Greetings Everyone! My name is Titus the Dog, but you can just call me Titus. I am updating this page from Doggie Heaven on September 21, 2014.
My New Journey to Doggie Heaven
I embarked on my New Journey over the Rainbow Bridge early in the morning on September 21, 2014, at glorious age 14-plus years old. My rapid decline in health during the night, and "the look" I gave Daddy and Mommy, told all of us it was time for me to begin my new life in Doggie Heaven. I peacefully passed over the Rainbow Bridge in the Concord Sage Center's Quiet Room, while lying in my favorite Frontgate Dog Bed, with Daddy and Mommy at my side.
Daddy and Mommy then Celebrated our Wonderful Life by taking a long walk in Briones Regional Park. I so love the trails and hills there; Daddy and I walked and hiked miles and miles in Briones. As Daddy and Mommy were walking on one of my favorite trails, they looked east toward the Diablo Range of hills and mountains. Just at that time, I opened up the low cloud cover that surrounded the Diablo Range and shined a few beautiful beams of glorious sunshine down onto the mountains, so that Daddy and Mommy would know that I had safely aand happily arrived in Heaven. As I had my hearty appetite back, I had breakfast as soon as I arrived in Doggie Heaven this morning - 2 large helpings, as Doggies do not gain weight in Heaven - and a chocolate chip cookie, as Doggies can eat chocolate in Heaven. Yum! I then traveled down to Earth in the beams of glorious sunshine and walked with Daddy and Mommy, staying just ahead of Daddy as I always did. And hey, my ears work again now! I heard Daddy's whistle when I got too far ahead on the trail, and knew to heel until he and Mommy got closer to me.
I will always "be" with Daddy and Mommy. As I got older I told them that when the time is right, that while they will never replace me, I do not want my wonderful dog beds and water bowls to go unused; they must look for the "just right" Titus 2, and perhaps Titus 3. So many wonderful doggies need Forever Homes. Right now I am hiking some wonderful hills in Heaven, taking breaks to check on Daddy and Mommy. Later today I will get my new Doggie Heaven duties. In the meantime, let me tell you about the wonderful life I had on Earth ...
My Wonderful Life on Earth
July 30, 2000 - September 21, 2014
I chose my Daddy and Mommy (Jim and Mary) as my Forever Family when they visited the Contra Costa Animal Shelter in Martinez, California on June 18, 2005. I was temporarily staying there, patiently waiting for my forever family to arrive so I could adopt them. My name was Titus then; Daddy, Mommy, and I decided to keep it. In honor of this very special event, we celebrate the third Saturday of every June as Titus Day. I am a Chow Chow mix, most likely Chow Chow-mix, likely a Chow Chow-Samoyed and mayb-a-little-something- else mix. I am proud to say that I am a Mutt. As Mommy says, "There is nothing more lovable than a Mutt!!
I turned 14 years old on my last fabulous birthday on July 30, 2014. We took a (human) birthday cake to my primary vet, Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital in Pleasant Hill, to celebrate this wonderful occasion.