Dear Zippo,

I love you so very much, for many reasons. All the hugs and kisses I give you daily never seem enough. I have told you over and over how much I appreciate and love what you did for me by sniffing and whining. You were telling that you smelled the cancer that was growing in my back. If not for you I would have passed away and you would be living the remainder of your life with your Auntie Sharon and Uncle Tim. Thankfully, I understood that you were trying to tell me something. When I had that appointment with the specialist because of the vascular problem with my hands and feet I asked him to check my back. The biopsy came back indicating that I had malignant Melanoma. I went into shock, both because of the seriousness of the disease, and also the realization of what you did. Zippo, my angel, you saved my life. How can I ever repay you? Will my love ever be enough? I always knew you were a special boy, but I had no idea just how special you actually are. I pray that we will have a long and happy life together. That is possible because you found my cancer, so, Zippo my lovely boy, THANK YOU! It is now a year and a half later, and we still rise up together every day. My health is very slowly improving. You are so patient with me, and I appreciate that you continue to keep a careful watch over me. Zippo, you are the reason I get up out of bed every day, even when I am in pain. Zippo, I feel truly blessed to you in my life, and privileged to be your ‘mom.’ Thank you my dear, sweet boy, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will always LOVE you, both here and later when we are running across the fields in Heaven.

With immeasurable Love and Adoration,

Your “Mom”…

Breed: Scottish Deerhound


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