Thursday, November 28, 2013

My Reason - a walk down memory lane

This is Jazz, Reason's mother. She and I had a long night back in 1996. I got settled on the couch in the living room so I could keep a close eye on her as she was starting to go into labour. As you can well imagine, I was so excited that I got to whelp out her litter by myself. My Mom, Heather Logan, had to leave for a conference. She certainly got a much better night's sleep than I did! I know that the office manager, Tracy, of the vet clinic I worked at doesn't remember May 11 as one that was extraordinary but it was for me.

It wasn't until about five in the morning that I climbed into the whelping box with her to have a talk. I really needed her to start having pups. Well, as I settled down beside her, she leaned against me and started to push. It was a long day but what a beautiful litter of puppies.

You have no idea how hard I had to work to get Reason. My Mom thoroughly put me through the hoops to make sure I wanted her for the right reasons. That is actually how she got named. I was telling one of my coworkers all the reasons I told Mom why I wanted a pup from this litter. Tonya smiled and said that was the puppy's name, Reason.

This is the first time she got up on the bed by herself. I had been in the kitchen and when I couldn't hear anything, I went looking. She didn't move when she saw me. It was like, if she didn't move, I wouldn't see her. So adorable! The three of us had a blast in that apartment.

Reason absolutely adored Magic (who was her aunt). I have so many pictures of her laying, sitting, playing, sleeping in the same way that Magic would. At times, it looked like Magic simply had a smaller shadow.

I have this picture on my wall. Magic was so patient with this little monkey.

Reason sure made Magic feel like a pup. The stuff they would get into in my bedroom at vet school was incredible. I'm just going to let you imagine the picture I have of them laying in the remains of two toys that had been stuffed and a newspaper that I had been planning on reading. All I could do was giggle at how happy they were.

Magic (right) and Reason loved to pose for the camera. So proud of my baby girls.

Her loss has left a huge hole in my heart. Not only was she an amazing dog, she was also the last dog from my mother's breeding program. My sister and I will never forget being woken up in the middle of the night when we were kids by the smell of a puppy being held by my Mom.

I will miss her but I know she is waiting at Rainbow Bridge with Magic and my other babies. I also like to think of them as greeting all of my patients, making them feel more comfortable.

4 comments:

  1. Beautifully said. {{{hugs}}}
    Melissa

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  2. cloverfieldbehaviour@gmail.comNovember 29, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    She was your "reason" for where you are today.
    Proud Mama:)

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  3. Those are the cutest puppies ever! Thank you for sharing your sweet story.
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