Thursday, February 09, 2012

The Future's Uncertain and the End Is Always Near

My vet wrote to me this morning and said that my oldest dog's worsening limp is most likely to be bone cancer. Then a friend and former guitar teacher of mine, who's only two years older than me, wrote this evening to ask a favor and mentioned that he was diagnosed with cancer two weeks ago.

This just seems like one of those times when all you can do is feel grateful for what you have while you have it.

3 comments:

noel said...

Sorry for your bad news. I sure wish dogs lived longer - we get so attached to them.

The Vile Scribbler said...

Thanks. Yeah, we confirmed it this morning. Nothing left to do but keep him comfortable as long as I can.

noel said...

Randy and I had two wonderful dogs get cancer in the last few years. Each time it was so damn painful to lose them we both said "Why do we keep putting ourselves through this?" But we love them while we have them and it's worth it.