I received the most wonderful items in the mail today. I cannot tell you how special it is to have both Otis and Tess on the necklace, together as they always were. (It was originally for Otis only, after he passed) And the protection charm has Mr. Gator’s name on the reverse, so my whole furry family is included. Which gets to the title of this page – about how the love and compassion in this community really does give each of us strength. We are all in this together, no matter where we are in the journey. Although no one wants to have to face cancer and this is a hard, emotionally exhausting journey, I truly feel blessed to be part of this community.
As many of you know, I signed Gator’s adoption papers on Saturday. I know that he doesn’t know what’s in the papers any more than Otis knew what was in the x-rays, but I still think he is happy! He is settling in and getting more comfortable every day, and is the best trained dog I have ever owned. I still miss Otis and Tess every day, but he is a big sweetie who brings a smile to my face.