Story about Staying Positive and Never Giving Up – Right to the Very End

Here is a story by our good friend Brian Ford of


Over the last year CJ, my mini schnauzer and hiking buddy has taught me a lot about life. But the two that stand out the most; remain positive and never give up. This past October CJ was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. The vet didn’t think he’d make it to Thanksgiving. Now almost four months later CJ is still here with me. His hiking days are over, his little heart can’t take the simplest of activities anymore. These days I carry him almost everywhere he needs to go. Even on his worst day he still shows in his face through that fuzzy mustache a glimmer of hope and a positive smile.  Read more here….