Tuesday 22 October 2019

Super sweet Suzie is still here in spirit

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If you would like your pet featured in this column please send a story of 440 words and a photograph to snews@independent.ie clearly labelled MY PET

Sinead Sweeney

My name is Suzie. I'm writing this from dog heaven. I died 10 years ago, but don't feel sorry for me because I had the best life a wee white fluffy dog could have. My family still talk about me, remembering the funny things I got up to and the situations I found myself in.

I was a very busy dog. I spent my days either following Molly and Joe around the house, or visiting the neighbours. And eating, or looking for things to eat. I seemed to always be hungry. Every time I went into the kitchen I would check my bowl, just to see if anyone had put anything into it. I'd eat anything - except tomatoes and lettuce.

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My party trick was to turn a crisp bag inside out without tearing it and leaving not one speck of crisp or salt behind. I especially liked chocolate. I know I wasn't supposed to eat it, but I loved it so much. At Christmas I would lie with my head on the tin of Roses - if I wasn't getting chocolate, no one was. It didn't seem to do me any harm - I did live until I was 13.

I loved my family. They all liked to play with me and take me for walks. A couple of them even let me sleep in their beds beside them. Eimear was my favourite… until she left me to go to college. I ignored her for a while after that. Until she gave me chocolate.

Going for rides in the car was one of my favourite things to do. As soon as I saw Molly putting on her good coat I knew we were going out. So I would hop into the back seat and off we'd go. And, if I saw her and Joe with a suitcase, I knew they were heading off somewhere for a few days and I would jump into the car so as I wouldn't be left behind.

I tried my paw at typing once. I pulled the typewriter off the shelf and tapped away at the keys. And I used to try to answer the phone too. If I am ever reincarnated, I will probably be a secretary. Definitely a working dog anyway.

Name: Suzie

Finest hour: Getting up on the table and cleaning out the sugar bowl - yum!!!

Likes: Chocolate

Dislikes: Lettuce

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