In loving memory of our Emma who we love so much. Emma is greatly missed and she will be in our hearts forever.
We met Emma about nine years ago. We adopted her from a local shelter. She was scared, and she kinda looked like a mess actually. But when we met her, we knew she was the one.
Emma was a huge part of our everyday lives. Losing her is palpable.
We miss making her food. She was such a picky eater. We tried so many foods over the years. Finally, we figured out that she liked homemade food... brown rice, ground turkey and vegetables. She loved to eat that. She also loved turkey coldcuts. Thankfully, it turned out to be a great way to get her to take pills. By the end, she was taking so many pills. She was such a good girl.
She also liked pizza crust. She liked brussel sprouts. She was an odd dog.
She loved running around like a nut after a shower. She would barrel through the apartment. It was always so much fun to watch her do it. She would slide on the hardwood floors and bump into things, and it wouldn't deter her. She would just turn around and run in a different direction. She was funny.
Emma would scratch the walls like a cat. We called her a catlike-dog and a doglike-cat. She would scrach for attention, she would scratch because she wanted her bed down, she would scratch when she wanted to come up into our bed, she would scratch for reasons we could never figure out. She was determined when she scratched.
Emma really liked to travel. She was so good. She would get into her bag when it was put down in front of her. She was always so quiet on subways, planes, trains, buses. She was able to travel to lots of places over the years. She went to San Francisco, Las Vegas, Ithaca, Washington DC, Virginia, Hudson, Chicago, Wisconsin... When we got to a hotel, she would walk back and forth and search every corner. She would inevitably find a little corner to call her own. Sometimes it would be by our shoes, sometimes it would be on or inside a suitcase, and oftentimes it would be next to a window and in the sun.
We'll never forget her standing in the grass at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, with the wind blowing in her hair. She just stood there, looking around a little bit, and having a great time. It was a couple of months after her vestibular episode. When she was vestibular, it was a rough month and a half. But by the end of it, after she went on thyroid medicine, she was good as new. Even better, perhaps. She had so much more energy, her coat was thicker, her eyes looked brighter. That was about two years ago, and we are so thankful that we got an extra two years with her.
We miss cuddling with her. She was such a cuddlebug. She was sweet, and she loved physical contact with us. She would sit with her back against us on the couch, or she'd sit on our feet when she was on the floor. She was always underfoot. We'd call her Emma Underfoot. When we slept in the same bed, she would kick in the middle of the night, and we'd wake up with her taking up half the bed. We'd practically be on the floor. She was hilarious. This fifteen pound dog had alot of personality, which makes losing her so hard.
We miss you so much Emma. We love you Emma.