Avril Lavigne ~ Slipped Away

Sugar was my best friend and I was lucky enough to have 7 very happy years with her. She was epileptic but that didn't stop her from being the best dog ever! I brought Sugar home on October 6, 2002 and little did I know how much love and companionship that little ball of fluffiness would show me through the years...

For most of those years, it was just her and I. I could tell from the very beginning that she didn't like to be alone - she preferred to be around people, especially her mommy (me). I kept Sugar in my small bathroom while I was at work. When I got home that first day, I couldn't figure out why Sugar was out roaming the house. It occurred to me that she had climbed up the baby gate and jumped over it to try and find me. From that point on, we were inseparable. She went every where with me and the back seat of my car had enough dog hair on it to make a wool blanket! Hahaha. When I bought my new car, I bought a doggy pad to put on the backseat to protect it. I still haven't take it off - it is in the same position it was on the last day she rode in the car with me...

As I have already mentioned, Sugar was my best friend. She didn't care what I looked like, how smart I was, or how much money I made. She would always meet me at the door and greet me when I got home from work. She taught me that the little things in life are important. I remember all of our walks and how she would protect me - she thought her bark was scary...Sugar was the most gentle soul I have ever met.

Losing Sugar was the worst day of my life. It was a sunny, Friday morning - July 17th, 2009 to be exact. The day the world stood still. I once read that euthanasia is when we take our pet's pain and make it our own. It's hard to believe it's been a year without her. There are still so many things that I miss about her. I could go on and on about my sweet Sugar...

Sugar stayed around long enough for me time find someone who would love me just as much as her and to have someone take care of me. Bryan did not grow up around pets, so at first it was difficult for him to understand my relationship with Sugar and how could I let a dog sleep with me in my bed!?! Of course Bryan, being the great guy that he is, quickly realized that Sugar was like my child and treated her as such.

Light a candle in Sugar's memory, for a sick, abused, or special needs furbaby, or perhaps just someone who needs a prayer and a candle lit.

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