Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Remembering My Beautiful Sasha

Taking a moment to remember an old best friend...

Oh my baby how I miss you! I will never forget the 8 years that I had with my 'poo-poo.' I don't know how you ended up with that nickname but it stuck and you loved it :) I still remember the day we picked you up, 6 months old, from those poor excuses for humans who had beaten you into a cowering mess of a puppy. I instantly loved you.

You were there for me when no one else was. Truth be told you were a bad dog, and probably still are, but you were a loyal, kind hearted and loving creature. You changed my opinion of pitbulls forever.
Truth is your faults are all a direct result of your loving nature. You loved me, your Mommy, so much that you just couldn't bear it when I left you. You chewed up flooring, fences and door frames. You destroyed the inside of my van, couches and carpets. Oh Sasha I would have kept you forever if I could and it breaks my heart that I gave you away. If I were a home owner I would put up with your naughty behaviour forever but, we are renters and my babies need a place to call home; we can't get evicted because of a dog.

I've never met a dog who picks up 1 day old kittens ever so carefully and licks them as if they were her pups. You always knew when I was sad and came to put a reassuring paw in my lap. We went to months of obedience training together. You came with me to dinners with family, to friends places to visit and even came with me to work. You were there when I got engaged, married, and travelled with us across the country. You were always my brave protector and when my babies were born you loved them too. Never have I seen a dog more gentle with children. Oh how you loved my babies! They could play right in your food dish while you were eating and you ever so patiently stepped back and waited for them to get out of the way.

Do I ever feel guilty. Sasha I am sorry and I feel I've let you down. I pray that you are in a wonderful home with a new Mommy who has all the time in the world for you. Maybe she spends so much time with you that she will cure you of this 'seperation anxiety.'