My beloved “Patsy” went Home to Heaven 4 1/2 months ago and I have been at such a loss that I haven’t been able to function. Just now I am beginning to realize what a huge impact she made on my life. She was the most gentle, kind, loving little dog I have ever been bestowed with. Even though she was a small sheltie, she had a heart as big as the universe. The little quirky things she did just made me love her more. I’ll never forget the time when I came home from work and as usual she always greeted me at the door with great excitement and wagging tail 90 miles an hour. Only on this day she was sporting a bright green ice-fishing lure in her nose. She looked up at me as if to say, “Hi mom, look what I got today, a nose stud!” I laughed so hard yet knowing it must have hurt her when she came in contact with it. Her vet also had a good laugh as he sedated her to get it out. For 15 years, 10 months, and 2 weeks we were together camping, traveling and taking bike rides in the basket I mounted on my bike for her. At 15 she lost her hearing and a few months later she lost her eye sight. I took her to the CSU vet hospital and after all the tests found that she had a tumor on her optic nerves and there was nothing they could do for her. For the next 8 months I tried to make her life as comfortable as possible and always held her and told how much I loved her. Then in March of ’09 I could tell she was in pain and was struggling to even walk. In her own special way I know she was telling me it was time for her to go, so I had to make one of the most heart wrenching decisions I would ever have to make. Because of her unconditional love, I learned so much about myself and I just Thank God that He let me be her human mom.
Rest in peace “My Sweet Little Piece of Pumpkin Pie with Whip Cream.”
Your Mom, Alice