The first time I saw you, you were running in a circle with three of your brothers in a cage at Petland.|
I picked you because you were the smallest and my favorite "color".....black and white.
They put you in a cardboard carrier and you made scratching noises against the box the whole way home.
I named you Cannoli after my favorite dessert and my love for all things Italian ❤️
We decided you would be staying in Kenna's room, so we set up your cage, hay and little hut.
All of your HUMAN brothers and sisters held you constantly, you PEED many a time on your sister Kaitlin's assignments ... because she used to put you on her desk while she did homework!
The truth is, I did not pick you up or pet you the first 2 weeks you were at our house.
Though I thought you were adorable, I was a little scared of you because you reminded me of a mouse.
One day I was carrying laundry up to Kenna's room, and I said " Hi Cannoli".
Well..... you walked right over to the side of the cage and climbed up with your front paws and stared at me SO INTENTLY.... as if you were saying " Look, you are going to be MY PERSON ,
My MOM,whether you know it or not."
I fell in love with you that day and so began a wonderful bond that lasted almost six years.
Everyday ( let's be honest ,sometimes 2 or 3 times a day... you were a chubby little guy) I would bring you your tomato or bowl of veggies and make the " click click " sound and you would jump and run to me and kiss my hand and cuddle.
Never mind that I was allergic to you... nothing could keep me from our visits.
I got teased a lot... because you were so spoiled and treated like a PRINCE.., and all the dressing you up in costumes didnt help either .... even though a lot of people started looking forward to those goofy pictures!!
You gave unconditional love to alll of us.., acted like a HUMAN, and brought me JOY EVERYDAY. That there are not enough words to convey.
I miss you TERRIBLY, but know that you are at Peace.
We have your paw print urn,hundreds of pictures, and memories to keep for a lifetime.
I love you, BEAUTIFUL BOY .
GEORGICA POND ( by JOHNNYSWIM)