Cupcake is now my Old Friend
by Kim Marlowe
My Old Friend, Cupcake is 17 years old. She came to me when she was 4 weeks old.
Cupcake was the Runt of a litter and Momma didn't want her. All her siblings ganged up on her and kept from eating.
That is when I took her. My older dog accepted her and mothered her for her first year. I took care of all the feeding of course.
Cupcake helped me raise 3 children who are all grown and gone now. She was our companion, friend, comforter and even tho she would kiss a stranger to death she saw herself as our protector too.
Today, her and I keep each other company. Cupcake is Blind, Deaf, and has Arthritis in her hips. She is also incontinent. Her Vet says she is in great health for her age.
She loves to eat my homemade junk free dog food, and loves to mow the lawn, shovel snow, and go for rides in her ATV. She has her own cradle on each one.
BUT... some days I just look at her with Awe and wonder how much longer it will be.
Because I realize that the ultimate decision will have to come from me!
I LOVE YOU CUPCAKE! My OLD FRIEND.