Monday, November 03, 2008

The Hanna World Tour!


We found out last week that Hanna will likely only be with us for another 2-4 months, so we're going to make the best of the time we have.


Saturday, the girls and I went to a restaurant on the water where dogs are welcome. There is a lovely view, they had water, and I ordered some potato chips for them to share. (I kept the artichoke for myself.)


We then ran into some friends who were boating around the harbor, and they were kind enough to invite us along. Both dogs were very good sports about taking a cruise around the harbor.


Next stop on the World Tour? TBD!

In the comments, ryan mentioned he hoped to hear about some of Hanna's eccentric new friends. First up Sherri - her fellow cancer sufferer. Sherri, who is undergoing experimental cancer treatment for a melanoma that has metastasized, was hanging out at the restaurant, listening to her friend's karaoke and enjoying some red wine. She ended up spending a fair amount of time hanging outside with the girls and me. I learned that she gave up a daughter for adoption when she was a teenager, and that this daugther, now in her 30s, recently re-connected with her. Sherri, who's now widowed, never had any other children. We talked about how nice it was to know that the daughter had had a wonderful upbringing and a happy childhood. She harbored some resentment against Sherri for giving her up for adoption, but had forgiven her for this, particularly in light of her battle with cancer.

She had a wonderful attitude, and I hope to meet her again, and that she continues her brave battle with cancer.

11 Comments:

Blogger Prunella Jones said...

Is that the place we went to? Looks the same.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

pru - yep!

1:06 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

I look forward to hearing of her adventures and the eccentric pals she makes while galavanting around the globe.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Tiffany Norris said...

Aw...sweet Hanna. Glad you are touring with her and making your last days together memorable.
People (and pups) fighting cancer are remarkable--thanks for sharing this!

2:13 PM  
Blogger Leo Tolstoy said...

I hope Hanna's days are filled with many fun adventures and great food. I hope that you and she and Samantha spend those days together blissfully too. Keep sharing Hanna's adventures and she will always be here on your blog.
I agree with Tiffany, people/pets fighting cancer can be amazingly strong and remarkable.

2:35 PM  
Blogger sage said...

You're a wonderful trooper for making the best of her remaining day, but I'm also sadden the three of you have to go through this Hang in there.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Auburn Kat said...

Awww, what a good idea to make the most out of the time that you have with Hanna!

3:37 PM  
Blogger LA said...

I knew that place looked familiar!

Sherri sounds cool, I hope you run into her again.

Hanna is making friends everywhere she goes, bless her heart! Cherish every moment. I know you are.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Princess in Galoshes said...

Hanna's lucky to have a mom who'll take her on a world tour like that. It's a good life. :-)

6:53 PM  
Blogger EditThis said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Hanna, but so glad you're taking it in stride and making her remaining days so wonderful. A boat trip! What could be more fun for a lab??

8:54 PM  
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