Today is a tough day and there is simply no way around it. For at about this time I was in a mad dash to the hospital to be by the love of my life. I didn’t care if I closed our front door or not. I just had to get to her. She had just told me she was going to have to have a second surgery. The first one was planned but this was not. Needless to say it changed everything. It was less than 6 hours from the time she called to her being back in surgery. It turned out to be the longest day of my life. She had had bad health issues through the years but this was different. This time I came within an eyelash of losing her for good. It has been the most challenging year of my life and it’s not over. However she is still with us and we don’t know how much longer we will have her but when she plays with our cat that is what this has been all about.