Thursday, September 18, 2008

More Than a Best Friend

This is Pancho.
He is the love of my little sister, Amy's, life.
He has been her loyal companion, friend, son and comforter for years.

He is a beautiful dog with a great personality.
He is a snuggler, a player, a walker, a snacker and a so much more.
That makes the news my beautiful sister received this week so much harder.
After a couple weeks of Pancho just not being himself and going through a series of treatments, an MRI was done and revealed that he has a cancerous tumor in his spine.
Amy is devastated.
Her life and schedule revolve around Pancho.
She expected to have more time with him.
She can't imagine what life will be like without him.

This is unbelievably hard.
She needs your prayers.
Pancho needs your prayers.

Some dogs become more than just friends to their owners.
They become members of the family.
That is Pancho!

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Lindsay said...

As a dog owner myself - before I had real babies, my two labs were my babies. My life revolved around them and they really were my best friends - so I can understand what your sister is going through. I'm so sorry she has to go through this, it will be a really hard time. I'll be praying. It's making me sad just thinking about it...perhaps I need to go get mine from the garage and let them sleep inside again. Ufda.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I will be praying. This is her BABY you are talking about here.

Chris said...

A good dog is as much a family member as any one else.
I really hope it turns out okay.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

from one dog lover to another...woof, great post over from PSF..

Chelle said...

Oh, no, poor Poncho. I can feel her pain...dogs become such a big part of our lives. It breaks my heart that this is happening. Please give them some hugs from me.

Jenn said...

Aww, that's too bad. I'm sorry she having to deal with this,I know how hard it can be on you when you have had that dog in your life for so long.

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

oh, that is so sad hope there is a speedy recovery

Leslie said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear about your sister's dog. I understand how pets can become so much more than just animals. They are just another member of the family. Sending some prayers for Poncho. ((hugs))
Also...stop by my blog. I have a little something for you...

ValleyGirl said...

Oh no, that's awful! He's a beautiful dog and obviously a wonderful friend. {{hugs}}

Jonny's Mommy said...

I can so relate. our dog is a member of our family and I just can't imagine life without him. They are both in my prayers.

What a beautiful dog he is too....Hang in there and give Poncho a hug for us all!

Cecily R said...

Oh, I am so sorry! I truly hope things turn out alright. He looks and sounds like a beautiful dog.

tricki_nicki said...

Oh no! My sweet Beagle baby died a couple of years ago from cancer. She was only four...It was heartbreaking - I'm so sorry for your sister that she has to go through it!

AVT Coach said...

Hi! We are dog owners. We had a spitz for 15 years, then a white bichon for 10 years, now we have another 3 yr old bichon. A good friend recently lost his 15 year old bichon. We decided to get another dog after the second one died and here is why...we are great dog people, we love our dogs wholeheartedly!! So, we honored or 10 yr old Amy by giving another "sister" a dog's life. Share with your sister that she hurts now and it WILL be hard, but later..when she is ready...she will give the gift of being "dog people" to another special friend.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for this. I think anyone who has a pet can understand. He sounds like an amazing dog who has definitely touched lives. *prayers*

Mamasphere said...

I'm so so sorry for your sister. My sister recently went through the same thing, and it was so hard to watch her be in so much pain after losing her best friend. And it did feel like losing a family member to the rest of us, too. Gosh, she was such a good dog, just like your sister's.

Casey's trio said...

So sorry to hear about Pancho. Sending thoughts your way...please pass them onto your sis.

Wendi said...

What a beautiful dog!
What an incredibly sad story.
I. can. not. imagine.
It is so hard when bad news involves your pet.
They are indeed some of the most important members of the family.
Prayers and ((hugs)).

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

My heart goes out to her.

Kristen said...

Oh I so hope that your sister is doing ok.

So so sorry to hear about her dog. If anything ever happen to ours it is going to be the hardest of days.

Prayers for your sister and Poncho!