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Monthly Archives: September 2011
The air is cooler. Leaves are starting to fall. And we are working on finding what normal is. I picked up Hope’s ashes yesterday. When the assistant at the funeral home pulled out the cremation certificate, the card with the … Continue reading
Dog people are so special. The comments, emails, Tweets and cards of support have meant a great deal. Knowing people care helps helps us to deal with our grief. A friend sent to me the following observation. Its author is … Continue reading
The calendar showed flea treatment was due. I had to treat only two dogs. It is times like these we feel Hope’s absence. Looking at the ottoman she liked to snooze on or feeling that empty spot on the bed … Continue reading
We sent Hope to play on the Rainbow Bridge this morning. Jake, my husband and I helped her cross over. Even though it was the right thing to do, we are devastated. She didn’t suffer.
We kept the vulture at bay for another day. Hope’s oncology veterinarian said, “ Her cancer is much more advanced.” We knew that. But how much more? We didn’t want to lose her too soon. An ultrasound revealed a colon … Continue reading
Hope is at the oncology vet now getting assessed. How much cancer? Where exactly is it? Can we keep her comfortable? The cancer vulture is circling, and I can’t shoot it out of the sky.