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Holly's journey to beat cancer 2018

Holly's Story

July 7, 2018 – The Rainbow Bridge

July 7th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Uncategorized

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Hi Everypawdy. It’s me, Holly. I have an update that may make you leak out of your eyeholes, so brace yourself.

I went to the rainbow bridge today.

It’s beautiful. I can breathe well, run as fast as I want (on FOUR legs again! Can you believe it? BOL!) and get to play with the some members of my pack that I haven’t seen in a while. Especially my momma kitty Angel, who went to the rainbow bridge exactly a year ago yesterday.

I know I haven’t been posting much lately, so let me catch you up to speed. As you may or may not know, I beat the cancers in my leggy back in January. The nice vet lady took my leggy and poof! Cancers were gone. Kicked it in the cookies. But then, after a couple months in between of my mommies starting my brother on chemotherapy for a different type of cancers (ugh!), I got a *different* kind of cancers altogether. This time in my lungies. The mommies and I agreed to kick it in the cookies as much as possible, however we knew from the beginning we were not going to make it better. The mommies just wanted me to have as many good days as possible. So I took my chemos and my Chinese herbies, played with my pack in the backyard sun, snuggled with my kitties, loved on my mommies, and ate as many treaties as I wanted. (And boy, that’s a lot of treaties! The mommies became kind of famous at the treatie store.) And guess what, Facepack? When I started losing interest in my foodies, I even got to eat McDonalds! Can you believe it? Boy, I sure did have a good time with all of my good days.

But then this week was hot and humid in Bernervania — I mean Pennsylvania. Which was hard on my lungies. So I started refusing food, which combined with my increasing cough, made it hard for me to do much of anything. I did manage to get all of the funs in that I could, including yesterday morning when I ran out of the back door, down a flight of steps, to hang out with my pack and survey our backyard under the shade of my big giant squirrel tree. My brothers and sisters stayed with me the wholllle time. But by night time I was struggling. I could only hop 5 to 10 feet at a time before I had to rest. So I spent the night with my sister Jessie by my side, and then this morning my mommies helped me out of the house to go see the nice Mr. Vetty Vet man. I got outside and guess what I did? I RAN! All the way to the car. I looked around, got some good sniffies of the fresh air, and then asked the mommies for help to get in.

Once we got there, I wanted to have one last hurrah. So I ran alllll the way up the ramp and into the door! Nobody was going to carry meeeee, no sir! I did need to rest for a few minutes when I got inside, but then we went into the room and my mommies and the nice Mr. Vetty Vet man told me how wonderful I am. Which is totally true, BOL. They told me it was time for some medicines and then them beddies, which are two of my favorite things. They petted me until I went sleepies, and then afterwards I saw them from above leaking out of their eyeholes and still petting my furs. I told them, silly mommies, I’m up here now. Watching over you. <3

The mommies and I want to thank all of you for going on this journey with me. From our friends and family, to our Berner group (11,000 and counting!), to our tripaw fwiends, to our foster/rescue group Justice Rescue, you all were there with us through both the good times and the bad. Your support means absolutely everything to us. Knowing that our little fur family is loved across the world — wow, what a gift. Thank you all and I will make sure to give lots of kissies to your babies who are here with me too at the rainbow bridge.

Until we meet again. I love you all.

~ Holly

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12 Comments so far ↓

  • linda8115

    Well you are correct Miss Holly this update does make my eyes water…..a lot! But I know you’re having a ball at the bridge with all our Angels and so glad you can breathe again all happy and healthy and whole. But the Mommies are going to have a hard time here for a while so keep checking in on them won’t you? You were a super special girl and we are all going to miss you too here at Tripawds. So fly free new Angel! Sending love and hugs to your Mommies and healing light too!
    Linda & Angel Mighty Max

  • paws120

    Oh Miss Holly, I have been thinking about you a whole lot last few days. And you are right, my eyes are watering like a fountain right now, but I know that you are happy, whole, healthy, and can breathe again. I bet you look absolutely beautiful with your shiny new wings. You and your family are so brave and upbeat. You just met everything head on and fought like warriors.
    My heart is with you all, you are all so very special. Thank you for sharing all of your stories and omd the pictures!!!
    Sending lots of love your way right now, I know you will be missed terribly Holly. Make sure you tap your mommies on the shoulder to let them know you are watching over them and your brother.
    Lots of love,
    Jackie and Huckleberry 🐾💖🐾

  • dawn3g

    I *do* have leaky eye holes. I loved reading your story and adventures. Watch out over your Mommies. Make sure you send them a sign you’re there.
    Sending Mommies hugs <3

  • benny55

    A blubbering mess Holly, I’m a blubbering mess. I have to come back when I get my thoughts together a bit better (mght not happen, vut coming nack rega4dless).

    I need ro say now though. You nailed it Holly! You chronicled these sacred moments
    you created with your Mommies leading up to your joyous adventure to the Bridge soooo beautifully!! You gave us YOUR perspective from YOUR point of view, and that’s all that matters!!! 😊YOU SPOKE THE TRUTH as you flowed from one moment ro the next BEING HOLLY 😊

    You have noooooo idea what a great gift you gave us all. Your entty today will be a “go-to” source when we need to remjnd our human selves all that matters during translation os the perspective of our dogs and cats. You made it so crystal clear.

    So ues, I am still a blubbering mess and I’m still coming back. But as I write this, my heaet can amile through the tears at all the happy times you had and how your Mommies always llved you so much and sonselflessly that they made sure you got to be Holly right up to you jumping out of your earth clothes❤

    With love and a grateful heart
    Sally and My Chunky Spiritual Being Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie

  • Michelle

    Awww Holly… my eyes leaked too. I am sorry for your mommy she will miss you tons. You will run free and play until you see her again.

    I know you will send plenty of signs.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  • jerry

    Sweet Holly I’m so sad to just now read your news. I know you look adorable and stunning in your new angel wings, but it’s hard on us people when a Tripawd gets their wings.

    Girl, you ROCKED life on three legs, you made the most of everything and showed the world how to kick cancer in the patootie! You and your pack gave it all you had with some love and hoppiness left to spare. Thank you for showing us all how it’s done. You have inspired soooo many others to not let cancer get in the way of life.

    My heart goes out to your family, I know they miss you like crazy. But some day, we will all get together and meet you at the Bridge, and kiss your pretty face with lots of smooches, and shake your paw, Warrior Princess. You are our hero, now and furever.

    With all our heart,
    Rene, Jim, Wyatt Ray & Spirit Jerry

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