Visiting Sushi

Last weekend Sushi was at my parents house, so we made a trip there.

I finally got to meet Sushi again after more than a year. He is now living with my mom’s cousin because he can’t stay in my condo, and my parents are not at home most of the time.

As I stepped in the door, I could see he wasn’t as active as before. Sushi will be seven years old in a few months time so I guess this is a sign of his maturity and aging.

Previously he would be jumping up to greet me, and will be running around in excitement. Now, he just wags his tail going round in circles smelling everything.

Sushi the Shih Tzu

The first thing I did was to kneel down and pet him, and he kept smelling me.

Rachel was so excited she keep shouting his name through the evening, “Sushi! Sushi! Sushi!”

She was so curious but afraid at the same time.

My father carried Daryl and he was much braver. He just looked at Sushi and kept smiling, wanting to touch Sushi.

The funny thing is, Sushi is much more obedient than my kids.

Sushi the Shih Tzu

Physically he looks the same but I could see he has grown older, more stable.

He no longer followed me around, maybe I am not his master any more but just someone in his past.

One habit he still has, is to sit at the feet of anyone who sat down at the dining table. I was eating some desserts when he came over and gave me this familiar look.

Sushi the Shih Tzu

“Give me a biscuit please”

After I ignored him a while, he resumed lying down on the floor but kept an eye on me, in case I changed my mind.

Sushi the Shih Tzu

It was nice to see him again, it was the same feeling you get when you see an old friend.

Always at the back of my mind, there was this regret and sadness that he could no longer be with me.

I feel so sad to remember how, after I got married and moved out of my parents home, he kept waiting in the front door for me to come home every evening.

We’ve had so many wonderful memories together, I hope he still remembers me in his doggy dreams.

Now he has a new home with more people to pamper and play with him, so I know he is in a good place.

I miss him so much.

Happy Birthday Sushi

Happy Birthday Sushi!

Today you are five years old. It seems like yesterday when you came into my life.

I remember meeting you for the first time at the pet store. You were a curious bundle of fur eager to come smell our feet and explore any corner you could find.

I remember taking you home and watching this bundle of fur slowly exploring the house, smelling anything you could reach.

Do you remember how you loved hiding under the sofa? It became your cave for a while until we built you a temporary cave using some cushions.

I still feel the joy of having you follow me around the house, and how happy you made our family. For the first time in many years, we actually spent more time together and laughed together.

I feel so bad each day, that I am no longer living with you. My heart breaks when I picture you waiting at the door each evening for me. Good boy.

Ko ko will buy a special treat for you the next time I visit ok?

P/S: Your niece Rachel sends hugs and kisses. She says, “I want to play with your tail again Sushi suk suk”

Joyful Reunion

I was having some sad dreams about my dog, and I realized that I needed to meet him.

Last night I went home to have dinner with my parents, and also to visit Sushi my lonely Shih Tzu.

The first thing he did was to go and get his toy fish to play with me.

Meow meow… I mean… woof woof!

You can hear the squeek squeek squeeks of joy. He kept chewing the toy out of excitement.

Don’t try to snatch my toy from me… I’m watching you mister!

Not so successful close-up, because he refuses to sit still.

Sushi looking at baby Rachel. He was really excited to see her and wanted to go near and check her out, but we kept him away. I continued to sayang and love Sushi so he won’t feel jealous.

Thanks for a wonderful night, everybody! Thanks to daddy, mummy, Lydia, Poey Chin, Rachel and of course Sushi!