My name is Chris!
Ever since I was a young boy, my dog, Sushi (shes a soft-hearted Shih Tzu with a very wet nose), has never left my side. Whenever I came home from school, she would be waiting for me at the doorstep with her tail wagging around. Whenever I ate a meal, she would be stationed below the table, staring intently for any incoming scraps (often finding none).
She has stayed with my loyally for over 6 years. After I went in to the SAF (Singapore Armed Forces), I had to spend less and less time with Sushi. And age was slowly catching up to her. On day, while I was stuck in camp for the week, my mother urgently messaged the family chat that Sushi was feeling weak and was lying motionless on her bed, panting for breath. She rushed Sushi to the vet. I remember sitting on my bunk bed pretty motionless, waiting for mum to tell us she was just ill. Ill never forget what my mother sent next - just a still of Sushi lying motionless, lifeless on a bed.
I never knew how Sushi would look without a life in a body, but it was a pretty devastating blow. Every moment i spent with her just flashed through my head - taking her out for countless walks, playing fetch even though she never brought it back to me; sometimes I just wish I could see her waiting for me at the door once again after a tiring week in the army.
Im not asking for any huge amount, even a simple dollar would suffice, but i'd love to be able to give Sushi the proper cremation that she deserves (it costs 240). She meant so much more to me than just a pet - she was my friend, and my bouncing ball of light in a lot of dark times.