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Hopping her way towards a (hopefully) cancer free life three legs at a time

The Adventures of Barney – Sometimes it’s about more than the Purple Dino!

Filed under: Uncategorized — rica55 at 11:01 pm on Friday, February 15, 2013

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I decided that maybe Jill would warm up to Barney a little bit more if we snuggled up tonight to read the journals he came with.  So we curled up on the couch to read these beautiful stories that so many people have written before us.  Oh tears.  All these stories really hit home and just reinforced how lucky we are to have found this community.  It’s a community no one ever wants to be a part of, but if you find yourself in this situation, how lucky are we all to have each other?  We all have friends and family to talk to about everything we’re going through, and I have a WONDERFUL support system in my friends and family, but no one really knows what its like unless you’ve been in the situation yourself.  To watch your little one hurting and healing.  To be proud when they take their first steps again.  To be proud when they poop for the first time after surgery.  To feel pride when they jump on the bed for the first time again.  These are really only things we can all relate to.  Reading this journal only reinforced these feelings.  While some of the stories were hard to read, I took comfort in knowing that, at the time these pawrents were going through these hard times, they, no doubt, had this community to turn to.

ANYWAY…….Jill was really getting into the stories as well:

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She liked the stories all right, but when I got to the beginning of journal #2, well she just became enamored.  See, that’s where we get to a description of Jerry, her new hero:

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I can’t believe I hadn’t told her about Jerry until now! What was I thinking!?  I’m glad she now has another Tripawd to look up to.  I left the page open to Jerry’s page for a while so she could look at him and it seems she has bonded and fallen in love with him:

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So the question is……..she’s bonded with Spirit Jerry apparently, but where does that leave us with Barney?  I figured, well the picture shows Jerry with Barney, so surely she’d like Barney now???  Maybe she wants a picture of her Hero with his Barney and her and Barney?

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Nah.  This was as close to Barney as she wanted.  Maybe tomorrow she’ll be more interested…………………


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5 Comments »

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   blackdogcompanion

February 16, 2013 @ 12:31 am   Reply

Oh sweet Jill, give Barney a cuddle!

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   jerry

February 16, 2013 @ 1:23 am   Reply

Jill, I don’t know what to say. Wow. What beautiful photos. You melt my heart silly kitty.

It’s a real honor to have you as my friend. I haven’t known you for very long but already it feels like you’ve been a part of this community for a very long time. The way you help so many, the inspawaration you share. Thank you for being here, and sharing in this fun Barney adventure!

Barney’s not so bad once you get used to his stink, I promise. As you learned, it’s not really so much about that beast that I loved to chew on, but the ways in which he shows that we are all connected. I’m so glad you are getting to feel the love. Have fun!

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   chilidawg

February 16, 2013 @ 8:21 am   Reply

Jill just give Barney a little nibble. He’s good for a good thrashing too although you are a lady so you may not want to do that. My mom liked the journal the best too. She shed lots of tears as she read it, but I think it helped her since I was reaching the end of my journey when Barney arrived. Keep kicking cancer’s butt, we have been watching and cheering for you!

Spirit Chili Dawg & his monkeybutt sidekick Spirit Finchy

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   penny4weims

February 16, 2013 @ 10:25 am   Reply

Those are great pictures. What if you sprinkled Barney with catnip or stuffed him with it?? Nah, you better not.

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   Michelle

February 16, 2013 @ 9:08 pm   Reply

Great pictures and I love how she is falling for Jerry 🙂

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