Monday, August 9, 2010

Sad News

My baby dog, Toby just turned 12. I found out this afternoon she has lymphoma and about two months to live.

We are putting her on some steroids and taking each day as a gift.

Mike and his son brought home a big meaty bone from Wal-Mart for her.

I took her out on a super long walk and swim in the creek. She's really skinny but doing great. Tail is wagging, and she is sprinting all around.

Man, what am I going to do without her?

I'm going off the grid for a little while...

19 comments:

Amy said...

Oh, Julie, I am so sorry. I can't imagine how sad you must feel right now. Cherish the time you have with her and hopefully she'll get better.

Lisa G said...

Oh no, Julie, i'm so sad to hear your news. pets to me are family members and the thought of losing one is tragic. Take care of Toby and let me know if there is anything I can do.

Cath said...

Oh no - I'm sooooo sorry to hear that - no words can make it any easier for sure. Take care of yourself and when you feel up to it give me a shout and we can have a shout.

Sending love n hugs down the highway

xxxxxx

偉曹琬 said...

Subtlety is better than force. ......................................................................

Sparfy said...

very sorry to hear it...

Suzanne said...

I'm so sorry to read this :( I have a an old girl too who is almost twelve and I don't think she has long either. I totally understand the dread of losing your pet. So sad. Hugs to you and try to focus on the great life that you gave her. I'm sure she is a ridiculously well-cared for dog :)

Runner Leana said...

Julie, I am so sorry for the bad news. Hugs to you. :(

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am so sorry Julie, My thoughts and prayers are with you

Beth said...

I'm sorry Julie.

Susi said...

noooooooooooooooo. :( giving you and toby big hugs. i'm glad i got to see here last month and give her skritches and to stare into her deep brown eyes. she's a beautiful dog and i know you will make her as comfortable as you can. she is a lucky dog to have to 'parents' who love her as much as you and mike do. xoxoxoxoxoxo

DCA said...

Julie, I am so sorry to hear about Toby. Having pets and losing them is like losing an arm. I know how much she means to you and you are already mourning her loss which is a very natural thing to do. Just know you have given her such a wonderful life that any self-respecting dog would envy....even some kids! Take gentle care of yourself and Toby. When it is time, you will know. Hugs,

Denise C-A

瑞陳彥 said...

拒絕冒險和成長的人,終將被生命的潮流陶汰。..................................................

runningman said...

I'm really sorry Julie, big hug to you.

張王雅竹欣虹 said...

生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。............................................................

Tiffa said...

AWww, so sorry to hear about your puppy. Sounds like he is quite a spry 12 year old! I can remember when my first dog go sick at 9.5 years of age and we had to get him put down 2 weeks later... it was really hard on the whole family, but after those initial stages of grief, we were able to celebrate the life that he did have, including the fact that he was so energetic that people often commented that "he must just be a puppy!" at 9 years of age :)

翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

心中醒,口中說,紙上作,不從身上習過,皆無用也。..................................................

Sparfy said...

thanks for being my only blog friend. wrote a few of them wondering "what would julie think?"

if you happen to read this before the race, it would be great to meet up with you... the resa, mark and sheila have all read some of your great helpful notes.

not sure this works, but i will have my cell with me the days before the race, 313 910 8393.


your friend,

- ken

瑰潼 said...

愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。.................................................................

Sarah said...

So sorry to hear of your sad news Julie. I know exactly what you are going through as we went through the same last year. George, our yellow labrador, was diagnosed with lymphoma April 2009. He was only 7. I was devastated. I felt that my whole world had fell apart. We have no children so George was 'our boy'. We decided to go for chemo as we felt it might give him a year or so. However, the cancer was very aggressive and he only lasted 6 months. We tried to make the best of the good days, we even had a party for him to celebrate his 8th birthday. But, it is a real struggle to get through the bad days. It is a rollercoaster of emotions. In fact, typing all of this has set me off again! I know what you are going through Julie. Hang on in there! Thinking of you.