I Miss You Ventura

26 Apr

Ventura,

It was hard to see you go but it was harder to see how the bottom of your little paws were so blistered and worn away. It was harder to watch you fall down and not able to get up. It was hard to stay up every night when you were in pain but it is harder to think about life without you. I miss you so much and I keep wishing I could have done more for you, knowing well that I did the best I could. Your life was filled with so many crazy moments and that may be what people remember most about you. The time you jumped out the bedroom window and got stuck, the times when you ate dead birds while on a hiking trail, the time when you ate all your medication after we just returned from the vet and had to go back to get your stomach pumped, the time when you ran away with your brother Casper, all the times you vomited and drank way too much water. The list is endless. What I will remember most are the times we used to spoon and I would whisper in your ear, the time when I got drunk and you snuck in my bed (making me think there was a stranger in my bed with me), the time we used to explore nature around silver lake, runyon, all the dog parks, & the beach, the times you would walk with me to the post office, all the times we moved together, the times when you lick my face when I was sad, the times we danced and played music. You were a handful but I loved you so much it was worth every moment. You lived 13 1/2 years that’s a long time for a Dalmatian, I think. I hope the water treadmill, the chiropractor, & the acupuncture extended your life in a positive way.  I tried so hard. Thanks for keeping me busy the last 13 years, I wouldn’t trade them for anything. I miss you and love you so much.

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One Response to “I Miss You Ventura”

  1. Caroline June 2, 2011 at 12:56 am #

    Now I’m crying. That’s the sweetest thing I’ve ever read. Big hug, lovely girl. xox

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