A Breaking Heart Still Beats

We lost our German Sheppard, Bruno, to cancer just after the new year .  He was only 6 years old, but had developed a malignant tumor in his nose, which we tried unsuccessfully to treat since early fall. His decline was steady but slow and it wasn’t until mid-November that I began to resolve myself to the fact that he was not going to recover. He wasn’t “suffering” at that point, but was intermittently congested as the growth began to affect his …


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4 comments on “A Breaking Heart Still Beats

  1. Well said Ron. I feel your loss. Bruno was a truly handsome animal and friend for whom there will never be a replacement. Semper Fi, Randy

  2. Vern Fowler on said:

    God created Dogs before he created Man…so that Man could learn from Dogs…which only goes to show you how little we learned, but how patient our Creator is (and his Teachers) !

  3. Angela Farber on said:

    I truly enjoy all your essays Ron, but this one touched my heart. After losing my cat to cancer last year, I found it truly amazing how these little, wonderful, furry creatures can become such a huge part of your family and heart. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Angela on said:

    I knew before I read it, that I should not read it because I knew it would make me cry. But I did not listen to my own advice, so now I am crying.

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