December 17, 2010

White Dog and I still are chuckling over a phone call I received this afternoon. A casual acquaintance called and asked, "What are you doing?" "Petting my dog," was my reply as I sat stroking White Dog who was cuddled in the blanket overflow at my feet. Her soothing soft fur and my repetitive motion had lulled us both into a place of centered calm. "Oh," my friend said, sounding a little disappointed. "How long will that take?"

My friend, who is not a dog person, did not understand when I looked at White Dog and then at Puff, who was laying on the edge of the rug awaiting her turn, and responded "Not sure, I hope all day."

On a more serious note, but one that only someone who laughs at the above exchange will truly understand, Luke Robinson of 2MillionDogMarch fame needs the prayers and energy of the community to guide his course and to help Murphy in his latest battle. Our friend, Murphy, is his Great Pyrenees pup who walked across the country to promote Canine Cancer awareness. He is battling a second round of cancerous tumor growths himself...and this time it is not looking good. Luke is anguished over how to do best by his furchild so please send thoughts and soft woos and purrs of understanding and support. Cancer.Touches.Everyone. Thanks.

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Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

...all day and then some!

We'll think of Luke and Murphy as they face the challenge we all will face some day


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mom says she could sit and pet us all day too. We wish she would:)

That is very sad to read about Luke and Murphy. We will think only good thoughts for them.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Kari in WeHo said...

Sending heeling vibes to murph


Anonymous said...

Reskie Ellie and her mom are sending loving thoughts for Luke and Murphy.

The Fysh Sun Dog Pack

Teddy Bear said...

An all day petting sounds like heaven.:) We'll be crossing our paws and saying extra prayers for Murphy.

Teddy Bear

Brian said...

I totally understand the petting priority! My sisters and I all send lots of purrs, love & hugs to sweet Murphy and Luke.

meowmeowmans said...

We think that petting your pets should take forever and a day (well, it would if we had our way!).

We are sending our best purrs and prayers for Luke and Murphy.

Mack said...

Sending tons of healing sugars Luke and Murphy's way.

Remington said...

I agree I think we should be petted ALL day! And given treats....and lots of them! Murphy will be in our thoughts and prayers....

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

This is our first visit to your doggie blog, but we had to stop in and say thank you for supporting Brighton's Yule Tide Auction! Your care and compassion (and your bid, too) means the world to us!

Sagira said...

That is funny! How long will it take. hehe

Oh no..poor Luke. Our thoughts are with him.

Anonymous said...

I know how good it feels to just sit and rub Opie's ears. Saw a documentary that says that petting your dog triggers a mutual release of Oxytocin -- the nurturing hormone that women secret when cuddling their babies. Don't know if men do it, but I know both my husband and I feel all warm and fuzzy and relaxed when petting our Opie.