Yesterday I took the dogs to their favorite pond to play by the water. It was a special day, as there may not be many more, if any that we will be able to go. Oliver, the blond cocker is ailing badly, he has a tumor in his stomach which is now gaining growth. His appetite is very little, I must feed him soft foods 4-6 times a day. Rosie the Springer, this morning stands guard near her brother, Oliver, as he is very lethargic today, and chooses to sleep in the air conditioned house rather than go out and play.
Though this saddens me, knowing our time now is limited together, I rejoice in the moments the three of us share in this remaining time, I will know when it is his time, for he will alert me as all the others who have passed before him have. I am there for him until the end, out of love, devotion, and compassion that we have shared over the past eleven years.
Please smile when you view this, I know I will cherish this day we had to share forever.
Photographed in Morningside, New York, USA
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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 4 years ago

    Indeed a big smile on my face. Great capture!

  • Thank you so much for your smile!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesabout 4 years ago

    I am so sorry to learn of Oliver’s problem, and wish you strength to keep going.

    Beautiful photograph.

  • I have been there till the end for all of my pets over forty some years, I have the stamina to give to them always! Thanks!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseabout 4 years ago

    How sad for you and your beautiful pet companions dear Pamela………
    Losing a faithful friend is not easy……..
    I hope you will take many images so you have lasting memories of special moments together………
    Very heartfelt posting my Friend……….xoxoxoxo

  • Ironically, I just found two rolls of undeveloped film from when he was a pup, will have to get them developed now! Have millions of photos of all my pets I have ever had…probably more than of the grand kids! LOL!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 4 years ago

    I will be saying a prayer for Oliver and you, too. I wish our pets had more years to spend with us. They are the best friends we could have. Nice picture, too.

  • Thanks so much Lori, it means the world to me and to Oliver.

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Debbie Meyers
    Debbie Meyersabout 4 years ago

    So sad, enjoy these remaining days!

  • Oh, we will Debbie, thank you for your kindness.

    – Pamela Phelps

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyabout 4 years ago

    It’s a beautiful capture Pamela. I’m smiling at the image but I can feel the sadness in your heart

  • I try to keep a happy note when we are up and about, I shed my tears in the middle of the night when he sleeps. Thanks so much.

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 4 years ago

    ♥ I’m very sorry about Oliver’s sickness.give him a big hugs form me….. and one for you xxxooo
    It’s a beautiful image !!! ♥

  • Thanks so much for your understanding. Appreciate it so much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 4 years ago

    This makes me sad but happy for you at the same time, such memories the two of you have created, I can only hope my boy and I have as many good years together.

  • Oh, the memories have been a million, as have been the smiles which I keep sending him each moment we are together. Thank you so much.

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...about 4 years ago

    A beautiful photograph of your cherished companions.
    (whom my love and prayers are with.)

  • Thanks so very much, appreciate it!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1about 4 years ago

    A beautiful capture.No matter what lays in the future Hon, You will always have many wonderful memories of your wonderful times you shared together.
    My heart is with you & your babies.xx

  • Thanks so much, things are not good right now…he had a good week, but last night suffered a heart attack and is now very weak. Can not find a vet working weekends!

    – Pamela Phelps

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