This photo is from 2008. A very rough time for me: lost my job, fiance, and was about to lose my house. Also a very rough time in general, as the economy was in freefall. Pudge used to sit on my lap while I was at the computer – and I'm still not sure how I managed to capture this photo – but I was looking for jobs with him sitting with me and he looked up with those sweet black eyes and his funny little tongue sticking out, just telling me how much he loved me.
He absolutely changed everything in my life. I loved him instantly and completely, and I know he felt the same. He was always my sunshine, and I'll miss his sweetness and happiness and love forever.