04 January 2008

2 Dogs 2000 Miles

We try not to talk about Buko too much, but the fact remains that we miss him all the time. Life only looks like it's back to normal; under the surface, we're still pretty lost and confused. And our human is still in a lot of pain. We came across this story today, and it touched us immensely. As much as it hurt, it was also a little comforting.

2 Dogs 2000 Miles is about Malcolm, a 6-year old Great Pyrenees who lost his battle with osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer. Malcolm's human promised him that he'd do what he could to rid the world of the disease, and now he's fulfilling his promise. The human and his two dogs will hike from Austin to Boston to raise awareness about canine cancer and to promote canine cancer research. So many have lost loved ones to this disease, and we hate it for taking our Buko. We wish everyone peace and look forward to a cure.

3 comments:

Kate said...

Not going to watch it because I know what will happen. But it just takes so long, and even then you still get caught. Buko was with you only a few months ago. Nobody expects you not to be sad.

P, K & A

Buko (in spirit), Jackson, and Narra said...

Thanks, Kate. It certainly does take long. And each one that leaves us resonates with all those who left before. The sadness is hard--engaging it just a little can easily be all consuming, for me anyway.

J&N
and René, alas, only human

wally said...

Sniff. I told you about my granny, who still puts up the Christmas tree just so she can put "Conan" under it. I don't think it ever completely goes away. Sometimes it is easier, sometimes it is harder. It makes life harder, but we sure as heck make it a lot better too, eh?

wally.