Just a few short weeks ago, I received a text from a very good friend of mine.
“Sorry, I can’t come over today. I found out last night I have ovarian cancer”
Tears don’t often well up in my eyes but that is what immediately happened.
Danise Daffer is fighting cancer. Stage 4 cancer to be exact.
Dani is one of those delightful people that you can’t find a bad word to say about her.
I’m trying right now to think of one…NOPE… can’t think of one!
She is always willing to pitch in to help with anyone in need.
She is energizer bunny type.
Of course, She loves dogs!
She just finished her second round of Chemo.
It has not been an easy road.
She can barely keep any food in her stomach. Walking short distances just wears her out.
Luckily, she has her little pooches to comfort her along the way.
Three little Chihuahuas.
I’ve know Dani for years and these dogs were old when I met her.
I think they are all about 12-15 years old now.
Yesterday, she asked if we would give Tipo a spa day.
Of course we were happy to help out.
Tipo is the old man of the group. His hips don’t work very well…but the chihuahua spunk is still very much alive!
Julie gave him the super bubble treatment. Wash, rinse and repeat.
She massaged that little body until you could almost hear a cats purr :0)
After some nail clipping and a bit of gland squishing….it was off to the blow dryer.
Tipo was very good and maintained conversation during his pamper time.
I’m sure if he could speak English, his barking would have been informing us of how life was in the good ole’ days.
How he has a right to be a bit grouchy….Because he is old!!
I’m sure he was also expressing the concern he is sensing with his human mom.
Dogs seem know everything about us. Sometimes even before we figure ourselves out.
They are designed to understand our human emotions and struggles.
Dogs are in tune with our spirits.
We delivered Tipo back to his house yesterday afternoon….whiter and fluffier.
I’m sure VERY relaxed. (if that is possible for a chihuahua)
Dani’s husband, Danny (yes that is true they share the same name) met us at the door.
We can’t forget that Dan may not have cancer in his body..but his fight is just as important.
With a family of seven girls, the last two still in elementary school, Danny has much on his shoulders right now too.
Luckily, they have their family coming in from all over to help.
People in the community and in her church congregation are pitching in.
Dani’s dogs are ready to cuddle her when she is down.
It seems all the important bases are covered.
Now we hope to sit back and watch miracles happen…
I’m a firm believer in miracles!
If anyone else would like to help out in a small way…I just found out that they have set up a “go fund me” account.
http://www.gofundme.com Then type in “Donating to Dani”
You will see her and pictures of all those beautiful daughters of hers….
I’m sure Tipo and the rest of the Daffer Family would be very grateful.