I put down a beloved family member, but I could have put the center of my universe too. Even Odessa, who I have not had two months yet, has wormed her way into this status. She stands or sits on her cot next to me, as I sit looking into the whelping box with my arm around her.
They are like my children, my friends, my subjects, and my customers all wrapped into one. They have personalities, and needs, and I love to make them happy. Watching Milla put Micheal Jordon to shame, or seeing Odessa sneak all Cupcake's toys and take them outside, or seeing Joy playing with Dolly, or giving Tori a scritch as she jumps up asking for her neck to be scratched, or watching Babsy hog all my pillows.
It is the closest we as mortals can come to unconditional love in this world.
Bear Cub, Hepsi-Pepsi
Cujo2, Karma Chameleon
Ramona the Pest, Kojak -- who loves you baby?
Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.