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The RE's Muse

After 4 years of infertility, 2 surgeries, 1 miscarriage, and 19 months of high risk pregnancies, hubby and I now have two little women in our lives--one a toddler, the other not far behind. Buckle your seatbelts, it's gonna be a wild ride.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Look at him

To look at him now, at just over 80 pounds, you'd never believe he was once a tiny little thing.

To look at him now, at 11 years old, you'd never guess he was once abused and abandoned early on in his life. He came home with me when he was just over 8 weeks old.

To look at him now, all grizzled with gray on his face and body, you'd never imagine how once he was all black, shiny with just white socks on his feet and a white patch on his chest.

To look at him now, as he lays on the bay window and twitches happily in his sleep, you'd never know how he once ran through the woods, always coming back when called--but usually only after being called repeatedly.

To look at him now, as he sits near me, you'd never know how much he's meant to me over the years, how he let me cry on him when the going got really tough, how he'd just come up next to me and lay his head on my leg or arm when I needed it most.

To look at him now, you'd never know he's got cancer and an aggressive form at that.

To look at me now, you'd know how much he means to me.

Surgery two weeks from tomorrow...prognosis TBD.

9 Comments:

At 3:43 PM, Blogger Kether said...

Oh. You know I know right where you're coming from right now. I am so sorry.
He'll be in my thoughts and prayers during his surgery and recovery and whatever treatment may follow.
It is so hard, and the choices are so hard.

 
At 3:47 PM, Blogger Heather said...

Aw, Dee. I'll be thinking of you and your old friend and hoping and praying for the best.

 
At 4:05 PM, Blogger Brandy said...

I am so sorry you're going through this. I just got the diagnosis for one of my sweet dogs - bad kidneys. I know how awful it is to look at them and see all the years and sweetness and wonder how much time you will have left with them. I hope the surgery goes well and I'll be thinking and praying for you both.

 
At 4:44 PM, Anonymous amanda said...

I'm so sorry. Having a sick pet is so hard. I hope his surgery goes well. You're in my thoughts.

 
At 5:50 PM, Blogger ThreeBees said...

I'm so sorry sweetie. I'll be thinking of you both and hoping the surgery goes well.

 
At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Frances said...

Oh no no no. I'm so sorry. You and your best friend will be in my thoughts.

 
At 10:58 PM, Anonymous Jen said...

when they hurt we hurt, and even more so when they have been through so much with us, I so hope surgery goes well and your buddy comes home brighter than before. thinking of you all

 
At 11:34 PM, Anonymous Mandy said...

I hope he comes through it ok. Sending prayers and thoughts your way - it's not easy to see them hurting,especially when they've seen us through so much.

 
At 8:44 PM, Blogger lagiulia said...

I am so sorry for the pain you are feeling. Thinking of you and of him.

 

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