April 19th 2006 9:15 pm
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I don't even know what to say. You were the love of my life and my very best friend. If I could have taken your place, you know I would have baby boy. Mommy didn't want you to feel any pain or sadness if the cancer got worse so she sent you to heaven. I pray that you know I did this for you. Today my heart is broken and I don't think I will ever be the same.
Sweet dreams baby...mommy will always love you.
August 20th 2005 6:43 pm
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I am one hurtin pup!! Mommy took me to see the doctor yesterday. Except this time, she left me there!!! All I know is that I went to sleep and when I woke up, my whole body hurt! They cut my side above my ribs and they cut me on my belly. I didn't think my Mommy would ever come back for me. Mommy did come back but I was still very groggy and I cried and cried when I moved. I heard Mommy say that the doctors got all of the cancer. What is cancer and how did they get it?? I was so sore last night that Mommy pulled the mattress onto the living room floor so we could all sleep together. I'm not allowed to jump on the bed so Mom said we all had to sleep on the floor.
I feel much better today. I am still sore but it's not as uncomfortable to move around. I even ate all my food and went potty which made Mommy very happy. Mommy was crying all week and hugging me but now she is crying and laughing. She says she's crying now because she's so happy. I don't know why she's happy about sleeping on the floor. At least she cooked me chicken and rice. I'm being spoiled rotten!
I am so confused. Why did this happen to me? Was I a bad boy? I just hope Mommy NEVER leaves me with the doctor again.
June 13th 2005 9:52 am
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I am so pooped after this weekend. We celebrated my birthday all weekend long! Okay, so it's not really my birthday but the was one year ago on June 12th, 2004 that Mommy adopted me. I got a cake, lots of toys, and a giant new bed! We went to the park to play, and I even got a half a cheeseburger from McDonald's! This is the bestest place I've ever lived!!
Here's what mommy had to say about me to her friends:
Well, it’s not really Booda’s first birthday but we have no idea when his real birthday is. We think Booda is actually about 9 years old but it doesn't matter to us as long as he's a healthy puppy. So, we have decided to make June 12th his first birthday since it was one year ago that we brought our little boy home and his new life began. Everyone thought I was completely nuts when I wanted to drive to Boston to adopt a dog. I read Booda’s story and spoke with his foster mom for a week (thank you Tammy) and knew this was my dog. So, we drove us six hours to meet Booda. We knew he was “special” and had trust issues with strangers so there was a real possibility that he may not like us and we could be coming home empty handed. We arrived to find a skinny, scared old man and I knew he would be ours. Who else would want an old dog that can be a biter when he’s scared? Who else would love him and give him the good life that he had never known?
As we loaded him in the car and watched the emotions of separating him and his foster family I knew he had the ability to love people. Seven hours back to New Jersey, he slept on my lap in the back seat the whole way home. He had my wrapped around his paw by the time we stopped at the Burger King in Connecticut. The first few weeks were tough. It wasn’t easy to adjust to each other and understand him and his fears and teach him that he could trust us and would be safe in his new forever home.
Booda, you have taught us the true meaning of unconditional love. You have shown us the joy of having a furry heater taking up the whole bed, the ability to live with horrendous smells, you have spent more of our money than a real child ever could. Most importantly, you have taught us tolerance, compassion and understanding. You have changed our lives in ways I could have never imagined. No matter how ugly the world can be, you are the one constant, the one who loves us and makes us laugh when no one else can. You are my protector and my shoulder to cry on. You are my world. I couldn’t imagine my life without you. I thought I was saving a dog that needed us. In reality, we needed you and I am thankful for every day that you are with us.
Happy Birthday little boy. I can only hope that this last year has been half as happy for you as it has been for us.
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