Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Dog I Loved

My sweet Honeybun who sparked my career as an author and my first book went to be with Jesus yesterday. She collapsed, and I knew it was serious. There were several tumors, and her enlarged spleen had pushed her intestines into a tiny space. She was in pain, and the vet said it was an aggressive cancer.

Despite her pain, she was a queen. She never growled, complained, or did anything but submit to those trying to help her. I stayed with her till the end, stroking her sweet face and itching her behind her ears.

Honeybun taught me a great deal about trusting God in the face of adversity. I am facing a whole boatload of adversity right now, and the boat is sinking. Honeybun would have just hopped out and swam. So I will too.

But I really miss her.


Revelation 21:4 

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.


  1. Thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing your journey with Honeybun.

  2. So sorry to hear this about Honeybun, it was obvious how you loved her, saying goodbye is so hard! Thank you for sharing her with all of us, she will live on in your story and always in your heart. So sorry Vicky.....

  3. Oh, Vicky, I'm so sorry. I loved hearing her story in your book and loved how you learned so much from her. You gave her a good life after her horrible beginning. My condolences.