Dog Lover

I am a Husky/Wolf lover. I’ve always had a thing for them since I was little. I’m not afraid to admit I have four or five Husky stuffed animals, this just ended up being the closest to me. Not like, my favorite but reachable. I love all of them the same. This one is the softest of all of them. I have two beanie baby Huskies and weird part is I got them at the same place, just different years.

My first was medium size stuffed animal. Our first time going up to Shriner’s and actually staying up there for more than a day was the day where I saw my first Husky toy. At Shriner’s there’s a place with offices on your way down to the elevators. They had a line of stuffed animals on the floor by the window. The second one was the Husky dog toy. I was happy but sad because I wasn’t allowed to have it.

After awhile at Shriner’s, my mom or dad told one of my favorite day nurses I had a thing for Huskies. She brought in a picture of her Husky, she let me keep the picture and we taped it on my foot pedal so I could always see it. I have that picture somewhere, no telling where it is though. I think around September or October I got a very interesting surprise from this nurse. Remember that stuffed animal I wasn’t allowed to have, well I told her about it and the next thing I knew it was mine. That’s one way to become a favorite.

A few years ago, probably either after or before I had my surgeries my family became babysitters almost. My dad’s friend had a husky mix and a wolf and they had pups. Dad’s friend said the female wouldn’t let them feed or something like that. So we ended up having close to maybe 12 or 16 pups in our kitchen. My sister and I were in LOVE with these little things. We all had favorites and we didn’t want to give them back to be sold. But we had to. A year later, dad’s friend came back to the house. Brought one of the grown up pups to the house. Emily and I had fun playing with such a big dog. Even though we were used to big dogs for some odd reason this one stumbed us.

After we moved into the house we live at now. Dad’s friend came over with a surprise for us. A puppy. I don’t really remember where Emily was but I had the puppy and he just loved me and I loved him back. Even after he peed on my bed. I still loved him. I didn’t want this one to leave at all. He had already fallen asleep on me twice and I just fell in love with it. Dad’s friend was just about to leave and I knew dad wasn’t ready for another dog yet. I bawled my eyes out and wasn’t happy about giving the puppy back because when I started crying it was like it didn’t want to leave either. He put his cute little head on my neck and rested it there. Then when somebody lifted him up he gave me a kiss. I still want that puppy even though I know it’s probably a giant now.

That One Nurse.

Recently I’ve been eating Rice Krispie Treats, and this morning my dad gave me one of the regalur and a chocolate one. The original is always better, but I can’t turn down chocolate in the morning. Today felt like I was back at Shriner’s waking up early to get to the PlayStation before all the boys got to it first. That’s how clever I was when I was younger.

Anyways, when I was just starting to get up early to do this. I would get up around 6 or 7am. Sometimes even 5am. It depended on how many hours of sleep I got the night before. I had to be very sneaky and so did the nurses because I wanted to play Mario Brothers. Around 7am the cafetria ladies would come up from the first floor to deliver to our rooms. I was really over having eggs and cheese in the morning. I don’t hardly eat eggs now. I didn’t even want fruit cocktail in the mornings.

Well one morning, one of the nurses was talking to me about how she eats Rice Krispie Treats before she comes into work to get some more energy. I don’t normally eat marshmallows. I don’t even like Rocky Road ice cream because I know there’s marshmallows in it. Something about a Rice Krispie Treat in the morning made me think, “Meghan, it has desert treat. Go for it.” I did. Haven’t regretted it yet. It’s been 9 years since I’ve been at Shriner’s having a surgery. Went to my checkup that has been in the progress for 7 years. It’s been a week since we went up there and I still find little things that keep reminding me of those crazy days there. I miss it sometimes, but at least I have memories.