On January 5th, my dog Reyna passed away. Now, I want to write this blog post about Reyna, since talking about something that is bothering you is a healthy way of coping. If you have seen my post about Reyna, you would know that my family and I got her when she was 5. I was so happy to get Reyna. When we got Reyna, my family and I were used to having only four people in the house. But now, we have a 5th person. Reyna, was a funny dog and Reyna actually means queen in Spanish. Reyna had some other health issues before she passed away. When we had Reyna for only 6 months, she started to pee blood. When we took her to the vet, they said that she had bladder stones, and that was very sad. Reyna had to get surgery and thankfully, everything went well. However, when I was starting middle school, Reyna had two bumps in her chest and also had to get surgery for that. And none of them weren’t serious. But soon, Reyna’s time came. Reyna was the best dog ever and she had been through so much with her previous owners, as well as going through surgery twice. It was hard to see Reyna, when she was at her worst. When she passed, I broke down right there. Reyna has always been an amazing dog, and still is the best dog. She was a sassy, happy, loving and caring dog. Without her, the house feels empty. But I know that she will be connected with us someway. She was the first dog I ever had, and she had bought my family together.
Something that you guys should know about me is that I am a big dog lover. If you tell me that you have a dog, I would turn into a kid who was given all the candy in the world, I would be so happy. I have always wanted a dog ever since I was 4, and I wasn’t the only one. My sister also really wanted a dog and we kept on pleading to our parents to get us a dog. My sister and I were really determined that we would get a dog. And because of our constant pleading, our parents got us fish. Soon the fish passed away and my pleading continued. My sister was staying out of the pleading but we both still wanted a dog. There were times where we would look at dog breeds and see which ones we would want. We each wanted to find a breed that we all loved, and my sister wanted a greyhound, and my mom wanted a german shepherd. I didn’t care which breed of dog it was, I just wanted a dog right now!
There would be times where I would think we were getting a dog but then we wouldn’t. This one time, my grandma was staying over at my house and my dad found a german shepherd puppy and said that we might get that puppy. Of course, my sister and I were over the moon when we heard that, but my grandma at the time didn’t like small dogs or puppies so she was freaked out, so we ended up not getting the puppy but it was ok. We would also go to shelters and look at all the dogs and I would tell all my friends that I might be getting a dog. Then, it happened, on May 29th 2016, my family decided to adopt a furry friend to be part of the family. We went to the shelter and looked at all of the dogs, we found a dog who was 5 years old and is a mix of cocker spaniel and golden retriever.
My family and I fell in love with her and we decided to adopt her. When we adopted her, she was super happy and very excited. Our dog’s name was already picked so we kept her name that way which is “Reyna”. She is a rescue dog and she is now 11 years old in human years and she is living happily with us and she is living the luxury. I swear, dogs get to live like they are rich.