2nd UPDATE!!! counting our blessings…

yesterday was charon’s birthday – she dare not even think about september when the news of gayle’s melanoma diagnosis came last december.  but gayle is a warrior, and again, she sat by her charon’s feet, napping and having puppy dreams, as the tap, tap, tap of the needles celebrated the day.

tomorrow will be gayle’s 17th ampuversary – another blessing for us.  again, gayle just won’t let the numbers and percentages and statistics rule her destiny.  she remains happily living in the moment, enjoying the treats and naps that each day brings.

on sunday, we will walk in knoxville’s first morris animal foundation k9 cancer walk.  althought we haven’t quite met our goal, we have raised a lot of money to help MAF kick cancer’s butt.  this was made possible by our friends, who are also our blessings.  thanks you so much!!!!!  wonders never cease for us – this afternoon we received a donation from diane hollenbeck aka maximutt,which got us to our goal of raising $1000!!!  and the donations keep coming, we are now exceeding our goal – tripawds really, REALLY rock!!!!  definitely you are all angels!!!

thank you livermore, ca

thank you bozeman, mt

thank you knoxville, tn

thank you chicago, il

thank you orange, tx

thank you wagoner, ok

thank you san diego, ca

thank you kingston, wa

thank you knoxville, tn

thank you mansfield, tx

thank you geneseo, il

thank you mckinney, tx

thank you knoxville, tn

thank you ft. collins, co

thank you las vegas, nv

thank you austin, tx

thank you knoxville, tn

thank you kingsport, tn

thank you red feather lakes, co

thank you lexington ky

thank you washington, d.c.

thank you chicago, il

thank you pontiac, il

thank you diane !!!

we are so blessed to have so many angels on our side.  pictures to follow the walk!

Author: etgayle

gayle developed a small lump in her right front wrist. biopsy determined it was a soft tissue sarcoma, with amputation feb 17, 2010. she's recovering nicely, taking naps when needed, and enjoying every moment of every wonderful day. in december 2010 we discovered oral melanoma cancer. gayle had two surgeries to remove tumors, but the ugly disease took her from us december 12, 2011. love never ends.

9 thoughts on “2nd UPDATE!!! counting our blessings…”

  1. Happy happy happy birthday Charon 🙂 We are glad you have so much to celebrate.

    17 months, awesome!! Yay to our precious Gayle, our best prayers and hopes for another 17 years. Super hugs from Sammy to Gayle too 🙂 He loves his girl!

    Elizabeth and Sammy

  2. (¯`v´¯)
    Happy birthday Charon – what a gift to have precious Gayle by your side! …and 17 months is SO much to celebrate. I wish you much love and happiness today and always..and the gift of time & miracles !

    P.S. Let’s hear it for the K9 cancer walk!!!!

    Love from the Spirit of Indiana and his mom Carol xoxo

  3. Lots of reasons to celebrate! We are grateful to have had all this time! We celebrated with laughs, cheers…and of course CAKE!
    (not as good as yours, of course)

    Lots of love to my adopted sister and furry niece, Gayle!


  4. Each moment with our pups is a moment to celebrate! And 17 months is a lot of moments!

    Happy birthday and hoppy ampuversary!

    You ladies are definitely a dynamic duo!

    Rio and Micki

  5. Happy late birthday, Charon! Happy early ampuversary, Gayle! I hope you guys have great weather for your walk.


  6. Awesome news about making your goal number!! Kick some serious cancer booty for all of us!

    looking forward to the pics!
    Jackie, Abby’s mom

  7. So many things to celebrate for you all. We are so happy that Gayle is doing so well – and so strong to be marching on Sunday. We can’t wait to see the pictures and hear the stories about the march. We will be thinking of you both as my Mommy and Dady march in the Dwight Harvest Days parade on Sunday too.


  8. Happy Birthday Charon!!! Congratulations to Gayle on her 17 Month Ampiversary! That’s amazing and hopefully Charley will follow in her pawprints!

    What 2 wonderful reasons to celebrate!

    Hugs and chocolate kisses,
    Ellen & Charley 🙂

  9. Happy Birthday, Charon!! And Congrats to Gayle on her ampuversary! We will give Finchy some extra treats tonight in honor of both of you guys. Your ornament arrived today- it’s beautiful- brought tears to my eyes when I thought of Chili Dawg. You are a talented lady 🙂


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