The late night movies with chips, the laughs, going for car rides in your old truck to watch the deer as they frolicked through the meadows, and helping you at the corner store where you worked; these were just a few of the very fond memories my mum has shared with us about her Nana. We too, Bently and I, have our own very fond memories of our great Nana.
Our mum and our family lost her, Nana, a couple of Christmas ago, it’s been a tough one, for all of us really. She was such a strong, brave, and loving person; believe it or not she even was terrified of cats at one point!
I helped her through it, she told me she was once attacked by a cat when she was very little and she had been so scared of us ever since.
The more and more she visited the more my mum and I helped her adjust to me; we showed her how loving and calm I was.
Wouldn’t you know it after only a couple visits she was so comfortable with me she would pet me, and I would come and sit behind her- it was my favourite spot you know. I learned though, to make slower movements when I was heading towards Nana, as to not startle her. We really became good pals, I miss her very much.
Regardless of person or species, when we loose someone so dear, it can be a very over whelming and sad situation for all involved. No matter how big or how small the ones we love leave a mark with us forever, and they are never truly gone.
We miss you so very much Nana, but know your in a better place now. I will see you one day when I too cross that rainbow bridge. Until we meet again, we love you SO much!
Every now and then I like to go with my mum and my canine siblings in the car for road trips.
The first time I ever went it was just at the tail end of summer and mum brought the dogs out of the house, little did she know I followed them right to her SUV. When she turned to pick the dogs up, to put them inside the truck, she was shocked to see me waiting along side with them. She laughed and said ” oh Jaxy, do you want to come to?” She then picked me up and placed me in the back seat with my brother and sister; this was so exciting! I hadn’t been for a car ride since I got neutered, and of course that wasn’t an enjoyable trip.
She cracked the back window, so much fresh air; I loved it! Bently was standing on the arm rest to get a better sniff through the slightly opened window; mum didn’t want it open too much in case I got scared she said, I followed Bently’s actions too get a better sniff, where on earth are we going?
Mum had the radio on, very softly, with the breeze and slight country music whispering in the background, it was a very enjoyable trip. Back then Sophee was very nervous in the car, so she slept curled up in a ball for the majority of the ride.
Soon we pulled up to this big building, it had a speaker that we drove up to. Mum then placed an order for a coffee and a couple treats; when we got up to the window the lady had a good chuckle seeing us all in the back and gave mum a couple of dog biscuits. She broke a little piece off for me, but I do’t like them so she gave one to Soph and one to Bently; she said I could have a different treat that I like at home. Oh boy road trips and treats, could this day get any better?!
As we drove, I presume home, I watched the trees sway, and listened to the birds chirp; I even seen a few different dogs I haven’t met ever before! I looked over at my siblings, Soph went right back to the curled up ball she was at he beginning of the trip, and Bently had his nose out the other window sniffing away trying to take in all the information he could before the ride was over.
As quickly as the trip had started, it was over and we were home again; aahhh that wonderful familiar feeling and scent of home. What a great relaxing little trip that ad been, I think I might just follow mum and the canines out for another trip sometime soon.
Hey fur-fam, have you or your furry friends ever been on a wonderful trip together? Leave us a comment, we’d love to hear all about your wonderful adventures!