This has been a hard year for us with Terry losing a job he loved and all the crazy with the employment world to find another one.
We sold Junk Chic Cottage and have been living with our daughter until we can move into our new nest which we closed on yesterday. That is the good news. The sellers are getting 30 days to rent back before we can get in there and start the decor transformations. I cannot wait to share with you and feel like Junk Chic Cottage is coming back to life with new decor happy things to share with all of you. Just need to be patient a little while longer. I promise Junk Chic Cottage will be back and will have lots of decor crazy transformations happening.
Now for the heavy heart news. We adopted Cooper a few weeks ago.
This is my favorite picture of him. This was his car ride home to come to our forever home. He was smiling all the way home from Ohio to Chicago.
Cooper has been the best little guy ever. He is so sweet and loves everyone. Almost too good to be true for a rescue dog. No barking, begging, or bad habits. Just a great little dog. We have fallen deeply in love with this little guy.
NOW with that said, we set Cooper up to go to our Vet for a through check up and get him started with a new Vet for his care. They found a tumor on his cheek that they did a biopsy on and it was cancer. So the next step was to remove as much of the cancer as possible and have pathology determine what kind and what his treatment options would be. We did that last Tuesday and yesterday we got the devastating news that Cooper's cancer is a very aggressive sarcoma and he probably only has weeks to maybe a few months of life left.
This cancer is so invasive that to do surgery to get it all is almost impossible. We would be looking at him losing his lips, gums, a lot of his neck and all the lymph nodes. He probably would not survive that kind of surgery and then would suffer through chemo treatments to only give him a little while longer.
So we decided after talking to our new Vet and her consultation with an oncologist that the best possible thing we can do is give Cooper the best possible life with us until he begins to suffer or it is his time to cross the Rainbow Bridge.
He is just a love and does not seem sick now so we will go with that and spoil him and love him. He deserves that with all he has been through. We will keep him comfortable and happy as long as we can. He is so deserving of that. He is just a gentle soul and loves beyond anything you could imagine.
They are going to start him on some pain and inflammation meds that have proven to help keep them comfortable and helps to slow the growth of the cancer to give him hopefully more time.
He probably has had this cancer for a little while and maybe the people that had him took him to a kill shelter knowing they would put him down. Just glad he was rescued by the rescue agency so we could adopt him and give him a good life with what time he has left.
Our hearts are breaking into a million pieces but we feel he was brought to us to give him love and happiness for this short time in his life. He is just a big bundle of love and only asks for us to love him. He is a gift to us to be able to enjoy this little guy. He is a dream doggie and so sweet. So each day will keep him safe and happy and spoiled.
While are hearts are heavy he will not have a lot of time with us, we feel blessed to give him a good and safe home until he no longer can fight the cancer.
Even with all that has happened to us in the past year, Terry and I feel so blessed in so many ways. We just closed on our new nest and we will be blessed with a new grand daughter in June to love and we are settling down and living near our family and friends.
Life can be hard but also can have so many blessings too. I promise and look forward to bringing Junk Chic Cottage blog posts back up to happy decor posts soon.
I cannot wait to share the transformations with all of you.
Thank you for all your prayers and good thoughts for Cooper. He will be loved and spoiled with us.