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Jan 20, 2012 03:35 PM suz45 wrote:
Had problems with my avatar but finally got a pic to post (think I was using my newer pictures which are too large)
Anyway this one is of the other lady in my home Sophie. She's 6.5 years old & the female love of my life. Tee hee... she loves to "get dressed" in sweaters & bows. First time that Ive seen a dog who will come running with her tail wagging when you hold up a sweater or jacket. She then prances around like a little princess showing off. She has been and always is by my side whatever Im doing. Even sits outside the open bathroom door keeping an eye on my nurse when I get the pleura drained cleaned & re-bandaged. On my bad days she's snuggled up beside me whether it be in my lazy-boy chair or my bed (like for my 2 bad days this week)
She is havanese & the breed is just incredible for a small dog. Very playful in a clownish way, they are not barkers (unless the mail is here or some ones at the door), they dont shed so their hypoallergenic as well. They are a small but sturdy dog. If I were to let her hair grow (which I do in the winter for a few months) she looks like a mini old English sheep dog.
Totally off topic but she's kept me going even in my darkest days of treatment & surgeries.
Just had a play in the snow with her... chasing her own doggie made snowballs way too funny.
Personally I think for those that dont have a significant other this is the perfect indoor companion. She's gotten me through some pretty tough times emotionally. If I can figure out how, Ild like to post a pic of the 2 of us the day before I cut my hair for my first chemo.
Will also re-post a story I told in 2007 regarding my then long-haired 17 year old son. sometimes old stories need to be remembered. He's almost 22 now but did the most incredible thing for me.
Ive thought of these things as I hear Gails fears as she enters this journey.
Laugh your heart out, dance in the rain, cherish the memories & ignore the pain, love and learn, forget & forgive. Remember you only have one life to Live.
Diagnosis: 11/25/2010, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, 8/23 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-