Eurythmics, Beyoncé & Domingo

On Friday, August 13th, 2021 we found out our sweet Domingo has an end date. We have no idea when that specific day will be, but we now know that it will be sooner than later.

He has cancer, more specifically Lymphoma.

I realize the way I have worded this is a bit dramatically, but that is exactly how it feels when you find out someone you love has cancer. Yes, I also realize he’s a dog. He’s a part of our family and he’s my very first pet.

The rest of the day I couldn’t stop crying. All I could do was reminisce on all of our memories together and how I have no idea how much longer we will be able to share space with this wonderful pup. I thought of how he used to love to run (shockingly fast) at the dog park when we first got him. How he whimpers at every single dog that passes by us, because he can’t wait to say hi to them. How when LL came home he was SO curious and gentle, then Cecito came home and you could tell he was like, “Another one! Really?” But he was just as gentle and protective of him, as he was when I was pregnant.

So many photos I have loved of him went flashing through my mind. How he was my one and only daytime friend while I was settling into freelancing from home; I would set up a chair next to me so he could rest his head on my leg as we hung out for the day. How he gets so excited when people come in our door that he wags his tail strong enough to do a booty shake.

Never to be forgotten is how ALL of our friends adore him. Many times we have left him with friends to dogsit and they inform us we don’t even need to come back to get him, and we should know he’s being very well taken care of. Then there’s my mom (the one with severe dog allergies), who says he’s the one and only dog that doesn’t set off her allergies. Even strangers love him and announce how sweet his demeanor is and how soft his coat is, as they pet him.

We lucked out, in the most spectacular way when he came into our lives.

The day we found out about this news I was driving to pick up the kids and was still trying to collect myself. So I turned on the radio the Eurythmics was playing and I heard:

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up, movin’ on

I laughed. Then said, “I can do this” out loud several times. Just like it always does, music arrived to save the day.

Then, Crazy In Love by Beyoncé started playing. Anyone who has known me long enough knows how much I loved this song when it came out, still loved it years later and that still remains. My own sweet love anthem, shining away for our little Domingo. Smiling with a little tear coming down my cheek I realized we were going to be ok.

We will miss him dearly, but for now, will hold him very close.

4 thoughts on “Eurythmics, Beyoncé & Domingo”

  1. He is so special. From the moment I met him at your wedding, I hoped I’d get to see him again. Hugs.

    1. Oh Leigh, I love this so much. Thank you. I’m so glad you got to meet him at the wedding. He’s been with us for quite a while now. Hugs back to you!

    1. Thank you so much. I really appreciate you reading and commenting. It’s a tough season, but we will get through it.

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