First, why did I headline this Bonus Content? Because my blog is about grabbing breakfast, coffee or lunch in and around NYC. It's about movie and occasional TV series reviews. My blog will cover day time events and exhibits in the New York Metropolitan area. My blog isn't about my struggles at the gym, hair loss or why won't Mrs. Columbo stop talking during an episode of Poldark. Still, I'm hoping to build an audience, an online community. There will be times I think it appropriate to pull back the curtain and share a little more about my personal life. For example my dog being diagnosed with cancer, it effects me and what I'm looking to provide here.
Sam is a wonderful, friendly soul. Many ordinary noises frighten him. He's a shadow following you from room to room. He smiles a lot and really enjoys car rides. He likes going to the vet and the groomer. He likes hugs and cheese. He's a golden retriever so he likes the water and has a life expectancy of 11 human years. Sam is a bit over nine years old and he was recently diagnosed with cancer, a week ago. I think they call it hemangiosarcoma, there were other big words. We brought Sam to the animal hospital on a Sunday because he collapsed late Saturday night and was lethargic. At the vet waiting to be seen he sparked up, he was like his old self. Seemingly full of vim and vigor. When the doctor returned after examining Sam she recommended we prepare our selves to put him down. First some fluid would have to be drained from around his heart. Then he would have to spend the night and likely wasn't coming home. Devastated, that is all I can say about how Mrs. Columbo and I were feeling. The waterworks.
On Monday we spoke to the cardiology resident and determined we'd take Sam home. Maybe he'd survive a few weeks or a few days. Don't expect more than six months we're told. I'm in hospice mode. We had a scare on Friday but Sam seemed to muscle through it. Did you know before Spanish Harlem there was a Little Italy on the upper eastside? It's basically just Pleasant Avenue now. I had planned to blog about it this past week but felt Sam needed me at home. I think this week I'll be able to pull myself away for a few hours. I'll check out Rao's on 114th and Pleasant Ave, tell you all about it.
David MacNeil the CEO that runs WeatherTech, the floormat company. Has bought a $6M Super Bowl ad to thank the university veterinary school that saved his golden retriever from cancer. I'll try not to let the wife, Mrs. Columbo. See me cry while I'm watching a football game.