My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.
This had to be the most difficult My Favorite.. I had to write so far. Not because I don’t have any good childhood memories, but more because I really don’t have a good memory and don’t remember much. Some people say I have a selective memory, and maybe that’s true, but I had to think a while before I thought of My Favorite.. childhood memory. But after thinking about it I can say one thing for sure.. My favorite childhood memory is Wesley!
|Wesley in my grandfather's garden!|
I remember the day we got to pick him up. He was so small and soft and I was in complete awe. I remember that day because that dog played a big part in my childhood, and I still miss him to this day. He was such a special dog. He was sweet, kind, and most days he seemed to think he was a ‘real’ boy.
What I remember most about Wesley, was that he was always there. My parents got divorced when I was ten years old, and it was a really hard time for me and I felt very alone and sad. Since I was an only child I never had any siblings I could share these things with. But I used to come home after being away for the weekend and Wesley always came running. He seemed to be able to feel when I was sad and he always kept trying to hug me until I couldn’t do anything else but smile. Yes, hug! He tried to put one paw on each shoulder every time. LOL! I told you he thought he was a real boy! ;)
When I was sixteen years old we had to put him to sleep because he had cancer and could barely breath. I hold him the entire time until he took his last breath. I think I cried for weeks and I can still cry thinking about it now. Boy.. I miss that dog. But he definitely was and is my favorite childhood memory!
What is your favorite childhood memory?