I am going to spare details. I will probably re-live the moment Fannie passed, and how she died many, many more times throughout my life. The images, unfortunately stained in my brain. I just hope it isn't the same for Brock. I instead, would like to write about and remember all the moments prior to her tragic end, at the hand of a passing vehicle on our street.
Yes, Fannie destroyed more children's toys, clothing, and accessories than I care to recollect, but we have an over abundance of all that stuff, anyway, perhaps she was doing us a favor. She grazed the table top, as her head easily reached above it, and enjoyed many treats straight from the trash can. She thought that the furniture was placed for her personal use, especially the green striped chair in the living room. She would relax, with her hunches in the chair and just watch the animals, people, and cars go by our house. She didn't bark, just sweetly, serenely observed. Despite her many, many puppy-like and often aggravating habits, her demeanor was indescribably perfect. I loved her. I laughed at her long, gangly legged-attempts to run up the stairs that often ended in her slipping back down, due to a severe lack of coordination.
I watched her attempt to sit in, not only my lap, Matt's lap, Curtis' or Brock's lap, but also nearly every other visitor who gave her even an iota of attention. That huge dog, thought she was being sly. She would lay her head in your lap, then raise a paw up to the lap, then the other paw...all while her head remain in the same position. As if we didn't notice the slow addition to all the rest of her appendages and body. Just silly, plain silly. Which is why she fit in so well with our motley crew. I often get complimented on how "happy" we always look. And Fannie was no exception. Her jovial, playful, flippant attitude is what got her into trouble in the end.
She may not have been around for too long, but she will be missed as though we had her forever. We loved you, and love you still, Fannie May. And Brock hopes you are having fun in heaven with Tali, digging holes in the dirt, eating trash, drinking from the toilet, chewing up burp clothes...