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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Paw Prayers Crossed
I've come to rely heavily on our dogs for so much in my life, I can not imagine being without them or having to make heartwrenching decision about their health and well-being.
I had a terrible day. A program I volunteer for seems to keep putting a monkey wrench in itself. It can be very disturbing at times because I don't really feel like I'm really able to help the person I am there for. Being a volunteer, I have very little say so and even though my vote might be heard, it would do little. I couldn't wait to get home to the dogs. I spent all afternoon and most of the evening with them. I was grateful for their love and attention and the dependability that they were there.
I read two different blogs and my heart stopped. Rolling and Romping in the Rockies, K is having her toe amputated tomorrow due to cancer or infection and Grey Hares on My Sofa had to let go of her beloved Greyhound Dixie. I don't know how we do it as dog lovers. Loving our dogs to pieces and then having to let them go or make decisions that affect their lives. Neither of these dog lovers had easy decision to make and I can only imagine the range of feelings associated with making these choices.
If you haven't already, please stop by both of these blogs and give them your warm thoughts. Dog lovers are a rare breed. and because of this wonderful love we share, we are empathize with other owners and understand their pain. We've all had to make difficult choices with our pets and know far too well, they are not just animals. Our pets are our friends, our confidants, and are full of unconditional love. We understand how our pets become a part of you and you them and how we always want to do what is right for our best friends.
For K and her family and Dixie's family we would like to give a warm hug and Paws of Prayer for them.
We are thinking of you.