It doesn’t matter if you lost a beloved pet from Cancer even if they were 12 or 15 years old. It hurts. They are still part of your family and you will miss them every day. But about a week ago I got a donation from a group of employees in memory of another employee who just lost their dog, Chatham to Cancer. Chatham was only 18 months old. And again although losing any aged dog is terrible, seeing Cancer take a dog that is still considered a puppy just breaks my heart.
Chatham 18 month old Labrador Retriever
When I look at the picture they sent of Chatham I see this happy pup full of energy and wanting to play. And, as a usual for a puppy, that is playing all day. Also when I see his picture I get angry. Angry that Cancer took his life. Then I get determined. Determined to find a cure.
I don’t even know what I can say to the owners of Chatham to ease their pain or stop the sorrow they feel when they enter the house and are not longer greeted by a bouncing, happy go lucky lab puppy.
I am sorry falls short in my opinion. I guess the most heartfelt would be “I am trying to make sure Chatham does not die in vain”