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Draplin Design Co., North America
February 11, 2013
For Toby
Posted at 10:25 AM


FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS: Aw man, with a heavy heart, I say goodbye to Toby, the Draplin family Shih Tzu.

Little Tobers was 12. He lived a good life of getting treats, barking at the television, running out into the cul-de-sac…as well as a spirited penchant chewing on socks, underwear and stuffed animals.

In his later years, Toby One developed some weird warts, which always oddly complemented his crooked legs and jagged teeth. In the end, I’d like to think it was “advanced age” that got him. His little body was just shutting down.

I’d rest my feet on his circumference when I was home, rubbing my meat feet into his girth. He’d just lay there on his side, enjoying a good rub. Little Toby One.

He’s in a better place, up in doggie heaven with all the Draplin family dogs: Zöe, Zack, Jackson, Gilligan, Charlie and Gary.

Can’t help but feel sad as hell over the loss of the little guy. Mom and Dad, I hope you are holding up. Leah, too. Leigh and I shared some memories last night about the Toby.

For Tobers!

There Are 3 Comments

My deepest condolences Aaron! How much canine suffering can one man take?

Its funny I had another dream featuring Draplin last night. Maybe it was Toby’s soul stirring my consciousness, or underlying guilt for Twitter and email harassment.

Take care!

Posted by: noah on 02/11/13 at 10:55 AM

Really sorry to hear this Aaron!
My best to the Draplin family.
Shi-tzus are wonderful dogs.

Posted by: Andrew on 02/12/13 at 10:05 AM

Sorry for your loss. Hope you and the family are hanging in there

Posted by: Harpey on 02/13/13 at 11:46 AM
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