My Dogs’ Reaction to My Cancer Diagnosis

“I feel blessed they were around to help me face my cancer diagnosis.” Gogs writes a tribute to his dogs, Maya and Nell, for Movember.

gogs gagnon writes about a plant-based dietAfter the doctor confirmed my prostate biopsy was positive for cancer, my first thought was, “I’m going to die.” My heart started to pound, and I immediately thought about my family and how they would manage. And then I thought about our two dogs, Maya and Nelly. They always had a way to make me feel better, no matter how bad my day was going.

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2 comments on “My Dogs’ Reaction to My Cancer Diagnosis

  1. So heartbreaking Gogs. They were your angels. Clearly they could sense everything going on with you. I had two budgies when they were 6 weeks old. They were both very sensible, Summer was a lilac colour and very timid. Sky was light blue and very mischievous but entertaining. When Summer died Sky kept calling out for her, it used to break my heart. When Sky died aged 15 it broke me. They are part of the family and the interaction becomes an integral part of family life. Both budgies used to behave like dogs when they heard someone at the front door or if they didn’t recognise a voice in the home! They were funny. You have lovely memories Gogs

    1. Thank you so much, Cheryl. And thank you for sharing about your budgies. Pets are such a big part of the family, and we grow to love them so much!! That’s so funny about how your budgies would behave like dogs. May they rest in peace. Gogs

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