Story submitted 2011-03-17
Silky Bryce was her name - She was born on August 26, 1988 - She left us on March 23, 2008
Silky was a beautiful, red, long haired, mini dachshund who was unaware she was only 9 lbs. She came into our very busy family at 8 weeks old and we all fell in love with her. She was the "princess" and the "baby" and could do no wrong.
She was also a snitch - when my two sons would be arguing and carrying on in the other room, I always knew who was at fault, as Silky would jump up and hang off the back pocket of the "trouble maker's" pants!!
Silky owned her own boogey board for the family pool...no one was allowed to touch it, or her barking could be heard for miles. She would jump off the diving board onto the boogey board and float around in the pool amidst all of the kids and adults and noise! If someone threw a Barbie doll in the pool and yelled "Save Barbie!", Silky would float over and drag Barbie out by the hair and like her face as though resuscitating her...it was so cute and entertaining.
Silky adored my youngest son, Joel. When he left for college, she spent 3 months sitting by his bedroom door waiting for him to come home. I never saw a dog so happy in my life as she was when he returned.
As Silky aged, she was content to just cuddle with Joel or Mom. Joel postponed moving out into his own place so that we could increase the chances of someone being there when she left this world. It worked...Silky simply went to sleep sitting on Mom's lap with her head resting on Joel's shoulder.
She was loved greatly and we miss her so much.