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Bruiser

Attitude of Gratitude

November 21st, 2010 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

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As Thanksgiving approaches, I find myself thinking of all the many things in my life for which I am thankful. At the very top of my list this year (and for the past 6 year) is Bruiser. This year, however, there are new things to be thankful for in regards to Bruiser. Below is just a sampling:

I am thankful Bruiser is still alive. The day of his diagnosis, one vet recommended euthanasia.

I am thankful for Bruiser’s oncologist and the wonderful team with which she works. Bruiser’s oncologist was the one who told us euthanasia was not the only option. She walked us through all of our options and helped us to understand the diagnosis and prognosis.

I am thankful that we can afford care for Bruiser. While it has certainly taken a toll on us financially, we have the means to see that Bruiser receives the care he needs to live a happy, healthy life.

I am thankful for supportive friends and family and I am especially thankful for the Tripawds online community. I have been able to draw so much strength from other members here

I am thankful that my husband is on board with Bruiser’s treatment and I am thankful he understands how much Bruiser means to me.

I am thankful Bruiser has responded so incredibly well to treatment – both the amputation and the chemo treatments.

I am thankful we have a house in which Bruiser feels comfortable and can relax knowing he is well taken care of.

I am thankful Bruiser can sit on the couch with me, nuzzle up to me, and sleep. I am thankful we can play together. I am thankful we can share our love.

I am so very thankful for each moment I spend with Bruiser. He is an amazing gift in my life.

Happy Thanksgiving


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7 Comments so far ↓

  • admin

    We are thankful for Tripawds members like you who have made this site such the wonderful community it has become. Thank you!

  • jerry

    Bruiser, we thank YOU for sharing you story here, and showing others that a second opinion is SO impawtant. Kudos to you and your pack for taking a leap of faith to ensure you get to live a great life.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Super Hero!

  • coopsdad

    Amen Bruisersmom, that was all said about as beautifully as I can imagine! Happy Thanksgiving to you and Bruiser!

  • Carmen (Catie's Mom)

    We share each of those sentiments of thankfulness with our own pack of Tripawd Catie and Quadpawd Riley.

    Thank you for sharing them here. Thank you for sharing Bruiser here.

  • janeothejungle

    We’re thankfuls for Bruiser too! an moms says shes thankful for our pack too. (‘cept when I ate the couch. She was not so thankful then).

    Luvs, Rosie

  • etgayle

    amen and ditto.

    charon & gayle

  • indi

    Happy Thanksgiving, Bruiser! What a nice post. I like the one about being thankful for your dad (Stephanie’s husband). I am thankful for Brad. He works from home mostly, so Indi has his company and care a lot. <3 Raina, Indi's mom.

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