Love for Your Pets.

Today I am excited ecstatic to announce that we’re getting a puppy!! 🙂 I have NEVER had a dog before, and am completely excited about pet ownership.

I must mention that the dog will be at my mom’s house, but what’s your mom’s is still yours, right? Just like that tanning bed, we my mom has.

I must step back a moment and explain the situation. We’ve always had a cat. Our beloved Snickers.

Snickers

Snickers Asleep

We LOVED her. She was the best cat, ever. She may have hated company, and mostly wanted to be left alone; but she always loved her family.

Apparently she was out of places to sit.

She was always ready to meet you at the door, meow at you in the morning and perk up when you came around. Just recently, she started to get sick. She would throw up more often than normal, refuse to eat her food, until we exhausted every option available. In November, the vet said she was in kidney failure, but was not suffering. We chose to give her one last Christmas. This was the time of year she loved. She could eat the Christmas tree, poke herself in the eye with the needles, hide under the tree, and basically eat any time of grass plant that my mom laid out.

She thoroughly enjoyed Christmas this past year. She loved to dig in the wrapping paper and watch the family open gifts. If there was something going on, she was in the middle of it.

Sadly, at end the end of January (the moment I moved out) she took a turn for the worse. She went a week without eating, and eventually stopped using her litter box completely. No, she didn’t “go to the bathroom” on the floor. She just didn’t go. The vet determined it was time for her to gently be put to sleep.

The most devastating & heartbreaking event my family & I had ever been through was about to happen. My mom, decided to to wait a few days so I could come home and say good bye to her. It was the worst night of my life. But that night, Snickers showed more response by seeing me, than she had in a week.

I took a lasting photo of her. Kissed her goodbye. And left absolutely heartbroken.

Her last photo.

The next day (February 5th) it was her time to pass. 😦 Thankfully, my parents were with her, and she went peacefully without pain.

Now she is still with us, in spirit. We had her cremated because it was the dead of winter, and she absolutely hated the outdoors. She was not to be buried. Her ashes reside in a velvet bag, in a memory box on our china cabinet.

Exactly where you see her sitting now.

on China Cabinet

Obviously, she loved that spot & it was right next to her favorite window. She is loved & missed. We still talk to her everyday.

It’s taken some time, but my mom has decided that it is time to get a puppy that she has always wanted; a Westie. After some careful research, and contacting a breeder. We found our girl, our Buffy Marie. We’ll be making a 2 hour drive on May 21st to pick her up!

For now this is her.

Buffy

She’s only two weeks old, but looks precious as ever. We can’t wait to show her a house full of love!

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2 responses to “Love for Your Pets.

  1. Nicely written. Good luck with Buffy !

  2. Hugs to you my friend. Losing a loved one is so very difficult. A new puppy will help. I had a westie. She was my baby. They have lots of energy and are very devoted. I can’t wait to see more pictures and watch her grow. Thanks for sharing. xoxo

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