Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 10:07:30 PM
The Shauna I know.
There are so many things that I am going to miss about my little girl. I call her little… well she is now, but she was always the biggest of the bunch. She weighed over 14 lbs a year ago in May… now she weighs nine.
I am going to miss how she would come to bed each night and snuggle. She loved to climb up onto my hip once I got comfortable, or on my butt if I was laying on my tummy. She would knead for a few seconds an then stretch out and get comfy. I’m going to miss how she would love to get right up on the pillow and lick and chew your hair.
I will miss how she acted like a dog with her little mice. I would pull one out from the headboard of the bed, make sure my legs were safe, and ask her if she was going to get the mouse…. Then I would throw it into the living room and she would run after it, pick it up in her tiny mouth and carry it back to the bed to play some more.
I will miss her little meow, it sounds like reant-reant. It’s adorable.
I will miss her pretty, pretty face. A lot of people over the years have called her ugly, have said she looked like a burn victim, they have said lots of things, and I always say no… she’s unique and beautiful. She won my heart from the moment I saw her on my birthday over 10 years ago. Never mind the fact that she made me sneeze immediately, and when we got her home we found out that she had worms and dandruff and diarreah. LOL. We kept her and got her all patched up and she was part of the family.
Squeak didn’t think so though. Poor little Squeak got sick right after we brought her home. She pulled through though. We nursed Squeak back to health over three long months of IV fluids, antibiotics and tube feedings of ensure and Metamucil.
I will miss how Shauna came running when the can opener was going, and how she is the only one in the house who liked the tuna juice. I will miss sharing my hearts of palm with her. She thought that was the best treat in the world. I just dug a jar out tonight and fed her some. I think she was in heaven.
I don’t know what I’m going to do with the extra sink in the bathroom now. I almost cry when I walk in there. I am still keeping water in the sink, even though she hasn’t been in there in two months. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to just let the water drain.
All three of my girls have been here for me through a lot these past few years. There was many a night, I came home and cried on their shoulders.
I love Shauna dearly, and it’s getting so close to the end now. I just had to put a few more things down on paper.
Thanks to everyone for their thoughts, prayers, kind words and stories. It means so much to me.