It has been nearly three years since Miss Cruella was taken from me, and memories of her still occupy my mind. From the day I rescued her from homelessness, to our many games of hide and seek. From the peppermint candies she always managed to steal, to the way she protected me from harm. From her warm greetings at the door, to the day I was forced to say goodbye. Miss Cruella was far more than a dog. She was an angel – a beautiful angel that God called back to Heaven far too soon.
Santa, my wish this Christmas season is for one more visit with Cruella. I want to hug her, hold her, and tell her how much she is loved and missed. I want to introduce her to her new siblings, and reunite her with the sister she knew and loved. I want to show her the painting I had made of her, and tell her about the other animals I have been able to help in her memory. Most of all, I want to send her home with enough love to last until we meet again.