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Today would have been our 28th month Ampuversary

This past week has been a rough one at least for me.   A kick in the stomach if you will about Jackson and his diagnosis.  Made me do a lot of soul searching and 2nd guessing what I did with my girl.  But no you aren’t supposed to do the shoulds and should nots.  It doesn’t matter how many months that your babies have been an angel or if you are celebrating every day with them and treasuring each and every moment that you have with them.  You do the best that you can and make that decision and try not to look back.  I didn’t write on this day last month because I though a lot of people got tired of me celebrating my girl and the day she had her amputation.  I treasure that day even though she is gone.  It let me enjoy her almost 10 more months.  I got to hug her and love her and just be her mom.

I have a friend his & his wife lost their little boy, Henry,  to leukemia 4 moths ago.  Today he would have been 11 months old.  I hope he found Sassy and Sassy let him know that his parents loved him very very much.

 

Happy Ampuversary sweet baby girl

 

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4 Responses to “Today would have been our 28th month Ampuversary”

  1.   benny55 Says:

    MICHELLE! Please NEVER, EVER, EVER skip a post on Sassy girl…EVER!! You and Sassy are our family…the good kind of family…not the dysfunctional kind that “others” may have!!!

    The day of Sassy’s amputation is the day hope and inspiration started for others who had large dogs. It’s a day that cemented her place in the Tripawds Hero Hall of Fame! It’s the day that brought you into this community as an INVALUABLE force for good for us all!!

    And one of the best reasons in the world to post is that we get to see Sassy’s pictures!!! I, for one, will NEVER tire of seeing her pkctures and NEVER tire of hearing every little treasured nugget possible about that sweet girl and the loving bond you two share!

    And Michelle, I thought of you INSTANTLY when I read Katy went through with removing the fluid. I kinda hoped you would call because I just KNEW this was causing you some second guessing.
    When I come home from work, it’s basically everybody else’s bedtimeand everybody is relaxing and ready to drift off! Anyway, I sincerely hope we can catch up by phone tomorrow night.

    While we all hope for the best with Jackson and are absolutely amazed at his extended time, I remember far too many cases where the fluids were drained and they ended up back in the emergency room thst night, lr the next day. Unfortunately, that’s the norm and Jackson is an exception.

    But I know Michelle, I know where your head is and I understand. As more and more rime goes by since my Happy Hannah’s transition, I get sick to my stomach at the thought of doing it before she was ready. She was still HAPPY!!! That one last “whine” as the “relaxing” shot took over will haunt me forever! I feel like it was her trying to fight to hang on! She didn’t want to go! She wasn’t ready!

    And then I remind myself as you must, that that is what we want from the very beginning of this journey. We want them to pass while they still do have some quality…not the day sfter their quality was gone. Sassy did not have one second of pain. She didn’t “sense” any extraordinary anxiousness from you because you didn’t have that awful mi dset that this was the final…the final anything.

    Your Sassy had those crappy mets for many months. The fluid probably would have come back with a vengence within hours. You did the right thing at the right time. Sassy was at ease, felt no fear. You were with her and that is all that matters.

    I guarantee Sassy found Henry and I guarantee little Henry hasnt stopped smiling and is thoroughly enjoying all her kisses!

    Now, I’m going to scroll backnup and look at our beautiful Sassy. I’m going to focus on the one of her scratching her back with her pretty little jacket on…..yeah, that one really makes me smile!

    We all love you Michelle and we love Sassy!!! If you ever stopmppsting about her, we are all coming over to your house and not leaving until you do!!!

    Sally and Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

  2.   mom2shelby Says:

    ((((Hugs)))) …. I feel the same way sometimes when I post about Shleby … especially on my FB page. But I need to get through this first year and honor each month of her passing so her spirit remains. Yes, I have little JL and she’s great but she’s not my heart dog. Nor will she ever be and I am finally ok with that. Well, maybe not always.

    The Jackson thing was hard to hear for sure… I still second guess so much of what I did or didn’t do w/Shelby. Did I keep her too long after she had those last seizures? She was really gone and just a shell… she didn’t have that sparkle anymore like Hannah and Franklin and others did. She didn’t even want french fries. Was I selfish? I don’t know… But I do know that Shelby doesn’t resent me. And Sassy will always be here for you. Keep honoring her every month and who cares what people think!!! We are always here and we love her photos. She brings SUCH a smile to everyone’s face – always!!! Such a pretty rottie!!!!

    Much love~!
    Alison with the spirit of shelby fur-ever in her heart (and little jasper too)

  3.   mom2shelby Says:

    ((((Hugs)))) …. I feel the same way sometimes when I post about Shleby … especially on my FB page. But I need to get through this first year and honor each month of her passing so her spirit remains. Yes, I have little JL and she’s great but she’s not my heart dog. Nor will she ever be and I am finally ok with that. Well, maybe not always.

    The Jackson thing was hard to hear for sure… I still second guess so much of what I did or didn’t do w/Shelby. Did I keep her too long after she had those last seizures? She was really gone and just a shell… she didn’t have that sparkle anymore like Hannah and Franklin and others did. She didn’t even want french fries. Was I selfish? I don’t know… But I do know that Shelby doesn’t resent me. And Sassy will always be here for you. Keep honoring her every month and who cares what people think!!! We are always here and we love her photos. She brings SUCH a smile to everyone’s face – always!!! Such a pretty rottie!!!!

    Much love~!
    Alison with the spirit of shelby fur-ever in her heart (and little jasper too)

  4.   jerry Says:

    Michelle I have this image in my brain of Sassy and Henry in heaven, meeting all the animals and playing with all our angels. I know they are together.

    So many people have been touched by you and Sassy, you are changing the world every time you blog, chat or just be there for someone who is in the same scary place you were. What an impact you both make in the lives of pet pawrents. Thank you with all my heart.

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