Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We came across these photos of Hershey in mom's mobile phone when she was trying to download the photos that they took of Chloe onto her laptop (Shane: Yup, we managed to get a few precious photos of my little princess during her too short stay on Earth.. Just that instead of these photos, I wish I was she was still inside me.)

Regrettably, mom did not have many photos taken during the period when she was pregnant, and now she's kicking herself (and dad) hard. The photos below were taken around 1-2 weeks before we lost Chloe, so it'd be when Chloe was around 22-23weeks. These photos will be printed and kept in the 'Chloe Box' (Mom kept all of Lucas's things in a 'Lucas Box', they include things like his scans, mom's medical reports, cards that she'd received after they lost him, receipts from the hospital stay, etc, and so it's only right that Chloe gets her own box too).

In the
photos below (taken on 2 separate occasions (you can tell from the color of mom's top.. the Pink vs the Green.. heeheee...), Hershey was kissing up to mom with her best 'I am such a sweet pup, aren't I' look on her face. She was actually resting her head on mom's belly when mom was lying in the bed watching tv. (Shane: She NEVER used to do it prior to me getting pregnant and I was really surprised when she first did that cos Hershey has always been more attached to Mark than to me, and this rare display of affection was kinda unexpected, I was so amazed that I took even photos of it. (I am pathetic huh....) She then started doing it quite frequently after that.. i.e resting her head on my belly and drifting off to sleep. Sadly, she's stopped doing it ever since I lost Chloe... Well she does come and lie BESIDE me, but never on my belly anymore.. Previously, Mark and I always used to say to Hershey that she is now a 'big sister' to Chloe and is Chloe's guardian angel, so she needs to protect and take care of her 'little sister', therefore I always found it so sweet when Hershey did that. Do you think Hershey knows/ can sense that Chloe is no longer with us and that's why she's stopped 'protecting'??)


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

See Huskee...

She's not the devil dog!

Great job Hershey!

Tank woo fur sharing those pikhs...


pughy said...

I think those photo's are just lovely. Yes I think there is a lot of knowing going on. The photo's show a lot of loving protection.

Hugs GJ xx

Maggie and Mitch said...

What wonderful pictures to have! We're sure Hershey knew! She really is a smart girl despite all the negative things Huskee says about her!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Butchy and Snickers said...

We're positive that Hershey knew. Dogs can sense many many things. It's so nice to have those photos!!
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

Ludo van Doggy said...

Thanks for sharing those sweet piccures of guardian Hershey.

I think she definately knows.
~lickies, Ludo

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What sweet pictures. We know you will treasure them forever..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Abby said...

Hi, Huskee & Hershey...

Please Thank your Mom for sharing those sweet pictures with us...

We are sure Hershey knew...

Lots of love,
Abby & her Mom xxxxxxoooooo

The OP Pack said...

Those are wonderful photos to cherish. We think Hershey was telling his little human sister that he was there to take good care of her mommy.

Hugs, the OP Pack

Asta said...

I think those pictoowes awe pwecious. Hershey looks so lovely. I think wshe knows that little Chloe is now in heaven and doesn't need hew pwotection untill they meet ove the wainbow
smoochie kisses
pee ess.auntie Shane thewe is nothing pathetic about sentiment and love

Lorenza said...

Yes, she knows.
Sure she developed a sense of protection.
Thanks for sharing the pictures.
Kisses and hugs

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Those are very sweet photos indeed! Good job there, Hershey...*grins* Thanks for sharing them with us *big hugs*


Bae Bae said...

Aw.. Hershey is so sweet. I think she really knows she's Chloe's guardian

~ Bae

happy said...

Hershey looks so adorable there! Yup, dog knows best!

Joey said...

Hershey is so sweet. It goes to show dogs are smarter than we think.

Deefor said...

I think Hershey knows. And she is trying to comfort you now. Thank you for sharing these.


Joe Stains said...

They do say pets are extremely perceptive, so I bet she may know.

Boo Casanova said...

omdog! hershey is such an angel for resting her head nicely on the belly.

btw, shane, yes, hershey and dopey do look a lot alike! :D

wet wet licks


Simba and Jazzi said...

Have a great weekend.

Simba and Jazzi xxx

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Huskee, Hershey Mom and Dad -

Mama, Kaci and I are sure that Hershey knew. Mama has said that dogs are sometimes smarter than humans.

The pictures are pawtastic! No, we don't think that you are pathetic at all. Like Asta said and we agree there is nothing pathetic about sentiment and love.

Love -

Hershey, Kaci and Mama

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

How lovely!
Hershey is a good girl, I'm sure she has great keen senses. She must felt baby Chloe moving and heard baby Chloe's heartbeats then!
I bet your eyes heavily leaked when you see baby Chloe's pictures, Auntie Shane and Uncle Mark((((hugs)))) to all of you.
Love y'all

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh yes of course she knew..and we are glad you have those boxes.......and we are glad that you got to take a little rest and holiday..Love and kisses A+A

Teddy said...

Wow, I bet Hershey did know that you were pregnant!! Dogs have amazing senses. She may also know what happened, and is grieving with you in her own way. Huskee too.

Ms. ~K said...

What adorable photos...what would we do w/out our loving animals during difficult times. They provide a sense of silent peace, as no words are necessary.
Good Girl Hershey!
Kit and Crew

Raising Addie said...

Sweet Hershey!!

You were being a good big sister watching over baby Chloe, Hershey! We believe that she totally knew that Chloe was in there and that she was showing you how good of a big sister she was going to be.

It is wonderful that you have these beautiful pictures to remember Chloe. And we know that Hershey will remember too.

Thank you sooo much for sharing these memories with us!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey