|My and my brother with Angel (on the left) and Sky (in front)|
Sadly, earlier today my mom had to lay Sky to rest. She was born in 1997.
I remember that I was taking an SAT prep course up at Queens College, and my dad came to get me one Saturday. I came home to find a new addition to our family - a chow/husky puppy, and a real bundle of energy. The story goes that my dad went to the pet store to get more dog food, and saw Sky, with whom he fell in love. He's such a softy!
I will always remember her "mad dog" runs around the house. I will always remember curling up with her on the floor, with my head on her chest. I hadn't had a chance to see her as much since I got married and lived further away, but every time I saw her, she was so excited to see me.
A few months ago, Sky had a stroke. While she did ok for a while, she started to fail after a while... weak legs, listing, lethargy, and not really eating. You could just tell it was time.
As Tom said to me today, your gram and my Dad are up there taking care of her.