We knew we would be devastated once Archie was gone, but we didn't realize how much our hearts would hurt. The 3 of us were a family. For me he was more than a dog - he represented a cure to loneliness, an antidepressant, a source of constant laughter, a comfort when I was having bad days, a reason to get out of the house each day, a way to meet neighbours...
Archie will always have a piece of our hearts.
Some of our Favourite Memories of Archie:
Archie had a lot of personality and was goofy, but he wasn't always the brightest dog. He frequently misjudged distances and instead of jumping onto the couch, he'd start to jump way too soon and smash into the side of the couch.
Archie believed himself to be a big dog. He had dogs 4 times his size flipped on their backs in submission.
Shortly after adopting Archie, we met a beautiful Pomeranian on a walk. As they sniffed each other, Archie promptly lifted up his leg and PEED on the Pomeranian's FACE!!! I was so embarrassed but fortunately the Pomeranian's owner seemed to think it was funny. Archie's also peed in my husband's shoe before at a picnic, and one time he tried to pee on our friend who wasn't paying enough attention to him.
When Archie didn't get what he wanted, he'd snort. If you stopped petting him, he'd snort at you until you pet him again. If you didn't share your dinner with him, he'd snort and turn his back on you. He was very picky about where his water dish could be. A few times I tried to move his water dish to the other side of the room. Even though I physically brought him to the water dish several times, he'd still stand at the place where it used to be, stare at the ground and snort.