As we have often told, this blog began as a dedication to our very own special Nikita, my first Siberian Husky who passed many years ago. The first stories posted on a precursor website were meant to simply be cathartic writings, but I was stunned to discover that people actually read the posts and responded to them. Frankly, I had never even heard of dog blogging (or cat blogging or horse blogging) and had no idea that there was this tight-knit community out there. One of the greatest things about blogging about The Herd is meeting so many people who share in our compassion for each other – even if we never meet in “real life.”
One of those friends we have “met” is KB – of Romping and Rolling in the Rockies. We love checking in to see photographs or videos of mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes and bears. And, of course, checking in on the adventures of K and R – the Labraduo who share in the adventures. When you see these beautiful dogs romping in the snow, you never think of them being sick. Thus, we were as shocked as everyone to hear of K’s medical challenges.
Look deep in that starry eye of K, though, and you see fighter – that indomitable spirit that lives in the now. A look that says she plans to beat the osteosarcoma that has been thrown her way. We love that fighting spirit.
And so, K, as you prepare for your next chemotherapy treatment, just know that there are a lot of us out here who are wishing the Power of the Paw for you. Much like KB reached out to us in the loss of our dear, sweet Kodiak, we are reaching out to you as your Pillars of Strength. We are a united blogging community supporting K – and so many others – in their battle with the Big C.
Let’s join paws to eradicate cancer from all of our pals.
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Below is the list of bloggers that we are aware of that are participating in the Pillars of Strength day. Please join us – all of us – in this Pillars of Strength day to battle cancer in K – and all of our friends.