Schnapps by Denise, Lew, Kerri and Britt / Your Mommy

Schnapps, Our little Naaper Dude,

Even though it has been 10 months since we lost you the pain is still there. It has taken me this long to be able to write about you and the love you gave us unconditionally. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you and miss you.

I remember you chasing the pool sweep and waiting very quietly to ambush it as it came around by you, and also when you would fly out your little dog door to chase the birds you heard in the yard. Every day when I come home I expect to see you up on the stairs waiting with your blanket wrapped around you to greet me. I miss your little snoring sounds at night as you slept by our bed. I could go on and on because you had such a great personality and everyone who met you loved you. You were a fighter to the end but you were not able to beat the cancer that took your life.

I will never forget you and neither will Kerri, Britt or your dad. Someday I will be able to look at the memory book that Kerri made for me with all your pictures and beautiful poems, but not yet. Wait for me by the Rainbow Bridge, I will be there to see you and love you again some day.


Missing you forever,
15, July 2002
Denise, Lew, Kerri and Britt