Hoppy New Year everyone! We are hoping 2012 is a great year for all of us Tripawds. Like the Tripawds saying goes, it is better to hop on 3 legs, than limp on 4!
I had a fun filled December. I did some more CDSP obedience and Momma even entered me for an APDT Rally trial. I did my first ever triple Q since becoming a Tripawd. There is that number 3 again, maybe it is my lucky number now.
For Christmas I got my stocking filled with lots of good stuff. Here is me wondering why my stocking has not been stuffed yet. You’ll notice the MonkeyButt Lola waiting on the sidelines to bite me in one of my remaining three legs to thieve my stocking stuffers.
We got magic mushrooms (no, not that kind) from Santa Paws. Here is me trying to figure out how to get the cheese out.
Now I like to lay down with these puzzles and try to work it out. Lola just took hers and rolled it around the entire house, crashing and smashing it into everything. Walls, chairs, whatever. She sure can make a raucous.
Momma & Dada also took us to get our picture taken with Santa Paws. But this isn’t the REAL Santa Paws. This is Dr. Tucker (who incidentally did my amputation surgery) dressed up as Santa Paws. He didn’t give me back my leg for a Christmas present though. Ha ha ha! He took very good care of me, and it was nice to see him again without any surgical tools.
And here another picture, so you can see how Momma humiliates us. Oh the shame…
What else? I went and did some PT work and hydrotherapy swimming. I played with a ball in the pool and had a really fun time. Here is me trying to get Momma to come and play in the pool, too. But she must have not have had a floaty, because she didn’t come in with me.
That is all for now. Our new years pawsolution is to post a bit more. =0)
So on Saturday, Momma took me and the MonkeyButt Lola to another CDSP Obedience Trial. I got to play in the ring and I earned my Companion Dog title! Here is me and my nice looking ribbon:
Momma says you need 3 qualifying scores to get a title. I guess people call them “legs”. Which is great, because that is all the legs I have! The first run in our morning trial, I did not qualify. I had a nice run (which is the video below), but then you have to do an “honor”. An honor is when you have to sit still and stay beside your person. Well, I was so geeked up that I just couldn’t sit still and stay. But I was a good boy for the second run in the afternoon and Q’d with a 193.5 with my crooked Tripawd sits and all. Momma said she don’t care what happens – Q or No Q – high scores or low scores, as long as I’m having fun. And I was having fun!!! See….
So Lola…..she had an okay day, but she really wasn’t into stays. She says stays aren’t her thing. And then she bit me in the front leg. She’s mean I tell you….mean. At least I got eggs with my supper AND for breakfast this morning, too!
Well the day after I enjoyed some well earned R&R. I think I just suckled my fluffy soccer ball all day. I like these. I have a few of them. Slobber sponges.
Well, we’ve had a lot going on here at the Hudson household. First we got a snow storm in late October!!! Yipee, I love snow!!! But because all the trees fell down, we lost power for several days. But it was OK, because we packed up and went to my Nana’s. Ugh…Monkeybutt Lola came with us.
So Nana is Momma’s Momma, and she is lots of fun. She hides cheese around the house for us, but we have to wait to find it until she tells us to. We had a sleepover at Nana’s for about 4 days. Now Dada’s Momma is Mimi, and we went to see her too when we didn’t have power. My “cousins” Kayla and Tori were there at Mimi’s, too. They lost power as well. We played and I gave them lots of kisses. They are a lot of fun.
So now we are back at home and all is good. We did have to throw out a lot of food from the fridge. I could have cried. What a waste. But it is all restocked now. My food, my cheese sticks, and of course….My Eggs.
So this past Tuesday I had my belly shaved (I hate that) and ultrasounds and a chest xray. They didn’t find anything, so Momma & Dada were very relieved. Momma says she’ll trade a shaved belly for clean scans any day. Now I am on a metronomic protocol. I get Cyclophosphamide 1x day, Piroxicam 1x day, and Doxycycline 2x day. But it is all in my food, so I don’t notice it.
I have a busy weekend coming up. Momma has entered us in another CDSP Obedience trial on Saturday. I’m not sure why, but Lola is coming with us.
That is it for now. Hope all you Tripawds and Monkeybutts are having a nice autumn. The weather here is warm again. But it is rainy here tonight.
Oh, Momma’s camera was broken and in the shop…so no new pics.
So last Friday night we stayed at a hotel in the big city Boston. Me & Lola got to have steak from a really nice restaurant called Grill 23. Here’s a special woof-out to Jason, Yannick & Justin for taking care of our very special treat. Thanks very much! These guys are nice people! I give them 3 paws up! I’d give them 4…but…I only got 3 to give.
Here we are demonstrating our very nice “Leave It” manners. I actually did sneek a piece in when I thought Momma wasn’t looking, but she caught me.
Momma forgot the good camera, so Dada took this pic his cell phone camera and Lola looks like she has CRAZY EYE. But then again, she IS crazy.
When we were headed out for a potty run in the big city, I met this nice fella in the lobby of the hotel. He wanted to greet me. Well, generally during a greeting I like to have my butt scratched. I tell people this by trying to walk through their legs and leaving my butt out there to be scratched. Seems pretty clear, right? Anyway, he seemed a little shocked when he realized I was missing a leg in back. Oh well. I guess somebody should have warned him. But please people, don’t be afraid to scratch the bum of a Tripawd! Don’t be afraid of the bum!
We took our very first elevator ride and Lola got nervous and had to lay down. Not me, I did fine on 3 legs, too.
So they have this thing called “room service”. If I had known about room service, I would have been calling them everyday! Because, look what we got!
I love eggs…..I wonder if we have “room service” at home….?
Then, the next morning when we were leaving this other nice fella (a different nice fella) comes and knocks on our door. He takes all our bags that Momma & Dada packed up and then we go to leave. He asks about my spare leg and Dada tells him the story. He says I look great and happy and then he goes back inside and gets these two stuffed elephant toys and gives them to me & Lola. What a nice fella! But Lola’s got 4 legs, so I’m not sure why she needed an elephant, too.
It is Butchey Hudson here. I haven’t updated in a while, but that is Momma’s fault. I can’t type, I don’t have thumbs. So Momma has to do it for me.
So I started chemo on July 8 and did very well after the treatment. But then on day 11 I got real sick with something called like…sepsis? I got a high temp of 104.something and was real tired and not hungry at all. I ended up having to stay in the doggie ER overnight and the NICE LADY there (Momma called her a -vet tech-) made me an egg and it was very yummy and I ate it all up. I guess Momma got worried about me. She forgot my food smells funny bad icky when I am on antibiotics and I don’t like some of the stuff her and Dada put in there for me. ICK on that stuff!
But eggs are really good!!!! My friend Maggie’s Mom gave Momma the egg idea. I do like a runny yolk…..
This Friday I go back for chemo again. Every 3 weeks. Momma and Dada think they might change my dosage a little. I hope I do OK, and I hope somebody makes me eggs afterwards. I also start physical therapy on Saturday. I wonder if there are any eggs in physical therapy. Momma mentioned an egg and a ball together in the same sentence, but I think she’s talking about something different.
I am doing very well, though. I LOVE my Tripawd harness that my Dada ordered from Jerry. My seroma sore is nearly closed. Chemo slowed it up, but slow and steady wins the race. Getting around on 3 legs isn’t so bad. The only things I can’t do is scratch one side of my face and <Momma’s edit HUG> my sister, Lola. So I learned if I make a certain face at my people they come and scratch that side of my face. And my sister….well I haven’t figured out how to <Momma’s edit HUG> her yet. It seems some things you do need two rear legs for….hmmmmm
I had a REALLY special day on Sunday. Momma is trying to upload the video to something called YouTube. Maybe we will post that later. This and me and my sister, Lola. She is a pain in my tail most of the time.