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Jimi's sundown: our dachshund's last day





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Uploaded on Feb 10, 2011

Warning: if you've ever loved or lost a pet, this may be a hard video to watch.

Jimi Hendrix Adams was the best dog in the entire world. Once dubbed the hummingbird of dogs, we had a very full and very loving but very short five years with him. Jimi became suddenly afflicted with a GI disorder and IVDD that turned out to be inoperable. He loss the use of his legs, was in a lot of pain and was suffering complete incontinence. After much prayer and veterinary consult, we made the heart wrenching decision to let him go. Before we had him put to sleep we took him all around Austin, Texas to say goodbye to all his favorite spots. We chose to hire a mobile vet who specializes in at-home pet euthanasia. We laid him on our bed that he shared with us as the Texas sunshine streamed through the windows. The five of us huddled close (us, our child, and our other dachshund Noodles). We fed him a donut and two Reeces Peanut Butter Cups, kissed him goodbye, and told him we loved him. We wrapped his much loved tennis ball and his frail little body in his favorite towel, and buried him in his favorite spot in our backyard with a scoop of peanut butter as tears rolled off our faces.

music: "Hear You Me" by Jimmy Eat World
(Jimi was named after our love for Jimi Hendrix's performance at the Monterey Pop Festival, Jimmy Page- one of the greatest musicians of all time, and Jimmy Eat World- whose mutual love for their Clarity album largely instigated our relationship)


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