THE POWER OF LOVE | WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

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Have you ever really thought much about the power of love? I’ve always known it to be a very powerful emotion. As a child I thrived on it. I was taught to cherish, respect, and give love.

Psychology Today said it best:  

“Love is as critical for your mind and body as oxygen.” 

I whole heartily agree with that statement even more since the invasion of breast cancer in our home almost thirteen years ago.

No it wasn’t me, it was our daughter Tiffany, diagnosed twice – first at age twenty four and again when she was twenty seven. But that’s not my story today.

Today I just wanted to tell you, I’ve witnessed the true power of love through a Goldendoodle named Harley. Although Harley came along “after” the physical Tiffany was healed, he helped her through the really difficult part of recovery – finding the courage and the desire to “not” be afraid to live again…

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There is a very special almost “secretive” bond between the two that displays such tenderness. He’s always shown enormous sensitivity when her journey seemed too arduous to travel.

To learn more about Tiffany, grab a cup of your favorite liquid, get comfy and read an interview titled Cancer, Water, and Goldendoodles from Modern Women Magazine…

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Come back on Friday, to hear more about Harley and the power of “his” love that truly made a difference during the ultimate battle of a young girls life…

TCB are actually her initials - who knew she would one day have to "take care of business"

TCB are actually her initials – who knew she would one day have to “take care of business”

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26 Comments
  • Bongo
    October 22, 2014

    We could call him Harley the Healer. What a great story.

  • Tiffany
    October 22, 2014

    I love my Harley Darley so!!

  • M. K. Clinton
    October 22, 2014

    The power of canine love is over powering. I don’t think I could fight something as scary as cancer without my Bentley. Thank you for sharing your daughter’s love, strength, and courage. ♥

  • Christine & Riley
    October 22, 2014

    Love… the pics of your daughter and Harley are so sweet… I can feel the love come through the pics 🙂

  • Bethany
    October 22, 2014

    Lovely! I would literally not be alive today were it not for the love of a dog.

  • Emma
    October 22, 2014

    We dogs have amazing powers over humans. Mom says she can’t imagine how sad her life would be without us girls around. Harley is an amazing boy and we look forward to that next post.

  • Golden Woofs: Sugar
    October 22, 2014

    LOVE the quote and so true. Best Healing Power. PAWsome and very touching, Golden LOVE n Woofs

  • slimdoggy
    October 22, 2014

    Harley is a very special dog.

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 22, 2014

      That he truly is Slimdoggy – can’t wait for you to meet him at Blog Paws 2015.

  • Rama's Mama
    October 22, 2014

    Wonderful post. Dogs truly can help us heal. <3

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 22, 2014

      Rama’s Mama – Thank you for participating in the walk. It’s a gift to me, whenever I come across someone who walks – runs – or donates time and/or funds to advancing research for this beastly disease. Tiffany’s struggle was no different from many others, but she’s mine, and I pray regularly for a day when others don’t have to experience this. I haven’t forgotten to donate to your team, will do so today. God bless you my friend!

  • Susan from Life with Dogs and Cats
    October 22, 2014

    I’ve always seen that Harley is a special, special dog. Can’t wait to read more.

    Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

  • Miley's Daily Scoop
    October 22, 2014

    So amazing! Way to go Harley!

  • Talent Hounds
    October 22, 2014

    “All You Need Is Love”

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 22, 2014

      That’s what I’m talking about Talent Hounds!

  • Dolly the Doxie
    October 22, 2014

    Dogs are great healers, we know. Love Dolly

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 22, 2014

      Yes they are – their the best!

  • It's Dog or Nothing
    October 22, 2014

    Dogs are such powerful healers.

  • Rachele Baker, DVM
    October 22, 2014

    Thank you for sharing this very touching story. The wonderful unselfish love and tireless devotion of a pet can truly help us through life’s most difficult challenges. I have experienced this with my yellow lab (who has since passed) and now with my golden retriever, Savanna.

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 22, 2014

      Rachel – their sensitivity levels amaze me. How they can be so intuitive to our needs is astounding.

  • Cathy Armato
    October 22, 2014

    I totally agree with you about the power of love. I also believe strongly in the human-animal bond, pets provide so much love, support & healing. I’m glad Tiffany had Harley to help her through it.

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 24, 2014

      Thanks Cathy, I am always so amazed with dogs. I never had a pet before so absolutely everything fascinates me so. I totally agree with you about the human – animal bond, it’s super strong. Thanks so much for reading. Have a great weekend.

  • Jackie Bouchard
    October 22, 2014

    What sweet pics. It’s amazing how much our pups can help us heal!

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 24, 2014

      Yes, Jackie “simply amazing”

  • weliveinaflat
    October 23, 2014

    I’m glad she has Harley! 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 24, 2014

      Absolutely! Harley makes us all glad!

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