Friday, June 8, 2018

Missing Kess

'Tis sweet to hear the watch-dog's honest bark
Bay deep-mouth'd welcome as we draw near home;
'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark
Our coming, and look brighter when we come.

Lord Bryon

Coming home is not the same without Kess' greeting at the door. It's been two weeks since her passing and I miss her so much. Mia misses her sister too.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Take time to smell the flowers

This was taken about a 1.5 weeks ago. Even in her pain, she stopped and smelled the flowers. There is so much our dogs teach us about life. I miss her so much.

Farewell sweet Kess

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sweet 16

Our Kess is sweet 16. That makes her equivalent to about 85 years old in human terms. Happy birthday sweet girl!

We weren't sure if she would be able to celebrate this birthday as she was diagnosed with oral osteosarcoma (bone cancer in her jaws) late last year. She was given 3 months survival without invasive surgery to remove all the tumor and chemotherapy. We've passed that mark. Recently we started her on Chinese medicine, including Yunnan bai yao to prevent oral bleeding and to make her life as comfortable as possible.

Each day is a gift. She continues to have good appetite and is fairly active for her age. We love you, our dear beagle.

Thanks for signing my guest book.