Twelve years ago I was a Junior at college. I was 20 years old, had long hair, worked at the campus radio station while going to college. Twelve years ago I got Schmoopie. She and I have been through a lot together. It is hard to even think back to all the changes that have happened in my life since then. I always got a strange sense of comfort saying bye to her as I left, knowing that she would be there at the door when I got back home.
Sadly today Schmoopie Paper died. She had either an allergic reaction or a heartworm that seriously affected her breathing. Schmoop didnt respond when the vet put in breathing tube but her heart stopped. It is real sad but she truly had a great life and was spoiled more than any animal probably should be. The past couple years have been tough since she came down with a hyperthyroid condition but she never was in really any pain until really the last day of her life.
I will always miss her and remember her but mostly I will look back at all the exciting changes that have happened in my life during her 12 years and be happy knowing I had her during all those memories. The saddest part is that Schmoopie never did get to see the Cubs in the World Series - oh well.
In lieu of flowers, I ask that you just pet your cat or dog for me.