Deputy Dog
All in the Family

Deputy Dog

German Shepherd Dog / Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Deputy was the family dog that was the kids' dog. We rescued him Memorial Day weekend of my 8th grade year (2001) and he quickly became an irreplaceable part of the family. He was as mixed as a mixed breed could get, sporting massive pricked ears, paws that made him perpetually look like a puppy not yet fully grown, a big pluming tail (the retriever in him), legs that were obviously shortened by his corgi side, and a massive german shepherd head with that never fleeting corgi smile. He was our "little boy", and loved all 4 of us kids unconditionally. He also loved squirrels, and more than once misjudged his turning radius and went skidding into the pool as he bolted out the back door after one. He was a squeaky toy dog (he had a whole basked of the things) and was locked in an eternal contest with the vacuum cleaner. When I was in college, we found out that he had cancer. It became a major factor in our lives, but it never seemed to get him down. My junior year, I went abroad for a semester. In March of 2008, I left my parents house in tears. I knew that I may never see him again, but I told him that it was ok if he wasn't here when I got back. I knew he would have done his best and that I loved him no matter what happened. To all of our surprise, not only was our little champ still trucking along when I got back in August, but he made it clear through my graduation and wedding the following May! It wasn't until July that he began to suffer paralysis in his hind legs from a tumor, and we all knew it was time to say goodbye. He was the best dog that a kid could have, and he will always be dearly missed.

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Comments (8)
Dec 5, 2009 Yeta
He sounded like a very good dog! I'm sooo sorry!
Dec 5, 2009 pandrews-4
What a beautiful tribute you wrote for Deputy! It made me cry reading it because it's so true. Our dogs become so much a part of our family that it's like losing a close family member. Deputy looks like such a happy dog & had such a happy life! May all your memories of him keep you smiling & knowing that he's now resting in peace. Hugs to you and your family from Maisie & I!
Dec 5, 2009 scdoxielove
Great photo of Deputy ordering from the "to go" menu. I loved your bio on him. You can tell he was truly a member of your family. He'll forever be in your hearts.
Dec 5, 2009 wolfgirl66
Sorry for thge loss of your beautiful dog!
Dec 5, 2009 AlanaDavis
such a sad so very sorry. mixed breeds are the best dog...and he sure was a cutie!!! rip sweetie
Dec 5, 2009 *Pepsii_Girl*
I'm soo sorry that Deputy Dog had to go!He was a beautiful and handsome young dog.Just remember that he will always be right isidee your hearts!
Dec 5, 2009 4 the Dogs
Beautiful rememberance of Duputy. I love his name too. He was a very loved dog, one of the lucky ones!!
Dec 5, 2009 21kaitie
awww... poor guy. sorry for your loss. and i think he was cool and had an AWESOME name!
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