Original SSN Mascot, Scumdog Axel: 1986 - 2003
On January 2, 2003,
the SSN family (specifically, Scumqueen Amy) lost a beloved family member.
"Axel", a Pekingnese, died in his sleep at Amy's parents'
home. He was not quite 17-years-old.
Although he was
considered my Mom's dog, and I was his "sissy", Axel possessed
a large portion of my heart. We got him in May of 1986 when he was only
about 6-weeks-old. I was sick in bed with the flu when my mother brought
in our new family member. Axel was just a tiny, black puppy, literally
only a handful. He was kind of scared and trembling, but I took him,
comforted him, and he relaxed. Soon he was up and trying to walk around,
but his legs were so little, he'd go into splits whenever trying to
walk on the floor!
As years went by,
Axel became a true friend, a loyal companion. He was a great protector,
sounding a lot larger than his little self when he barked at visitors
knocking on the door. We can only guess how many burglars he might have
chased away over the many years he was with us.
In his heyday,
Axel enjoyed watching TV, especially anything featuring feet. He'd sit
on his rear-end and bark his little butt off, waving his front paws
at the screen, watching people's feet go by. Axel loved barking at the
dog in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" as he chased the Principal
Rooney around the outside of the house. He was also quite annoyed by
Daffy Duck, barking and "waving" as the duck "Hoo! Hoo!
Hoo! Hoo!"-ed his way on screen.
Being a true "scum
dog", Axel loved to hump legs (especially Scumqueen Steph's) and
sometimes even arms. He'd grip my forearm between his front legs, stand
on his back legs, and "air hump" away. Once we caught him
humping a tree in the backyard. I can only hope it worked for him. As
far as real sexual activities went, we never let poor Axel score.
We joke around
quite a bit here on SSN (this IS a humor site, after all), but in all
seriousness, my sweet lil' puppy dog will be sorely missed. I take comfort
in knowing that he's now free of pain and discomfort in Heaven with
his cat "sister", Precious,
where they will spend eternity romping, playing, and sniffing each other's
Bye, bye, Ax-me.
Sissy loves you. Always.