"I'll never forget the first time I laid my eyes on you. You were caught
between the slats of that old barn, with your little head hanging down,
and your little hind up in the air crying
your little heart out. You looked so scared and yet so funny! I
loved you right then - that is when you really became my little
found out exactly when you were born. You were about 5 or 6 weeks
old, and you were so small we brought you home in a shoe box.
You were a beautiful
Collie, very smart and also a quick
learner. I could teach you almost anything in a matter of just a
few days. You became a big part of my life, just like the little
girl I never had. I spoiled you, but you were well worth it.
You were such a good puppy, never chewed on anything and housebroken in
no time. You loved to play "tuggy" and catch
You and I used to go for long walks until you hurt your leg and had to
have surgery. On a Monday, in 1992, I came home from my ceramic class to
find out that you could not walk on four legs. We took you
to our Veterinarian and we were told that your injury would
require surgery or, most likely, you would never be able to
walk on your four legs again. The choice was easy, but yet
it broke my heart to know that you would have to go through all
that. You did very well baby. Daddy and I did all we could
for you. Daddy would carry you outside (you were too heavy for me)
so you could use the bathroom. You were such a good little girl
during the whole ordeal. I made you a bed on the floor, in
the living room, so you would never be alone-I even slept on the
floor, next to you, at night.
As a puppy, nothing frightened you, but as you grew
older, you became very afraid of loud noises, mainly the thunder.
You also hated fireworks.
You would hide in my bedroom closet, or I would sit on the floor,
holding you in my arms and telling you everything was ok-mommy was with
you and I loved you.
You had your very own teddy bear "Snuggle Bear" - You loved
your bear and many times you would use it as a pillow, and when we went
somewhere I always made sure we had "Snuggle" packed in your bag. It became
your security blanket. You loved to lay on my bed
(sometimes, even in my bed). It was your home and you were free to
be wherever you wanted to be. How can I forget you when there is always
something reminding me of you. You have been such a big part of my
life, in the past fifteen years, that the memories of you are
everywhere. How I love you and miss you little girl. I hope,
that wherever you are, you know how much you mean to me. I hope
and pray that I gave you everything you needed and deserved while you
were here with me on this earth. I hope you know how much I love
You used to love to play in the snow. I would make snowballs and
toss them toward you, and you would try to catch them. Most of the
time, they would burst all over your face, but you didn't mind-it was
part of the game. I bought you a red coat and you loved wearing
it. I would even put the hood on your little head. You were
so good. You loved the attention , and believe me, I loved giving
it to you. You meant so much to me. When the snow was too
deep, daddy and I would dig you up a path so you could go outside.
When I would let you back in, you would always wait inside the kitchen
for me to dry your little paws. You hated the rain, I bought you a
raincoat with a little hood, but you never liked it.
There was not a thing in this world we wouldn't have done for you.
You truly were our precious little girl.