November 17th 2006 7:21 pm
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Hi Boo, It's Mom.
I miss you so much. I think of you almost every day. Sometimes when I'm on the couch or lying in bed and you aren't there, that is when I miss you the most. We have another little bully boy now--his name is Truman and he is very loving. He looks just like you and is very affectionate, but something keeps me from loving him nearly as much as I loved you and that makes me sad. I think I'm afraid to love him and then lose him like I lost you, I hope with time that can change, because he really is a great dog.
I wanted to thank you for watching over us and continuing to bring happiness to our family. Last night I found out that I was going to have another baby and I think that baby is your doing up in Heaven. You knew I'd be sad today and by giving us the news late last night of a new baby, you knew that would make us forget to be sad. Thank you, Tubby, thank you my Boo. I love you just as much as I did a year ago when I kissed your little black snoot for the last time. I promise.
November 22nd 2005 2:19 pm
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November 17, 2005---Today our beloved Tubby left us. 2 days prior he fell ill and we rushed him to the hospital where we were told he was in a critical state and near death and that the only thing that could possibly save him was emergency surgery, since he had a tumor that erupted and was most likely cancerous. We also found out he had irreversible kideny failure. After going back and forth and agonizing over what to do, we reached the difficult decision to put him down, as we did not want him to suffer any more than he already had. His loss was sudden and unexpected and we miss him so incredibly much. He was seriously the greatest dog to have ever lived. He was such a kind, gentle soul. He was amazing with his new baby brother and lived a fullfilling life. He loved to swim, eat pig ears, and just be with his family. We know that you are in Heaven now, Tubby, my gift from God, looking down on us as we sleep in your king sized bed, eating your pig ears and peanut butter cookies, thinking of us and how happy we made you.
You were my best friend and I will miss you more than I can describe. Thank you for giving me some of the best years of my life. Thank you for making me love life again and for the happiness you always had to give me. You were the best college roomate a girl could ask for. It was just me and you for those 4 years out in the woods and I never felt safer and I was never lonely with you by my side. Thank you for helping me and Dad and helping us be good parents to you and love eachother completely. You watched us get married and you watched our love strenghten. We are so glad you got to spend the last few months of your life in your new house, one we bought with you in mind, one with a family room that was all yours and a yard that was great for lazy doggies like you. Thank you for loving your baby brother, we will make sure he always remembers you, it was like you knew Mom and Dad would be okay with Benjamin in our lives and that you could go to your better place now. Thank you for just being you-- a patient, kind, laid back, gentle friend, who always knew when I needed him. We love you and we'll miss you, but while we wanted at least 5 more years together with you, we know we let you go out of love. You were our Tub, T-Tub, Boo, Boochie, Boo Boo, Joseph, Jo Jo, Micheal, and Mocha Chip. You were our everything for so long. Take care up there as you eat all the peanut butter in the world and never get itchy again, as you fart till your hearts content and ruin all the couches you please, as you eat all the grass you want and throw up as much as you need, as you drink all the pool water you please and sit on that first pool step as often as you like, as you bark at all the dogs in Brookdale park, as you play with your sister Tammy as often as you like, as you sleep in Benjamin's boppy with him by your side, as you pant until you can't pant anymore, as you suck on all the stuffed animals you need to, as you eat all the rawhides you want, as you get endless cookies for going potty, as you snore and sleep on your down comforters and pillows, as you never have to take another car ride or visit another vet again, as you eat all the hot dogs from Hot Dog Johnny's that you please, as you lay in all the cool, tiled bathrooms that you please, as you make all those Pet Store trips and pick out all the toys and treats you like, as you chase the waves and eat the sand in North Carolina, as you sleep and lick your mighty dog cans, as you go for walks with Mom, Dad, and Benjamin, as you climb the stairs to come and visit your family, as you sit on the 3rd step in and get kisses, as you open the door for Trick or Treaters, as you never have to wear all those dumb props Momma made you were for pictures. You never stopped making us smile. And we'll never forget all those memories we had with you. Keep wiggling that cinnabon tail of yours. Keep making everyone who meets you fall in love with you instantaneously.
Goodbye, my gift from God, my Angel from Heaven, I'll see you one day soon.
May 16th 2005 2:27 pm
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I just celebrated my 8th birthday last week. I can't believe it. I don't really feel that old....although I can't run as fast or as long as I used to, but I still have some spunk in me and love to swim and play with toys and my sister. This year has been quite crazy already! I had a bit of a health scare and my parents made me go for all sorts of tests. I hated it. The vet still doesn't know if there is anything wrong with me or not, but my Mommy is convinced I'm okay and I just have freaky high globular levels and not cancer. I also found out that I'm going to be a big brother. That's right...my Mommy is having a Baby Boy! I don't know how I will like sharing my toys and Mommy with a baby, but I'm sure it will neat to protect him and show him the ropes. I also am moving into my very own home in another month. One with a nice, fenced in backyard for me to do my business quickly and easily and not have to worry about walking so far to go potty, like I do now in our apartment. I will also have my very own dog area and plenty of room for my toys! So many changes, but I will adjust!