Sunday, September 30, 2007

Oscar living with cancer

Oscar with owner, originally uploaded by phaird.

Today was the first day I got to meet Oscar. He's a 3 year old Golden Retriever who is dealing with cancer of the bone. It broke my heart hearing about how such a friendly loving dog will have his life cut short and all the options are so bleak.

Oscar is a lucky dog for having a family that loves him so much though. We talked about Oscar’s options and being they have little advantages, they're doing what they can to keep him healthy and happy. With lots of love and being aware of his pain, Oscar will get to live out his days surrounded by love. That is something we all want.

I've read about a few different dog bloggers who have lost a pet lately. My good friend, Jeremy, lost his dog of 16 years. It could just be the onset of winter or just the cycle of life but meeting Oscar made me hold my dog a little closer today to appreciate each day that we are together.

Oscar’s owner put it well by saying the hardest part of owning a dog is loving them so much. My heart goes out to Oscar and feel blessed that I got to meet him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

November 14th...Oscar's owner here, just wanted to give you an update. Oscar is doing surprisingly well. We don't bring him to the dog park on Sundays anymore cause we are concerned about him breaking his weakened leg playing with the other dogs... he plays mostly in the backyard and is getting plenty of rest and lots of treats. While we are still hoping for a miracle, we are really enjoying every day with him.