Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Behind the Music

When I first met Lonis(pronounced Low Nis), he was just a poor farm boy. The last of three young 'uns to leave that burrough in the high green hills of Irma, he was bound for that glory road South, straight to being the King of Southern Swing. He hit the big time early and founded Blind Pug Records. Known not only for his droning, howlish laments to his eternal love Heidi, he had a thing for easy hyperventilation, especially in the humid throes of sultry summers. Quickly known for good times and fast snorting, he developed a reputation for eating anything and everything. His personal quote to live by was "Eat drink and be merry, for tommorrow we die"(or lay bloated on the couch).

That was until a frenzied piranha like fight over a Krispy Kreme blueberry donut hole caused him to leap off one of his amp cases and throw out his back. He ate a blanket and some pillow stuffing in a blind rage that left him almost physically damaged. Damage to his pride was more like it. After pulling the silk cord edging from his fair ass one morning, Heidi had had enough. She demanded he seek treatment. Introspection and a modicum of age left him singing a different tune. This is when he found comfort and refuge in The Teaching's of the Ayatolla. Not only did he tout the benefits of being neutered, his musical stylings turned spiritual in nature and he won a Grammy. Twice he sang the Chinese National Anthem at the Winter Olympics(Lillehammer and then Nagano where he also sang in Japanese).

It's been almost nine months since our sweetest Friend and Comrade has hopped the Chuck Wagon to that giant bag of dog food in the sky. It was time to share his glory, and his story. Spread the message and please give generously to Pug Life Ministries.

R.I.P Dear Dear Friend

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Lynn said...

What a life he had. Are those nail guards he's wearing in that one photo?

MsMamma said...

Hi Lynn! I found nail polish for dogs at Petco one day. It actually looked like it came from a vintage stash. What can I say other than it matched his red leather studded harness perfectly. Yeah, we were kinky like that. ;*

kate5kiwis said...

hey heidi
thanks for da birthday greetings..
glad to know i'm not alone in my thirty-seventh year :o)
hey, i laughed and laughed (and am still laughing) at your spoons and forks Q&A on your profile.
too funny xx

J said...

Too cute. Sorry for your loss. My first baby, Samantha, a lab/st. bernard mix, died in 1988, at the age of 16, and I'm still not over it. Finally was ready for another dog a few years ago, which is why we got Genevieve, the princess of the universe. :) Dogs are special people, I'll say that for sure.

glamgranola said...

Aww, we always say that Maki is still running in her favorite park where we spread her ashes. RIP Ginko! Maybe Maki and Ginko have met and made little angle pug babies in Pug heaven? . . .

Dana said...

He's so darn cute! :)

Jimmy said...

"Lonis"?.....I like that. I had a little black pug back in the 80's named "Nunya". I started to name him "Hung Lo" but was met with opposition from my girlfriend at the time.

Thanks for posting his darling pics. I love the way you guys got kinky with the nail polish, but he looks a little embarrassed in that priceless photo!

Great little memorial/tribute to him.

Deep Peace to you

Jimmy said...

I have to come back and read this from time to time. Kind of gives me a chuckle mixed with a tear.

I like the part about pulling the silk cord edging from his fair ass.

To have a dog is to surely understand that one!LOL


Ayatollah Mugsy said...

I don't know how I missed this post before. That was beautiful.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

I don't know how I missed this post before. That was beautiful.