Thursday, July 29, 2010

This is my Fuzz-Marie. My ten year old girl. She was just diagnosed with
leukemia. I am incredibly grateful that my son, my grandchildren, my family are all healthy, and I know some of you are battling your own demons, physical and/or mental.
Why do I feel defensive about this posting? I don't want to offend anyone? I don't want anyone to think I value animal suffering over human suffering? I'm not sure.
Anyway, it's my blog and (I almost used "&", thanks to Jazz I know better), and I can post what I want to. Nanny, nanny boo boo.
I am incredibly mature, c'est vrai? Can you tell I'm tired?


Jazz said...

Why wouldn't you post about it? She's your pet, you've had her for 10 years, of course you'd be upset. It doesn't mean you care more about her than human suffering, it means you know her. Why would you be expected to care more for someone you don't know (even human) than someone you do? Take care of yourself sweetie.

Bea said...

My dogs and cats have been just as much a part of my family as my kids. There have been times when I looked at my animals and thought about how they haven't felt the need to "walk the edge" "test my boundaries or theirs or my patience". We love our animals like our own children. When they are in pain or sick we are upset. It's the people that have no compassion for animals that worry me. I'm am sorry for your pain. I hope that when the end is near you can hold her in your arms and kiss her to sleep. I did that with my Sam. :)Bea

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a very sad moment. I'm so sorry about the diagnosis. I have no children or family for that matter, but even if I did, they would have to accept my pet as part of the family. After all, he's probably more recognized than me! So don't ever apologize for loving someone, whether it's 2 or 4 legged. And please keep us posted.

Joanie Hoffman said...

Thank you, Jazz and Bea and Elizabeth. FM is a good girl and I'll tell how kind each of you is to me. xoxox, Joanie

Marlynn said...

One of the hardest things in life is to have your beloved pet start sliping away. I know - I have lost a number of them over the years. The hardest was my Cricket (cat) who lived to be 14 and then had cancer and I had to have him put down suddenly. Still miss him after all these years. I hope your baby does not suffer. I lost two cats from leuk. God bless.