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Life Throwing a Lemon Tree

I’ve always had some bad luck. Sometimes so many bad things happened to me that it started to feel ridiculous and I would start laughing.

I had started a post that was supposed to be an example of that. It went into detail over how many bad and ridiculous things happened to me on Friday, but was going to end with me explaining how that I just gave up and started laughing by the time that I got to the end of my day. The post was going to go live today, and included the ridiculously bad luck I had at the DMV on Friday.

But then something bad happened that was too serious for me to really be able to do that. To some of you, this might seem ridiculous that I’m so affected over this, but that’s really your issue and not mine.

I found out yesterday that my beloved dog, Gus, has cancer.

Boston berner
Adult Gus

This five-year-old Berner has been with me through so much. He was my personal therapy dog through 2 surgeries, my RA diagnosis, the years of trying to get a treatment that worked, and 4 chemo treatments. And now I can’t be there for him in his time of need, because he is in Boston and I’m in Nashville.

Pets mean so much more than you can ever imagine, and Gus is a special one at that. He’s only 5 years old, and it hurts my heart.

We don’t know what kind or how severe the cancer is. We were under the impression that the cyst removed from his back a few weeks ago was not a problem, but apparently that was incorrect. Today he sees a specialist to figure all of this out, and I fervently wish that I was in Boston.

berner in the woods
Puppy Gus

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  • Reply Jackie

    I am so sorry to hear about your dog. Pets are just as much a part of our families and lives. I hope there is some more positive news soon 🙁

    August 19, 2013 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply the florkens

    Oh my. Such sad news — He is a handsome fella… I will be keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers today! Pets have this marvelous ability to touch our hearts in a way that nothing else can. I'm going to be sending positive thoughts your way — hopefully, the news will be good!

    God bless!

    August 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply Emily Woodard

    So sad! Cancer in pets is not easy. Hopefully you find answers and Gus is okay!

    August 19, 2013 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Karoline

    I am sending so so so many prayers your way for you and Gus. I hope he's ok!

    August 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Oh my goodness he is super cute. Sorry for the bad news. Prayers for him and y'all. May he get well soon.

    August 19, 2013 at 11:18 pm
  • Reply Kelly Louise

    first of all, anyone who thinks it's ridiculous doesn't have a soul.
    second, you wouldn't believe how much i can relate to this. I'm from Boston and when I moved to LA, I left my 2 dogs and 3 cats behind to stay with my mom back there. Within 2-3 years, they all passed away, one from cancer. I totally 100 million % understand how hard this is for you and how much it hurts to not be there. I really hope that you can get home to be with him <3 and more so, I hope they can get him feeling better super soon <3

    August 20, 2013 at 12:59 am
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