Wiley, Cocker, and Marcie

I love dogs more than myself. I have three. Our black Cocker, Wiley is 15 years old. Her pancreas and liver shut down 4 years ago and the vet did not think she would survive. But she did. She reminds me of Griffin. Now she is old and feeble but still wants to run with the big dogs.

I can relate to your stories about Sprite and Griffin. I do anything and everything for her and her two buddies. It touches my heart to listen to your story about Griffin’s cancer. I wish you and Griffin all the best. Every time I am caring for Wiley I think of what you did for Sprite and Griffin. I know she won’t be with us for very much longer. I admire her spunk and love of life and her “I won’t quit attitude.” I have a huge lump in my throat. Pardon me, but I have to move on.

Our other dog, a chocolate Cocker, Maggie was returned to the breeder by an older couple that thought she was too aggressive. Not true. She is a sweet, devoted buddy. You might say we rescued her. She is 7 and takes care of me like a nursemaid. I have Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, a rare liver disease that Chicago Bears, Walter Payton #34 had. She has insight that defies human understanding.

Marcie is our white Standard Poodle we rescued from a shelter in Racine, WI. She is about 4 years old and a wonderful dog. I can’t imagine why anybody would abandon her. She is so devoted and loving.

I wish people could be like dogs. Imagine how much better society would be!

— Paul from Spring Grove, IL