J is for Junior

Portrait of a red/white pittie

Portrait of Junior

Painting my way through the alphabet

I met Junior about a year and a half ago. He’s a bit of a kindred spirit for me. Junior and our greyhound Pete were diagnosed with cancer at about the same time. Different cancers and we each took a different path in hopes of beating the evil cancer monster at it’s own game. They removed Junior’s lump at his wrist and put him on oral chemo drugs, Junior did pretty well. They have given Junior best of quality times. He goes on adventures and gets a full dose of extra love every day.

A few weeks ago I read that the cancer is coming back with vengeance. My heart broke just a little more for both Alan and Junior.

When we first met, Alan said Junior was his baby, the love of his life. Junior is gentle with an old soul. When I look in his eyes, he looks right back at Alan saying nothing more, nothing less but “I love you with all of my heart, forever.”

I wish everyone could know the love of boy like this. We would all be in a much better place.

Here is the original portrait I took in January 2016.

Junior, the original portrait

Dearest Alan, I send you, Mrs. Alan and Junior my warmest loving wishes, gentle hugs and good thoughts.