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Conversations of the Heart

Nearly 2 months into this adverse vaccine reaction with Lilly, I’m still a wreck. At least once a day, Lilly and I have a conversation — brain to brain, heart to heart — that goes something like this.

best dog blog, champion of my heart, heart made from rose petals“Thanks for not dying, baby girl.”

“You’re welcome. Thanks for finding someone to save me.”

“Of course. You’re my best, best friend. I love you with my whole heart.”

“I know. I love you too. You look tired, though. Get some sleep.”

“I’ll try. Sweet puppy dreams. Momma loves you.”

Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related. I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

Sheryl - October 4, 2012

Tears my heart out.

Debra Jones - March 22, 2012

I’ve not seen your blog for a while, Roxanne; but I thought of you and Lilly very very often. I’m so relieved and so happy to hear Lilly is doing better. It sends a fear in many of us, I know myself, if this could happen to my heart dog. I appreciate so much your awesome journal on Lilly. It will help many down the road. Thank you so much.

The Zoo - March 18, 2012

Thats very sweet and brings tears to our eyes.

Amy@GoPetFriendly - March 18, 2012

I love this. Hugs to you both.

Caron - March 16, 2012

So sweet. I know it’s really hard, hang in there.

Hawk aka BrownDog - March 16, 2012

Hi Y’all,

That is beautiful y’all. Thanks for sharing special moments.

Y’all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

AC - March 16, 2012

Oh Roxanne, this has been such a long haul and I know it’s far from over. So glad you and Lilly have each other. Hang in there.

MelF - March 16, 2012

Years just reading this. A good talk to have I think. 🙂

Jane Boursaw - March 16, 2012

So sweet. You’re lucky to have each other.

Sue - March 16, 2012

I’m checking in with you daily now. We’re dealing with many of the same issues. Tsar who used to be light on his feet as a cat, now stumbles and it bothers him and me. We’re also seeing drool which is a first for him. The thing that bothers me a lot is the heavy panting.

We’re fairly sure that he has a tumor, but this was a relatively good week and we just take each day as it comes.
Sue and Tsar

Jen - March 16, 2012

Oh Lilly, so loving.

I can imagine having this same kind of conversation.

Lorie Huston, DVM - March 16, 2012

Beautifully said, Roxanne.

E.M. Wade - March 16, 2012

I came across your blog a few months ago and have been following Lily’s inspiring story. Thank you for sharing your experiences!

Linda Martin - March 16, 2012

So sweet!

Leslie - March 16, 2012

Lovely. So glad things worked out as well as they did.

Ingrid King - March 16, 2012

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

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