Home Coming

We anxiously headed to Guelph (3 days post surgery) having no idea what to expect. All the calls from the surgeon and vet student painted a rosy picture of a good recovery, but… Continue reading

Quiet House

Kona is a really lucky dog, he comes to work with us and has since he was a pup. Naturally, our colleagues are very attached to him and waited anxiously with us for the… Continue reading

Rule of 3

The big day arrived (04/11), I had not slept at all, worrying about the risks of surgery let alone the recuperation.  He knew as soon as we got in the car we were… Continue reading

Road Trip

By the time we had our initial consultation at the OVC in Guelph, we had resigned ourselves to the worst case scenario, 3-6months. My husband didn’t have the heart to put him through more… Continue reading


We started to catalogue changes we had noticed in Kona but didn’t make the connection that the cancer was metastasizing. He was sleeping longer & deeper, on walks he would start to lag… Continue reading

Blissful ignorance

Kona’s chemo finished in March 2013 and thereafter every 3 months we would have a blood test done which checked for elevated levels of calcium. As well a manual exam plus ultrasound. Each time… Continue reading


Surgery aftermath was extremely difficult for the first few days, it took both of us to get him out in the morning then organize his food and medication. He was extremely agitated the… Continue reading

My vow

I had to make a pact with myself to be Kona’s advocate, his loyalty over the years deserved the best of me. The heartbreaking part is not being able to communicate what is going… Continue reading

Our First Time Around

Fall of 2013, my husband was giving Kona a bath and felt a lump “back there”. Off we went to the vets to get it checked. Our vet, performed a manual palpation then… Continue reading

Who is Kona

K Kona dog, Kona bear, Konie, Kdog, furball, are just a few of the terms or endearment for our 9 year old boy. He is a mix of border collie, black lab and aussie… Continue reading