Friday, July 15, 2011

A proper goodbye to Lilo, the most fashionable Pug

It's with a very heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to another one of our close PuggyFriends. Our dear sweet friend Lilo took a bit of an unexpected trip to the Rainbow Bridge last week. We were so so sad to hear this news because Lilo and her sweet mom Jess were some of the VERY first local peeps that we met when I was a puppy and we started going to the Indy Pug Meetup!

Run free sweet girl!
Lilo July 18, 2003 - July 6, 2011


Our friend Lilo was known for her fabulous fashion sense and even had an entire wardrobe of ensembles to fit ANY occasion!

Most of her fashionable frocks (such as the "Minnie Pearl" pictured here) were designed and created by our favorite PugDesigner...PUNCHY!




Lilo's nickname (and blog title) was "The Great Rock Eater"....yep.....you guessed it. A few years ago, she ate a non-foodable ROCK that didn't want to come out, so she ended up with getting sort of a "nip tuck" to remedy the situation!

She did this before all those idiotic Real Housewives came along!!! A true original!


Much like a Hollywood star (oh, who are we kidding....almost ALL of us!), Lilo also had to battle weight issues. Her quest to lose weight began one day when she hit "rock bottom"....

"HAAAAAAAAALP!!! DON'T FLUSH!!!!!!! MAH PUGBUTT IS STUCK!!!!!!"


Lilo went on the famous Puggy "Green Bean Diet"....

She lost a LOT of weight and became a very svelte looking puggy!


With this sassy new figure, she got a fabulous new job....

"HEY...no handling the merchandise, mister....I'll bring your wings when I'm damn good and ready!!!"


Lilo was truly one of a kind! If you haven't already, stop by Lilo's blog and share some love with her mommy Jessica.

Run free sweet girl! We miss you!!!!

13 comments:

Minnie and Mack said...

Such a sweet tribute to your friend, Lilo!

Minnie is in the hospital...see our blog.

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack

Wilma said...

Aw Salinger, you've gone and got my Mom all leaky again. The picture of Lilo's mom looking down at her on her lap clinched it. We sure wish we could have met that divalicious girl. We miss her just the same, and some day we will all meet in the great sunflower field over the rainbow.
I never knew about the toilet incident. I did see a smile on Mom's face for that one.
Stay cool Sista.

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

Oh Salinger, what a wonderful post!!! It made me laugh and cry a the same time!! Thank you so much for that fabulous send off! She was one of a kind and will be missed!!!

~hugs~

Jess

Payton said...

You have a way with words, my fellow TF. Such a thoughtful tribute for Lilo. I wish I had known her.
Love,
Payton

Benny and Lily said...

What a special tribute to Lilo
Benny & Lily

Lex said...

That is awesome you guys.. and now i'm crying again.

xoxo

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

Sal, such an awesome tribute to Lilo!! Mom is all leaky again, but she is laughing at the same time - moms can be weird sometimes!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Hank said...

Awwww, Sal. That is, INDEED, a proper goodbye. Thanks for reminding us of the toilet pic!

Hugs -

Sarah and Hank

kjpugs said...

We are so sad about the loss of our favorite rock eater :( Thanks for the great picture memories.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Salinger
Your send off was perfect for Lilo.
We are celebrating her everyday,, she made so many of us smile..
She is running free now
love
tweedles

Laurene said...

someone once said having a pet is the only time we have the priviledge of picking our family. They give us unconditional love, loyalty and companionship when we need it the most. Some people say we experience a three dog life! When the time for grieving has passed there will be a little wet nose that will need a good "dog" mom again! Embrace that day but never forget the ones that came before.

Vito and Gina said...

What a sweet tribute to Miss Lilo. We are so sad to be reading so many tributes lately. :(

Later,
Vito (and Gina and Vinny too)

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