Life Can Turn On A Dime!
I haven't posted for a while. And, wow! Have things ever change quickly! I've gone from a busy, active, involved, working individual to the full time caregiver of a convalescing, canine, cancer surviving dog! But, it's all good. Quite a few adjustments have had to take place over the past two months but I have survived, as well. In spite of the rapid decision to undergo colorectal surgery for him, followed by unexpected complications, sleepless nights, and wild rides to local area emergency veterinary hospitals, my little pup is still with us! Thank God for that!
Pups Give Good Perspective
My little guy is doing well. As mentioned, he's been through a lot but he's happy and he is beginning to regain his energy. Even though it has only been 5 weeks, his surgeon says he can jump back up on the furniture, run, play, and do whatever he is beginning to feel like doing - and he is feeling like doing it all!
This Little Dog Was Abandon.
Eight years ago, I found him wandering the neighborhood. At the time, I thought, "How cruel is someone who would abandon such a lovable, helpless creature?" Since then, I have wondered if his abandoner might have suspected or known about the slow-growing adenocarcinoma he had. Maybe they had no money to help him and hoped releasing him into a neighborhood of homes would give him a chance to find someone who could afford care for him. Is it possible they released him out of a heartbreaking, unimaginable love? With so much evil in this world, it comforts me to think this might be the case.
Such a Delightful Little Dog!
This little fellow has had symptoms of “something” for years and it has taken a long time for doctors, examinations, tests, 2nd/3rd/4th/etc. opinions, research, and finally a colonoscopy to identify the cancer. It was discovered about a year and a half ago. I didn't get a good prognosis in California but I found a surgeon in Scottsdale who was confident she could remove the tumor without leaving him incontinent. He ended up losing about eight inches of his colon so it was quite a serious surgery and he is not yet completely out of the woods.
Once Upon A Cold Winter's Day
One day when it was cold and rainy, I drove into my garage, stepped out of the car, and there was this precious pup staring up at me, pleading with his big brown eyes to give him a home. Evidently, he followed the car as I pulled in and then daringly approached the door, just as I exited.
Who's Your Owner?
It took me a few days to scour for an owner but the chip in him indicated that he was abandon. His fur was long, dirty, and matted so I took him to get cleaned up. When I brought him home, the neighbors told me he had been wandering the blocks for weeks, possibly months. The local kids said he had meandered from house to house looking for a home. He was sheltered on cold nights in people’s garages and many left food/water out for him. The neighborhood children even named him. But, ultimately, it came down to the fact that families already had a dog or two and didn’t think they could take on another one.
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He Found a Home!
Luckily for me, he stole my heart and has been a little canine angel living life with me for these past glorious years. God blessed my little pup. I’m thankful for every moment together and all the joy he brings me. He is a fantastic companion and he is the most humorous little character.
I realize that gratitude doesn’t make difficulties any easier, it just lifts the load for a brief moment and puts God’s love and power in perspective. I pray the Lord will continue to bless us with hope and healing for his recovery. I know God wants us to be happy, no matter our circumstances, and His Plan is for us to create loving relationships that will live on everlastingly. I love my little guy and grateful he will always be a part of my life, now and forever, come what may. This gives me great hope and healing in my own soul.
I Love This Random Post.
I think I used this before because I like it, so here it is again! In addition to whatever personal challenges we may face, we live in uncertain times and face many societal difficulties, too. We continue to see the world spin out of control, so I keep preparing for troublesome days ahead, keep as safe and healthy as possible, and stay focused on the Lord, who will watch over and guide us along His caring path.
Thank you for indulging my heartfelt ordeal of survival. My unpredictable circumstances prohibit a regular routine now but I still try to post on facebook and I keep somewhat regular on telegram. I love you and thank you for your support and readership. As always, I wish you many happy trails of travel in your individual quest for happiness and success. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah; the best is yet to come!