Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Our sad news

Greetings friends, thank you so much for all of your kind emails from our post yesterday.

And, a big thank you to Brind'Amour for Honey's site award! We appreciate all of you so much!

We received some very heart-breaking news this morning from Honey's vet. The radiologist confirmed that her body has been attacked by cancer, and she is now at an advanced stage. We are so sad, as she has been our companion for many years. We are keeping her comfortable, and hope that she will hang out with us a little longer to enjoy some of her and our good friends, and family.

My husband had Honey as a puppy, and as soon as he picked her up, they did a cross country road trip together. Ever since then, Honey has done many wonderful trips. I met Dave and Honey in 2003, and we have been fortunate enough to enjoy lots of trips to beautiful places. A photo of me with Honey yesterday and below is the first road trip I did, with Dave and Honey just after meeting them......

We explored the Grand Canyon....
Bishop, California.....Eastern Sierras
Campground below the Eastern Sierras.....
Camping in Zion National Park......
Honey is a great traveler!

Today, Honey and I will visit some nice parkies in our area. She still has a bit of an appetite, and the vet has given us some medications that should keep her pain low, and hopefully she may perk up a bit.

Aw! This is very sad for us!


  1. ohhwww
    that´s really sad news:(

    Honey´s so lucky to have humans like you :) really!

    Have a good time at the parkie Honey! lot´s of licks to you and your family!

    I hope the meds help you feel better soon!

  2. All I woo'd before and more...

    Treasure what woo have left...

    Khyra and Her Leaky Eyed Mom

  3. So sorry about Honey. She is part of your family and your grief is understandable. Hoping you will have some more time with her to do some things she really likes. Sending more Lhasa karma your way to help Honey feel better:) Tank

  4. My heart is breaking for you - I am so very sorry. We said today in your earlier post to take it a day at a time and that would still hold. Make sure the end of Honey's life is as special and as filled with memories as the rest of her life.
    Take care of yourselves and Honey - we are thinking of you. xxxx

  5. So sorry it is not better news :'-( I hope that she will hang on as long as possible. Clearly she has been a wonderful companion and a lucky girl up to now. Hang in there. My thoughts are with you all.
    Dana + Moose

  6. i have only met Honey this month but i sit here with tears spilling down my face, that is the affect she has on people. you both look beautiful in the pictures. what a wonderful life she lives!

  7. Oh Honey my heart is breaking for you. I know how it feels to lose such a constant companion like Honey. The hole in the heart is never filled again. I hope your next adventure is safe, warm and peaceful.

  8. So sorry to hear such bad news :-(( I understand you completely because I lost my step mommy last september. It's such pain...I wish Honey to live day by day with as little pain as she could.She is lucky to have you around...
    Big licks to Honey,

  9. I'm sorry to hear the news. Do you know any more information as to what kind of cancer it is? Again, I'm sorry for the heartbreaking news. I recently lost a family dog to cancer, I understand how you must be feeling at the moment.

  10. Oh Honey, this is such sad news. We know your parents have been worried about you for awhile. We hope you enjoy your trip to the park and get lots of yummy treats.

    Your pals,
    Joey and Zeke

  11. We´re so sorry and sad to hear this news. She has a wonderful family. We hope Honey feels better.

    Thor and family

  12. Mommy and I are so sorry to hear this sad sad news! It sure looks like Honey has lived a very fulfilling life, full of fun trips, a great family, and many lasting memories! Hopefully the pain meds will help Honey live out the remainder of her life, without any suffering. Our hearts go out to you all during this very difficult time. Sniffs :(

    Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

  13. We are very sad and sorry to hear about this. Honey is such a wonderful dog and beloved companion. Hope that the meds work well and Honey's remaining days are very enjoyable and comfortable.
    Love, Miley and Pat

  14. Oh, Honey

    We are so sorry it didn't turn out to be better news. We hope that you will be comfortable for a while so you can spend more time with the family that obviously loves you. Take good care of yourself.

    Tucker and Daisy

  15. Ouuwwwooo Honey, my dear friend... we will do some hanging out as much as you want to or can - maybe the cool water at the beach would feel good to your limbs? We'll try to get together today - with huge huggies and licks,
    Sammie xoxoxo

  16. Our friend, Sammie sent us over. We are so sorry to hear of your bad news. Enjoy your last days with your family. Our hearts go out to all of you during this trying time. We all know we'll meet again at the rainbow bridge someday.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

  17. I am terribly sad by this news. I have only known you for a short while but feel like I've known you forever. You are lucky to have such loving parents. You hold a special place in my heart Honey, because you were the very first blogger friend I had.


  18. We are so very sad for you! We hope the meds keep you pain-free so you can enjoy more time with your family, Honey! You're in our thoughts!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  19. We are so sorry to read this terrible news! There are no words to express the love we have for our dogs (best friends) but we know Honey had a an amazing life with you! Keep fighting!
    Kisses fro Rufus, Indie and Ana

  20. Khyra sent us over to check on honey. sorry the news is bad. honey sure looks like she had a happy & loving life! not too many dogs get to be the sidekick on adventures. she is a lucky dog. we are so sorry she and your family must endure this. we are glad honey came to this world to be such a positive force.

  21. We heard from Khyra and have come to offer some hugs and vibes so Honey can enjoy the rest of her time with you.

  22. We are so sad to hear such heartbreaking news. We hope you have many more days with Honey. Cherish this time.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  23. Oh Honey - our hearts are just aching for you and our pawrents. We know how difficult this is for you and for them. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

    Checkers and his mom, Katie

  24. Gosh... so sad news. Honey, please be strong!
    Our prayers are with you, sweet friend! You have amazing hoomans to take care of you!

    We love you a lot.



  25. Honey, boootiful Honey!
    You have a "get better" message in my blog!

    Be strong, lovely-eyes!



  26. Hello sweet travelling Honey! We just knew about you through our common friend Pipa. We are so sorry to meet you in this terrible circunstances...we can't imagine how hard it must be for all of you, not just for Honey =S But it seems like you have millions and millions of adventures together, so I think Honey must have the greatest Golden live ever...

    We hope Honey gets to travel a lot more! *

    Indi and Vicky

  27. Hello Honey momma and Honey!
    We heard about the news over at Khyra's bloggy and wanted to come over and say hi and hope you are all doing a little better. My mom lost one kitty and two doggies to cancer. We are all saying a pray for Miss Honey and hoping she is doing well.


  28. My sweet friend ... My mom and I are so sorry to hear such bad news.

    My paws are crossed for you, hopping that the medications will help you to feel better.

    Kisses and Licks from Portugal,
    Cláudia & Byte

  29. Oh we are so sorry to hear about Honey. We hope that medicine helps with the pain. Our Heeler Vibes are going out for her..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  30. Oh, I am so very sad for you all :o( and I feel just awful that it's been so long since I last visited that I didn't pick your sad news up earlier.
    We have everything crossed that for you and hope that the time you have left together is pain free and treasured.
    Lots of love and slobbers xx

  31. We are so sorry to read this post.

    We send Honey some gentle licks and hope her medicine helps her to feel comfortable.

    Molly and Taffy

  32. So sorry to hear the sad news. I hope you get to do a little bit more travelling together, looks like you've had some wonderful trips in the past.

  33. My Mommy is crying... and I can't make her stop.... she sayz itz ok... shez just remembering how it was for her to learn about my Sissie Destiny... and she is relating to youz and how hard it must be to hear the newz.

    Remember - us doggies live in the moment. We are never sad, we just want to be loved... love her every every every moment... every single one.


    PS - Please know I am here for you during this tough time, its not easy, but these babies are our gifts from Heaven... cherish every day...

    Love - Cilly

  34. We are so sorry to ear about the sad news. Our thoughts is with Honey & you family!

    Lots of Love & Hugs,
    Four Musketeers

  35. We are so sad to learn of your news. Please know that you, your husband and Honey are in our hearts and prayers. Though it is of little comfort, you have to know that you have given Honey a wonderful life and that you will be strong enough to let her go when she begins to suffer. It is always so hard to let go of someone who has been a part of your life in so many ways, but the fact that your paths crossed and you walked together for a time is a gift. You are richer for having had Honey and she has been blessed to have had you in her life.

    Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper Edwards

  36. Oh no! We will thinking of all of you and sending out purrs for your comfort!

  37. My mum was very sad to read about Honey today. I know it's very hard for the humans when it's our time to move on. I hope the medication helps with the pain, and all Honey's doggie and human pals are helping her to ride out on a wave of love.
    Lick and snuggle,

  38. My mum was very sad to read about Honey today. I know it's very hard for the humans when it's our time to leave. All us doggie and human pals are here to help Honey ride out on a wave of love.
    Licks and snuggles,

  39. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh dear Honey...we're soooooooooo sad!!!
    Our heart is breaking for you....
    we're sure that your mom and dad are taking good care of you....
    they love you a lot as you love them more than your life....
    your photos are great and full of love and sweet moments all togheter...hope you could have tons of these special moments again for a long long time!!!!!!
    Take care of you sweet baby!!
    We love you soooooooooooooooo much!!!!
    Sweet kisses
    Paco & Milo

  40. It is very sad, but live for the moment. Take each day as a treasure. And as we are doing, take lots and lots of pictures. Honey is a real beauty.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  41. Honey, we are so broken hearted for you and your family! Take care and we will be thinking of you :( Love, Farley and his Mom

  42. We are sorry about the horrible news. :-( It sounds like Honey has been able to see lots of places and go on tons of adventures...enjoy every second.

    Extra sniffs and licks,


  43. Hey Honey,
    We are so sorry that you are so sick. Our dad says that your mom and dad should read our very first post about our brother Chance. They should also read through some of Spencer's blog post at www.blog.stickerdog.com/
    Honey, you have been and will continue to be a most loved dog. We will be here with you along with your mom and dad.
    - Homer J., Jubal, J.E.B., Sophie, Shleby belle, jack, Abby, Max, Shiloh, Alex, Boru and Jenny = The Bumpass Hound

  44. Hi Honey....

    I am sending licks to you and your Mom & Dad. My Mom said you are all in her prayers.

    Diego Dog

  45. I am so sad to know your sad news.
    I really hope the meds help her to be without pain.
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  46. Hi,

    This is my first visit to your blog. I came over from Khyra's Khorner and am using my mom's account to post here. I wish there was something we all could do to make Honey all better. It is so hard to lose a good friend. They always take a part of your heart when they go away. I hope Honey's remaining days are truly golden. Looking at the pictures on your blog, I see your life has been one great adventure after another. May those memories comfort you all.


  47. Dear Honey,

    We are so very happy that you have such kind and loving humans to share your life with. Getting old is not easy, wisdom doesn't relieve the pain. Human kindness above all else makes the pain beareable, as well as the wonderful loving memories of showing your humans the meaning of life.

    Enjoy your time on this earth with your humans, you will see them again and will be able to show them a new part of life.

    Peace to you my friend, Tessa and her family

  48. Stopped by via Samantha's site...so sorry to hear this news. Honey looks like a very well loved dog. You are in my thoughts...I know you will cherish every day with her...just like you have done in all of your years together. Hugs.

    Andrea & Sophie

  49. We are so very sorry. It is heartbreaking. There are not words to convey our sadness at your news.
    Emma Rose and The Duchess

  50. Hi Honey,
    Khyra sent me. I'm so sorry to hear that you don't feel well lately. I wish you all comfort and joy with family and friends. I always believe in miracle, I pray that miracle will happen to you, love and hugs

  51. ...tears...

    We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Our hearts are breaking for your family.

    It is clear that Honey has had a wonderful life and she is lucky to have you both by her side.

    Stay strong and take advantage of every moment. Please give her a great big hug from us. We wish we could give her and you one in person.

    Lots of Luv & Kisses
    Addie, Lucie and Staci

  52. Honey we heard about your news so sorry and you are in our thoughts. Hugs and wet kisses! Joey and Kealani

  53. I'm so sorry about the sad news...I'm crossing my paws for Honey!


  54. My mum was very sad when she heard about Honey today. I know it's hard for the humans when it's time for us to leave. Honey's doggie and human pals will be helping her ride out on a wave of love.

  55. Honey is a beautiful pup and we are so sorry to hear the diagnosis. Hopefully, the meds will help Honey feel comfortable and each day will provide an opportunity to make more memories together.

    Sending pawsitive thoughts to all of you,
    Princess Eva, Brice and their Momma

  56. So sad news...please give Honey a lot of kisses from me an Dyos.

  57. Oh this is such sad news, we don't have words for how we feel, just know our thoughts are with all of you.

    Feather, Darla, Pappy & LizzaBella

  58. w00f's, sooo sorry, the 1st time i come here, its for such sad news...Honey, hang on, hope ur meds make u feel some better..ur all in my thoughts and prayers...

    b safe and get well,

  59. hi honey... we are sorry to only be visiting you today. we feel for you and your parents. we know that you all love each other so much. we pray that the medicines will help in the process of cleaning out all those bad stuffies inside your body.

    eat well and take your medicine always, okay?

    we'll be praying for you and your family.

    drooly kisses,

    Aki and Poopie

  60. I am furry sorry to hear about Honey :( I have my paws crossed fur her.
    Big licks to you

  61. Hi Honey,

    My name is Honey too and I am so so sorry to hear about your sickness. I wish there is something I can do for you. I hope your new medicine will make you feel better and let you enjoy lots more happy times with your humans. You look like you are very, very loved and have had a wonderful life.

    Thinking of you from far away...

    Honey the Great Dane

  62. I am sending all my love to Honey and your family. I came across your blog via The Four Musketeers'. I pray that Honey would feel better soon.

  63. I heard about your sad news over at Khyra's Blog...

    I wanted to stop by to say Me & my Mom are sending our thoughts & prayers...

    We hope your medicines makes you feel better...

    Abby xxxooo

  64. Hey Honey,
    Thank You for visiting my blog. You've got a superb family who loves you alot. I'm very sad to hear the bad news. I'll get my Mum and Dad to pray with me for you.


  65. Honey and family,

    Robert, Harry and I were laying in bed this morning checking out our favorite blogs. Robert says, "I love Honey she is my favorite, let's see what she is up to." So off we go and see the heartbreaking news.

    We were shocked and can only imagine your sadness. We cried with you this morning, if Harry could join us with tears he would.

    Thank you for sharing all of the lovely pieces of Honey's travels and especially the beautiful bond the three of you will always share.

    Robert, Dena and Harry

  66. Aw, this is so sad and something I think we all dread with our older pets. By the looks of things she had an amazing life with you and I hope theirs a fair while of it left yet.

  67. Hiya. We found your blog from Khyra's blog. This is such sad news. Honey is absolutely beautiful. We hope and pray the medication helps and she has many more happy adventures.
    Love Scotty xxx

  68. Hi Honey's Mom and Dad,

    We are so sorry to hear about the sad news. I wanted so bad to cry. You guys are great parents to Honey. She is such a lucky girl to have such a loving family. Please be strong and hang in there.


  69. It totally breaks my heart to hear about Honey. Having been there with my beloved rottie I know how much it sucks. Candle lit and prayers on the way!

  70. We came by from Khyra's blog too. We are saddened by your news. We can imagine this news hit you very hard.

    What an adventurous life Honey enjoys. It's nice to meet her.

  71. I'm so sad about your condition, Honey. You are such a pretty dog and look like a really fun gal! I bet you and I could be good pals. Team 3 Dawg Flite is keeping all paws crossed hoping things are comfortable for you. Lots of love and kisses, Sally

  72. I am so sorry. Honey is so beautiful and I can only imagine how you are dealing with this...I pray the medicine helps her pain and that you all have many more trips together. She is quite the traveler!!

    Painter Pack

  73. Miss Khyra directed us here. Honey, you're such a pretty golden. We hope the medication is relieving at least some of your pain and you can spend lots of love filled times with your friends and family. We're sending good thoughts your way.
    -Mika and Mika's mommy & daddy

  74. My heart goes out to you!

    Warmest wishes and hugs from San Diego,

    Sue, Jack, Jill and Kona

  75. We found out about Honey from Khyra. We are so sorry hearing that she is not doing well. We are keeping and sending good thoughts for you all.

    Love -

    Hershey and Kaci

  76. Hi Honey,

    We just learnt about your health and we don't know what to say. I hope you are feeling better today. I'm sure the medicine will help you to feel a lot better.


    PS: I love travelling too!

  77. Dear Beautiful Honey, I'm sendin' my best purrs and purrayers for you and your mom and dad. They love you so and I know you return it many times over. I sure hope today is a good day.

    your friend,

    Angus Mhor