Sirius’ Cancer Treatment

I got Sirius on St. Patrick’s Day in 2019, when he was just 6 weeks old and 9.8lbs. Sirius has been my soul dog- he’s been by my side through one of the darkest periods of my life, and constantly served as my sunshine throughout it all. He is the worlds sunshine; the worlds happiest dog no matter what he’s feeling within himself. I’ve never met a dog that went so above and beyond to make sure their family felt safe, comfortable, happy, and most of all- loved.

Sirius has been the dog I’ve come to crying, and he flops on me and licks my tears away. Sirius has been the dog that dances with me when I’m happy, and chases me around outside. Sirius is the dog who has his own pillow in between Jacob and I and sleeps there all night while I hold him. Sirius is the dog who kisses his little nieces, loves to snuggle Guinea pigs, and loves anything put in front of him. Sirius loves unicorns and dinosaurs and sticks and loves to share them, too. He is truly everything sweet and kind and gentle in this terrible world we live in today.

Unfortunately, his sunshine is beginning to dim. What was a regular ear infection check up turned into a stomach bug turned into a positive result for lymphoma. This cancer has come on quickly and aggressively. At this time, we do not know how far it’s progressed, nor how much longer he has left with us. But, in true Sirius fashion, he hasn’t stopped wagging.

Imagining a life without Sirius is a life I’m not ready to know. We have scheduled an appointment with an oncologist and will be seeking to begin chemotherapy to give us the best shot of a good life for our Sunshine bear.

If you can find a way to help- one dollar toward his treatment costs, a share to your own friends and family, a prayer, whatever you can provide. Anything will help.

You will forever be my sunshine, Siri bear. ☀️

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Emily Detlefs
Stanardsville, VA

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