My Dog Has Cancer
I am not one to use the word “hate” very often – but I truly HATE cancer!!
I lost my Dad to lymphoma almost 10 years ago now; I lost my Mom to lung cancer just last year, after she had successfully beaten breast cancer (or so we all thought).
I’ve lost other family members and friends to the horrible scourge that is cancer.
Today, the vet confirmed that our 12-year-old black lab, Kita, has a malignant mast cell tumor that may be affecting other organs in her body. I’ve had Kita since she was just a few months old, when we brought her back home (NH, at the time) all the way from West Virginia, where my sister had a pet store.
Now we have to schedule Kita for surgery to hopefully remove the tumor successfully, along with removing her uterus, since that may be affected. Yes, she’s an older dog and has outlived a couple of her previous canine companions – but we would still like to have her around for another couple years or more!
So yes, I *HATE* cancer!
Isn’t she beautiful? (and maybe just a little spoiled!)
Meanwhile, in the 31 Days Blog Challenge – we’re supposed to find “blog buddies” – anyone out there interested in being a “blog buddy” with me?