Saturday, October 2, 2010

Living Strong Times Two

We are living strong and yellow today
My momma been too busy at work to know about da Live Strong day in BlogLand, until this morning.  Whew, we are sure are glad we logged on this morning to see everybuddy's Live Strong posts.

My momma tried to get one of us to co-operate fur a foto session....but that wasn't happening this morning, so her had to Photo-Shops an unknown paw from da web fur our Live Strong pictur.  
I told hers that this is what I wanted it to looks just pretend dat it is my paw!

 The talented furrends at Cat's Meow have sponsored lots of different badges and tributes on their bloggie today, so we borrowed this one to honor our favorite person that be Living Strong.....Uncle Tommy da Harley Man.

Uncle Tommy was diagnosed with da colon cancer in 2005, just four months after him and my momma becamed 'an item'.   So fur da furst year of their relationship, they spent alot of time getting to know each other better in da hospitals, doctor waiting rooms oncology clinics and other equally boring places.  Fortunately, after six months of da surgery and chemotherapies, he continues to gets da 'all clear' for dis cancer on his six month checkups ever since.
Unfortunately, he be diagnosed with a second type of da cancer two years ago.  Him and my momma thought, oh nooose, not again.   Butt, he was trooper through da radiations and stuffs, and is getting all good checkups fur this too!

Me and my momma and brudders and sisters all be very grateful that Uncle Tommy-da Harley mans bad cancer stories have all had a happy ending.   He has also been very much da inspiration to my momma and everybuddy he know, beclaws of his pawsitive attitude toward da whole process.    As awfuls as da whole situations were, he kept a very pawsitive attitude, and him and my momma have honestly laughed more than they cried at da crazy things they had to do alongs the way.

Today, we be wishing happy endings and pawsitive results for the all-too-many furrends and folks out there dealing with this terrible disease. 
My momma read on another blog post today a description about it that her liked very much......"I refuse to call this the Big C.  We refer to it only with a little 'c'.  We do not want to give cancer da power of a big capital c in our lives"        Well said, I thinks.

Minna Krebs


Asta said...

That is a most inspiwing and bootiful postie you made..You must be vewy pwoud of unkel Tommy da HawleyMan and youw Mama fow going thwoo this difficult time wif such hoomow and give evewyone else hope..My Daddi and Mommi have had some pwetty good laughs about some of the changes in theiw lives since Daddi's suwgewy fow Bladdew cancew, . They aways say the onliest impawtant thing is he's hewe and has beet it and the west doesn't mattew..
Continoo to LiveStwong along wif us
smoochie kisses

Kapitein Haakje said...

thanks fur sharing :)

El'bow & Hauwii

Maggie Mae and Max said...


Uncle Tommy is a Harley Man he is tough! LiveStrong!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

3 doxies said...

Dis postie brought tears to my eyes. It dis furs many reasons...because da Harley Man was diagnosed, your mom stuck bys him no matter whats, and he gots all betters....and then boom he gots it again but he survived once again. I admire your mom and da Harley man furs their strength, courage, and da humor they had to overcome dis obstacle. What a great inspiration they is. And I am so very fortunate to haves met ya'll cuz I just thinks da world of your mom AND da Harley man. He looks like da kind a man you can sit and haves a beer withs...I like dat.
OMG...What is wrong with me...dis was way to mushy furs me...HELP!!!!!!


Scooter said...

That is a great story and I am so happy for your Momma and Tommy de Harley Man!!It always helps to have a positive attitude!!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What a beautiful post about Uncle Tommy - we are so sorry he has had to endure so much but so happy to see that he was able to LiveStrong.

Wonderful post.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

A MilShelb Mom said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing!
~Milly and Shelby

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Thanks fur sharing how the evil C has touched all your paws -

Here's to healing!


Doxie Rod said...


thank you for posting such an inspirational story. i'm so glad your family had a happy ending and you are right! everyone should get a happy ending. hoping and praying your uncle stays healthy.


houndstooth said...

What a great story! We're glad Uncle Tommy is too tough for cancer! We've read so many great stories today!


The Daily Pip said...

I love a happy ending!! So happy, Uncle Tommy is healthy and happy!

Your pal, Pip

Taffy said...

What an inspiring story! Yay for Uncle Tommy! Momma said she knows about the laughs part cause her and my grandma have laughed at some things throughout her chemo until they were litterally crying! Thanks so much for sharing.

Pippen said...

What a great and inspiring story, Minna!

Sam and Pippen

rottrover said...

MinnaK - your momma has such a good sense of humor, I'm sure she contributed to Uncle Tommy's recoveries!!

Ruby and Penny said...

Love Ruby & Penny