I haven’t been on tripawds in a while. As Chili Dawg’s one year ampuversary approached, it became more difficult to visit this site. When we first lost Chili Dawg, logging on was one of the first things I would do every day. It was comforting to me, but as time passed, it became more difficult and I needed to spend some time away.
Today is Chili Dawg’s 1 year ampuversary. Even though we only got him for 3 extra months, amputating his leg and removing his pain was still the best choice we made. I would make it again in a heart beat. This website became such a blessing to our family as we journeyed down the cancer pathway, and I don’t know what we would have done without it.
I know that Chili Dawg wouldn’t want us to be sad on his one year, and our family has healed since we lost him in August. It may take a little bit more time before I can comeback regularly, but I hope to one day be able to encourage people going through the same journey, just like we were encouraged during our journey.
Chili Dawg taught us that there is more to life than life on 4 legs. He taught us to live in the moment. So today, give your dogs some extra love and treats in memory of my special boy.