Last year at this time we had a little Christmas Miracle with our cat. You should read all about it!
We also had to do one of the hardest things I ever had to do. Put down our sweet baby girl of 13 years a year ago today.
I couldn't talk about it last year. I felt guilty mourning over her when all those people had just gone through such a horrific event in Connecticut loosing their children.
Also, it was painful to write.
I again tried to write a post around 6 months after and it still sits in my unfinished drafts section.
She was a Christmas present to my son when he was 12. Well, if you ever had pets you know they get attached to the caregiver, the one that feeds them. ME!
We adopted her from For Love at First Sight in Nashville, TN. All our animals have been adopted. I highly recommend doing that when looking for a good pet to love.
She was named Misha and we kept it to not confuse her. She grew up wit my children, loving them and being a companion.
My daughter would dress her up in doll clothes and have tea parties with her. My son would chase her around the yard and get her in the pool to swim.
She wasn't a dog in our eyes, she was part of our family. She was very particular. Very neat and ladylike.
When we moved to Murfreesboro 8 years ago, she discover the backyard had grown and became her oasis.
She guarded the land she laid on.
Never running off and always staying by my side.
Then she grew old and like Shell
Silverstein's The Giving Tree, She grew tired.
Her hair on her chin resembled Santa.
She became feeble.
We adopted this little guy to become her friend and companion.
Then after a year together she became ill.
I had always said I would never let her live in pain. I would put her down.
Let me tell you I thought I could do it but it was very hard. I questioned myself.
When I saw her back paws give way and she couldn't stand I knew what I had to do.
I cried .....and cry as I type this.
God gave her to us for so many wonderful reasons. We have the best memories.
We laugh when we think of her always stealing sweets, chasing the battery operated helicopter, and not wanting to step on the grass after the other dog did his "business"! LOL
Pets = unconditional love.
She always gave it freely.
I still miss her so!!