Monday, March 9, 2009

Blues cancer is back

licking_for_treat, originally uploaded by phaird.

After a long and expensive fight, Blues cancer is back. For many weeks everything seemed to be going really well. He responded well to the months of constant chemo treatment and it seemed like the cancer was in remission. Well, after all that, his cancer is back and he is at a point that nothing else can be done. Blues owners are feeding him well and taking the best care they can of him but he is at the end of days.

When they told me I was speechless. What can you say that doesn't sound simple or small. I've seen Blue and his family for over a year now and look forward to every week they are there. As regulars at the park, they are the type of family that focuses around their pets and they show there love by doing things they know their dogs love.

For all my friends whose dog has passed away recently, the only consolation that I can give is the knowledge that they have given their dog the best life they could give. A dogs life should be filled with love and if they end their lives with love and compassion, then that is the most any dog (or person) could ask for.

Please feel free to leave a comment to Blue and his owners. I'm sure they would appreciate it.


Tails said...

Its always sad to lose a pet :( They just find a way to creep into your heart and its so difficult to say goodbye.

I dont know Blue, but here is a poem/song I think you might like from a Muppets movie I love:

Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye, going away
Seems like goodbye's such a hard thing to say
Touching a hand, wondering why
It's time for saying goodbye
Saying goodbye, why is it sad?
Makes us remember the good times we've had
Much more to say, foolish to try
It's time for saying goodbye
Dont want to leave, but we both know
Sometimes it's better to go
Somehow I know we'll meet again
Not sure quite where,
and I dont know just when
You're in my heart, so until then
Its time for saying goodbye
Wanna smile, wanna cry
Saying goodbye
La la la la la la la la
It's time for saying goodbye
- Muppets Take Manhattan

Kaffy said...

I've been silently following this blog, and just want to want to give my best wishes to Blue and his family.
My words seem so small, typed out. Shallow and insignificant, but I mean it with all my heart.

westnlisa said...

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor;those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special, someone who was left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart. Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...

Author Unknown

Frank said...

Hey,i come from Germany.
This is a nice Dog.
A great site because you have made. ;-)
Frank and my Dog Kimba

Carrie said...

To Blue's family and friends: my heart goes out to you. I too lost my Aussie to cancer. Yet as sad as it is when they pass, the love and companionship is worth the pain. Making a difference in a dog's life is wonderful.