Saturday, July 6, 2013


I love this dog.
I mean, I really, really, really love him.
And I know he's just a dog
 this sweet face has comforted me on many dark days
and when nothing else would make me smile, his goofy self would wiggle and do the kidney bean and make me laugh :)

So when I found out that the lump on his leg is a spindle cell tumor, I felt like I got punched in the stomach.  He will be 6 in the fall, so I was counting on spending many more years with him.   He is having surgery on Friday.  On Monday, they will start stretching the skin every day by injecting fluid around the site.
Again, I know there are serious issues in the world but if you have a heart for dogs and understand the bond between us and them, will you please pray that the vet is able to safely remove the tumor- that it is not entwined in blood vessels and that Simon won't bleed to death?  Bleeding to death is the biggest risk followed by the difficulty to close the wound.  Thank you so much!

I would like to make many more memories with this goofy boy:)


  1. I totally relate to the bond with the fur babies! I will most definitely pray for him...and you!!

  2. Hope the surgery went well and that Simon has a full recovery. Our pets, cats or dogs, are everything to us so completely understand your concern. He sounds like a wonderful dog. Keep us posted.

  3. If you don't care about the soles around you, what kind of person would you be? He's part of your family and yes, he's a dog, but if you didn't love him and have a bond with him... well, if you don't have that connection with your pets you probably shouldn't have pets. You're both in my thoughts.