Good-bye Cinnamon, you will be in my heart forever
I know this is not craft related, so please accept my apologies if you are here looking for that today. I had to put our dog, Cinnamon down today, she would have been 15 in January. My heart is broken. I need to journal here a few things about her that I don't want to ever forget. What I will miss about her: - her nose snuggled in my tummy when she is happy to see me - greeting me at the door every time until she stopped hearing us come home, but even then, as soon as she saw us she was so excited - carrying a shoe, slipper, etc around when we got home. We originally let her do this as it kept her from jumping up as a puppy.. she always did this, never hurt the shoe! - looking up into Derek's loft bed in the morning trying to find him - following me around every time I left the room - the pitter patter of doggy feet on hard wood floors - playing with her rope -laying her head on my lap - romping in the snow - smelling the fresh air outside - unconditional love for me - dressing her up at Halloween (guess we won't get to use that costume) :( - just seeing her lay on her bed - my companion during the day as I work at home - snuggling up at night - just looking at her made me smile - the softness of the fur around her neck -the feel of her ears - the smell of her after her bath of oatmeal smelling dog shampoo - her wet nose - her beautiful brown eyes - her perky ears - her tail wagging high with the white tip - playing catch with the tennis ball when she was younger - playing frisbee -teaching her to sit, stay, come, etc - 2 training classes! - treats after she went outside - love, love, love! - her brown faux leather doggy bed fluffed up on one side with her head on it -- or her laying half off of her bed --watching me walk by to see if I am leaving the room --called her 'puppy' up until the day she died -also know as 'fu-fu', Cinny, Mama's Girl, Puppy Dog, Fur Ball (all bring a smile to my face, Woofy, Cinn-a-Minny (coined by vet tech Jenny) - asked her to say hi to my daddy in heaven and let him know I love and miss him, too. - tail wagging for a treat - how she would 'talk' to me -- arr rar rar - greeting me when I come home, always excited to see me - coming to me when she didn't feel good - putting on her gentle leader collar for walks - laying in my scraproom (usually in the way!) - born January 2006, we adopted her from the Humane Society in March 2006 - wouldn't hurt a fly or even the injured bird in our back yard - never hurt anyone, never got mad if you took her food away or treats, etc - always behaved well at the vet & getting her nails trimmed - all the neighborhood kids loved her, too - one ear up & one ear tabbed down - all things peanut butter - loved it! we put it on any pills & she would gulp it down. She would drool at it on a spoon. When she was younger she recognized the sound of the lid opening & would come running.. as she got older she would have to see it. - nudging my bed with her wet nose at night and whining for me to put her up once she could no longer jump up - the sound of her drinking out of her dish in my bedroom at night -she hated the rain and hated walking in the wet grass to go to the bathroom - walking down one side of the steps so she could run down the other side (did this until the end) - snatching bread, pizza, burgers.. anything we left alone on the counter & gobble it quickly before we could take it away - nice slender healthy build even though we always left her food out all day - laying with her legs spread out behind her like a cat - nudging my leg when I was at my desk chair - Derek coming to find her every morning to give her love, and making sure to pet & hug her before he went to bed - staying by my side in bed as I recovered from surgery both times, anytime I was sick really - pushing into us head first with her body when we sat on the floor or if we were lucky in bed at night so we could pet her & rub her hind quarters -the sound of her nose pushing on the closed wood door, she didn't like me in a room with a closed door if she wasn't in there - moving around wherever she was resting so that she could always see me..just in case I left the room - laying on the floor of my scraproom - hiding when she knew we were leaving & she had to go in her indoor kennel - usually in Cassie or Derek's room, or downstairs - tieing her up to the basketball hoop pole when I was outside - fall allergies - itchy feet, surgical cone so she didn't hurt herself, predisone tabs if needed - Canine I/D special diet dog food for her sensitive stomache for at least 5 years - Derek said he didn't want another pet cuz letting go is so hard - Shaker can - 10 ish pennies in a pop can, sealed at the top with duck tape. If she was doing something naughty we would shake the can & she would stop instantly (until her hearing go less in the last couple of years) - her bark collar.. rarely used ..only when she got jealous if her people were playing rough housing without her, or her mom stepped out of her reach - looking for the match to my other shoe. She used to drag one around when we got home, never know where you might find it. -who would have ever thought I might miss seeing those tuffs of dog hair around? - we kept a sheet on top of our comforter so Cinny could sleep on the bed & we had a washable cover.
Well.. that is all my tired heart & brain can think of now. I am sure I will add more later.
I am a mother to 2 wonderful kids, and wife to a great husband! I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in March of 2009. I have been scrapbooking for well over 10 years. I attending my first Stampin' Up! Convention in July 2011 and it was great! I am bilingual in Spanish and English.