What is your dog's breed? (If you have more than one dog, please list a name followed by breed.)
I'm a part-time cantor in a small local synagogue, and work part-time in a small local consulting firm. My husband and I have been married for 30 years, and we've had Ollie for 10.5 of them. I've been a diabetic almost as long as we've been married; I was diagnosed with colon cancer 11 months ago -- and have undergone both surgery and 6 months of chemotherapy since.
What is one thing your dog does that reminds you to open your heart and love more deeply?
He's always waiting to greet me when I get home -- as if it's the highlight of his day. No matter how unappreciated I feel the rest of the day, I'm always touched by that small, fuzzy face and its heartfelt smile.
Animals always have a way of cheering you up. I fell recently and dislocated my knee and have been limping ever since. When I fell my dog was the only one home and he stayed right by my side until help arrived. Now he limps along with me sometimes even though there is nothing wrong with him. It always cheers me up and makes me laugh. They are amazing creatures and I know Oliver will help you get through your illness. Best of luck to you!