2 YEARS AMPUVERSARY and Lazy Hoomama

It’s My Party and I am sharing it with my BIG (older) brother. That’s the kinda doggo I am!
Don’t mind sharing cake, but NOT SHARING Ice Cream!
I am SUCH a HERO!! 2 WHOLE YEARS After my surgery! Hoomom made this cake for me!
This is meeeee and my Oncologist at University of Wisconsin. She is Dr. Kara Magee. She loves me, too!

Hi Everyone!!! Its MEEEEE Finally after a long time without any updates. I am soooo embarrassed because I know everyone is freaking out that I haven’t posted in soooo long. IT’S NOT MY FAULT!!!! It’s my Hoomama.  I am not sure about WHY she’s not posting but I have 2 theories about this. First and most obvious is that she is a lazy slug. I don’t really like thinking that about her so i have another idea…

I think it might be the virus everyone has been talking about. Hoomama might think the Corona virus is a COMPUTER virus and she is not going to use her computer unless she HAS to (I insisted today she HAD to). I told her computer viruses don’t do anything to Hoomans and made her look on Google!

I can’t type myself because my paw is too big and I only have one so I depend on her to post things for me. She said nothing is changing and that all my pictures are the SAME so she wanted to wait for some news. I think she is just LAZY.

Anyhow… enuff about her and now it’s all about MEEEE!

Nothing is new… well… almost nothing….Biggest news is AMPUVERSARY #2  Had my exam at University of Wisconsin a month late because of the Corona virus. I did GREAT. No humans are allowed in there now, so Dr. Magee came out to the car to pick me up. Hoomom was a little worried I wouldn’t go with her but I decided I would cooperate just to make things easier. Dr. Magee was wearing a MASK! I had to use my nose to be sure it was really her! All these humans with masks on is just weird! Had my Chest X-Ray and labs and exam and I was a very good boy! I jumped onto the X-Ray table! Just showing off how strong I am! Everything is good. No evidence of cancer in this doggo! I bark all the time and my voice is strong and loud as ever!!!

I did have 2 other “adventures” in the past couple months… first one was that I fell outta bed. This time I really hurt myself and I scared Hoomama so bad she was up at 8AM calling people for help and advice! At first I couldn’t move. I let out a  BIG “Yelp”… That means OUCH in dog speech. I tried to get up but my legs wouldn’t work! Legs were just shaking and Mom was crying and hugging me. She was soooo scared. I gotta say I was really worried about myself. Hoomom left my harness in the car and she CANNOT lift me, anyhow so I had to lay there while she was crying and praying! Its was awful. She said for me to just lay here while she gets my harness and figures things out. NO WAY, I thought … so when she got back from getting my harness I was standing at the door waiting for her!!! She still took me to the vet, but I was OK after a few days of Vetprofen and some extra treats. Mom got rid of her bed frame after that and now if I fall it won’t be far. That bed was too high anyhow! Woof! Woof!

My other adventure was stealing 4 pounds of doggie dental treats and eating them all at once out on the deck so I wouldn’t get caught! I puked for 2 days and it looked like white paint! Terrified Mom until she saw the empty bag outside. After that,  I had 2 more days of white paint diarrhea! I will never learn. I will steal and sneak around forever cause its who I am and what I do! More soon!! Love to all! Woof! Woof!

Author: thurston

I am Gloria, a retired RN and Single Pawrent of Thurston Howell IV, a 6 year old St. Bernard who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma 4/22/18 and amputated 5/11/18. He has finished 4 rounds of Carboplatin and is enrolled on a Study at University of Wisconsin at Madison. We want to share our story with others. Thurston's journal of osteosarcoma treatment

4 thoughts on “2 YEARS AMPUVERSARY and Lazy Hoomama”

    First of all I am THRILLED, absolutely THRILLED that you had such a good check up!!! Best news evvvver!! Sooooo much to celebrate!!!!👏👏

    You had me laughing soooo hard! You are such a brilliant story teller and I savor every single word! The way you describe your adventures with your Hoomom cracks me up!!😁

    I am soooo glad you didn’t hurt yourself when fall off the bed. Don’t need no stinkin’ harness!!!
    OMD!! Calling your sweet Hoomom a lazy slug….LMAO!!! It was brilliant of you to figure out the delay in her update though. Yes, some
    are concerned that this also can create computer virus too!! Well, maybe not “some”….maybe just your Hoomom!😉

    THURSTON, YOU ARE A THREE LEGGED HERO! Thank you so much for inviting us to your TWO YEAR AMPUVERSARY!!! TWO YEARS!!! WOW!! You really are showing big dogs how to rock on three!!!

    Your lazy slug hooman made a great cake for you! Very sweet of her❤❤❤ That was sooooo nice of you to share with your older brother!!❤
    Now, is that Blue Bunny ice cream???? I couldn’t tell. She didn’t try to sneak in so e off brand did she?

    Let me say one more time, I AM OVER THE MOON THRILLED AND ESTATIC AND HAPPY TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!! And, as always, your pictures are adorable!!!

    Thurston, I absolutely adore you!! And, like everyone who gets to know you, I looooove you!❤
    And your hooman is pretty darn special too. Don’t be too hard on her. She is, afterall, not a dog and can only do so well in life😉 Ao glad you are here to help her👍

    Lots and lots of love and slobbery kisses!
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  2. Oh gosh…forgot to me tion the ‘adventure” with FOUR POUNDS of dental treats!! OMD!! Fun while it lasted, huh Then all the s××t hit the deck and your hoomams lazy slug 🐌🐌 had to clean it up! Yeah, she’s worth keeping around!

  3. Thurston, your post made me so very happy! My sweet lab Lucky went to the rainbow bridge a week and a half ago, and I miss him like crazy. Seeing you doing so well and enjoying your 2 year ampuversary made my heart so happy! You are kicking cancer’s butt and I am so glad! I love all of the pictures from your special day! Thank you so much for sharing! It is so obvious how much your humama loves you! Please tell her to keep us updated!

    Sending love and belly rubs,

  4. Oh my dog oh my dog oh my dog Thurston! You brought such great news to us, HOPPY AMPUVERSARY!!!! Two years is as amazing as you are, you are a role model for livin’ the life and making the most of it! Rock and roll, you are a superstar mister. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    Now about those dental treats and falling out of bed…well you scared the crap out of me as I read about those misadventures. I’m so glad you are OK. Thanks for being the poster child for why it’s so important not to let Tripawds get up on furniture! Sorry, I know you and your momma don’t want to earn that title but it’s important. I’m going to share your story so others can learn and train their dogs to use stairs. Be safe out there!!!

    So glad to hear from you. Tell your Momma the computer is safe, update us more often! Love you big guy!

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