Here is what I know:
- Josie was my dog.
- Josie loved to cuddle.
- Josie made people fall in love with her.
- Josie barked – a lot – it grew on you.
- Josie had a nasal tumor.
Josie started showing signs in the summer of 2014. She passed away peacefully in the fall of 2015.
During the course of treatment, I learned a ridiculous amount about cancer in dogs, particularly nasal cancer. Hopefully, our experience can help someone else.
Josie was more than the disease that took her from this world. She was a happy dog whose whole butt shook when she was happy, wagging her tail. Her last few months were hard – for both of us. But it did give me the opportunity to share her with the world – her life and her struggles. She was a dog most people disregarded at first. But if you gave her a few minutes – you quickly fell in love.
I know I did.