Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Pillars of Strength - A Special Day for K

Today is Valentine's Day, a day when we think even more than usual about all those we love, whether they are near or far. Each and every one of us here considers all the others to be their Valentines. But the real magic of our Blogosphere is how it allows us to reach far beyond our own families, friends and communities, across oceans and around the world.

Our post today and all our Valentine's wishes are dedicated to our friends K and KB whom many of you know through the fabulous blog "Romping and Rolling in the Rockies." The blog is written by KB who shares with us the extraordinary beauty of where she lives and all the wonderful creatures she captures on her hidden cameras. K is her chocolate lab, a dog that embodies beauty, joy and love. K has had her share of problems over the years but none as terrifying as what is facing her now. She has been diagnosed with osteosarcoma. She has had radiation therapy and is now undergoing a course of chemotherapy with the next round due on Friday, February 17th.

What is most extraordinary about K and KB is their indomitable spirit. KB has struggled with spinal problems all her life and yet she gets on her bike and roars through the spectacular countryside that surrounds her. K and her buddy, R, are her partners in adventure. As they have together faced this awful turn of events, they have shown truly amazing grace and an unfailing determination to be brave and to live each day to the full. They are both such an inspiration to us.

It is our hope that their strength and true appreciation of what it is to be alive, as well as the love and admiration that we all feel for them, will carry K and KB through many more adventures. We are joining our friends around the world in participating in PILLARS OF STRENGTH in their honour today. Please note that the picture above depicts the leg that carries K's osteosarcoma.

We have taken the liberty of lifting a photo from the blog so you can see for yourselves, those who do not yet know her, the beauty that is K:


  1. Beautiful...just beautiful...all that you said is just so touching. We, too, hope that K will come through the chemotherapy to be a new doggie; out running again soon as if nothing ever happened. Wouldn't it be nice if we could just erase away cancer? To just wave a wand or sing a song and have it magically go away? Oh, that WOULD be wonderful. To not lose anymore friends - be they human friends or fur friends - to cancer... We have all lost loves to this disease so we know that we must fight to keep the ones that are fighting it to stay alive...therefore, we must come together and make a collective wish, because maybe, somehow, in the whole order of the universe, this collectiveness has a voice that can reach out to the farthest star where a remedy exists...and that remedy will come. May it come soon. Kisses to the entire gang and to the neighbor percheron who is not getting all she needs lately. Ginger plants a great big kiss on each and everyone of you.

  2. Cat ir right to wave a magic wand would be sso good. I join in with wisshing love to all and hope for a cure.. Hugs GJ xx

  3. Happy Valentine's Day !!!
    That is a lovely post !
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger, Treasure and JJ

  4. What a beaWOOOOOOtiful post!

    Well pawed Tommy!

    Furry well pawed!

    PeeEssWoo: Happy Valentine's Day to ALL my special pals en France!

  5. Happy Valentine's Day to the whole gang. We love you all.

  6. A lovely post - we hope you all have a good and happy Valentine's Day.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  7. What a beautiful post. We left a message for K .
    Happy Valentines' Day to all of you. We hope your day is a sweet one :)

    the critters in The Cottage xo

  8. Belatedly Wishing you a very Happy Valentine's Day!

  9. Happy Valentines Day!

    We also join you in raising paws to Pillars Of Strength for K & KB.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  10. Yes, she IS a beauty, isn't she? Both on the outside and inside. As is her human KB, Our hearts are with them as they go through this terribe ordeal. And we stand strong for them with our 16 + 2 pillars of strength.

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!

  12. Happy Valentine's day to all the gang members

    Purrs from Crystal, Amber, Crystal and Dino

  13. Yes Indeed, K is one of friend here in blogland, were still praying for her complete successful recovery! Happy Valentines Everyone!

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  14. Happy Valentine's Day to everyone there from all of us here! We agree about cancer and are purring hard for K & KB. Our grammie is going through chem too, and its hard on everyone. Cancer doesn't just affect the patient, but the family as well.

  15. What a beautiful and well written post. Thank you so much for being a Pillar of Strength.

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