It all started with a wish…
Animals have always been a part of my life, and I especially love dogs!
In February 2008 I was sitting in traffic on the freeway. I had spent many years in a job that left me unfulfilled, not to mention those countless hours on the freeway, and I had lots of time to think. I dreamed of a change where I could combine my love for dogs and their well being, and tossed around many ideas, finally settling on marketing the tiny, all natural dog biscuit treats that I handmade for my own dogs. In order to sell lots of them, they were made very affordable, and I donated a percentage of the proceeds to rescues. I combined my wish to help dogs with these tiny biscuits, and that was the beginning of Wishcuit. (rhymes with biscuit!) I followed my heart and the rest as they say is how it was meant to be, or so I thought!
Just days after leaving my job, my new endeavor came to a halt when my dog Cain was diagnosed with cancer. I put the little biscuits on hold, and spent precious moments being with my best friend. We became inseparable, and with all that I had ever taught Cain, he certainly taught me more. The moments were bittersweet, and I will cherish the time that I was able to spend with him forever. He was my heart, and the reason for everything that I am, and all that I do. On November 12, 2009, Cain lost his battle with cancer, leaving a hole in my heart and changing my life forever.
Wishcuit took on a whole new meaning for me in early 2010, and I changed my focus to honor Cain. I embarked on a mission to raise funds to aid in finding a cure for canine cancer, while continuing to help rescues and organizations that support the health and welfare of dogs. My pit bull Zoey joined me in 2011, and we advocate together through Love Adds Up for a Cure™, to spread awareness of canine cancer, while raising funds for the research and treatment of canine cancer, and non-profits that provide funding for families who cannot afford oncology treatment for the pets they share their lives with. Without an ounce of trying, Zoey also shares her love and social prowess with everyone she meets, while helping to dispel the myths that surround pit bulls.
The love and companionship that my dogs bring to my life reminds me daily of the simplicities of life, and to live each and every moment to the fullest. What they give without conditions is my inspiration, and while cancer may have stolen Cain from me, it will never take away the love that we shared, and its ability to continue to fuel and inspire me each and every day. Without trying to find the reason I have realized my purpose, and his life and legacy will continue to live on through me.
I appreciate you taking the time to visit the Wishcuit web site. Hug your dog, live each moment, and always follow your heart…❤
Wishcuit™ Founder and President