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Saying Goodbye…


12 weeks


About 2 years



Today I lost another piece of my heart.  This morning I had to take Chief, my Chow/terrier mix, to the vet and make that decision.  Not unexpected, as he would have been 16 this summer.  These decisions are just so agonizing, as any pet owner knows.

We got him from a rescue group when he was just a small ball of fluff and were proud to be his people all these years.  He was brave and strong and loyal and also wild and crazy and silly.  And I will miss him so much.  One of those days when being a grown up just sucks…

I’ve heard…

that people begin to look like their pets over time.  Well, I have two dogs.  Two very different breeds.

This is a picture of me from about 15 months ago.

And this is my oldest dog, Chief, a Chow/terrier mix.

This is me now, my hair growing back after chemo.


And this is my other dog, Inga, a Norwegian Elkhound.


Coincidence?  What do you think?  😀