Summer has started but not off to a good start. We are a family with three dogs. We love our animals and they are a part of our family. Buster is our little, brown dog. Buddy is our fluffy, white dog. Bahlula was our quirky, loyal companion.
Bahlula died on Sunday evening, June 22, 2014. She got sick and there was nothing at that point that we could do for her.
She was a goofy dog. She had a big woof but was stubby and on the smaller side. She acted bold but ran away and hid when she heard noises that bothered her (such as the fire alarm going off or beeping with a bad battery.) She was loyal and loved our children. When our daughter was a baby, she would go in and sleep on the floor by her crib. She would go through our house at night and check on our children and on us. When I'd leave in the morning for a run or to go to school, she'd go to the window and watch me leave. Often she would be at the window when I came home.
It's hard to lose a family pet. As a society, we often get attached to our animals. We have our animals become a part of our family and we treat them as such. It was hard to lose our Bahlula May. She was the youngest of the three and we never thought that she would go first. We did what we could to take care of her but in the end she died on Sunday evening. I am fighting with a lot of regret right now in how I could have done things differently and maybe just maybe you'd still be here with us.
Goodbye Bahlula. You were the dog that I didn't want but mommy brought you home anyway. You become my dog. You bonded with me first. You'd sleep next to me as a puppy. You'd give me lots of random licks at the most inopportune times (like when I was laying on the floor or doing push ups.) You always had bad breath and strangely enougThank you for being so loyal and so good with our children. You never growled at us. You never acted aggressively towards us. You were the most gentle-hearted dog. Thank you for the memories.