This has been a rough month for my family and I.
First, on April 30th, my parent's dog Trina passed away. We got her back in 2003 and she was a huge part of our lives. As you can tell by reading my blog, my dogs are not just dogs, they are part of the family. Trina was 10 1/2 when she passed away but it still was very hard. She had congestive heart failure and one evening after some struggles, she passed away. My dad, husband and sister buried her at my parent's farm which she loved with her tennis ball.
I will miss Trina hitting me with her paw when she wants something. I will miss her crying every time we come over my parent's house. I will miss her wanting us to throw the ball for her every two seconds but holding onto the ball with jaws of life grip. I can't help but remember Trina being there for my prom and wedding and always being a diva. That dog had my heart and I miss her so much already.
My dad or sister would go to her house every week or so to help her out with something. Yesterday, we found out that she passed away. I have some great memories with Aunt Emma that I will remember for my entire life.
She had a cottage up in Caseville, MI on a lake that we used to spend some weekends at when I was growing up. Aunt Emma was a very strong willed German woman so we have some very funny memories of things she would say or do. She was a great cook and I will always remember her famous carrot cake, jalapeno lime salad dressing, German potato salad, beef stroganoff and more.
So yeah, it has been a rough few weeks over here. Even when the people or pets are older and even sick, death can be hard to deal with. I am a Christian and believe that people and pets go to heaven when they pass away and believe that both of my loved ones are now in a better place. But for us here on earth, we miss these people a ton and have the memories of them to hold onto.
Rest in peace Aunt Emma and Trina. See you again someday.