Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Everyone gets old

Our dog Bianca is very sick and is in the hospital with a still undiagnosed condition, but everything is pointing to heart failure.

Bianca is 12 years old and a mastiff mix, most likely English Mastiff and Rottweiler or Great Dane. Tom got her from a shelter when she was 3 months old, she was found in a back alley on the streets of Chicago. I have been her mommy for almost 7 years now.

Dogs are somewhat magical creatures. All they ever want to do is love you and be around you. There is no judgement - only wagging tails, soft velvet ears and loud snoring coming from their beds at night. I've always had dogs, and the one I grew up with passed away at 14. Still - Bianca is a special dog. She may look intimidating with her 140 pounds, but the worst thing that could happen is that she would lick you to death. She loves women. She adores tomatoes. And a couple of weeks ago she gave my belly a big lick - like she knew someone was in there and she was telling her she is exited to meet her.

Here she is with my husband. Keep her in your thoughts.

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