Wednesday, June 23, 2010
What A Wonderful Creature Was BUG
Last Saturday was a very sad time for our little family. Our dog BUG passed away. She was 13 years old and although Matt and I knew that she would not be with us much longer, it was still a shock when she began wheezing and we had to take her to the vet ER and there decide to let her go. I never really thought it would be that hard to say goodbye to an animal but BUG was not just a dog, she was literally a part of our family. She started her journey in this family as my dad's dog. I was only 18 when she came to them and now at 30, I realize that almost half of my life's memories involve BUG. When I was 19 and diagnosed with a brain tumor I became very ill. I spent endless hours in bed with BUG as my companion. She would sleep with me every night, under the covers. When Matt and I bought our first house, BUG became our dog. We searched and searched for the perfect house and made sure it had a fence so that we could take her in. She was there during my pregnancy and literally followed me around whining the last few days before Claire came. She knew before I did that it was time to bring Claire into this world. When I brought Claire home from the hospital BUG was there wanting to give her a bath. She held on until all of our children were here and she has been protective of every one of them. She also did something I thought no one could do, she turned my husband into an animal lover. He and I were both able to be there when she passed away. Tonight I returned to retrieve her remains so that we can always have her with us. What a wonderful creature was BUG.