In Loving Memory of Chrypto

We had a bad one today.

One of our dear chihuahuas has gone to dog heaven — he probably died while we were asleep. We just saw him this morning, dead. We never suspected that something’s wrong with Chrypto. He was okay. He had a good meal last night and had normal appetite.

Chulo is the oldest one (10 human years) and he is limping for a week now, hence, we scheduled him for a check this Saturday as he needed some advanced care. We brought him to the clinic last weekend but they didn’t have the right equipment to check him. Why didn’t we notice Chrypto?!

I wonder if his real parents, Chiqui and Chulo feel sad… I don’t know if they understood such loss. We were trying to give Chuchu a treat today, but he refused. Is he sad? Does he know that his “son” has died? Would they know that?

I feel so bad for my husband, because Chrypto was his. He had an extra love for Chrypto because when we’d given away Chiqui and Chulo’s pups for adoption, he was the only one that’s left since no one wanted him because he had lazy eyes. We decided to keep him, albeit, we already have 3 (in an average size apartment), we agreed that we can still care for another one.

We feel guilty because we heard a weird cry last night. I did. But I thought it was just a reaction, they always bark at night. I tried waking up my husband but he said, they’re probably just playing. It was just one cry — like a lamentation. I hate that we didn’t get up.

Chiqui and Chunkee so far have no reaction. They were just looking at my husband as he placed Chrypto inside a box. He sealed him. We buried him in the yard. We were late for work but we didn’t feel like going actually.

34 thoughts on “In Loving Memory of Chrypto

  1. So sorry for your family’s loss. My grandmother was a chihuahua connoisseur—her favorite was Chico and when he passed a piece of her heart went with him. My the Lord comfort you all in this time. Blessings and Peace!

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    1. Thank you very much… chihuahuas are the cutest because they’re forever babies, perhaps that’s why your grandmother became so fond of them… We also had a chihuahua named Chico… but we lost him a day after birth. We never had the chance to care for him…

      Thanks for your well wishes… God bless you too!

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    1. It’s surprising how we are more attached to our animal friends… but then, just thinking about how loyal they were to us, i guess it’s not actually that surprising after all…

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  2. So sorry to hear about the passing of Chrypto, Janis. Our pets are part of the family. They enrich our lives. They always seem to be there. They also know how much we care. May Chrypto find contentment in dog heaven and think of you and your family always.

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  3. I’m sorry for your loss, while reading your post I started thinking about my dogs and what I would do without them… I hate that they will need to leave us at some point. 😓😞

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    1. Yes. I’ve been thinking about that since Chulo got weaker after what the vet has told us last week… didnt expect anything sbout Chrypto tho since he’s way younger… I know how u feel… we have to be prepared, I guess… 😦

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  4. So sorry to hear about your fur baby’s passing. I know that pain as I lost my 11 year old American Bulldog mix in April and am still grieving her. She was my best friend and died on the way to the vet. We get so used to them being there and when they are not it is just so tough. I kept thinking I heard her for days after. I hope your dog parents get thru it well.

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