She stands by the table edge knowing she will be parting a friendship of love
She stands steady and understands the reason this moment must come to an end
She stands by a body deep asleep, senseless to the surrounding in which it waits.
She understands how hard it is for others during this time that are near
the stillness within a room, sheathing the awaited end of breath of a friendship.
Emotion awaits for its moment, since concentration of angels keeps it a-bay.
The seconds seems like minutes, yet nothing like the hours of prayers
of mercy please forgive me for what I must do, of letting go a friendship so
willing, so true. Be no more suffering of pain this cancerous-killing bone dis – ease.
Spoken words carefully whispered. Voicelessness response felt through whisper-less air
as her limp body was covered than cuddle close as a doll in folded arms.
Held close against a bosom the lifeless body arrived, to a bed once slept in,
now becomes forever that peaceful place of ageless sleep..
Her hair was white, eye dark with sparkles
She was a friend, a companion, my emotional support
Her smiles was such a fashion,
Bright and playful nearly ninety-nine percent of the time she was.
People’s heart and sharing thought came from a far,
A giving only once sent, a sincere in a gifted card.
This special thought of love touch my heart will never be forgotten my new friends.
For all is touched in a way of just the knowing and understanding we will find our-self meeting this moment again.
Incidence of cancer in dogs I had been told is on the rise. I was shock when our veterinarian shared this information with me. That still didn’t remove the weight of questions, why and what caused the cancer.
During the year while studying, reading, and asked questions, I learn and finally understood cancer still can develop, when providing good care and giving them the best foods to help them stay healthy.
I’ve met so many people that have their own story with the same ending as mine and most of us agreed we would face it again, because the enjoyment and love a pet can share so openly.
Learning hands on information from others became important, the do’s and don’t of what work. The importance of Read, Read, Read, there is so many different views.
And most important, Find a vet you trust, its okay to talk to more than one, if needed. Find a vet that cares about you and your pet, someone that will give you that five more minutes of real concern of what to do or where to go for more information as far as home and travel and diet.
Allow your pet to sleep in a dark room, give them plenty of hugs. Happy dog, happy kitty. Trick your pet into drinking more water.
Also Here are a few books I refer-ed back to many times
The natural vets guide to preventing and treating cancer in dogs: DVM Shawn Messonnier. (New Science)
Help your dog fight cancer: Empowerment for dog owners: Laurie Kaplan, Alice Villialobos
And a book that is my old favorite, I hope still in print, Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook: Debra M. Eldredge, DVM, Liisa D. Carlson, DVM, Delbert G. Carlson, DVM, James M. Giffin, MD
One last note if you do a lot of traveling as I did with Missy, a doggy stroller really came in handy for shopping and visiting elders at there home. She was always ready for another ride…