Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Heaven Got a Great Dog

Another pal has made the trip Over the Rainbow Bridge. Sterling the greyhound lost his battle with cancer yesterday. Sterling belongs to my good kitty friend from Twitter, Blueberry.

Sterling fought a brave battle for three years, undergoing chemo and amputation. It didn't slow him down though! He was a happy dog, smiling and running, just like nothing had ever happened. Don't believe me? Here's proof in a video he posted to YouTube.

His family threw a big party for him to celebrate his being cancer free that Mom actually got to attend virtually because they live-streamed it. They even had a camera set up so that his human could look in on the dogs from work. Sometimes Mom would look at them too!

Unfortunately, all three dogs in that fun video above-Sterling and his fursibs Rynn and Lyra-are now at the Rainbow Bridge due to cancer. Mom always felt something special for Sterling, not just because she loves his human and Blueberry so much, but because she lost her big dog Oscar to the same kind of cancer. Sterling gave her hope that doggies really could beat cancer even though she lost her dog-love to it. Even after Sterling's cancer came back last month, Mom was hopeful he would beat it again. I guess it wasn't meant to be.

Mom and I are sending much love to Blueberry and his family during this sad time. I'll miss hearing about Sterling and seeing the pictures Blueberry would post. I'll always remember him as a good, good dog.


If you hate cancer as much as Mom does, you might be interested in this webchat she will be attending next week. is hosting the webchat next Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM Eastern. The chat, When A Beloved Pet Has Cancer, will be held from the Oncology Department at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and will focus on cancer in pets.


  1. Purrs being sent to Sterling's family. So many at the Rainbow Bridge as of late.

  2. We so very sorry for your friend's loss. That was a very active doggie for being 3 legged. Cancer is a horrible disease and we sure wish they could find a permanent cure for it.

  3. Many many hugs and paw prayers to Blueberrycat's family on the loss of Sterling. It's so painful to lose a family member!

  4. So sorry to hear this. Hugs and prayers for strength to Blueberrycat's family. It's truly a sad sad time for them.

  5. Budgie was the most awesome tri-pod dog - so full of life and love for his family. In our hearts forever! <3