Anyone who knows me at all or reads this blog knows that I am 100% prime time in love with our dog, Mickey. He is a 4 year old boxer that we have had since a puppy, walked in our wedding and is just a joy to be around and have in our family. We just got the heartbreaking news yesterday that Mickey has terminal lymphoma. We are devastated. We have decided to treat it with steroids in an attempt to put it into remission and prolong his life. We did some research into our options, talked to our vet and thought long and hard and decided not to go the chemo route. He has been on steroids before for other issues and he responded well, so we are hoping for the best.
I think the hardest part for me right now is that he is so young, and knowing we’ll have to say goodbye so much sooner than we ever imagined.
I couldn’t even dream of having a better dog. He is so sweet, loyal, hilarious and unique. He knows when I need a cuddle and loves to go on runs. I would always say to him that he is an “actual angel” and now I really do think that’s true.
When we first saw pictures of his litter he was one of very few of his brothers and sisters that was looking at the camera. Without even meeting him in person we knew he was the one. He was the runt of his litter and his face was just the cutest thing we had ever seen.
We want to spend his remaining days loving him and trying to give back even a little of the immense amount of joy he has given us. He is just overall a good dog, we couldn’t have wished for anything more. He is my snuggler, my comedian, my workout buddy and my daily joy. I must have done something amazing in my previous life to get Mickey in this life. My hope now is that when it is his time to go he knows how much he is loved and how much happiness he brought to our lives everyday.
“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.” – unknown
4 thoughts on “Our Little Mickey”
What a beautiful blog post! I too have a deep love for all dogs, especially my own, and have had to say goodbye to more than one in my lifetime to date. You have conveyed so well how it feels to have to make these difficult decisions, to know that even deeper grief is too come sooner rather than later. All the best to you, and to your husband, and most of all, Mickey…I will be keeping you all in my thoughts.
Oh Alex, I have tears as I type this. This is beautiful and I know the feeling, because I have the exact same one with Dio. I also believe in positivity and miracles and will hope for the very best. I’m so sorry that you are going through this. Here is my attempt at a cyber hug (( )). Love and light to your family and Mickey. I’ll be thinking of you guys.
Thanks for the support! We are hoping for the best with the steroid therapy and just giving him all out love!
I’m just getting caught up with what I’ve missed on your blog. This makes me cry all over again. My heart breaks for Mickey but most of all you guys because it will be the hardest for you watching him go through this. I know you will love him with everything you have for the time you get left with him, little angel.
All my love and prayers for Mickey ❤ Love Sarah & Jags