“Bailey is still causing trouble” My little alien’s sign

The Roses and Thorns of Life

I had been waiting……..at 1:20 last night, it came.    The loud crash…..Landon barking his head off ……..

My living room wall clock fell…….the nail still in the wall, slanting downward.   On the tumble down, it broke all but one of my hummingbird figurine collection……..

The only one left untouched…….a music box………

The music box plays……..Que Sera, Que Sera,

                                                Whatever will be , will be

                                                The future’s not ours to see

                                                Que sera, sera……….

I love…

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“Coming to Terms with the Monster”

The Roses and Thorns of Life

Many of you reading this know I lost another dog to canine cancer on Friday.   This was an insidious monster, it is thought of as this by vets because it is a silent killer   It lurks without warnings, waiting for the moment of attack, when the tumor bursts and bleeds out into the dog’s system, causing catastrophic loss of blood.

it happened to my Bailey.   Bailey had gone blind with glaucoma a few weeks earlier, but was adjusting beautifully.    He seemed happy again, and we looked forward to many more years together,  Then, suddenly, Bailey collapsed.

The vet took x-rays, ultrasound………a massive tumor of the spleen…an area so rich in blood vessels, it was the perfect nourishing ground………it had spread to his liver and his kidneys had begun to go into failure.   The only thing to do was a decision with no time to ponder……..in…

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