day we meet again, you're in our hearts and in our minds.
Sleep well our little baby
Our special little girl
"Queen, Bina, Zena, Nena"
My bestest little girlie friend in the whole wide world, and daddies little baby. The little girlie that did what no other could do. You touched his heart.