Home Sweet Home, Cancer & Summer Solstice
Wow, what a great morning; by 0945 Tony and I had already unloaded a truckload of beautiful lush top soil into the garden. Tony had already framed the front yard space with two red log lumbar, yesterday. Great looking finish for a packed flower garden. We picked up more dog food and did a Costco shop. Loving my beef, fish, cherries, grapes and apricots. I love the summer mornings. Hard to realize that half the year has flown by, already. Monday will be the longest day of the year and then the days will be getting shorter. Next, I will watch a 1.25 hour video with Harvey Jackins talking about “Taking Charge #5; From chocolate to heroin, ‘No addiction that can’t be recovered from’.” Then time for thinking about money and some shared listening time. So wonderful to have this kind of flowing weekend.
I will spend some time enjoying the dogs. Grooming consists of brushing hair and teeth, trimming hair, nail clipping, ear cleaning, heart worm and flea medicine. I am sure happy with the breed of dog I choose to nurture and neuter. I hope other dog owners understand breed specific information before choosing a dog. I love Boxers, however, I am so glad I don’t have one, because they have one of the highest rates of tumor growth. Generally, beautiful, powerful Boxer, Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers and Burmese dogs get more tumors, earlier in their lives. Least likely to grow tumors are Beagles (we have three), Poodle (we have one Schitzpoo), Collie and Dachshund. Interesting that Collie don’t and Retrievers are more likely to get the tumors. These dogs seem fairly similar to me. Dogs that are not neutered are 7 times more likely to get mammary cancer. Do you know that dogs get skin cancer 35 times more than humans? Bone cancer in dogs is 8 times more likely. Breast cancer 4 times and leukemia is twice as likely. Humans, on the other hand, are 13 times more likely to get stomach cancer and have a 7 times higher rate, for lung cancer. Very interesting to me. How about you?