My Tribute to Cane
Anyone who is a regular reader of this blog knows I am a huge dog lover and advocate for pit bulls. As a breed, pit bulls are misunderstood and misrepresented. Last year I learned of one amazing pitbull that I was inspired by and shared my own thoughts.
Cane was adopted from a shelter in 2008 as a two month old pup. His mom had mauled all his siblings to death, and he was the only survivor. Last year, he had been diagnosed with cancer.
In a tribute to Cane and to life, his family created a bucket list of items to honor the time they had left with their four legged friend. Over the past few months, I have lived through Cane’s adventures online and the videos. I came to know him – as much as you could through the Internet.
Cane passed this week. And tonight I hold my dog Max a little bit closer. As long as Cane is remembered and loved he is never really gone.
To learn more about Cane’s life, I encourage you to visit his Facebook page. And to pay tribute to Cane, take a moment to hug your dog, take him on a walk and enjoy the moment.
R.I.P. buddy. Even though I never met you, I was deeply moved when you passed. I close this blog with the final post from Cane and his owners.
“To my loving, compassionate furiends of the world… Yesterday, I was freed from cancer. The last two days could not have been more beautiful, filled with so much love, fun, and serenity. In due time we will share those experiences with all of you, because we love you and because they were so memorable.
Our pawmily needs a little bit of time to know and feel that I am now running free of pain and cancer, tummy full of food, being loved by so many new furiends, and get to swim as much as I want.
Just know that I was surrounded by love and it was so peaceful and beautiful. I am resting at a place that made me so happy and at ease, filled with wonderful memories and overlooking a beautiful pond. We’re so thankful for the kindness and compassion our family and friends have shown us through this incredibly difficult time- words cannot possibly express our gratitude or repay this kindness in our lifetime.
Melissa Stankard- thank you for sending Tink and Tank my way- as you can see, they are now with me and have guided me to the rainbow bridge. It brought me great comfort in knowing they were there to help me through the transition.
It was hard to let go of the beautiful life I had with my family and with all of you, but know that I will always be here to watch over all of you. Whenever you miss me, need a smile, or need a helping paw to give you strength, come visit me on this page- for I will always be here, as your angel. Lub, Cane