Friday, August 6, 2010

The Day I Found My Sunshine

It was the beginning of August 1995 and as an early birthday present my parents took me to get my dream dog: a golden retriever. I was so excited! We went over to Ohio where there was a breeder dad found in the newspaper. There were only 3 puppies left - 1 boy and 2 girls, and the breeder was going to keep the boy. So, I went into this fenced in area and two of the puppies were not interested in me at all, but this one sweet fluffy red girl puppy ran up to me and started giving me kisses! I knew I had found my dream dog and she had picked me!

On our way home, we were thinking up names and the song "You Are My Sunshine" popped in my head and it was perfect! Mom wanted to name her Britches for some reason (must be a Wayne County thing haha!), so I let that be her middle name.

My cousins met her when we got home and decided they were going back tomorrow to get her sister! The next day I went with them and they got the last puppy and named her Sugar. And since my cousins lived right next door to me, we got to raise the sisters together. My cousin Zach and I used to sit outside with a puppy training book and taught our pups all kinds of things.
My Sunshine was around until early August 2009 when we had to put her to sleep because she had cancer. She was definately my dream dog in every way possible, as well as my best friend and I miss her so much.

You are my Sunshine,

My only Sunshine

You make me happy,

When skies are gray

You'll never know dear,

How much I love you

Please don't take my Sunshine away


Crazy Shenanigans said...

Aw, this makes so sad that she isn't around anymore!

notquiteawake said...

Aw! That's a great story. Happy and sad. I miss my dog all the time.

Hutch said...

What a great story! Dogs are the sweetest and I can't wait to have one of my own to come home to at night and greet me with wiggly wagging smiley face!