That would be the last time Shearer would say goodbye to her 5-year-old Chihuahua. She returned later that day to find her dog missing from her home. Five days later, she heard the devastating truth.
"Then he said I'll find his body on the right side under the mesquite trees," said Shearer.
Shearer's ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old William Davis, told her he had broken into her home and stolen the dog.
He then gave her directions to the dirt road where she would find its lifeless body.
"Half of his body was gone. He was just, destroyed," said Shearer.
Davis was arrested for breaking into the home, and is now out on bond while the investigation continues.
But this wasn't the first time he had been arrested in connection with the dog.
In July of last year, while left in his care, Davis shot the dog nine times with a pellet gun.
"They told me he might be blind in his right eye and he had two bb's stuck under his skin," added Shearer.
Davis served 30 days in the Taylor County Jail in January for that shooting. He told Shearer he did it out of jealousy.
A best friend cared for so much, now gone forever. Shearer says she'll never understand why people hurt animals, but hopes her story and the memory of little Pookie can somehow prevent the same thing from happening to someone else.
Davis was booked at the Taylor County jail yesterday on a $150,000 bond. He was released shortly after.