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!
Hello its Meeeee and I am 17 months post surgery! We were at UW on 10/9 and I am still without any signs of cancer recurrence!!! I also lost about 9 pounds cause Hoomama is getting very strict with the food and treats. She is insane. Just because SHE is too fat doesn’t mean I am! My Gotcha day is coming up on November 1, and I am looking forward to a new futon – the one I should have got for my birthday… Mom got HERSELF a new car and I got cake and Blue Bunny but NO NEW FUTON.
I am feeling really good and my team at UW is pleased with how I am doing. I am a happy dog who is enjoying my life and living the Tripawd dream. BE MORE DOG!!!
Hello Everyone it’s meeee and I MADE IT to 7 years old!!!!! HOPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEEE!! My Hoomama is doing the Hoppy Dance and she is soooo grateful to The Lord, to University of Wisconsin, to the Tripawds Community, to EVERYBODY! She is so annoying!
Its sooo embarrassing when she goes around telling everyone what a wonderful dog I am and how she is sooo blessed to have me in her life. For Heaven’s sake, where else would I possible go to get treated like she treats me?!!
8/31 was my 7th Birthday and Hoomama did what she does best. Got me treats!! I got stickers for my car. I have 3 huge 10 inch paws on EACH SIDE of my car and she got me stickers for my wall so I have 3 paws over my futon AND a 2 foot long DOG BONE STICKER that says, “Be More Dog” on it! She had that made special for meeee. I don’t know why… I think I am plenty more dog already!!! LOL! WOOF! WOOF!
Rene a Tripawd made mom a beautiful pendant and tags for me and my Big Brother, Raffie. Mom said to say this stuff can be ordered from Rene’s Etsy Shop (she said the address is somewhere on the Tripawds site) Hoomama is not real good with posting links. Best of all, she got me the MOST IMPORTANT presents of all – CAKE AND BLUE BUNNY ICE CREAM!!!! YIPEEEE! I was so hoppy that I slimed my big brother (I do that a lot). It was a real good day. I got dinner from Portillos too! Mom had to give it to me a bite at a time to keep me from gulping it down too fast… I have trouble controlling that, you know… sometimes I eat so fast I forget to chew and then I get sick and make a mess for Hoomama to clean up – woof! woof! Ha Ha Ha.
Guess what?? I got up this morning and was greeted by another plate of cake and more BLUE BUNNY ice cream – for breakfast! I was hopping all around I was so excited! I just couldn’t believe it! That Blue Bunny is the BEST!
We go back to UW for my recheck on October 9, so please, everyone continue to pray for good results. Hoomama is already planning my celebration for Gotcha Day #7 (Nov. 1 for me). It’s real nice that she does this but honestly I am looking for a little more variety in these celebrations. I think its time we take that trip to Hawaii so I can hop around in the ocean… or maybe it’s time for me to get a LITTLE brother… Hoomama has been showing me pictures of French Bulldogs. I do NOT think they look like they are big enough to “BE MORE DOG”. They are cute but I do not want one.
Have a great Labor Day everyone! I will post more when when I have news! WOOF! WOOF!
Hello! It’s meeee again with good news from my doctor visit today. Dr. Magee at University of Wisconsin says my chest X-Ray is normal! and that I am doing really well! My weight is 157 pounds so I am down about 4 pounds! Wheehoo! My Hoomama is sooo hoppy she promised me the Blue Bunny will bring me ice cream to celebrate. But she said NOT TODAY! I did get my usual McDonalds, tho.
My one year CHEMOVERSARY was 7/26 so I got a special dinner (as always) but NO Blue Bunny Ice Cream! Sometimes I think Mom forgets – on purpose – because of my weight.
My BIRTHDAY IS August 31 and I will be 7 YEARS OLD! MY Hoomama AND my Oncologist are sure.
I AM GONNA MAKE IT! Mom has already started working on my presents! She loves me sooo much that she always gives me lots of goodies! Here’s the first of my many gifts to come! This was already MY car, but now Mom is decorating it! She is also gonna decorate the wall above my bed, but she hasn’t given me that stuff yet. PAWTY TIME 8/31 and there WILL BE cake and Blue Bunny! More news soon! Love and sloppy kisses from MEEEEE! More news soon – more gifts and BIRTHDAY PAWTY with HATS!
Those who follow this blog know meeeee and know that my favorite thing in the whole world (next to my Hoomom) is Blue Bunny Ice Cream. In addition, you may know I have been on a diet because I am 162 pounds and that’s a lot of weight for me to be trying to hop around carrying.
I never thought this scheme of mine would work as well as it did but who would think? Right?
This was my plan… to scare my Hoomom into getting me some Blue Bunny! I grew this little growth (see pic) on my gums, Mom saw it and she TOTALLY flipped her lid! She was slobbering all over me all the time and giving me extra treats and telling me constantly that, “Da Momma loves da puppy… soooo much!” It was getting sickening. She couldn’t get me to the vet fast enough and when she did they told her I would have to wait 10 days to get it removed unless I could get in quicker at Wisconsin.
My Hoomom said, “That’s not going to happen” and started her quest to get me seen sooner. After 16 phone calls and 8 emails I was seen today to remove it. I had to listen to Mom praying for 2 1/2 hours as she drove me to the University of Wisconsin. When we got there, my usual Oncology Team saw me and gave Mom the worst case scenario! Just in case. They were talking about CT scans and staging and something about having to remove my lower jaw if it was cancer!!! YIKES! Maybe I am taking this joke a little too far… It is not worth all that just to get some Blue Bunny Ice Cream… IS IT?
They took me away to surgery. The doctor told Mom to come back in 6-7 hours to get me. I started getting a little nervous, soooo… when they got me into the exam room and they looked at it, I thought, “Maybe this joke has gone too far! I better be a good boy and cooperate!”
I held real still while they looked and then they said, “This is not bad at all, we can remove all of it right now and send for a biopsy. Then they all agreed, ” It doesn’t look like cancer.” I knew that all the time! I was just trying to scare Mom into getting me the Blue Bunny!
I thought well, I fooled Mom but NOT the doctors! I decided to hold very still and let them remove it under local anesthesia and NO sedation! I was done in less than 1/2 hour and Mom was sooooo Hoppy that I got to have the BEST DAY of my life!!!
I saved Mom about $1200, not even including getting a CT scan (total about $4000 to start) if it was cancer and we got outta there for less than $400!!! Mom was so hoppy! She was jumping up and down and hugging the doctors (a nice change, as she is always hugging meeee).
All the way home, I still had to listen to her praying, but this time it was, “Thank You, Jesus!” instead of, “Please, Jesus!” Then the FUN REALLY started!! I couldn’t believe Mom wasn’t mad at me for trying to fool her into thinking I had relapsed! No! She was HOPPY!
I got to have McDonalds on the way home! Then Mom said, I think we can get back in time for you to go to Day Care and go in the pool!” I was so Hoppy I started dancing around in back of my car! I had a fabulous 5 hours of fun at Day Care and then I was so tired Mom let me sleep 3 hours before she poked me and handed me that bowl of BLUE BUNNY ICE CREAM!!! (See pic) BEST DAY EVER!
My Hoomom thinks I am PAWSOME! I think that she is not so crazy after all! More news to come when my biopsy results come back. My next Study visit is 8/7 and I will be 7 YEARS OLD 8/31! I am not worried and Mom said she is OK for now. Thanks to MY TEAM at UW! Woof WoofI I love you guys!