Pennienewman
One year ago, I hugged my wonderful old pony for the very last time. I knelt on the floor of her stable and she laid down beside me whilst the vet put her to sleep. She died with her head in my arms....
I’ve been wracked with a hundred emotions this past year. I honestly don’t know how I got through each day in those first few months, it was unbearable.....
I’ve visited a rescue this year on the anniversary and made a donation. I’ve never bought another pony, just couldn’t do it.
I’ve spent this last year writing about the grief and about my beautiful pony. Please take the time to read about her if you can and read the page on grief. I hope it helps someone. Let me know what you think. I feel it’s almost a part of my journey to recovery. I miss her every single day. Every single day....

Please click to read our story....Thank you so much

https://beautifulmo.simdif.com/grief-and-my-journey.html
Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation
Author Unknown  - adapted from Kahil Gilbran

Quote 0 0
Mistysmama
MoJo has inspired you with so much love, that through it all you are able to reach out and help others, and give them comfort in their grieving.

She would be proud of you.

Thank you so much for sharing such a beautifully-created website with us all.
I know that what you wrote there will help many people in their pain.
Many blessings to you and to MoJo's spirit (forever alive.)
Hold the love like a little light. It is all you have, or will ever have, to find your way home.

Misty's Blog..a Dogfight with Cancer http://www.mistysblog69.blogspot.co.uk

Misty's life after death: http://www.dog2spirit.com
Quote 0 0
Pennienewman
I have just read Misty’s story. I have bookmarked the second story of life after as I want to spend some time reading it. I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Misty even though it was not recent. She looks to have been a wonderful dog and clearly you loved her so much. Sadly, my own little 10 year old dog is in recovery from cancer but this week I found 7 new lumps, one on her chest. The vet is having another look next week and we will decide from there. Thank you for reading our story.
Xx Pennie
Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation
Author Unknown  - adapted from Kahil Gilbran

Quote 0 0
Jan_H
Pennie,

Thanks for sharing your wonderful website about Mojo. Clearly she was very much loved and had a strong personality. As Mistysmama said, Mojo was an inspiration.

I hope your dog recovers and has many more happy years.

Jan
Quote 0 0
Mistysmama
Dear Pennie,
I am sorry about your little dog having cancer....and suddenly more lumps.

Is this a breast (mammary) cancer?

My Misty was over 14 when what had been a "benign" breast lump for many years suddenly turned nasty. Our vet removed the lump. She did well. But I examined her further and found some thickening of tissue and another very tiny lump in there. Scheduled her for another lump removal, which ended up being a half mammary-strip.
Fortunately she was fit and bounced back from 2 surgeries amazingly well.  Was playing frisbee with a dog friend of ours 2 weeks after the mammary strip ! Eating well, sleeping well, happy and strong.

It hadn't metastasised, and our vet closed the case. I couldn't believe it. She was cured, in his estimation. No more breast cancer.

(Okay....so what we didn't see coming was the hemangiosarcoma, completely unrelated, so although she was cured of breast cancer something else came for her.)

Had it not been for that, I am convinced she would have gone on many healthy years after her mammary surgery.

But...if your girl has mammary tumours -even cancer, if she is generally fit and strong she could manage well perhaps with the surgery? So long as you have a good veterinary surgeon you trust.

I will prepare you. It looks brutal.

But unlike humans, their breast tissue is all "on top" of everything else, and though yes, it's pretty invasive surgery, it is not as deep as human mastectomy would be.
And I saw how well Misty recovered from it. So even breast cancer wouldn't necessarily have to be "the end".
Hold the love like a little light. It is all you have, or will ever have, to find your way home.

Misty's Blog..a Dogfight with Cancer http://www.mistysblog69.blogspot.co.uk

Misty's life after death: http://www.dog2spirit.com
Quote 0 0