It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Friday, May 20, 2011


2 weeks since my computer crashed.
Almost 2 weeks since Pup had his spleen removed along with a large tumor.
3 days since the vet told us that it was cancer.
11 years 9 months since we brought Pup home to live with us.
4 years 1 month since we moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1 hour since Pup woke up, smiled at me and followed me down the hall, blanket trailing behind him.

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by. ~James Matthew Barrie


  1. Hello Candice:
    We are so sad for you with the news of Pup's cancer for we know only too well how much he means to you. But, could he ever have a better owner or one who will continue to look after him no matter what? No, is the answer, emphatically, no. And so, enjoy these moments and think only of today.

  2. I am really sorry to hear about Pup's recent surgery. Time (and life) are so precarious, aren't they? We never know exactly what the next second will hold for us. Such good reasons to really hold on to those we love and cherish each moment, no matter how sad it might be. I send healing thoughts your way.

  3. You telling the story about Pup brings back sad memories of my Sissy my pug she died April 10 2011.
    I only knew 2 weeks before she died that she had cancer. The vet was shocked as I was

    It is so sad I know even knowing our babies had great lives with us

    Just wanted you to know us other dog lovers are thinking of you durning these times

    xoxox Sissy's Mom

  4. There aren't hugs big enough to send your way!!! Thinking of you and Pup. Wishing you both peace.

    (I have to admit I was a little choked up to read this post.)


  5. The other night we had severe thunder storms. So I put Max's ashes in the center of the house bathroom where he used to hide in the tub when we were at work during storms. And I thought of you and Pup and the love you showed us during dark thunderous days when my eyes were torrential downpours. Give that darling boy a big hug from us. If I could offer you even a 5th of the comfort you brought me, you will all be feeling a wee bit more comforted. Hoping for a manageable prognosis. Ccccalll me sometime sweetness on the email batline. Know how much I care.

  6. Your blog is beautiful! I can "see" what you see, at least I feel I can.
    As for Pup, you know how I feel about that. (((hugs)) from Spanky and Olive's mom.


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