VANILLABEAN-In Loving Memory
- Nicknames: Vanillababybean, Nilly, Nilla, Nillabean
- Date Of Birth: 01/29/2002
- Date Of Loss: 03/22/2013
- Breed: Maltese
- Home Town: Hollywood/FL
Dog Mom: Sharon Athanasiou
An Angel PawPrint On Sharon's Heart
How I Became VANILLABEAN’s Dog Mom:
First time I met him, I held him and he wrapped his little body around my neck, as if to hug me. Vanillabean was calm and confident. I couldn't stop thinking about him! So...he was mine.
VANILLABEAN’s Favorite Toys:
Vanillabean loved his edible extra small Nylabones, but he was not much of a toy guy.
VANILLABEAN’s Favorite Places To Visit:
Vanillabean loved to be anywhere his people were! We had a special custom made carry-bag for him. He absolutely adored going to our favorite park. It was not a dog park, just a regular park with two beautiful lakes. About halfway through our walk in the park, my husband would sit on a bench. Vanillabean went to him and waited to be picked up and carried for a little while. Just like the prince that he was! It was a daily occurrence and was absolutely precious.
My Special Connection With VANILLABEAN:
Vanillabean had his own little bed in our bedroom. But almost every night, in the middle of the night, I would hear scratching on the bed. It was him, wanting to be picked up and placed into our bed. We always obliged! We adored Vanillabean so very much.
Saying Good Bye To VANILLABEAN:
We lost Vanillabean tragically due to veterinary negligence. We have still not healed from this loss, and probably never will be. I got to sing to him as he was slowly fading. I only hope he knew we were there. That is my wish.
To VANILLABEAN Across The Rainbow Bridge:
Vanillabean, I hope you know that I did not plan on losing you. And that I tried my best to save you. I hope you didn't feel too much pain, although I saw there was definitely some suffering, which I will never forgive or forget. Not ever. I still cry about you regularly and wish that I could turn back time and make different decisions.
Losing you was, without a doubt, the most horrific thing to happen to me. But I know you would want me to focus on the fun and happy times, and I try to do that as often as possible. You were so very loved. I miss you more than I could ever express.