New York Times editor Dana Jennings is coping with prostate cancer and wrote a blog post about his dog. I feel the same way about my dog, Frankie. Here is a snippet:
In spending so much time with Bijou, I began to realize that our dogs, in their carefree dogginess, make us more human, force us to shed our narcissistic skins. Even when you have cancer, you can’t be utterly self-involved when you have a floppy-eared mutt who needs to be fed, walked and belly-scratched. And you can’t help but ponder the mysteries of creation as you gaze into the eyes of your dog, or wonder why and how we chose dogs and they chose us.
Here is the link: Life lessons from the family dog