Guest Post by Jeff Caceres
Who would think a white fluffy dog could change your life?
It was more than a decade ago when my father bought a fluffy white dog. Initially, my dad decided to call her Snow because of her white color.
Unfortunately, my mother suggested that Snow's name should change. It is because my mom thinks that when our dog was called, she thinks that we say “No” to her. As a result, both of them agreed to call her Sweet.
The reason why both of my parents decide to call her Sweet is that of her looks. She’s a beautiful and a lovely white fluffy dog that makes you go “wild” with her.
She is the first ever small breed dog that my father bought.
Before Sweet, we owned three big breed dogs at separate times. We have Shadow (black Labrador retriever), Spike (unknown dog breed), and Skip (Doberman Pinscher).
However, three of them have passed away due to health issues.
Along with my sisters, Aira and Kookee, are enjoying at home playing with Sweet.
She was one of my stress relievers when I’m back home. When I was a college student back then, I’m always excited to go home to play with Sweet. Sweet likes me too because she wants me to carry her in my arms.
Sometimes, my sister Aira calls Sweet, “Teddy Bear.” It is because she looks more than a fluffy stuffed toy that she could cuddle and carry along.
I would like to share some of my favorite moments with Sweet before she passed away. I’m sharing this because I want you all to know how amazing and beautiful Sweet was.
My mother wakes up early than the rest of us. Most of the week, my mom left my bedroom door for Sweet to come in. I did not request my mother to do that.
One time, my mom put some of my shirts in the study table, and she left my door open.
Sweet came in my room and licked my face, and I was surprised.
After that, she decides to lean on me while I am still lying on the bed. I put my arm around her, treating her like a fluffy pillow and sleep for a bit.
It is then that I tell my mother to open my door every morning for Sweet to come in and lay beside me. It happens for several months until she got sick one time.
My parents advised me not to do this anymore due to Sweet’s skin condition. It is one of my favorite moments with Sweet that I would never forget.
As I was playing with Sweet in the living room, I thought of doing something different to her. I held both of her front feet for a short while until something unexpected happens after I let them go.
I was surprised that she could sit like a human, and I told my family about it.
At first, they did not believe me that she could do that. I proved to them by doing this again to Sweet, and they were amazed.
Best of all, her balance lasted around 10 to 15 seconds.
However, her best record for sitting like a human is 20 seconds.
If you do not believe what I am saying, here’s my video of Sweet sitting like a human for 20 seconds:
As you can see in the video above, it is proof that she could do it and other dogs in our house cannot. I tried to do the same to the others, but they cannot balance the way Sweet does.
One of Sweet’s puppies, Sutay, was about to get pregnant. As a result of getting pregnant, my family and I were excited again to have new puppies inside the house.
When it is time for Sutay’s babies to come out, we are there again to help her. Sweet is also watching behind us as we’re helping Sutay to get her babies out.
She has three puppies named Shok-Shok, Scow, and Soting and three of them are still here with us until now.
I had never seen any dog
like Sweet in my entire life. Of all the dogs that me and my family owned,
Sweet is my favorite of all-time.
Although I cuddle on other fluffy dogs that I have, I cuddle Sweet more than them. However, I feel sad of seeing Sweet bleeding in most of her skin and crying at the same time.
The last time I saw Sweet is that she was in a local animal hospital for treating her disease. I keep my hopes up that she would be okay until I receive a tragic news from the veterinarian that she passed away quietly.
I was crying that time because my
favorite dog is gone. Until now, I missed Sweet.
Even that Sweet is now in heaven; I will never forget the memories I have with Sweet. Maybe she is gone right now, but I still feel her presence in my heart.
Thank you Sweet for the wonderful and loving memories you have left for the entire family and me. Me, my parents and younger sisters love you so much.
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