“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”
― Milan Kundera
Currently Wendy’s life/health is in the balance. Her bloodwork shows the anemia unfortunately is returning. We have another followup Friday, and am praying her counts remain steady. If not, then I will love that little dog as much as I can with the time she has left.
Having to give her all these pills is a daunting task. Never did I once think….imagine I would be caring for a critically ill dog who still has more than half a lifespan to go. She’s only 4 years old. She turned 4 in January.
Unless you’re a dog owner, there is no way to describe the hurt I am feeling. Dogs are the most loyal of all companions…they teach you how to live:
A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.”
― John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog