Unfortunately, I am starting this blog back up with the loss of Sushi. I want to capture the little things, but I cannot let this big thing pass and not capture it.
I got Sushi in 2001, before Jerry... before the kids. She was ADORABLE. A year or so later, Jerry and I got together and I got Sake to keep Sushi company. 15 years later....
Back in June, I took Sushi to the vet with an eye ulcer. It required surgery and that very day it was performed to save her eye. She whimpered and cried for 3 days and had to wear a cone for 3 weeks. At only 5 lbs, we was miserable with the cone. I questioned myself and whether or not I made the right decision. For months, I put drops in her eye several times a day, but noticed her vision going. She already couldn't hear... but I noticed her truly not being able to see. At her next eye exam, we discovered an ulcer in the other eye. A genetic trait and reoccurring. We could have opted for another surgery... but it would only be a temporary fix.
Sushi was 15. She struggled to get in/out of bed and suffered from a loss of hearing, sight and other afflictions. Another surgery was not in her best interest.
We spent the weekend with Sushi and on October 5th, I took her to the vet. I held her wrapped in a blanket. She was relaxed and almost asleep when the vet administered the drugs and we let her go. She is buried in a shoebox with a pink blanket and loving notes from the kids in our bluebonnet field and an angel statue to look over her.
It's been two weeks and my heart still breaks. I knew I loved her, but never imagined how much I would miss her.