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Concord, California, United States
I am a sometimes-writer, everyday mama, creative failure and experimental cook. I am interested in living a beautiful life, spending time with my family and making things that I can feel proud of. When I'm by myself I'm usually outside. Don't bother calling because chances are that I didn't bring my cell phone because I couldn't find it. If you see me walking, it's because I lost my keys and if you see me with only one child... I'm probably in big trouble.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sidney Holler

Poor Sidney Holler.

I am beside myself.

A week or so back I noticed that she had a small lump. Jay made a vet appointment for her right away. They didn't seem to think that it was too much but did a biopsy.

Today we got the results and it's a malignant tumor that they'll need to remove asap. Also, we never had Sidney spayed. Mostly this was because it's an overnight procedure and she's so small and needy and scared. I imagine her in a cold, metal crate with no blankets and my heart shrivels up like a raisin. She's never exposed to boy dogs so I didn't see any harm in holding off on it. They said that dogs who aren't spayed are more prone to cancer because of the hormones. So, they'll remove the tumor and spay her together.

She'd better be okay.

I will have a nervous breakdown if something bad happens to Sidney. She is pure joy for me. I love her as if she were my child.


  1. oh no! i'll hope the best for sidney holler...

  2. I know! Rigby is our baby! We treat him like he's a human child! It's so hard when a pet gets sick! My prayers are with lil' Sidney!

  3. awwww, good thing you had them biopsy it. i hope sidney gets better soon!

  4. Can they add wings? I love Sidney already, but I'd love her more with wings.

  5. Sending some love and healing energy that way.

    Also, I agree with christian, please check into the wings.

  6. Christian has been brainstorming ways to make Sidney fly since '03. I will ask the vet how much it would change our estimate to have silicon, robotic, remote control wings surgically added to my dog. We'll see what he says.

  7. Awww....poor Sydney! I know how you feel about your baby. I feel the same way about my doggies. :)