One man's commentary on his dog's cancer
This site is dedicated to the memory of Holly, my 9-year-old Siberian Husky, who was diagnosed with intestinal lymphosarcoma in July of 2003. The story doesn't have a happy ending, but I hope it will help those who have found the site looking for either information on the disease because their dog has a similar affliction, or those who have lost their dog and want to know that they aren't alone.
For me, it's a way to talk about the feelings of loss I have, as well as give some perspective on the impact of this kind of diagnosis in a pet. Don't tell me it's "just a dog" -- When you spend 24 hours a day with another living being, whether it's a dog, cat, or other pet, a bond develops and you can see that they share many of the same feelings that we have.
I hope this site proves helpful to someone out there. If your dog has lymphoma, I wish you the best of luck and a happy outcome. If, like me, you've lost your dog to this disease, know that there are others who understand your loss.
Port Washington, WI
|If you came to this website using the link in USA Today Weekend, you may be interested in the work being done by the Morris Animal Foundation. They are working on a cure for canine cancer and USA Today Weekend provided my website URL by accident. Visit them at www.curecaninecancer.org|
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