Misty: It’s your 14th birthday. To me you are still a baby. My baby. I miss you so much it hurts every day. I hope you are having a good time in Heaven. I know you have made lots of friends and of course met your long lost brother, Cuddles.
Things here are just not the same. I actually missed all your barking on Halloween. You barked and ran to the door every time the doorbell rang. It always made dad mad. Then there’s your birthday. How can I not miss you then? Then the Holidays. You never learned to open your own presents, like Cuddles used to do. We just opened them for you. You did always know which presents were yours. All we had to do was say “Where’s your present Misty?” and you’d go pull it out from under the tree.
Monica was over today. I was typing a form for her. She suddenly turned around and said she thought she heard you breathing. So, I’m not crazy. I’ve been saying ever since you’ve been gone that I thought I heard you changing position on the wood floor behind me, only to turn and you not being there. Monica said she thought she heard you let out a sigh like you did when you wanted some attention.
Dad still says no more dogs. He has never been a dog lover. He just doesn’t understand. I’m going to keep hinting and maybe, with a little luck, he’ll give in. I need another dog to fill that void that you left. You filled it when Cuddles left me. I know you would want me to get another dog to love. There is enough room in my heart for Cuddles, you and another fur baby. Then again, I don’t know if I could stand to lose another like I did you and Cuddles. It hurts so bad. You were my little girl, my baby.
I hope you have lots of wonderful things planned for your first birthday in heaven.
Have a really Happy birthday sweetheart and don’t worry about me. I’ll be fine. I have all these wonderful people at Critters to help me. They all know exactly how I feel, unlike daddy. It takes a pet lover to know a pet lover. I will see you someday.
I Love You, Baby. I always will. You will remain in my heart right next to Cuddles forever and ever.