A listener from New Braunfels, TX wrote me:
“Awhile back, I heard you mention the loss of your family dog……and I thought this was kinda of a lame topic…..after all, it’s just a dog….
“Yesterday, I had to give up my 3 year old weimaraner that got a mass cell tumor out of the blue….This was the worst day in my life as I was blind sided by this news and I dont think my life will ever be the same again…..especially learning that with chemo, mass removal, and radiation [ in Austin ] all that could be promised was 3 to 6 mos. extension of life for $ 9000.00 to $ 10,000.00…….I guess this topic is not so lame when you are the one receiving the dire news…..I hope you have healed since the loss. Maybe tomorrow won’t be a horrible as today was……..I don’t know if we will ever be the same again or ever get another dog…..just too painful to say good bye…..too much pain. TY for reading”
To be honest, the first line infuriated me.
But as I kept reading, I felt for this guy.
Here’s what I wrote back: