Losing her was one of the hardest things I’ve gone through. I blogged about this on the one year anniversary but as you can tell, it gets a little easier and easier as the years go by. I even did yet another special post to her here. Though, I still can’t think too much about that day she passed. I just cant.
She was my child. I actually got her right around the time I found out that I most likely wouldn’t be having children…I consider it a sign really. Another sign that she truly was “my baby”…well I brought her home on Halloween!! Yes, my favorite holiday, and that’s what the vets listed as her birthday. She was my everything, and still is.
I even have her name tattooed on me (and I refuse to get living “humans” names on me EVER):
We have a little memorial for Pele in the living room. As the wounds have healed the memorial has included more special things, like pictures and such. It holds her ashes, her favorite red bear she always carried around, and a shadowbox with her paw prints in it.
This year it got something special added to it though…
The super kind folks over at Easy Canvas Print contacted me and asked if they could do a canvas print up for me. I thought this was really neat and different. I thought to myself “Sure, I can commemorate my weight loss someway”…but I just wasn’t feeling it. I tried to think of picture that I love enough that I would want memorialized on canvas forever….PELE!!
So I sent them this semi-grainy picture I took (not long before she passed actually) with my old shitty cell phone camera that I don’t even have anymore, and this is the amazing piece that was sent to me:
Here’s a full view of the memorial…
So….the awesome people over at Easy Canvas Prints are letting me turn this somber moment into a cheerful one by giving a canvas print to one of my fabulous blog readers!! (And no….you don’t have to get a picture of my Pele on your very own canvas, though I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to…or a picture of me…you know, whatevz)
Here’s how to enter:
- Go to the Easy Canvas Prints Facebook Page and like them. Then leave me a comment here saying you did so.
- Follow my blog (leave me a comment saying you do so).
- Follow me on Twitter (@suzistorm) (leave me a comment saying you do so)
- Follow me on Facebook…bet you can’t guess what my name is ;) (leave me a comment saying you follow me)
- Leaving a cute little comment for Pele on here may just get you an extra entry <3
I’m sorry, but this giveaway is only open to US residents (excluding Hawaii & Alaska). Contest is open from now until Sunday at Midnight (eastern time). I will be using a random number generator to pick the lucky winner.
A major thank you again goes out to the great folks at Easy Canvas Prints for making this beautiful piece for me. I can’t fully ever explain what it means to me and my family to have her big beautiful eyes watching us in some way again.
Pele…mommy loves you and misses you so very much. XOXO