Category Archives: Dog Health

Thank You For Caring

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

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Hope Is At Peace

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.

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One Day At A Time

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

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We Are Losing

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.

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The Dachshund Diva

Our little diva tried to wield her power the other day. Windy has the determination of a terrier. I needed to leave one morning, and she didn’t care. I called for her all over the house and backyard. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Waiting And Wondering

Not knowing what is to come requires a person to be patient. Hope had an infusion of a chemotherapy drug Aug. 25 and started a pill to work with the infusion Aug. 27. We are waiting. The lymph nodes under … Continue reading

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My Treat Is MY Treat

Hope is getting chemotherapy now. I am enjoying a chai and Starbucks Wi-Fi. Hope’s lymph nodes under her chin are slightly raised, but her nodes in her anal area are “really good” the veterinarian said.  Hope is not in complete … Continue reading

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