Dog died suddenly, might not have made the right decisions
Anyways, what an emotional night it was me. Mimi was 2 days shy of her 10th birthday. My Mom calls me crying hysterical calling me Saturday night @ just before 11:30 pm to come down quickly as the dog is unresponsive, not knowing what to do. Details were vague when explaining, as she was really emotional. But making out the details from her call, It is safe to say the dog has passed, as she said it was last moving a bit after 11. It ate 8 pm and went for a walk around the block in her neighborhood at 9:30, came home and that was it.
Tried googling a 24 hr vet near my moms house, which was in Clarkson in Mississauga, but i figured it would be a moot point by the time I drove down there to my moms and to the vet, Got to my moms house sometime at 12:30 am. And I got pretty emotional, seeing the dog lying there in state, arms and legs stretched out ,with his head resting on the floor with eyes wide open and her tongue sticking out a bit, turning bluish. Dog was already feeling stiff as rigor mortis is setting in. All I can do is pet its head, and got a little teary eyed, I picked up its lifeless body, and gave it hug. Not noticing the pool of urine underneath, soaked on the underside of her body, which got on my top of my pants shirt. It's just creepy as it looks alive with eyes wide open and mouth agape with tongue sticking out a bit, but his face is just in a frozen state when I picked it up.
Next step is how to dispose of it. As it was dark out, there was low chance of being seen. We had a few ideas, but some just wasn't a good idea, among a few frustrating arguments to come up with an agreement. She had a small suitcase which she no longer wants, to use a "makeshift" coffin. Dressed her up in a bee outfit (which she bought a couple of days ago to wear and for upcoming Halloween season), wrapped her in her blanket, and another towel on top and another placed at the bottom of the luggage. she put some of the left over beggin strips and a bit leftover dry dogfood, and her other outfit she wears mostly, into the case.
Called up a couple friends for advise on how they dealt with this situation as they are pet owners, where they both mentioned to bury it If we can, If i cared a lot about the dog. Found a spade (a square shovel) in the backyard to borrow. Since my mom lives in a rental, an Idea was to bury it in the backyard of the house, which is pretty decent size. We decided against it as it was not her property, they would surely find out eventually when they come back and to do yard maintenance, which they can take legal action against my mom.
We drove by the animal control in central parkway, Which I had an idea just to drop it off at the front door to get it over with, but my mom knew a spot, so we decided to check it out. We drove to this elementary school, and beside the school was a fenced off mini forested area. Seeing as how it was pretty damn dark, and no knowing how uneven the ground is, and the mini forest looks un-maintained. and I wasn't going to climb over the fence, and look for suitable spot to dig. Since the damn shovel is a spade, I'd imagine it would be hard to dig the ground, since I needed a "Shovel" (pointed end)
My mom was thinking just hide the suitcase in a bunch of grass or other leaves in there. I told her not a good idea, as people will find it or something. So I suggested we just drop it at animal controls front door, and let it be. They were closed Sundays, so it would be there another day till Monday, until someone comes. We didn't do it as we saw a camera, and she didn't want her license plate to be caught. I found a piece of paper and pen in her car and wrote the dogs name and years lived and stuffed it in the front of the suitcase zipper pouch. Her other genius idea was to drive to Lakeshore and drop it in the lake Ontario. Not knowing if it was going to sink to the bottom or just float away. Which floating away make its more suspicious of someone seeing in the morning.
A couple of my friends called me back, and they said they can help out. Perfect timing as my mom and I were getting frustrated by all this on how to deal with this. My friend knew a public park near her house (I know, it's not legal or it's prohibited to do this, but whatever), that we can dig a hole and bury it. So off we went, Once we got there, I found out my friend had a proper shovel to dig with. It was already past 2 am at this point. Walked a 4 min distance from where I parked, and walked with the suitcase, found a suitable place up a hill kind of, where there is bushes or was it a low tree or something, with lots of weed like or some big leafy plants below plants. This is the spot we dug up, as to not a ruin the nearby grass. Sweating my ass off digging what looked like a 1 and half maybe 2 foot hole, which took about half hour to dig, friend assisted with other shovel to gather and pile the dirt aside. Digging deeper was getting harder as I hit some rocks. My friend suggested to just put the dog in its blanket in the hole so it can properly decompose covered in dirt. Being in the luggage might cause issues, as it was kind of big and bulky, might emit a smell and people will find it. As soon as my mom said that her clothes, toy, and dog food are in there, is what made it more emotional. Screw it, we just put the luggage in the hole. Was getting tired of digging, but could have kept going, but the rocks were making it hard.
Placed in there and put the dirt back, patted it down, and said our goodbyes. Now, that I've got back home and its 4 am. Went on the computer did a lot of googling and reading of what others do, And I'm regretting some of the things I've done. I definitely did not dig a deep enough hole, and my should have taken it out of the luggage and buried it in the dirt instead. It is too late now and what's done is done. I'm sure it will get exposed soon by another animal digging it up, from the possibility of the smell emanating from decomposition and a random passerby calls animal control if they go and inspect the luggage to see what it is. Which I'm sure will be the eventual fate of the buried dog. Other Ideas (which was after the fact what I had already had done) I was going to bury it in front my town house half hour away where I live beside my front door to right is a niche with a window, but it is exposed to frequent traffic, bus route, and people frequently walking by. Not a good idea to be seen doing this, as it looks awkward, and also not knowing if any pipelines or gas line underneath, If I planned to dig 4 ft or more.
I'm so sorry Mimi (2008-2018), I've done the best I can so quickly and unexpectedly in what was a complete emotional shock to me of your sudden passing. Was not thinking rationally all the way in trying to keep my composure, I hope you rest in piece, Mom and I will miss you very much.