These last couple of weeks have been the tartest of them all.

Not only do I want to just chuck this entire month to the curb, I want to forgive and forget it. So, let’s start at the beginning.

I’ve wanted to be blonde for a while now. So, I went to get it done, right? And, much to my chagrin, it comes out orange. So, I’m not a walking peach… but rather, an orange.. right? Ha… ha. Get it?

So, I got it fixed. Voila!


But, the day I got it fixed, I got a phone call from my mom telling me that they had to put my Sonny boy down.

Sonny is a sweet lab that we got as a puppy when I was a freshman in High School. His nicknames are as follows; Sonman, shaduppa, sonny boy, duppy, dupster, ruccy, and ruccy ru.

Back to that day…

In utter despair, I rushed over to my boyfriend’s apartment and he drove my sad face to Med Vets. If I haven’t mentioned my boyfriend in my previous blog posts, his name is Ryan. He’s handsome and very loving. Here he is;


He took me and we went into the emergency pet room with “Sonny” written on the dry erase board outside of the door. Ryan came in with me and sat there watching all of us, my aunt sister mom and I, bawl our eyes out.

Sonny sat laying limp on a table in front of my mom, sedated but still alive. He wagged his tail when we came into the room and looked over to see who it was. I sat down in front of him and started stroking his soft ears. “Bye, my sonny boy.”

Ryan comforted me as we left MedVets and I will always be grateful for that. Thank you for always, Ryan.

Sonny had a stroke to the Spine at only 5 years old and we lost one our most favorite puppies.. ever.


He made me smile. He made me happy, and most of all he was my best friend.

After I moved to College I didn’t get to see Duppy much anymore.. but when I did, we went on walks, we cuddled and we played and ran around the house.

When I was home and, throughout my High School years, I adored Sonny. Heck, I even had my senior pictures taken with him (I know, right?)

He had multiple health problems but that didn’t stop him from smiling.


I guess if you can take away anything from this blog post, live for the words “don’t take anything for granted.” That goes for people, places, things, and animals.

Everything happens for a reason. People and animals come and go. The memories you make stay forever, though. And I’m thankful that I have pictures to show those memories.

You may not know the future, but you can’t live in the past, right?

This is one of the most difficult things for me to grasp. I live to see what my life will be, but I also regret things that happened in the past. It’s hard to live in the moment, but if you do, you’ll have great memories to look back on… like the life of Sonny.

So, live for the now, even though life may be tart.

I always liked the saying,

“Everything will be alright in the end. And if it’s not alright, then its not the end.”


Much love,






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