Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Another journey.





So now we know. A tumour on the spleen, polyps on the lung and heart. A sudden chrysanthemum burst of malice that courses through him with every heartbeat. Inoperable. The internal haemorraging and the pain, for now, stopped. I ask how long we have left. " Three months ?" " Three Weeks ?" The kind specialist shrugs . " Three days ?" I mutter incredulously. She nods. 'We'll do everything we can to make him comfortable ' .

Three days !

To bring it home a one week supply of cortisone. 'That should be enough. We won't need to worry about the side effects '.

Before we finally turn in Wilf wanders up and sits in front of me - his paw prescribing an uncoordinated circular motion in the air. A sign since he was a puppy that he wants reassurance. I sit on the floor and tell him that the road ahead is going to be filled with pure, uninterrupted fun. All the rug surfing, touch rugby, swing biffing, meerkat hunting fun he can dream of . Where he wants it. When he wants it. There'll be walks, mud, jaffa cakes, sausages, tyres to christen and squirrels to chase. Above all there will be love.

He looks back at me as if to say ' and no pain ?' " Definitely no pain " I say.

143 comments:

  1. It seems so wrong on so many levels...

    Wilf - have all the fun woo want...

    I know that is what Digby would be telling woo...

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  2. What a cruel fate but what love surrounds dear Wilf. My eyes tear up as I write this. Know that hearts all around the world are going out to you all at this time.
    Ruth

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  3. And Digby. Don't forget to tell him that Digby will be waiting for him, and they'll both leap in the air like puppies at their reunion.

    Angus and "font," there simply are no words, only trails of hot tears.

    Love,

    Jane and Petey

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  4. Oh my heart goes out to you at this horrible time. I know you will let him have the most fun at this time, and also let him be pain free. You will be in my thoughts.

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  5. We are so sad and sorry to hear this terrible news. There is nothing that anyone can say to ease your pain. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of people around the world.

    Elizabeth and Petey in Alaska

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  6. We're so sorry. It is just not fair, it's not right and it shouldn't be so soon. We are shocked this could happen so fast, and thinking of you all over the time you have to share, and sending our love to a wonderful PON who truly has changed our view of France with his anecdotes and antics.

    Riley's mum and Riley (from NZ)

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  7. Please give Wilf an extra jaffa cake and and a special cuddle from us. It's clear from the way you write about him, how much he is loved and cherished. Words are failing me this morning.
    Gail.

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  8. And Digby...yes, digby waiting for him.

    We are really very sorry, Angus,

    Buddy, Ginger and Mummy too

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  9. We came over from Asta's blog - we were heartbroken to read this news. We are so sorry - we send you all our love and hugs
    Sally , paddy and D

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  10. I am so sorry. So very sorry.
    Our love to Wilf and may his journey home to his brother be smooth.

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  11. oh gosh...my heart is breaking for you and your family. Its too soon to say goodbye. Its amazing how your boys have touched so many lives around the world.

    Give Wilf lots of hugs and kisses from Murphydog & his mom in Sandy Eggo, CA. The next journey for him will be one only the greatest love can give.

    Debbie & Murphy

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  12. Wish we had something profound to say, but we are stunned!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

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  13. No words can ever convey what we feel now..

    Smooth journey home Wilf...Digby is waiting.

    With love

    Stormy..

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  14. Give Wilf a huge cuddle and big nose poke from us!

    Enjoy your time with him. Live life to the full every minute of every day!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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  15. Oh, I am simply weeping at the loss so soon to come of your lovely PON Wilf, going to meet Digby way before his time. This simply seems too much. My heart and prayers are with you, Angus and the "Font" as well as that rug surfing, Jaffa cake eating, life loving Wilf. I am so, so sorry.

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  16. We come again, at this so sad time in your lives, to let you know that the Dog Blog world is thinking of you and praying for you as you go through this terrible time again. I guess Digby needed him... Our hearts hurt with yours. The Country Corgis and Grammy.

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  17. Mom is sitting here with her mouth open. We can't believe this is happening!
    Life can be so unfair.

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  18. Dearest Angus, words cannot begin to convey the heartache I feel as I've read your post this morning. I wish you, 'the font' and Wilf, continued courage and strength at this very difficult time. My love and prayers are being sent to you from Virginia that the time you have left together will be filled with peace, and no pain for your precious Wilf. Thank-you for keeping us up to date at this very difficult time, it is greatly appreciated. You are on my mind constantly!

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  19. We are so sad and sorry to hear this terrible news. There is nothing that we can say to ease your pain. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Hugs & Licks
    Hillary and Casper Bear
    xx

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  20. Mom gave me an extra roll over tummy tickle and fringe tossle this morning,I can tell she is sad!She sends her heart felt wishes to you all,Brave Wilf enjoy all thouse sausages and jaffa cakes,(I myself prefer shortbread!) BIG,wet PON kisses I send to you Wilf,Angus and the"Font"
    Luv Rupiec xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  21. We know that no words can make it better, but please know that there are people and dogs all over the world praying and thinking good thoughts for all of you!

    We are soooo sorry, Wilf, but have a much fun as you can and then run free with Digby!

    Aire-hugs,
    Penny & Patches

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  22. Tears for you both.
    Cannot believe it. So short a time ahead with Wilf...some glimmer of light to know Digby is waiting.

    Having my Saffy put down last week was the hardest decision I have ever made - too sudden, no time to think clearly, when, how where - I have never screamed so hard in anger; primal sobs of agony and grief... or cried so much over the following week.
    I know we all wish this was not happening and you and the font didn't have to do this again so soon.
    fi

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  23. Dear, dear Angus, my heart is breaking for your family. I am at a loss for words.

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  24. life throws another curved ball at you angus
    I KNOW just how you feel, I really do....

    you have given your dogs a loving and wonderful home...no matter what........

    this dreadful news will over shadow that fact......please always remember it
    johnx

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  25. I am so very, very sorry. You have been given more than you should have to bear in so short a time. You and yours, Wilf and Digby too, are uppermost in our thoughts and hearts right now. Tears are being shed all around the world for what you and Wilf are going through.

    much love, Lola and her family

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  26. wow, not good....i am so saddened by this news....i know the rest of his days will be fun filled and full of love....you and Wilf will be in my thoughts....
    xoxo

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  27. Dear Angus and the Font; Our hearts are breaking for you right now. So many of us have loved Digby and Wilf for so long. There are no words to express the dismay and disbelief. We're holding you close.

    Yankee Gal

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  28. I am so terribly sorry. Through your blog I have grown very fond of sweet Wilfy. Your writing has made him part of my household.This diagnosis comes a very cruel blow to all who love this furry face. You are in my thoughts.

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  29. Angus,
    Our hearts ache for you and your family, we are so very sorry....

    Hugs and Kisses for Wilf

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

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  30. Heartbreaking. I am so sorry to hear this and I'm sure Wilf will appreciate all the love you give him in his last days.

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  31. Angus, Font and Wilfy: Thinking of you all...play the days away in comfort and pain free. Thanks for sharing Wilf with us.

    Zach's mom

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  32. Oh Angus, I am so sad to hear the dreadfull news. I know how you feel, because I lost a dear dog to cancer a few years ago. I rember exactly how I felt when I got the verdict. Love and good thought to the tree of you. EM

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  33. I am deeply sorry for what you are going through. To lose a beloved dog is to lose unconditional love. Nothing can replace that. Be gentle with yourself ~ you've given Wilf a life filled with love. If only everyone could be so treasured during their time on this Earth.

    You and Wilf are in my prayers...

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  34. angus,
    i am so so sorry. my heart is breaking for wilf and for you and the font. we are given the sweet task of loving our dear pups until the end, and i know that you will do that unswervingly. many hugs to wilf. you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    the booker man and asa's mama

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  35. Oh Angus...
    I'm in tears...
    I am so, so sorry to hear Wilf's news! I can't tell you how sad I am. He is an amazing dog with amazing owners...and I understand so well the emotions which you are going through at the moment.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you embark on this golden journey. I am sure that you know that "The Power of the Paw" is embracing you at this time.
    Sending lots and lots of love and support from your friends in South Africa...I will be thinking of you every step of the way!
    Caryl (aka "Maxmom")

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  36. Oh, this is just so not right! We are so very sorry. We may not comment here very much, but we do read all the time. We send wishes for whatever time you have left together to be as lovefilled as possible. So very sorry.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  37. Sad woos fur woo all, Wilf will be joining Digby at the bridge with much love and fun. I am certain you all will have great sorrow and pain, but remember the good times when you can, and smile. Are hearts are with you all.
    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The beaWootiful and her Mom

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  38. Scalding tears to read this. So so so wrong. We'll be back after we can see to write. In the meantime, buckets of love to help through these days.

    xxx Joan

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  39. We are so heartbroken with the news. This cannot be. We are so very sorry to hear all this. We cannot imagine how difficult things are for you. We will continue to pray and embrace you and Wilf with all the love we have.

    Love,
    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

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  40. Gawd thats so unfair poor Wilf!Just give him lots of comfort and tell him that it will be all ok

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  41. I am so sorry. There are no words - just tears. We will keep you all in our prayers.

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  42. I am sad beyond words. I know that nothing can console you now but that you will seize these days with Wilf. You and he are a pair who exude love and partnership in your funny little stories. My heart is with you.

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  43. Oh Angus, I'm so sorry! I'm crying like Wilf was my own dog. Please know that our hearts are with you right now. I was really hoping for different news for you.

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  44. In shock and so unfair. Makes me realize what a precious gift we are given when we receive the love of a dog and how when we least expect it they can be taken from us so abruptly and cruelly. Our hearts break for all of you, sending comfort and peace to you all and above all to sweet Wilf. Happy Jaffa Cakes and rug surfing and many many hugs to you all from all of us here in Anchorage.

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  45. We came over from Maxmom's blog - we are so sorry to hear that Wilf is preparing to leave for the bridge and wanted to send you all lots of purrs and prayers. We haven't met Wilf before, but we know what it is like to loose one you love so much. We hope your last time with him will be special and that when he finally has to go that his journey will be peaceful.

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  46. We are just heartbroken and in shock. This is so not right.
    Please Hug Wilf for us. These wonderful gifts from God always seem to leave us much to soon.
    God Bless Wilf and your family.

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  47. Dear God in Heaven - this just CAN'T BE! Please know that there are tears and a broken ♥ in northern Michigan for you, Wilf and for everyone who loves this adorable dog. I just have no words to adequately express my broken heart or the honest horror I feel at this rotten diagnosis. I am so, so sorry - so sorry.

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  48. Oh, our hearts are heavy. Such loss and grief in so short a time. We too, were just getting used to 1 PON and now to hear this diagnosis...I can only imagine the saddness that is yours...

    Your post is full of love and compassion...as you said, Give him what he wants, whenever he wants...and treasure the days with him...however short.

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  49. We're sorry to hear about this bad news. Thoughts & prayers coming Wilf's way.

    Woofs
    Nadine Apples & Neeli

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  50. Life just isn't fair at times and for you to go through this so soon. I am deeply sorry my friend. As I read your post the tears fell- I could feel the love you both share. Sending you and Wilf many hugs. xo

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  51. My girl got the exact diagnosis this month last year. Enjoy each day to the fullest. You all are in our thoughts.

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  52. our hearts are broken for you

    ...edgar and katie

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  53. I am so sorry to hear about Wilf, I know how much the mutual love of pet and owner means. In my thoughts....

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  54. Even if I could write something in my first language I would not know what to say, I can just cry. This is so wrong, and so sudden! My heart is with Digby, you and the Font. Enjoy this very short time with him. And give so many more cuddles and kisses from me... mi mancherai Digby!

    manu

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  55. We can from Asta's blog~

    I am deeply sorry and sad for you~

    Please enjoy the moments together and our thoughts and prayers are with you~

    Much Love,
    Katy, IzZY, Josie and Anakin Man

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  56. I can't believe it. Hot tears indeed. I dreaded opening your post today. My heart is breaking for you.

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  57. I only just discovered your blog a few months ago and have enjoyed it immensely. I even read Wilf's PONderings while I was on vacation because they were amusing and/or insightful, but mostly good logic from a loyal friend. We lost our PWD last year and we still mourn. Best wishes for many happy days ahead. Keep him comfortable. All the best. My thoughts are with you.

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  58. We cannot stop crying...we love Wilf and you more than words can describe. All our love, Dozer and Cooper in Oregon, USA

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  59. Bugger.......his little brother is waiting for him...it's all so, so wrong :(((((((((

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  60. Through tears we say, just as the others, "We are so sad and so very stunned." There are no words to adequately express what we want to say. We hope you feel the support of the worldwide community as you treasure your time with Wilf. He could not know a more loving family.

    Much love
    Jake and Fergi and their moma

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  61. Oh no! The only vaguely cheering thing I can say is that my friend was diagnosed with a brain tumour and given 9 months but she went on to live for 3 years and 2 months.

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  62. we are so sorry to hear this sad sad news. Wilf will be joining Digby. those two are meant to be together.

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  63. Sitting with tears in my eyes. So sorry. My little tibetan terrier will get an extra hug.Wilf is much loved.
    Anne from a village in the west coast of Scotland

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  64. I checked your blog all evening yesterday for news..and today brought new light..was afraid to check it...such sad news...i know u are all devasted..all i can say to ease the pain is he wont be in pain, and him and Digby can play forever as young puppies again..soo very sorry..

    Sad Mama of the Furkids..

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  65. My heart breaks for you. So sorry to learn that he is dying. Not fair that you didn't have him a long time. Dogs are the best thing in the world. Take care of yourself.

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  66. My heart is with you, and with Wilf for the time you have left together. May there be the miracle of more than just days, and all of it pain-free.

    When the time comes, as you once said, there will be so much 'laughter and mischief in heaven.' But not nearly enough down here.

    Railbird

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  67. Angus, we just typed a comment and blogger ate it; if you get two,that's why...

    We wish you courage,strength, patience, grace and wisdom...life is not fair. So not fair. We know Wilf is surrounded by love and feel Digby is readying the Bridge for his brother...making sure the meadow is mowed and favorite toys available for his Welcome.

    We think back to your wandering gypsy story...your dogs are surrounded by positive forces of protection...we take comfort in those thoughts.

    We send you LOVE...so much...from all over the globe...

    Scruffy, Lacie, Stan and Marilyn

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  68. I am very sorry. Take care.

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  69. Angus
    For once Asta can't use her "asta" talk..this is too painful for you..I'm so very very sad to hear the one thing none of us can believe..I know you will make every moment of Wilf's life burst with fun and games and love especially love which he's gotten all his life.My heart aches for you and the Font..Wilf will have a soft painfree transition, and to him, there is no worry , or time, just the treats coming and the continued knowledge that he is treasured and will be protected from pain.
    Asta sends sad sad smoochie kisses
    love
    Ami(Asta's Mommi)

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  70. Pamela led me here. I am sorry you are so sad, truly hope you are happy again and soon.

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  71. I am deeply saddened by this news, my thoughts are with you.
    Jan

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  72. May your last moments together be as joyful as possible. So sorry!! Words are inadequate for such times. My sympathies to you.

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  73. Something like that is never easy, may he go peacefully, his next adventure ready and waiting! Blessings....

    Dianna

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  74. I have come over from Pamela's site just to say that my heart bleeds for you - and for Wilf.
    I have been there two years ago with Oscar - the last days are so hard - then you just have to tell yourself they are at peace. Remind yourself that if he were an animal in the wild he would suffer terribly. As it is he is with those he loves and his passing will be gentle. I send my love to you, and to Wilf.

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  75. this is so sad and so unfair! too much heartache in too short a time!
    Our thoughts are with you as you spend your time making Wilf as happy and comfortable as possible.
    Big hugs and giant Dane kisses from Seattle!

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  76. We are so sorry this is happening to Wilf. Spend every moment with him if you can, spoiling him with whatever he wants. Our thoughts will be with you.
    Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
    Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

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  77. We are so sorry to read your latest post. We will be thinking of you and send lots of gentle licks to Wilf.

    Molly, Taffy and Monty

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  78. I'm so very sorry...they leave us to soon, always. May wilf's last days be filled with peace and comfort...no need to say and love, that is obviously there in abundance.

    There *are* animals in heaven by the way...the bible says so, they are called "creatures", to para-phrase, "every creature and every man will give account before the Lord"...it's in the old testament. Wilf will be there...blessing the four corners of heaven with his sweetness and gentle soul, and happily waiting for you.

    Hugs to all of you, especially dear Wilf,
    xo Jessica

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  79. Oh boy- We are so sorry to hear of this news. Wilf and Digby are such amazing fur friends, and heart dogs.

    Sending lots of love.

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  80. I am so sorry to hear of this news. Not knowing Wilf, having learned this from Toby, I went looking at his blog and only wish I had met him sooner. Our prayers are with you and Wilf.

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  81. There are just no words. Only tears.

    Stuart and his peeps

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  82. Wilf,

    I heard about you from Piappies World...
    We're keeping our paws crossed for you, and if the time does come we wish you a safe travel.

    Gentle Licks,
    Ziggy Marley

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  83. Oh how sorry I am to hear such news. I know how sad it is to loose such a friend. This is the one drawback of having pets and it never gets any easier.
    I am thinking of you and your family and, of course, Wilf. Lots of love. XXXX

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  84. Sending warm thoughts your way.
    This is so terribly sad.
    Poor Wilf, Poor you.
    hugs

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  85. Your love for Wilf will never die. Sorry for the sorrow.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

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  86. Typing through my tears. At least the brothers will be together over the bridge. We will send pawerful prayers for his last days to be good ones.

    Hugs & love,
    Oskar & Pam

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  87. I'm so sorry....just so, so sorry. I can't even think of words. My prayers are with you.

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  88. we so wish that this is all a huge cruel mistake, from afar its awfully hard to bare, up close it must be agonising, no pain wilf, no pain but to you angus, the font, your family, madame barry, the villagers we know there is immense pain. our post today is dedicated to your courage... is it selfish to hope you will continue to blog?... we hope... loves and licks

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  89. I am so sorry for your darling Wilf...xv

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  90. OH my dawg, what have I missed? I can't believe this. it's too soon. how can this be? my heart is aching for you.

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  91. I am so sad to read about Wilf. I have been following your posts for months and nearly cried my eyes out over sweet Digby. Same now for Wilf. I love them like they are my own. My prayers are with you, that's all I can say.

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  92. Maxmom sent us here. Bless you Wilf and your people. Make this last time, the BEST time. This breaks my heart.

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  93. ...how damned unjust is that.....just have the best days ever from now and fill them with memories...sending love and hugs across the channel...xxx:(((

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  94. I am so very sad. I lost my dog on the 31st of August and am only glad that the end came soon without too much pain for him. My prayers for both of you.

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  95. Sending our love to you and Wilf. We are thinking of you.

    Love,
    Homer

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  96. Our hearts are breaking for you... again.

    Gentle wags,
    Zona and mom

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  97. My heart is full of sadness for the pain you all are suffering at this time. I have joyfully followed your blog since Digby passed and delighted in your words and Wilf's enthusiasim for
    life. I had never heard of this dog breed and marveled in his intelligence and playfulness. you are in my thoughts now and in the coming months. Hug his neck for me. With Love, Carolyn on NC

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  98. You are lucky to have shared some time with Wilf and Digby, and they with you.

    I am so sorry!

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  99. There are simply no words to tell you how heartbroken I am for your family. It seems so unfair and so hard to understand. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am just so sorry.

    Amber, Mayzie's mom

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  100. Last Will and Testament of Silverdene Emblem O'Neill, Eugene O’Neill
    I, SILVERDENE EMBLEM O'NEILL (familiarly known to my family, friends, and acquaintances as Blemie), because the burden of my years and infirmities is heavy upon me, and I realize the end of my life is near, do hereby bury my last will and testament in the mind of my Master. He will not know it is there until after I am dead. Then, remembering me in his loneliness, he will suddenly know of this testament, and I ask him then to inscribe it as a memorial to me.
    I have little in the way of material things to leave. Dogs are wiser than men. They do not set great store upon things. They do not waste their days hoarding property. They do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value I have to bequeath except my love and my faith. These I leave to all those who have loved me, to my Master and Mistress, who I know will mourn me most, to Freeman who has been so good to me, to Cyn and Roy and Willie and Naomi and -- But if I should list all those who have loved me, it would force my Master to write a book. Perhaps it is vain of me to boast when I am so near death, which returns all beasts and vanities to dust, but I have always been an extremely lovable dog.
    I ask my Master and Mistress to remember me always, but not to grieve for me too long. In my life I have tried to be a comfort to them in time of sorrow, and a reason for added joy in their happiness. It is painful for me to think that even in death I should cause them pain. Let them remember that while no dog has ever had a happier life (and this I owe to their love and care for me), now that I have grown blind and deaf and lame, and even my sense of smell fails me so that a rabbit could be right under my nose and I might not know, my pride has sunk to a sick, bewildered humiliation. I feel life is taunting me with having over-lingered my welcome. It is time I said good-bye, before I become too sick a burden on myself and on those who love me. It will be sorrow to leave them, but not a sorrow to die. Dogs do not fear death as men do. We accept it as part of life, not as something alien and terrible which destroys life. What may come after death, who knows? I would like to believe with those of my fellow Dalmatians who are devout Mohammedans, that there is a Paradise where one is always young and full-bladdered; where all the day one dillies and dallies with an amorous multitude of houris, beautifully spotted; where jack rabbits that run fast but not too fast (like the houris) are as the sands of the desert; where each blissful hour is mealtime; where in long evenings there are a million fireplaces with logs forever burning, and one curls oneself up and blinks into the flames and nods and dreams, remembering the old brave days on earth, and the love of one's Master and Mistress....
    I am afraid this is too much for even such a dog as I am to expect. But peace, at least, is certain. Peace and long rest for weary old heart and head and limbs, and eternal sleep in the earth I have loved so well. Perhaps, after all, this is best.
    One last word of farewell, Dear Master and Mistress. Whenever you visit my grave, say to yourselves with regret but also with happiness in your hearts at the remembrance of my long happy life with you: "Here lies one who loved us and whom we loved." No matter how deep my sleep I shall hear you, and not all the power of death can keep my spirit from wagging a grateful tail.

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  101. Oh gosh, I'm so sorry!
    It brought tears to my eyes just reading this post.

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  102. Angus, We've read your post again -- and again -- and all the comments. And just need to tell you again that our hearts are with you as you take this journey yet again. As you can see, you're not alone on this journey -- and yet it is one that you and the font have to go through by yourselves together with dear Wilf.

    We added a few thoughts to our blog today - but nowhere near enough to express the depth of our feelings.

    xxx Joan and Jake and Just Harry.

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  103. I have tears and I have love for Wilf and family! I just wish I had a miracle because if i did, I would send it your way.
    May it bring some small comfort that so many share your pain and care so much about sweet Wilf just as we did for Digby.
    Every dog should be so lucky as to have an Angus and "the font" as their family!

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  104. I am thinking of you at this sad time and breaks my heart to hear about your beautiful Wilf.
    We had to say goodbye to our wonderful gentle Giant Schnauzer, Heidi a few years ago. I still think about her every day and miss her so much.
    I am thinking of you at this time and sending love from New Zealand.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  105. Your friend Booker led me to you, and I just want to offer some words of kindness. I'm truly sorry for Wilf's illness, and wish you all comfort and peace in the days ahead. Bless you dear Wilf.

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  106. Such sad news today... our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sam and Pippen

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  107. We are so saddened to hear of this. We've enjoyed reading your blog, and feel as if we do know you all personally. I do like your attitude about each day, even with such heartbreaking news.

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  108. I am so sorry, Angus! This just made me cry. I started reading your blog just before Digby passed over the rainbow bridge and have fallen in love with Wilf and all of his ponderings.

    Please know my prayers are with you and Wilf.

    Now I have to go dry my tears.

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  109. I came to tell you that you are being thought of by MANY. We feel your sadness. We CARE.

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  110. Our hearts are breaking for your family, our thoughts do not connect with the news -

    I wish you "more" one more day, one more smile, one snuggle, one more walk, one more day, one more bark, one more look, one more hour, one more kiss, one more minute, one more hug, one more hope beyond all hope, one more just one more answered prayer.

    We will hold you VERY VERY tight in our hearts and in our prayers - Your family is NOT alone this world is a small one and we are all with you in spirit - I so wish I could ease this hurt and heartbreak.

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  111. I'm so shocked and unbelieving! I can't believe you & "the font" have to go through this again so soon.

    I'm so sorry and know how much you must be hurting! I'm so sorry!

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  112. I not havin the words to say how heavy my heart is to hear this awful news. Yu, Wilf and yor family are in our forts and prayers.
    My Angel Sister Molly folled yor boy and after she crossed the bridge I continued so I know how much yor hearts are hurting right now as it is so soon after Digby. Ma says please gives Wilf cuddles from us .
    I hopes yu has the mostest super fun Wilf.
    Wiv Lovs
    Richie
    x x

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  113. So sorry to hear about this. We learned about Wilf on The Booker Man's blog. We will be thinking about you all.

    Elyse and Riley

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  114. Once again I sit at my computer in tears for your pain. I am so sorry. It just breaks my heart...
    ~Maggie (MilShelb's Mom)

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  115. Oh no....we have no internet connection at the moment, but I heard by the DWB grapevine about this atrocious news. I am so very sorry.
    I wish we could fathom the whys in this life.
    I send you all hugs and find myself heartbroken for you again. And so soon after Digby.
    I wish for you all the best days possible...however many that may be.
    So sorry. God Bless you all. (Personally, I believe dogs do go to heaven)
    Much love & prayers
    Jamie and the Texas Sundogs

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  116. We're stopping back...you are in our prayers...

    We love you all!

    Scruffy, Lacie, Stanny and Mumsie

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  117. Booker Man sent us and I can hardly bare the pain as I read your story. I hope you can make his time the best time for him - I pray that he will not suffer and that you will feel comfort in knowing that you did the best you could for him. God bless you both and I will keep you in my prayers...and in my world, Heaven is full of dogs that live forever!

    Fondly,
    Doris and Gizzy

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  118. May God bless you and Wilf on your journey!

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  119. I am so sad upon reading the news about Wif. I wish I had words that could help provide comfort.

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  120. Hi Wilf. You are a beautiful dog. We type this with tears in our eyes and love in our hearts...all for you. We've read a little of what's going on until we couldn't read anymore. It sounds like you've had a wonderful life, a life many dogs can only dream of and you've filled your people's heart with love and joy...you did good Wilf. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your people. With love...Xia, Augie and Li Li

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  121. Hi Wilf. You are a beautiful dog. We type this with tears in our eyes and love in our hearts...all for you. We've read a little of what's going on until we couldn't read anymore. It sounds like you've had a wonderful life, a life many dogs can only dream of and you've filled your people's heart with love and joy...you did good Wilf. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your people. With love...Xia, Augie and Li Li

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  122. I am so so sorry.
    This is not fair,,, not for Wilf, not for you.
    I do not understand how this can be, and I know you don't either.
    I asked for the Power of the Paws,,, but now I am learning that sometimes that also means to be near those that are hurting. To go sit beside them and hold their paws. I will hold yours.
    I will ask every star in the sky,,, to shine down on Wilf, and fill him with peace.
    I am so sorry, I wish there were words to say to help you, but there are none.
    We are crying with you.
    The world loved Wilf so much, and his life should not be ending.
    love
    tweedles

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  123. I am so so sorry.
    This is not fair,,, not for Wilf, not for you.
    I do not understand how this can be, and I know you don't either.
    I asked for the Power of the Paws,,, but now I am learning that sometimes that also means to be near those that are hurting. To go sit beside them and hold their paws. I will hold yours.
    I will ask every star in the sky,,, to shine down on Wilf, and fill him with peace.
    I am so sorry, I wish there were words to say to help you, but there are none.
    We are crying with you.
    The world loved Wilf so much, and his life should not be ending.
    love
    tweedles

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  124. My heart breaks for you..hold him, love him and keep telling him things will be OK - until you meet again.

    I am so very sorry..Bless you and yours in this hard, hard time.

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  125. I read about Wilf from CapJack (Richie) at Avast There Me Hearties blog. I have been trying to think of what to say but I really can't - all I want to do is cry for you and Wilf and I am so close to that as I write this. It's just not fair - no one should ever go through this twice in such a short span of time - it's just not right. I am just so very sorry this is happening to you again - I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  126. Oh, Wilf! Say it isn't so! We're so very, very sorry. Hugs and prayers for you and your humans.
    You'll leave as you lived, surrounded by love.

    Jed & Abby

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  127. I just came over from Lola's blog. I am so sorry to hear about Wilf ...he (and you) are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  128. There is nothing I can say that 95 others haven't already said. Thank you for sharing both Digby and Wilf with the rest of the world. You may never know how many lives your best friends have touched around the globe. May all their prayers and love come back and surround all of you now and carry you through the coming days. Karin in Colorado

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  129. We came from Maxmom....so sad you are in your final time. Enjoy your sweet boy.
    Debra

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  130. This breaks my heart. I am so sorry I wish that there was a way to make him better.

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  131. Don't know what to say new friend. Good vibes and thoughts sent your way
    Benny & Lily

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  132. I'm so sorry to read your sad news. Wilf is very fortunate indeed to have you to care for him. Thanks for sharing your treasured friendship with the rest of us.

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  133. I didn't check in for a few days and all this has happened oh this is so heart wrenching so soon. Our dogs, we just loose ourselves in love for them and it's grueling to let them go.
    I'm just so sorry for all of you.

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  134. Just heard about Wilf & I wanted to let you know that I will say a prayer for him. I don't have a blog, but I followed yours for awhile. Like a lot of people said here, its not fair & its too soon. Poor puppy... Remember to love him lots & give him lots of hugs & kisses.
    Marlene,Sable & Tiki (The Kitties)

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  135. Oh my goodness, please accept a huge, warm embrace from your friends in the the Pacific northwest of America...some with four paws, some with arms...your dear furry one is held so high in our thoughts.

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  136. I came from Anny's ... this is just so, so sad. Blowing kisses to Wilf the Pon...

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  137. I came over from Lola's blog to offer my condolences at this great loss. Wilf was such a handsome fellow....
    Madi and Mom

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  138. Kirby and I just stopped by from the Beaglebratz blog. I remember when my Max had less than a month to live. Just love him, hug him and kiss him. And remember that so many people are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers.

    Kirby and his mom

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  139. I followed my way to your blog from Pamela @ House of Edward. Here I don't know you or sweet Wilf yet & yet my eyes are filled with tears. There are not enough words to write that can express how sad I am for you both. I owned a sheep dog once & when he passed I was lost. They truly have magnificent souls. Just know that I care and sending you a huge hug from America. xx

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  140. Our hearts are so heavy tonight....we cannot imagine what you are all going through....all we keep wanting to do is pray for you all and send you all of our love........
    Nancy, G-dog and Becky

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