"Hugo never did anything wrong in his entire life." That's been the standing joke at our home for 16+ years. And it's true.|
I knew deep down inside that the time for us to part was coming. But how does one prepare...is there any preparing? I've cried a flood of tears since you've been gone. But even crying isn't the same because you've been right here by my side for the last sixteen years whenever I've had anything to cry about.
You were my friend and confidant. You made me laugh and smile. You danced with me and let me sing my heart out without telling me how awful my voice is. You always listened. You asked so little: love, shoe laces to chew, love, munchies, love, shrimp, love. And you gave so much: an immeasurable amount of joy -- and you loved everyone back.
This house isn't the same without you, Hugo. I expect to see you. I think I hear you. I come upstairs in the morning, coffee in hand, and expect you to be here. For a fleeting moment I assume you're in the kitchen. And then I remember. When I'm pulling in the driveway, I tell myself you won't be here when I open the door....but I open the door and automatically look down. You're not here anymore, I remind myself again.
I wish everyone could know the love of a special little guy like you. You'll live in our hearts forever.
10/2/2016 - It's hard to believe you've been gone a month today. We miss you so much. Your little brother, Louie, misses you, too.
12/18/2016 - Today would have been your 17th birthday, my precious boy. I miss you.
9/2/2017 - It was one year ago today that you left us. A month later, your brother Louie missed you so much, he started crying 24/7 to the point where he lost his meow! In March, we adopted a little sister for Louie and he is happy again. Gabi keeps Louie on his toes. We miss you Hugo.