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)
Must mean I’m getting eggs! Although I do miss pumpkin treats, Momma says flour can’t be a part of my diet for now.
So today is my 4 month ampuversary and tomorrow I turn 7 years old. Momma & Dada can’t believe I’m going to be 7. But time flies when you’re chasing balls.
I am doing pretty good after my 5th chemo treatment. My doc just called with my day 10 CBC results and I am going to have to get rechecked again in 3 to 4 days to make sure my white blood cell count and my neutrophils go back up. I might need to stay on Baytril a few extra days because I am at risk of infection. She is very nice and she called late on a Friday to tell us. Momma says my doctors are nicer and call more to check on me than her doctors do for her. Ha ha ha!
Momma got me a peanut from FitPaws and I’ve been having a lot of fun with that. My sister Lola tries to out perform me, but she forgets that she has 4 legs. Showoff! I still work with my balance disk, but we needed to do a bit more. I’ve also put on 2 pounds, so Momma & Dada are relieved that I am gaining back some weight.
We’ve been looking at booties for me for the winter. We were looking at PAWZ (pawsdogboots.com) and at ruffwear.com at the Grip Trex or Polar Trex. If anyone has any feedback, let us know. Momma is particularly worried about me on ice this winter. We live in Massachusetts and I LOVE the snow.
We also had some sad news. One of my fellow Rally-O doggie friends, Amy, is sick with cancer. They are not sure if it is melanoma or lymphoma yet. I think they find out on Monday at her vet appointment. My Momma and her Momma always hang out together at Rally trials. Please keep Big Sweet Amy and her Momma in your thoughts.
Friday I had my second chemo appointment with the nice doctor whose knees I like to lick. You can tell a lot about people by the way their feet smell. This lady is busy busy busy and very nice. So far, I have been feeling great after my treatment. AND Momma is making me fried eggs again. I am scheduled to back to NEVOG again in 3 weeks, and this time they will do an ultrasound and x-ray again. Momma says she will be nervous. I don’t like they way she smells when she’s nervous. She also said I am going to have to get my belly shaved again for the ultrasounds. Oh well….it is nice being cooler with no fur on my belly in the summer.
Then later that afternoon I went to see my holistic vet. She is very nice and her feet have been very busy, too. I had a good appointment, but the only thing was…..my little sister tagged along. I like Lola, I do, but sometimes she gets in the middle of me trying to get my sweet on with somebody. Always butting in…..I suppose she means well. Anyway, the people there are very nice and I like to pee in the park next door.
On Saturday I went for my first Physical Therapy appointment (no Lola tag along, yeah!). That was a lot of fun. I met new people and they were very nice. Their feet smelled busy as well, lots of dogs. We did a lot of fun stuff! Serpentines with cones (just like rally!) and jumps and ladders, oh my! After I did all these activities, the nice lady gave me a rub down. That felt really good. Momma & Dada got me a balance disk that will help strengthen my back leg. I get lots of treats when I get both front paws on it at the same time. And guess what…this place has a pool! Just for doggies! But I can’t go in yet. Momma says my sore needs to heal up completely before I can get in the pool. My sore keeps getting smaller and smaller, but chemo slows the healing process down, so I still have to wait a little while.
So I’ve been a good boy, taking all my medications that Momma & Dada give me. I’ve been eating all my suppers with all of my supplements. They keep taking my temperature, which is not so much fun. But Momma says it has to be done so they can tell if I am getting sick again. I hope not, but at least I got eggs last time when I was at the ER Vet.
It also seem that Nana comes and stays with me after I get chemo, too. She likes to make sure I am doing okay and that I am feeling well. She is good company and a very good ear massager, too. My Mimi was here the other night, too. She brought new toys for me and Lola, and there were hidden treats in them!!! Mimi likes it when I lick her shins. I like both my grandmommas a whole lot.
My cousin Kayla send me a nice note after I had my surgery. She is only a few months older than I am, but she writes a lot better than I do. Of course, she does have thumbs, and I don’t…..
Kayla and her sister Tori are a lot of fun. I like it when they come to visit me. They like to feed me treats.
Momma says we know lots of nice nice people. I know I like the vet techs a whole lot. They like to give me treats. And some I know from the doggie gym, too. The vets are very nice and even call to check on me. One of them used to have the nickname Butch when he was younger, too! Momma says that my doctors keep in better touch with me than her doctors do with her. I think she needs new doctors! I hope she at least gets treats when she goes to see them.
The other doggie Mommas are nice too. They sent this nice package with lots of toys and treats. It even had Chuck-it balls! My sister and I were playing with the armadillo today. I remembered Momma cried the day it came. I got very excited and wanted to sniff through the box. I guess I hadn’t gotten up on my own in a couple of days until this package came. That day I was catching balls in mid air again. Momma cried. She cries even when she is happy. She says we are very lucky to know such nice nice people.
Momma says she hopes to type my blog for me more often now that I am doing better. Maybe we can put up some pics of me on my new balance disk.