Peewee R.I.P. — Peewee passed away yesterday. The website’s mascot had been diagnosed with cancer two months ago but there was an expectation he would make it until the spring. A malignant tumor began growing on his tongue, however, making it difficult to eat and, more significantly, to drink.
He’d lap his bowl for minutes without taking in much water.
He was on strong medication for the other cancer and did not seem to be in much pain. He still wagged his tail when he walked and enjoyed our company.
He was put down about 5 p.m. at 4 Paws Veterinary Clinic in Springfield.
He was a Schipperke mix and rescued as a pup from the Delaware County SPCA. He was about 11 years old.
He will remain the site’s mascot.