We picked up the puppy on March 1, 2009 as he would be 6 weeks old on the 4th of March. My daughter decided on the runt of the litter, he was all black except for a solitary white stripe down his chest, I joked that he looked like a backwards skunk. He was part terrier, jack russell terrier, and chihuahua and a little smaller than a cantaloupe when we brought him home. My daughter named him J.R. short for jack rabbit, because when he would play he would 'hop' around rather than walking.
Here it is five and half weeks later, and J.R. is no longer with us. I came home this afternoon and my daughter said that he had a seizure, when I came in my wife was on the phone with the vet. She took him to the vet only to find that he had fluid on the brain that wasn't draining right, I guess a birth defect that happens in chihuahua's from time to time. She called and said the vet gave him some medicine to ease any pain he was in, but there wasn't anything that could be done. She asked if I wanted her to bring him home for the night to say goodbye, but I couldn't bear to think about it.
Rest in piece J.R. born January 21, 2009 passed away April 9,2009. We only knew you for a short while, but hope you know how much fun and happiness you brought into our lives. We will miss you.