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Memories of Annie
Annie,

It is with a heavy heart that we say see you again little girl. I will not say goodbye to you. Hopefully someday I can see you again. I hope you are free from pain and running free with all your friends. Maggie and Twinkle will make sure you are ok and they will make sure you are safe and have plenty of new friends. I want to thank you for all the years you gave us. Some were happy and some not so happy but through it all you were there. When I was ill you were there for me. You were with me for almost fourteen years and I would not trade a moment with you for everything. I know I got annoyed with you sometimes with your bladder issues and I am truly sorry. I know it was not your fault. I miss seeing you. There are so many fond memories I have of you. Watching you age was not an easy thing. I will not dwell on the negative but remember the good years that you had. I hope we provided you with a lot of love, comfort and peace in your life with us. I know dad is very upset because he is the one that brought you and held you while you took your last breaths. Let him know you are ok and that you are now at peace sweet girl. I love you Annie. You were a faithful companion and a loyal friend. Your spirit will always be with us wherever we go. This was one of the most difficult choices ever. We hope you are not upset and please know your best interests were at heart. You were always there when I needed you. You were a friend when no one else was. I love you Annie Banany, Big B and all the other nicknames we gave you. I remember when we first got you and you tore up half our new kitchen floor and the cupboards. We put hot sauce on them and you liked it. You got so excited to see my sister. She misses you too. I used to dress you up for Halloween. Remember when I put you in dads boxers and shirt? That was funny. Our lives will not be the same without you. I will do my best to write more to you later. All my love to you, Mom

Knowing
If I had known that on that day our time was near the end
I would have done things differently, my forever friend.
I would have stayed right next to you deep into the night
but I thought I'd see you in the early morning light.

And so I said "Good night" to you as I walked in through the door
never thinking of the time when I'd see you no more.
But if I had known that on that day our time was at the end
I would have done things so differently, my forever friend.

Big B I love you and will miss you very much. You have spent so many years with us You made us laugh at times and now I cry as I write to you now that you are gone. It was without a doubt one of the hardest things I have had to do tonight. I just hope you move on that you are not mad at me. I keep remembering all that you did. We put you in one of the sections of the armoire we wre putting together and you were so small you could not get out of it. It was our little "babysitter" for you while we worked. Your best trick is the washing machine where you spin around and around. You always knew when someone was upset and stayed by them. Especially Mom. I remember when you got stung by the bee and you poor little face swelled up. The one lady at the vets thought you were a charpei dog. She asked "Is she part Charpei?" and we answered her "No she is part bee sting." You were extra cute that day for some reason. I am going to always think of you as my Annie Bananie and Big B. I love you Annie and you come back to see us any time. Just check in and let us know you are OK. I love you B. Love Dad.

Annie,

It is our first day without you. The house seems empty. Our hearts are heavy. I remembered so many more memories last night. Remember moon over my hammy, the Elvis song I got stung and how you just did not like certain people. I know Aunt Laurie was your favorite. She loves you and misses you very much. We all miss you sweetie. If that was you last night turning the light out to tell us that you are ok I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I mowed the lawn today but started to cry when I thought about you. You had difficulty getting up and standing, your skin lost its elasticity, your eyes were glassy and white, your bladder lost control, your fur turned coarse. The changes you went through as you aged just broke my heart. Seeing you go downhill was so difficult for me. Part of me is at peace because you are now free from pain but the selfish part of me wishes you were still here with us. If I could have another day with you I would pet you all day and tell you how much I love you. I never got to say I love you to you yesterday. I hope you know that I do love you. I hope you know that you enriched my life and made many a days happier. You made me laugh but now I have nothing left to do but cry. Right now the happy memories are laiden with tears. I love you my girl. I always will. Mom


10-23 Hi Annie. I miss you. We got your ashes back. I walked into the vet office and could not even tell them why I was there. They knew and walked over with the box. I started to cry. I brought the urn we bought for you and I asked them if they would kindly place you in there for me. They did and then we went home. Joey wanted you in his room. When we went to check on him he had placed your urn on his bed. You are now on a pink blanket in the living room. I find myself thinking of different things you did or funny things that I said. Remember the Halloween cake I made with the goofy hair? The Moon over my hammy at Denny's that I had. Then I used to call you Hammy. You had a lot of nicknames remember? I hate going in the laundry room because that is where you liked to lay down on your blanket at the new house. I tried to clean it the other day but I just could not do it. I could not pick up your blanket or your bowls. Your stuffed bunny is still on the floor. I have your fur in a box. I took out a lot of pictures of you from when you were younger. I put one on the fridge. I miss you Annie. I love you. The house is still so empty without you. Love you, Mom

Happy Halloween Annie. Remember when I used to dress you up in different costumes? I remember when I dressed you as a witch. You looked really cute. I love you Annie. I miss you. Love, Mom

A friend sent this poem and I wanted to add it to your site. The author is unknown. Mom loves you.

The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close -- we two -- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

-- Unknown


11-18-2011

HI Annie. Mom is having a hard time with your loss lately. I hope you know that I love you. I feel so bad that I was not with you when you moved onto your new life. Dad did not tell me he was taking you that day. I know you were suffering and in ill health. I am sure he had his reasons for not doing so but I wish I could have been there. I would have gathered all my strength to be there for you as you always were for mr. You gave us almost fourteen years and that is the least I could have done for you. I am sorry Annie I was not there at the time you needed me the most. I know dad was with you but I should have been too. I hope you can forgive me for not being by your side when I know you must have needed me the most. If I only knew I would have spent so much more time with you. I know you were in ill health and that you were able to move on with some dignity left. I love you Annie girl. I cry many tears for you sweet girl. Please turn those into sunshine if you can. Your mom loves you. You were a gift and my very special and loyal friend. I am greatful to you for all you have done for me. I will never forget you. I love you.


Happy Thanksgiving Annie Banany. I miss you so much. I want to thank you for all your years of love, loyalty and friendship. I miss you and never knew just how much you meant to me until you were gone. I am so sorry I took you for granted. I love you sweet girl. I always will. I hope your days at the bridge are warm and bright. Think of me. I am thinking of you always.

12-25-11 MERRY CHRISTMAS ANNIE. I miss you my girl. This is the first Christmas without you. I missed you opening up your gifts, and everyone elses!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you are happy and having a wonderful Christmas. Know that you are always in my heart. I love you Annie. Merry Christmas sweetheart.

Annie, I guess it is about time I take down your Christmas decorations. Sorry I have not been keeping up with things. I had a beautiful portrait drawn of you by a wonderful artist. It is hanging on the wall in the living room. I know how much you loved mints so I put two junior mints on the frame. They are not permanent so don't worry. I remember when you ate a whole box of those and cucumber seeds. I miss you sweet girl. Remember Moon Over My Hammy? Mom loves you Annie Banany.

Hi Annie. It is almost Christmas here. Sure does not feel like it. Sorry we have not visited you here. We talk to you everyday at home though. Gloria has been taking excellent care of you and Chloe. We miss you sweet girl. We love you. I hope you are happy, warm and doing very well. Every time I visit you here I cry. Merry Christmas Annie. I left you a gift. I hope you will like it.

10-18-13 Hi Annie. Sorry we did not get on for you anniversary. Two years. We miss you and love you. Nothing is the same without you. We always think of you. The good times we had together. Oink Oink Moo Moo. Remember that? Miss you little girl. Love you always. Us girls gotta stick together!!!!!!!!! There are to many guys in the house Annie. Remember I called you Butch sometimes. Remember that big gorilla!!! That was funny.


Hi Butch. Will you tell Harold to stop panting please!!! We love and miss you. Oh and tell Frankie to stop hacking!!! Hope that made you laugh.

Hi Butchy. Love you Buddy. Miss you.

Hi Hammy. I cannot believe you are gone four years. I still miss you. I am bitter I did not get to say goodbye to you. I hope you know how much I love you and how much I did love you. I am sorry for a lot of things. I regret not saying goodbye to you. I hope you can forgive me. I love you Annie. I miss you sweetheart. I hope you are happy and free of pain. I still talk to you. I look at your portrait we had made of you everyday. It is a sad day for us here. You are not forgotten. I love you.

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