More Valuable than Money

I’m sad today. I just found out that Sammy, one of our foster dogs from the spring, passed away last week. He had cancer. He was such a wonderful boy. I feel totally responsible that I placed him not knowing he had cancer. But talking to a good friend whose cat passed away a few months ago… she put much money and tests into the cat and his cancer wasn’t discovered for a long time. I guess sometimes cancer is pretty undetectable.

Cancer scares me. I like to hope it’s easier to detect in humans, but I’m pretty sure that is not the case. It’s such an awful disease. Humanity really needs to find a way to eradicate it.

Every dog that comes through our house also comes through my soul. And each of them takes a piece of my heart with when he or she leaves. But I don’t mind a bit of my heart going away, because somehow I am more full, more enriched, with each missing piece. I love all the dogs that come through our house and I wouldn’t trade getting to know them for a zillion dollars. The dogs are so much more valuable than money, it’s not even in the same league. I’d rather be poor, and know these dogs than rich, spoiled, and never having experienced their wonder, joy, and amazing souls.

Though of course I’d like a zillion dollars, and do more rescue with it. 🙂

So sad day. This weekend should be happier, since I’m going to go do flyball and then agility the following weekend. I won’t have a radar detector with me, but I don’t usually speed.

Mac Pic & Vet for Lucy

Awww. here is another picture of Mac. Isn’t he a doll? I hope we find a home for him soon. He’s an official Collie Rescue boy, too.

I do wish that we did more collie rescue, but then at the same time, I don’t. Because it is hard work for sure. Mac is in a foster home for now. We only have our regular 4, which is making it rather easy.

I had Lucy and Levi to the vet yesterday. Levi got his rabies. Yeah I know I know, I don’t like giving vaccinations anymore. But Rabies, since it’s required by law, is one I will keep giving. We’ll see about Chase since he has all the signs of over-vaccination. But Levi has always handled it well.

Lucy’s new bump is nothing but fat, so that is okay. She is still limping. Looking back through past blog posts makes me realize we have been battling this limp for years. Poor girl. She is on alfalfa, glucosamine, and metacam, and she still limps. She’s going to go in for acupuncture next week, maybe that will help some. But the doc said if she had bone cancer or anything, it would show in xrays and blood work and we’ve had it all done on her. Hrmph.

Levi is our healthy boy. Chase and Angel will go in in the next few weeks for heartworm tests, as they are all due, we will start that up again for spring.