Thursday, May 19, 2016

Furry Angels

In the years since my diagnosis and this blog, we've had some big changes in our family.  I can't say enough how the furry angels in my house helped me all through treatment.  They were quite concerned about their Mommy, and knew they needed to stay close by.

After my first chemo, my at home nursing staff

We had to say goodbye to the dogs of my boys' childhood, our beloved cattledog lab mix sisters, Hallie and Cassie.

Hallie crossed the Rainbow Bridge first, about three years ago.  We worried about little Miss Muffin being alone knowing her Cassie would sooner than later follow her Sister Hallie.  We kept our hearts open to finding a companion for Muff.

Little Miss Muffin, inherited from my Mom-in-law Ginny Mae

With the help of my friend Sean and a wonderful rescue organization in Napa (Whiskers, Tails & Ferals) this little guy came into our lives on Valentines Day a couple of years ago.

Baby Charlie
Our ol girl Cassie crossed the Rainbow Bridge to be with her Sis this last spring and oh we miss her so,

but this little guy has added so much to our lives, it helps take the sting out of missing Hallie and Cassie.  I can't imagine our day to day without him.

Support your local shelter, here's mine, or rescue organization like

Life is so much better with a dog.  Or two.

Thank you to the dogs of my childhood, and for parents that understood and encouraged the joy and comfort they brought to our lives, as well as fostering our love for all animals.

My brothers and I with our puppy Gretel

Heidi and Gretel, the beloved dogs of my childhood with fairy tale names

Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation, and almost as good for the soul as prayer.  Dean Koontz

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