Many of you who read this blog will be familiar with my dogs, Puppy Mister and Daisy Baby. I am so very sad to say that Puppy Mister passed away on December 18th. I wanted to write about it earlier and share some of my favorite memories of him but I just couldn’t do it. I have to say that I really never understood how people grew so attached to animals until I was blessed to meet this little guy almost 11 years ago.
Saying Goodbye To Puppy Mister
I got Puppy Mister right about the time that Jay and I got married in 2007. At that time we had a cat, Garfield [he passed away a few years ago], and no dogs. Amber and I saw Puppy Mister and it was all over. My heart just melted. He was the sweetest little thing and so very tiny. We wanted him so badly. And Jay said no. I have to say that I was pretty angry with him about that. Who was he to say no?
So, we went home without Puppy Mister.
I remember when we first brought Puppy Mister home. I had never really had a dog of my own before and certainly not an inside dog. Puppy Mister was not going to sleep with us. Absolutely not. But Puppy Mister had different plans. He whined outside our door until we let him in. He got in the bed with us and crawled way down in the covers, snuggled up and went right to sleep. He was our little heater for the rest of our marriage.
And Jay fell in love with Puppy Mister, too.
After Amber moved out last year and Jay and I split earlier this year, I am sorry to say that Puppy Mister just did not get the attention that he deserved anymore. And I made the incredibly selfish decision to put him out of my bed after 10 years of letting him sleep with me. I got all wrapped up in my single life, going places, etc., and just didn’t pay anywhere near the attention to this little ball of unconditional love that I once had. I so regret that now and I hate myself for it. If I knew that he would be gone in a few months, there is no way that I would have treated him that way.
I so wish I could go back and change many of the decisions that I have made over the past few months.
I am glad that Puppy Mister always had Daisy Baby. Puppy Mister always tried to snuggle up to or play with Daisy Baby. Most of the time she wasn’t having it. It was so funny to watch them together because it looked like he just loved her so but she seemed to sometimes just tolerate poor Puppy Mister. I think she really loved him, though, deep down inside.
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I came home on December 18th and found he had already passed away. It was my birthday and I was busy out doing things for myself. I so wish now that I had just stayed home that day so that I could have been there when he passed. I am glad that Daisy Baby was with him, though.
Though I didn’t show it as much the last few months, Puppy Mister was so loved by me. And I miss him terribly. What I wouldn’t give to snuggle him up one more time. I have cried everyday for him and wonder if it will end. I can’t go back and make it right with Puppy Mister but I will definitely make it right with Daisy Baby. I am so thankful to still have her and have been so comforted by her the past two nights.
I will make absolutely certain Daisy Baby knows how much she is loved for whatever time I have left with her. I will never take her for granted again.
Puppy Mister has been in posts for Hill’s Science Diet, Plexidor, Nudges and lots more. Some of those pictures are funny so I thought I would include them here. Purina even sent me a beautiful pillow as a surprise that had a picture of Puppy Mister and Daisy Baby on it. I cherish it and will keep it always.
Have You Lost A Pet?
Losing a pet can be like losing a member of the family or a cherished friend. If you want to share about your pet that you loved, feel free to in the comments below.