Sunday, June 30, 2013

Our Friends

These are hard times in Blogville for some of our friends.
Anyone who has ever loved a dog knows that their lives are much too short. Better nutrition and advances in veterinary medicine have helped extend the life expectancies of our fur kids, but our time together is still too short. And way too often we discover that they are dealing with terrible illnesses that will rob us of even those few years we had hoped for.

This week we have our paws and fingers and toes crossed for some of our friends who are fighting terrible illness. Little Mr Pip, that sweet little guy who is always there when anyone else needs help, now needs it himself. The little guy with the big heart is fighting heart disease.
Benny is now dealing with liver cancer. The little guy who loves to model the latest fashions for all of Blogville has turned his attention to sharing his remaining time with his family, especially his sister Lilly.
This week we learned that our dear friend Thunder is suffering from cancer and is having a very hard time. Thunder is a young dog and it's hard to accept that he's so very sick.
We know how awful it is to accept these sorts of illnesses in our dogs. Last year our family had to accept the loss of three pack members and one was only six years old. We all do our very best, but some things are simply out of our control.

When we were going thru the bad times, visits from our blogging friends helped so very much. Knowing that we weren't alone in our fear and grief was what kept us going at times. If you can spare some time this week to visit and leave messages for these families, I know it would be appreciated.

Let's not forget that there are also families that are dealing with illness on an ongoing basis. These families are also feeling the daily stress and worry that their dogs are ill. A few of our friends that are coping are here.

Zeus and Lola


Jed and Abby


Ernie


Wrigs


If you can stop by and wish them well, you'll be helping more than you can imagine.

17 comments:

Sweepy said...

Woof, I thought I was the only one dealing with senior pains. But I am sending haling lights to all. Have a good weekend...

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Thank you, Sue - it does help to find so many of our dear friends thinking of us at this time. We have not heard anything new about Pip, we hope things have not gotten worse for our dear little pal.

Thunder is having a very quiet day and enjoying his family.

Woos - the OP Pack

Jo's World said...

Perfect post, Sue, and written like only you can do. Thank you!

Stella, Jo and Zkhat

Susie and Sidebite said...

We been getting to as many as we can, yep it's a hard thing and we miss those who have been our fur pals. Our POTP has been in overtime lately and will stay that way for our pals!

The Mad Scots

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We are just broken hearted about all our little buddies suffering like this. We'll try to get to all their blogs too. So sad.
XX-
BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Kerry said...

You are a kind person Sue. I will be sure to visit some of these folks.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Everbuddy, that was a lovely post. We have many friends in our hearts at this time. Blogville is a wonderful loving community and this post shows how we love and support each other. Take care. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory (and Carol)

Mitch and Molly said...

We hate it when our friends hurt. We're off to visit!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

rottrover said...

You are so right, Sue.

scotsmad said...

Some mornings the posts are just filled with sad news....friends who are facing huge problems. It always makes us sad, and appreciative that we aren't personally facing those problems at the moment.

We know it comes to us all, but it helps when Blogville sends its support.

Thank you for the post.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Two French Bulldogs said...

We are sending all our hugs and keeping our paws crossed for our friends. Thank you for thinking of me
Benny & Lily

Ruby said...

Oh, it's been a tough time in Blogville lately. Butts all the loves and hugs and POTP has helped, I'm sure! We gotta keep the good thoughts and healin' vibes goin' to our furends.
{{{{hugs}}}}
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Nichole Burke said...

Sending out lots of crossed paws and good vibes to all. We truly believe that CANCER SUCKS... as does any other illness that hurts our furbabies.
Thank you for including my senior citizens... I've been having great anxiety about our upcoming vacation and having to leave them in boarding... yeah, I'm freaking out a little bit... :/

Tammy said...

So very sad. Way too many of our little friends are dying too soon--and it's always too soon when their lives are so short anyway. Ashley's brother Alex just passed last week, from liver cancer and they are only 7. My prayers go out for all the sick ones and their families.

Tammy

Marjie said...

We never forget the pain of our losses. I am thankful that Thor was never really sick, just old and a little slower than he had been. My heart aches for all of those who are suffering, and especially their families.

SissySees said...

So sadly, our oldest JRT friend had to cross the bridge last night too. I couldn't bring myself to post... maybe tomorrow. It's been a rough time for fur-friends.

Life with Wrigs said...

Sue, it is so kind of you to dedicate a post to all our furry friends who are dealing with ill health. Thank you for including my dear Wrigs--though our challenges seem relatively small in comparison to some. It really does help to know there is a community of like-minded folks out there rooting for us.

Susan and Wrigs