Faith-Filled Friday with Brandi Linai
More and more families are counting four-legged fur babies as family.
Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday with Brandi Lanai and Trench Classes United.
Today’s blog from Brandi reveals this truth: God uses all things/circumstances for our good.
When our fur baby started pushing his bowl of food to the side for a few days, we teased him
and said, “you’re getting spoiled, Boy; you won’t even eat your food. No more human scraps for
But, when he started whimpering and couldn’t walk, we knew something was wrong.
After rushing him to our Vet, we found out he wasn’t acting spoiled. We thought he was
snubbing his dog food, but actually he had a cancerous tumor in his tummy and fluid in his
lungs. The Vet said there was nothing that could be done. The cancer inside our baby was too
We said our goodbyes and had our last hugs, and returned home devastated, without him. We
asked ourselves if we had missed any early signs. If we had noticed anything, could we have
saved our fur boy? And , how do we talk to the kids about this?
We’ve gotten a lot of good advice from family and friends. But the kids have been the ones
leading the conversation, asking the questions they want to ask, crying when they need to cry,
and sharing their favorite moments with our boy as the memories pop-up.
I’ve learned how resilient kids really are. When your family goes through a difficulty, don’t shy
away from inviting your kids into the discussions - age appropriate discussions of course, but
your kids might just surprise you with what they can handle.