Category Archives: Reflections

A Cancer Diagnosis Changes You Forever


Over the years I’ve heard friends talk about life after their dog’s cancer diagnosis and comparing it to living with a post-traumatic stress disorder of sorts. And I can’t disagree. Once you are blindsided by cancer, especially one of the … Continue reading

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Dear Georgia, It’s Been 5 Long Years


Dear Georgia, Hi Peanut. My little Sunshine Sprout. It’s me, Puppy Mom. I’ve missed you so much. After hearing so often from others that it might help if I wrote a letter to you, I decided that it’s finally time. … Continue reading

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Finding Your Way Home: Lola’s Story


“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~ Gandhi. This post is inspired by a sweet little English Bulldog named Lola.  But it’s really about finding your way … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Abby


I don’t normally post tributes to every dog that I meet who has lost their battle to cancer.  Maybe I should, but I don’t want to give the impression that cancer is a hopeless situation.  Sometimes it sure feels like … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Out On Life’s Little Wonders


[Post Update:  The real inspiration behind this post was a wonderful dog named Tyler, who happened to belong to Rob and Marisol Thomas.  Tyler was a beloved family member to Rob and Mari, and this past summer, he was diagnosed with … Continue reading

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What Cancer Cannot Do


Sometimes after a cancer diagnosis, that’s all we think about, and all we see in our companion’s furry face.  We can only focus on what cancer may take away from us… and the hurt and pain it causes.  So, here is a … Continue reading

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Dealing with Premature Grief


One of the most common pieces of advice that I give to people that I meet whose dogs have been diagnosed with cancer is to “live in the moment,” just as our dogs do.  I think it’s how they manage … Continue reading

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