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
Listen to THIS!!!! December 23 is Hoomama’s Wedding Anniversary. Since she is a widow she decided to celebrate this by going to the local ANIMAL SHELTER and donating TREATS!! In addition, she delivered them in MY CAR! and did NOT take me along! These are treats that SHOULD HAVE been for MEEEE!!! and to a lesser extent for big brother Raffie. I cannot BELIEVE she did this and I am sooooo MAD!
When she got back, I heard her talking on the phone to some lady who has ANOTHER 3 LEGGED DOG who may be up for adoption in January. Mom said she is thinking about it. I said ENUFF IS ENUFF and I will NOT stand for it!
I have been complaining all day! Told Hoomama she HAS TO make this right… sooooo…
Hoppy Blue Bunny!!! Look at THIS!!! Hoomama got me Blue Bunny SAMMICHES!!! All is forgiven and Hoppy Christmas to MEEEE and Raffie! Mom’s not worried about the chocolate in the wafer. (Processed cocoa powder is the 16th ingredient and she only gives me 1/2 of the wafer). She said this amount of chocolate is the LEAST of my problems and I soooo agree… Its the least of HER PROBLEMS! I can’t BELIEVE this!!! She told me before she found Blue Bunny Sammiches but she wouldn’t get them. BUT SHE DID!!!! SHE DID!!! I LUFF THIS!! and she bought me a quart of the Blue Bunny Ice Cream too! WOW! I really mush have SHAMED her!!! And I covered her in Slime and drool!
Look at the pulled pork and sweet potatoes for Christmas Eve Dinner!!! Raffie and me had all that wonderful food, Blue Bunny Sammich and then we passed out asleep!! Merry Christmas to MEEEE!!! and Hoomama is totally FORGIVEN as long as she gets me some more treats. Love and Hoppy Holidays to all! BE MORE DOG! Like Meeee!!
Hello everyone. It’s meeee again. Had a wonderful visit with Sandy Paws and was promised more treats and Blue Bunny Ice Cream. We shall see. Hoomama took me and Raffie to see Santa at the same time but she got SEPARATE pics this time so she didn’t have to take me back there alone like last year. No stupid looking costumes this year, either! I am a much more reasonable dog since I helped Hoomama read Rene’s and Jim’s book, “Be More Dog”. I am trying to not be soooo demanding, but its not easy for me because I know NOTHING is more important to Hoomama than I AM!!
I have been giving Mom a break lately and sleeping with my head at to TOP of the bed. I find its much easier to kick Mom and wake her up this way. Added bonus is that I can slobber more easily on her face in this position and loose hairs find their way more easily into her MOUTH! I love Hoomama and want to make sure she is happy with all these things I do.
Looking forward to another turkey dinner but Mom said she may do something different. Bah Humbug! All I really want for Christmas is Blue Bunny Ice Cream and maybe Peace on Earth! Love to all and to all a good night!
Hello everybody its Meeeee wishing everyone a Hoppy Thanksgiving. Hoomama made us turkey and sweet potatoes but NOOOO Blue Bunny ice cream. She said she’s not getting it for me because she doesn’t think I need it. Right. Sure, Mom … but I WANT IT and I will kick you all night long while you are trying to sleep.
I am sooo hoppy that now Thanksgiving is over I can start bothering Hoomama to take me to see Sandy Claws. I’m sure she learned last year that she must take me ALONE and NOT with Raffie. I told her to forget the elf costume, because if there is no Blue Bunny I will not dress up and look cute. Its all about my dignity and about BEING MORE DOG! “More Dogs” are always respectful of our dignity!
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and that all you PAWRENTS are thankful for your Tripawds! Thanks to Rene, Jim and Wyatt for putting my picture on the November 28 issue of Tripawd News! I think I look pretty good in that picture!
This is MINE and my Hoomama’s reviews of the new book by Jim and Rene. We luffed it and we are waiting for Wyatt’s story now! Now… Its time to get to really important stuff about MEEEEE!
Today is my 18 months AMPUVERSARY
Look at this!!! Its a BLUE BUNNY Kinda day and I luff it! There is just not enuff Blue Bunny Ice Cream in my life! Yesterday Hoomama found a Blue Bunny ice cream SAMMICH but SHE ate it! Said she had to test it first… sure Mom… I will wait… she always comes thru for me.
My Hoomama is STILL CRAZY, but in a good way and I luff that about her. We have sooo much to be thankful for and we are indeed GRATEFUL for all we have. Especially Mom is grateful she still has MEEEEE! (and Raffie, too, I guess… is he a REAL dog?)
Luff, hair and slobber to all and BE MORE DOG, everyone!
Hi Everyone, its MEEEEE and this is my #7 Gotcha Day and I am soooo HOPPY to be celebrating it with my Hoomama who just loves me way too much!! Look at all those treats she got for me (and my big brother)!
I am doing really well and the doctors at University of Wisconsin now say I don’t have to come back for 6 months for my study recheck and Xray. That would be in March but my Hoomama is so coo coo crazy she told them NO WAY could she wait that long and she made the appointment for January. I keep telling her I am ok and she doesn’t need to worry but she said NO WAY, so I am hoping it will be cold and snowy so I can wait til March! Mom will make me go anyhow, but I will get McDonalds and maybe even Dairy Queen. I am always looking at the bright side – if Mom takes me earlier she will have to PAY for it cause its off the study, so MAYBE she will change her mind? Nooooo!
My Hoomama is a real helicopter pawrent. The other day I was at Day Care and I caught her sneaking a drive-by to see how I was doing. Its shameful that she feels the need to do that but I kinda like it! She is funny, isn’t she!
Life as a Tripawd is good! I hop forward, take 2 steps with my back legs and hop forward again. I have pretty good speed but my endurance isn’t great. Thank heavens I never much wanted to run and I hated going for walks. I can get where I WANT to go really well. If its to the vet, well, I have to stop and rest a few times on the way from the car! I am a real con artist. Mom knows it and she plays along.
Looking forward to my Thanksgiving turkey and baked sweet potatoes. I think about food a lot! Especially Blue Bunny Ice Cream.
Hope everyone has a great holiday! Love and sloppy kisses to all my friends. Chat with you soon!