In honor of Mocha, I am starting a bucket list for Vienna as well. She was diagnosed with stage 5 lymphoma today. Please take a look at Mocha's list and share your suggestions on this one. I will post a picture / video as I complete each one.
Update Aug 1, 11:02pm
Dear Corgi friends,
I am overwhelmed with your love, prayers and support. Thank you for taking time to write me, I cherish each thoughtful message / reply. Please forgive me, for I cannot reply every message at this time.
To answer some of your questions. My vet was just as shocked as we were. Mocha and Vienna were born in different parts of Florida to 2 different breeders / parents and time of the year. We have never lived in a hazard area or purposely expose ourselves to cancer causing agent. Due to the cancer had already spread to the bone marrow (stage 5), chemo will not guarantee longer or better quality of life. We like to respectfully decline any financial assistance. However, we like to take this opportunity to encourage you to donate to Corgipals, Sunshine Corgi Rescue, ForPaws and CorgiAid. Open your hearts for a rescue corgi or volunteer to become a foster parent / transport.
Life is never fair, sometimes even cruel. I don't blame God or anyone for the recent events. My faith remain strong, I believe He will continue to provide me with strength to carry on. My wife and I had ran out of tears, perhaps still in shock. We think the best use of our time now is to focus on "Living and celebrate Vienna's life". Corgi nation is closer than ever, let us continue to help one another, be kind and pay it forward.
Sam, Silvia & Vienna
Dec 23rd 2012 Update
Hello Corgi Friends,
Our beloved Vienna joined Mocha at the rainbow bridge 3 days ago, 1 day before the Mayan calendar ends.
It's been very difficult coming home without the barking, especially the lack of jingling sound from her collar. We miss having our kitchen floor clean , we miss her drive by licking and nose nudges during dinner time.
We find ourselves staring at the ground level constantly, hoping to find her beautiful smile. Everywhere we look brought back sweet memories.
No, we will never forget them, the holes in our hearts will never be filled, nor another dog will replace their place in our hearts, but in time, our hearts will heal.
Mocha and Vienna were our kids, the first 10 years of our marriage foundation. They have taught us so much and preparing us for human kids of our own someday. Until then, we will continue to foster and placing rescue corgis in need.
Thank you for your messages and walking this journey with us. Y'all gave us strength, comfort and hope. We will be absent for a lil bit after the holidays, to get away, recharge and heal. Life is short, please hug your corgis, give them a real piece of juicy meat, take lots of picture / videos, go and create more memories.
Happy Holidays! Blessings to you all!
Sam & Silvia
Having gone through this, I know you need to get away for a while. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love from Charlotte and Bogart.
Bertie, Ethel and I are so sorry for your loss, there aren't words to express how deeply. We send you heartfelt Corgi hugs.
My heart absolutely breaks for you both, losing both your beloved Corgis so close together is a lot to handle. You have had a tough year, take the time to recharge. You and Silvia are in my thoughts and prayers.
I'm so sorry. I don't know what else to say........
So sorry to hear about this, especially so close to the holidays when all you want to do with spend time with your love ones. Please know we are all thinking about you and that you and Silvia are in our prayers.
I am so very sorry for your loss, Sam. I hope that you and your wife are able to heal in the new year. :(
Sending prayers and healing energy to you and Silvia.
We are very sorry for your losses. Prayers your way.
So sorry for your loss :(
Sam & Silvia, so very sorry for your losses; mere words can not describe. I am glad to hear you will still foster, I would hate to see all your "puppy love" go to waste. You are in our thoughts and prayers; some devoted to your healing and some to give thanks for what we have. Corgi hugs from: Poodeck, Gregg and Sam
All love and thoughts to you and Silvia. You were both blessed by the presence of Mocha and Vienna in your lives, and we have been blessed by them and your creation of mycorgi.com. It is through this site that we learned about Ricky-Rafa, a 4 month old Corgi in dire need of re-homing. He has been a blessing in our life and Lucy's. Take all the time you need to begin the healing process before coming back to us. How you finished the Corgi wall calendar and weekly planner is amazing. No doubt, Vienna waited for you to be finished with this commitment.
All love and prayers from our family to yours, Wendy, Jack, Lucy and Ricky-Rafa