10/4/2005 - 5/2/2019I had been trying to prepare myself for this day for a while, but it is still so difficult and emotional.

Last night I had to say goodbye to my sweet baby boy, Sid. He had been doing well on his chemotherapy treatment after an emergency surgery back in February, but yesterday he took a turn for the worse and spent the day at the hospital. He was not improving and there were signs that the cancer had returned and had irreparably affected his intestines. He crossed the rainbow bridge peacefully at home in his cozy bed with Robin and I holding him, giving him abundant belly rubs and kisses.

He was such a dear companion and was with me through every up and down. He was a pug of the world having traveled by car, plane, boat, bus, and train, and having lived in Los Angeles, New York, and finally Chicago. He loved treats (blueberries and baby carrots were his favorites), going for walks around the neighborhood, playing catch with his stuffed potato toys, visiting with friends, and getting belly and chest rubs (especially while laying flopped on his back). He loved belly rubs so much that he would purr with contentment while receiving them.

I miss him so deeply and will never forget my little pal.

I wish to express my deep gratitude to all the wonderful and compassionate caregivers at MedVet - Chicago and Lap of Love (Dr. Liz) for allowing my little guy to move on peacefully without any pain or discomfort. Thank you to Robin for being by my side physically and emotionally through all this. Thank you to all my wonderful family and friends for your support and love. ❤️

I love you so much and truly hope to see you again one day, my dear Siddy. 😘😘😘❤️❤️❤️
Brian DemskiChicago, IllinoisMay 3, 2019
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Such beautiful pics of your sweet boy, Sid. What a handsome boy! I know he greatly appreciated the time that was spent with you traveling. I know he will be missed so dearly <3Leshundria Lap of Love - May 6, 2019
Thank you so much for sharing the journey you two had together, Brian. You had such a great life together and he really was the best pal ever. All of those photos are so handsome! <3 He will be greatly missed <3Victoria Lap of Love - May 6, 2019
Sid was such a beautiful boy. Living a full and active life that most would love to have. I know the travels he had with you will be the highlight of your sweet memories. May those memories bring warmth and joy to your heart.Shijuanna Lap of Love - May 4, 2019
Thank you for sharing all these wonderful memories of your darling boy. Sid was such a wonderful pup and he was lucky to have found a family as loving as yours.Ivy Lap of Love - May 3, 2019

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