03/06/2007 - 10/09/2020
Obituary For Ziggy John
October 9, 2020 is a day I will never forget. The day started of very strange. I felt sick to my stomach...queasy and nauseous but had no idea why. I only ate a banana in the morning and had nothing the rest of the day; in fact, food never crossed my mind. Well later on in the day it all made sense. My body was telling me something...preparing me for what I didn’t want to be true. At 5:50PM my beloved Ziggy passed away. Ziggy had been sick for months but was able to hold on. Finding out Ziggy had congestive heart failure was devastating. However, with his trusted vet since a puppy he was able to get the care he needed.
It was years ago when Ziggy came into my life. My college graduation was coming near and I would be moving to a new city and state. The thought of having a companion came to mind and so I decided on a dog as my gift. One of the best decisions I’ve made and boy was Ziggy a true companion indeed. Ziggy would love you up with a warm greeting full of excitement, tail wagging, jumping and licking all at once. After that he wou ld go find himself a spot to relax, play or simply keep me company. One of Ziggy’s favorite things to do was chew on empty water bottles racing to take of the top and take naps on the couch in a ball or sprawled out on his back on the floor with his legs up in the air. He also loved the trips to the beach walking along the boardwalk and playing in the sand. When I had the chance we would go by the local dog bakery where he would pick a treat...their cannolis were the best.
Although Ziggy was my dog, he made the sixth family member. We all loved and spoiled him just the same. You could always find him near the table for every holiday just waiting for someone to drop a piece of meat. Jerk turkey or ham; it didn’t matter. Now a days these fond memories are just that as we only have them to cherish. Being without Ziggy had been immensely difficult. I’m glad I didn’t have to come to the decision of putting him down on my own as the vet and Ziggy’s condition made it time. You did your job and were in my life when I was at a point of transition. You have handed me over to the men in my life and they will take great care of me. It’s time now for my husband and little pint Julian to watch over and protect me.
Ziggy you will ALWAYS be remembered. You were such a nice and loving dog. I miss you beyond words. I am ok and at peace with the decision. You are no longer in pain and can go on and get your rest now. You have truly left “paw prints in my heart”.
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