Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Celebrating Good Cheer

Howdy all!  I just got back from the groomers with my holiday bow, fluffy fur and clean teeth.  I'm just chillin' at my pet parents work, patiently waiting for my dinner.  Life's been pretty good lately, but I wish I could see.  It's tough being blind!  I do get carried a lot, and that's cool.  Hope all of you have a great rest of December and a smashing New Year.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Very Thankful Thanksgiving!

We're thankful for another year of life and for the great doctors who have helped me in my quest to live out my natural lifespan.  So far, the cancer hasn't gotten the best of me, and every day when I awaken, I check to see if my pet parents are there with me.  They're patient and understanding when I can't do the things I used to be able to.  Old age certainly puts a damper on one's abilities!  In January I'll turn 17, and that, in and of itself, is remarkable!  Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and will have a great holiday season.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Blind as a Bat!

Hey there folks....yes, I'm still here! Yippee! I have now passed the 14 month mark since my cancer treatment. At this point I am about 99% blind, only seeing shadows (maybe) My hearing is gone in one ear, so I can't really tell direction anymore. But somehow I still have the sense to know if my pet parents are with me. I'm having a little trouble walking and they think it is probably arthritis. Pretty much I just stay at home now and sleep quite a bit. I'm used to my routine of eye medicine, etc. and seem to know when the treats are coming. My friend King came to visit for a couple days; it was nice to have the company even though I couldn't really play with him. I remember a year ago my pet parents were hoping I'd see my 16th. birthday, but now I'm very close to my 17th. Gosh, I think they should throw me a huge party! Here's a couple of pictures of me and my friend King.

Friday, September 24, 2010

13 Months and Holding!

Hi Everybody! I just passed the 13 month mark last week since my radiation, and I'm still hanging in there. I'm just about totally blind, and I do sleep a lot now, but it's great to have my pet parents with me and to spend my old age in comfort. I'm just about 3 months shy of my 17th. birthday, so, we all think that is pretty darn good! I guess I'm a very lucky dog to have found the pet parents I did. And, of course, they're also very lucky to have me (just a little bragging.)

Friday, July 23, 2010

One Year After Cancer Diagnosis

One year ago yesterday my pet parents got the devastating news of my nasal cancer. I was only given 2 mo. to live without treatment. Lucky me! I was flown to Denver and whisked away to Colorado State University in Fort Collins where I underwent another CT scan and 3 days of Cyber Knife radiation. Recovery from the anesthesia and radiation was rough, but after about 6 wks, life was good again. And here I am one year later still bringing joy to my pet parents' lives. They're taking great care of me, and physically, I'm hanging in there, hoping like crazy that I'll see my 17th. birthday. Over the last year we've met (online) several others like me and have shared medical information and support. We hope that sharing the details and information of my disease has helped other dogs and their owners.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Ten Months Post Radiation!!!

Hi Everyone
Here I am, 10 months after my radiation treatments. I'm getting progressively more deaf all the time and I'm just about totally blind now; guess the radiation took out my "good" eye. My pet daddy told my pet mom that it's like I'm looking at them through wax paper, but I think it might be worse than that. I do get lost and bump into a lot of things now. I'm sneezing more but no nose bleeds, and my appetite is still ravenous. My energy is waning and I sleep most of the day and then drive my pet parents crazy by being up all night. Basically, I'm just very happy to have the care and love they give me. It's tough being an old guy! I'm 16 1/2 now.

Monday, April 19, 2010

8 months Today! No complaints from me

Hi Guys
Today is my 8 month anniversary from the end of my radiation treatments. Again, a huge thank you to Dr. LaRue and associates at the Colorado State Univ. Animal Cancer Center for giving me the chance to spend some more time with my pet parents. I've developed dry eye, but it's responding well to medication, and I still go just about everywhere with my family. I've slowed down a bit lately, but heck, I'm 80 something now. All my "old age" ailments are under control and life is precious every day!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Yippee.....I've passed the 6 mo mark!

Well, life has been pretty smooth sailing for the last few weeks except the muscle spasm episodes I got for a couple weeks. Thanks to the great help from the wonderful vets at Colorado State University and my local vets here, I was able to recover quickly. I even had a couple of chiropractic treatments from an animal chiropractor, which seemed to help a lot. Otherwise, it's been business as usual -- going to work with my pet parents and being spoiled and catered to. Life is good, and I'm awfully glad to have this chance after my cancer treatment to live longer.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy 16th. Birthday Kisses

Well, with the help of my great pet parents, and the super doctors at Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center, I have celebrated my 16th. birthday this month. Since I was a lost, stray puppy, we're not exactly sure what the exact date is, so we've just made it a celebration for the month of January. I'm doing very well health wise and enjoying my life. Yes, I am one spoiled pooch, but, heck, at my age, I deserve it!