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Memories of Mishka

We got you when you were 10 months old. I changed your name to MISHKA. You were always such a beautiful dog, even up to the day you went to Heaven. You LOVED going for a walk with your best friend "Poppy". You loved being on your long run and watching the squirrels. You loved to swim and play. You always had so much energy when you were young. That is why it was so heart breaking to watch you age and not to be able to go for the long walks that you loved so much. You were such a strong and brave girl for going through the cancer surgeries that you did. In the last seven months of your life "Nanny" looked after you a lot. We know it was hard to get up on your own and it made you sad that you couldn't do it anymore. We always helped you. You gave so much to us in your life that there was nothing we would not have done for you. We are so sad that you are not longer here with us. Now I know you are like you were when you were young. You are running and playing with the other dogs and there is no cancer pain and no pain from sore joints. I know you will be waiting to meet me, Nanny and Poppy when we are finished in this world. I will never forget you and we will love you always.

February 1, 2012 - Hi Missy. I miss you so much. I wish you were here. Please come back whenever you feel the time is right. I leave the living room light on for you every night because I know you did not like the dark. I hope you found Nanny Adams. Remember she called you "Mishika". I hope you are playing with Spectre, Nikita, Lady, Tasha and Kelviq. Please do not pick on the kitties, Fluffy and Hobo. I know you liked to pick on them when you were young. I know being a husky you cannot help yourself though. I think about you all the time. Love - Charnie.

February 3, 2012 - Hi Ooge. It's Friday. Tonight is garlic & extra cheese fingers night. Remember how much you liked them. We didn't get any the last Friday you were with us because it was a storm that night. I'm having a bad day today without you. Every room in the house there is something that reminds me of you. I want to remember but it hurts at the same time. I really, really miss you. I can see those sweet little eyes looking at me.

February 4, 2012 - Oh Mishka - It is a week today already that we had to let you go. Sometimes it feels like yesterday, and sometimes it feels like forever. I miss you more than you will ever know. I didn't want to let you go and I will never know if it was "the right time". I did not want you to suffer. Please know that everything we did, we were only thinking of you and what would help you. Remember when Nanny would rub your ears with Traumeel when she thougt they were bothering you. Remember how she would lay on the floor with you when you were restless until you fell asleep. Poppy and Nanny would go to the grocery store for you especially to buy you chicken and sausages. We always tried to do our best for you. Everyone kept saying to me "she will give you a sign". I struggled with that because I didn't know if I would see the sign because I wanted you to stay. On your last day I guess we got the sign. Please know when the decision came it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I imagined how horrible that day would be and when it finally came I felt like it was not real. I guess it was real because you are no longer here with us. I look at your pictures and remember when you were young. I hope that is how you are now. I love you- Charnie

February 4,2012 Hi Missy. Its a whole week today that we said good bye. I miss you so much and I think of you all the time. Poppy talks and thinks about you too. He went to the grocery store today and said the first thought that came to his mind was all the chicken he bought for you at that store. Special trips just to buy chicken for you. When he came home he said everywhere he looks he has reminders of you. We look out the patio door , there is your ramp,we still have your food dish where it always was, and he says the only comfort he has is that you have no pain for sure and that you can now run like you did when you were young. It not all that long ago you and poppy went for walks, not real longs ones, but you still walked.Please play with Mitzi and Tasha. Tell them we still love them too. We will always love and miss you and you will be in our hearts and prayers forever. Love Nanny.

February 11, 2012 - Hi Ooge Doogey - It's two weeks today since you left us. It feels like forever that I haven't been able to pet you. I really miss that. Your fur was always so soft on your head. I kept some of your fur that I am going to put in a necklace so I can always have you close. I still think I am going to see you walk out of my room and down the hall way. Nanny, Poppy and I think and talk about you everyday. Love you forever - Charnie

February 14, 2012 - Hi Missy. Today is the day you think about love. So of course that is why I'm thinking of you. I think about you everyday though. Happy Valentine's Day. I really miss you. Love forever - Charnie

February 18, 2012 - Three weeks today Mishka. I thought about you all day. Love you and miss you always - Charnie

February 28, 2012 - A whole month today Mishka. Today my heart feels especially heavy. It seems like you have been gone for a lot longer than a month. It does not seem to get any easier to deal with the fact you are no longer here. I think about you everyday. Your food dish is still where it always was. I don't know how I will bring myself to pack it away. Your Bowser mats are still in the bedroom. Your water dish is where it always was. The kitties still drink from it like they always did. I still turn the living room lamp on for you. I hope you are still here with us someway. Nanny said she seen you in a dream and you were young. I hope you are running and playing. I could live with being sad on earth if I knew you were happy in Heaven. I miss you and love you more than you know. - Charnie

March 28, 2012 - Two months today since you left us Mishka. It seems like you have been gone a lot longer. I still can't believe that when I speak of you it is in the past tense. When I hear myself say things about you in the past tense I hate to even speak the words because that means you are really gone. I folded your mats up in the bedroom the other day. I didn't pack them away yet. I just can't do it. I am so sad that you are not here. I think about you every day. Poppy takes Emma for walks now instead of you. I would not wish you back because I know your body was worn out. I would just love to see those eyes looking at me one more time. I would love to see you again when you were younger and so excited to see your leash because that meant you were going for a walk. I would love to hear the sound of your cable zipping down the hill to run in your dog house. I would just love to see you but I know I can't. I will live with the memories until we meet again. I love you always - Charnie

March 31, 2012 - Happy Birthday Missy. You would have been 18 today. I have a birthday treat sitting by your urn for you. I hope you get the hugs and kisses I am sending you. Thinking of you always - Love Charnie

March 31,2012-Happy Birthday Mishka. You almost made it to 18,just 2 months short.I Thinkf of you many times a day and miss you so much.When I walk with poppy he tells me all the places you and he would go and I think of how you would show me the route you and poppy would go.I wish you were still with us, but in better health like you were when you were youger.We have all good memories. You are always in our hearts. Love Nanny & Poppy.OXOX.

April 8, 2012 - Happy Easter Mishka. Remember how we use to share Reese Peanut Butter Cups when you were younger. You really liked them. Thinking of you always - Charnie

April 28, 2012 - Hi Missy. You are gone three months today but it seems like three years. You have not left my mind since the day you left. I miss you everyday. Today is Danny's Birthday. You always liked Danny. He would always pet you and talk to you when he came down. I hope you are happy where you are now. - You are forever in my heart - love you always, Charnie

May 28, 2012 - Hi Mishka. Today is four months without you. As always it seems like forever. Nanny had a computer cord plugged in the wall the other night and when I looked at it I thought "that has to be unplugged so Mishka doesn't trip over it" I still can't believe you are gone. I hope you are going for long walks in Heaven. Nanny says Poppy talks about you when they go for walks. Everyone misses you. Love you always - Charnie

June 28, 2012 - Hi Ooge. Five months today. It doesn't seem right that life goes on without you here but it is. Abby is not feeling the best. You and Abbs have something in common. She doesn't like the car and either did you. I wish I could hear your nails clicking on the hardwood floor in the nights but I can't. I wish you would give us a sign that you are happy and OK. I miss and think of you everyday. Love you forever - Charnie

July 28, 2012 - Hi Missy. Six months today. It seems like you have been gone a lot longer than 6 months. It seems like forever. I bought you some new flowers tonight. I always sit them by your urn. It seems so strange to think that you are in that ceramic jar. When I look at pictures of you, my heart breaks. I wish so much that you were here with us. We will meet again some day. Until then remember that I love you and miss you always - Love Charnie

August 28, 2012 - Hi Missy. Seven months today. I don't think you would have liked this summer. It has been very hot. Remember how you would dig holes and lay in them to keep cool. Remember the time you and your doggie friends went to the island. It was the only time I could let you off of your leash. Did you ever have fun running and swimming. I hope you are running and swimming now. I think of you everyday and wish you were here. Love you and miss you always - Charnie

September 28, 2012 - Hi Ooge Dogie. Eight months today. I have a picture of you when you were young hanging on my bedroom wall. You were so pretty with one blue eye and one brown eye. It's getting colder now. It's the weather you would like. We just went to New Hampshire and lots of people looked at your picture on my van. I miss you and think of you always. Love you and you are forever in my heart - Charnie

October 28, 2012 - Hi Missy. Nine months today. It's almost Halloween. Remember when we had to block you off in the dining room when the little kids came. We didn't want you to scare them. I know all you wanted to do is meet them and give them a sniff over. Emma had her outfit on. She was a fairy. I hope you are happy where you are now. I still miss you and think of you everyday. Mocha licked my pudding cup out the other night and it reminded me of you doing that. Love you and will miss you always - Charnie

November 28, 2012 - Hi Missy. Ten months today. I still think of you everyday, especially when I see a husky or a picture of one. Santa is coming to the store this Saturday. You were in pretty bad shape when you had your photo taken with Santa last year. I feel so bad about making you stay when you were probably ready go. I wish I would have listened to my head and not my heart about when you were ready to go. I hope you can forgive me someday. I still haven't forgiven myself. Love you forever - Charnie

December 25,2012 - Hi Ooge. Merry Christmas. This is the first Christmas without you. I wish you were here. I'll be thinking of you today. I think of you everyday though. Miss you forever - Charnie

December 28, 2012 - Hi Missy. Eleven months today. I can't believe you will soon be gone a whole year. It is slushy out today and getting slippery. I am glad you do not have to walk over that and worry about you falling and huring yourself. Remember when you were younger and we would come and get you from your house. Slippery didn't bother you. I always thought I would fall on the ice taking you in the house because you were always so excited to come in. I wish I had those days back again. Love you and miss you always - Charnie

January 28, 2013 - A whole year has gone by. I am crying while I am typing this. Sometimes it seems like you have been gone forever and then I can't believe it has been a year. I miss everything about you. I miss seeing your beautiful face. I miss seeing you run from room to room looking for poppy when it was time for walks. I miss how you would show me that wolf face when I would point my finger at you. I miss hearing you walk up and down the hall. Even if someday I get another dog, she will never be you or take your place. Nanny and I were looking at pictures of you the other night. You were always so pretty in the snow. I love looking at your younger pictures. I can't look at the ones when you were really old. It bothers me too much. I am sorry I did not let you cross the Bridge sooner. I am so sorry for that. I hope you can forgive me for that. I can't. I just didn't want to let you go. Now I know how wrong that was. I hope you are still running and playing. You are forever in my heart - Charnie

February 28, 2013 - More than a year. A year and a month. I think about you everyday. You would have liked this winter. We had snow. Tomorrow is Poppy's birthday. You always liked Nanny's birthday cakes. Nanny said Poppy was talking about you yesterday. I'm sure they think of you everyday too. Miss you and will remember you always - Love Charnie

March 28, 2013 - A year and two months. Still think of you everyday. Love you always - Charnie

April 28, 2013 - Hi Ooge. A year and three months. We looked after Mocha while Shelley went to Florida. I called her by your name a lot. I'll miss you always - Charnie

May 28, 2013 - Hi Missy. A year and four months. I will always miss you and think of you always - Charnie

June 28, 2013 - Hi Mishka. A year and five months. It is summer again. You never did like summer much. You found it too hot. Love you forever - Charnie

July 28, 2013 - Hi Missy. A year and six months. I have your picture in my store so everyone can see what a beautiful dog you were. Miss you always - Charnie

August 28, 2013 - Hi Mishka. A year and seven months. Love you always - Charnie

September 28, 2013 - Hi Missy. A year and eight months. I still think of you everyday. Miss you forever - Charnie

Oct. 28, 2013 - Hi Ooge. A year and 9 months. Miss you and think about you everyday - Charnie

Nov. 28, 2013 - Hi Missy. A year and ten months. I love you always - Charnie

Dec. 25, 2013 - Hi Missy. Merry Christmas. I thought about you today and everyday. This is the second Christmas without you. Love - Charnie

Dec. 28, 2013 - Hi Ooge. A year and eleven months today. It will soon be two years. I will love you always - Charnie

Jan. 28, 2014 - Hi Mishka. Two years ago was one of the worst days of my life. I had to say good-bye to you. I know it was the right thing to do but it was so, so hard. I wish you were still here - but healthy and young. I miss you everyday. I will think of you and love you always - Charnie




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