My heart is broken. My sweet furbaby shihtzu Melody is gone and I can’t deal with it. She got very sick right after Christmas and never fully recovered. Vet said she had an autoimmune disorder and her body was fighting itself. Melody was my ‘battle buddy” when I was having surgeries and treatment for breast cancer. How do I get up in the morning without her. I don’t know how to be without her.

— Debra from Richmond, KY