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Thank you for keeping Mattie's memory alive!

Dear Mattie Blog Readers,

It means a great deal to us that you take the time to write to us and to share your thoughts, feelings, and reflections on Mattie's battle and death. Your messages are very meaningful to us and help support us through very challenging times. To you we are forever grateful. As my readers know, I promised to write the blog for a year after Mattie's death, which would mean that I could technically stop writing on September 9, 2010. However, at the moment, I feel like our journey with grief still needs to be processed and fortunately I have a willing support network still committed to reading. Therefore, the blog continues on. If I should find the need to stop writing, I assure you I will give you advanced notice. In the mean time, thank you for reading, thank you for having the courage to share this journey with us, and most importantly thank you for keeping Mattie's memory alive.

As Mattie would say, Ooga Booga (meaning, I LOVE YOU)! Vicki and Peter

The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation celebrates its 7th anniversary!

The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation was created in the honor of Mattie.

We are a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. We are dedicated to increasing childhood cancer awareness, education, advocacy, research and psychosocial support services to children, their families and medical personnel. Children and their families will be supported throughout the cancer treatment journey, to ensure access to quality psychosocial and mental health care, and to enable children to cope with cancer so they can lead happy and productive lives. Please visit the website at: and take some time to explore the site.

We have only gotten this far because of people like yourself, who have supported us through thick and thin. So thank you for your continued support and caring, and remember:

.... Let's Make the Miracle Happen and Stomp Out Childhood Cancer!

A Remembrance Video of Mattie

November 18, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in November of 2007. Mattie was five years old and holding a toy microphone. Microphone or no microphone, Mattie always commanded the attention of others. He just had that kind of personality!

Quote of the day: Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James

It has been an abolutely full day! It started with taking Sunny to get groomed this morning. While he was dropped off for that, I went to my monthly licensure board meeting. Which lasted SIX hours. That alone was exhausting. But then I had to jump back in the car and pick Sunny up from the groomer's. Mandy, the groomer, has fallen in love with Sunny. She says he has "bedroom eyes!" After grooming, most dogs go into daycare, but Sunny doesn't care for that large playroom environment. He prefers one on one human attention. So Mandy literally keeps Sunny with her for the entire six hours he is there. She is grooming other dogs, but she says Sunny is a peach. He watches, observes and also interacts with the other dogs waiting to be groomed. This is done without any cages, so Sunny roams around in Mandy's space. I am much happier with that arrangement. In addition, Mandy makes bandanas for dogs as well as homemade oatmeal dog bisquits. As you can see Sunny is wearing Mandy's fall leaf bandana and he has already demolished two of the bisquits she baked for him. 

Meanwhile back at home, check out Indie's strategic position.... On top of our buffet! It removes her from Sunny, yet she has a bird's eye view of our living and dining rooms!

My parent's sent Indie this new toy and we had to quickly remove it from Sunny's sight. Otherwise he would want to play with it too. Indie spent a lot of time with this toy tonight, which is wonderful, because both Sunny and Indie are VERY hands on pets. It was nice she could play by herself for a bit. 

My friends sent me these photos today while I was at my licensure board meeting. They spent several hours in Ann's garage organizing candy bins for delivery after Thanksgiving. Organizing means that bins are filled to the top with bagged sorted candy and labels are on the boxes so we know which institution they should be delivered to. 
This may look easy, but each of these bins weighs a ton. Moving one or two is hard, but moving and stacking over 60 bins and many boxes of candy is difficult to put it mildly. 

1 comment:

Margy Jost said...

Hi Vicki,

It is hard to believe with all the candy that has been delivered, Ann's garage still looks so full!!!

I think you might just have rescued the best dog and cat. Perhaps, the other thought is they came to the right home and behave accordingly. I like this scenario best. They both are beautiful. Animals.
I love Mattie's picture but then I Find them all unique. So glad you take pictures like Ken does.