We just recently lost our beloved boxer named Paisano (his name means “a good friend” in Italian) from Lymphoma(a form of cancer common in boxers). I read your book and it was unbelievable how much what you and your family went through reminded me of what we went through. He had good days and bad days, but he never complained. I cried so much and he would comfort me, wondering what I was so upset about. Our doctors told us to make a list of the things that he loves and when he cannot do those things, then it is time to let him go.

On Sunday October 21st(less than a month before his 4th birthday), he told us he had enough of fighting his cancer. My boyfriend and I layed on the floor and held him in our arms as he left this world. It was the worst thing I have ever been through, but I could not see him suffer any longer. I loved him too much for that. Less than a week later, I could not take the emptiness in our house and I found another boxer on a rescue website. She just happened to be at a foster home 5 minutes from our house. Two hours later we were her new parents and shopping at Petco with her. Unfortunately, she wasn’t as healthy as we thought and has been sick since we got her. I have brought her to the vet more times than I can count. She is now hopefully on the path to recovery, but no matter how much time we may have with her, I will love her and cherish everyday. I have learned that it is not the quantitiy of life that our pets have, but the quality of life that we give them. I have attached a picture of Paisano. God Bless.

Kimberly from MN


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  1. Paul Says:

    Im sorry to here about your precious boxer. I too have lost my Boxer a month before his 5 th Birthday. Here’s my story that I posted http://www.marklevinshow.com/sprite/?p=217#more-217. my Youtube page has some vidios about my Boxers.
    best wishes