Something else happened today that I'd like to mention. If you've been following my blog, then you are aware that my youngest Scottie, Arwen, was diagnosed with bladder cancer back in October. Usually the prognosis for canines with this type of cancer is 0-120 days. Yes, that is correct...days! When we got the news, we both were devastated. I went to Facebook and made a comment. Instant one of my old Scottie friends private me telling me that her dog Sydney has had it for almost three years and had survived that long due to preventative therapy medications. Anne sent me a list of drugs to ask my Vet about. During this time, whenever I've felt low or think that these are Arwen's last days, I write to Anne. She is always been there. She has given me the strength to go on with her encouragement and knowledge. I don't know what I've done without her during this time. This afternoon when I signed on to Facebook, I saw that Anne had had to take Sydney for her last Vet trip. Sydney the brave twelve year old girl has gone to be with all those other pets taken from our hearts too soon. I went downstairs and hugged my baby girl so tight. Then came back and messaged Anne to thank her for being there for me. And in my heart, I was so hoping that even my few words could help her handle this loss and grief.
|Arwen sleep on the couch|
I know in a previous post about the Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry book, I mentioned the words that Ray wrote about the community of beaders sharing lives with each other. There are so many more communities out there that help and support each other night/day 24/7. Some of my Scottie friends are people I've know online for over 20 years when I first brought FalaPink home to our new home 23 years ago. Some I met online the next year on an Internet group called Scotti_L back when you subscribed to Internet message boards. Then the Internet was born, and we all moved to groups such as CyberScots and Yahoo Groups. We've found each other on Facebook, and though we've never met in person there are these Scottie friends who are always there for me as I am for them. We are a community. We are a family. Sharing the laughs and the tears. For Anne and Sydney...here are big hugs for you.