|Borrowed from Marni at It's A Pugs Life|
I remember back when I met them like it was yesterday - in fact, it has been 5 years. Their blog was one of the first blogs I read and was an inspiration for me to start blogging back in 2006.
I think partly because I fell in love with his face. That face. It never fails to make me smile, lift my spirits and elicit a loud "Awwwww." My family usually knows when Marni has posted a new picture of Grimmy and his brother. I am very vocal and the kids and Pooldad always want to see the newest view of their world.
Marni and I became fast friends through their Pug's life blog and we have spent many a day talking about our families, our work and our pets. At one point the Skippyfamily even considered adopting a Pug as we were so inspired by Marni and her rescue of Grim. Grim loves Marni like only a dog that has been saved can love his Momma and Marni adores him like no other. It is a beautiful thing.
Marni doesn't post much anymore due to the busyness of life - a family that includes two great kids, her hubby and the pug brothers, plus work and all the other things that go along with that - but she remains on my blogroll because I love her and I am tickled everytime I see a new post from her.
When I saw the title of her most recent post I began crying before I could even click over. I knew. The little guy hadn't been feeling well lately and after taking him to the vet Marni shared the devastating news that he is sick. Very sick. The family has some hard choices in the coming weeks and are doing their best to make Grimmy as comfortable as possible.
I am sure a good amount of us have pets or have had pets. Very special pets - pets like Marni's Grim. We all know what it is to face losing our beloved family members.
If you could, would you please go visit my lovely friend and give her some encouragement. She really could use a lot of love right now.