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Packing

September 12th, 2009

While my mom has spent the last couple days packing up all her stuff, today was fun for me because finally MY stuff got all put together!!! While cleaning out my cupboard, my mom found this big stuffed ball that I go absolutely crazy over. She keeps it locked away because I get so absolutely insane whenever I see it, that it’s just easier to take it out for special play times only. But then mommy forgets about it so I never get to play with that darn ball. Tonight, however…as soon as I saw her start to put it in my little travel bag, I knew I wanted it. I was laying down, but I put my neck up, perked my ears high, then bolted over to her and tried to thwap it. My mom and dad played keep away for a little bit, but I got my darn ball finally after I got annoyed with chasing it back and forth across the living room. Man, as soon as I got it I put my paw on it and started chewing. I don’t get to play with it anymore tonight though because Colby came too close to me and I tried to bite his face off (not really, but I yelled at him. really loud). I don’t even know what else mom put in that bag…but it doesn’t even really matter.

Cheer Up Mom!

September 10th, 2009

This morning when I went outside I saw a squirrel that I really REALLY wanted. It had a branch in it’s mouth and I though he was bringing it to me as a peace offering. I tried to run at him to take it and then maybe have a play, but that darn squirrel just ran up a tree with my branch gift. Stupid squirrel. Now I am just lazing about in the living room. My mom is acting sad because of the loss of our dog friends, and she is trying to make everything I do into a big deal. For example, I got up on the couch and looked at her before I flopped down. I forgot to perk up my ears so now she thinks I feel sick. She also feeds my these nasty shark cartilage pills so my breath reeks, but today she has the feeling that my breath smells because I have a disease inside me. Sigh…I’m like MOM! I JUST chased a friggin squirrel outside…but she is just sad today that cancer has to happen to us doggies. I don’t blame her! But I sure love all the attention and butter treats I get!

well…minus the butter treats with the shark cartilage inside…

Moving

September 9th, 2009

WOW! It’s funny how fast life can change sometimes! Last week my mom told me we were moving to a place called Kirkland in Washington state. I have never been there, but mommy grew up there and says it’s lovely and I will be near a lake, so I’m pretty excited about that. I heard my mommy and daddy talking, and what I can gather is that because mommy isn’t working now (she was in school) and daddy was paying for my treatments and living expenses, things were getting pretty stressful around here. So they decided that the best thing right now would be for me to move to WA with mommy where we wouldn’t have to worry about living expenses and she could focus on school and get done super fast! We will be living with my grammy and grampy out there, and I will also have a dog friend around. I’ve never met her, but her name is Gracie and she is something called a Havanese. I saw a picture of her once in a bee costume, and she looks like no dog I’ve ever seen before!!! My grammy is afraid I will hurt her because I am bigger and she is making all these rules for me. That, I am NOT excited about, but whatever. We are leaving next Sunday and are going on a cross-country road trip which I have never done before, so I am really stoked! I also get to meet my great-gramma (she is my mom’s grandma) when we are in South Dakota. I will miss my brother and my daddy, but now my parents can focus on saving up some cash which will make them less stressed and happier, which will then make ME happier! My mom called a bunch of places out in WA yesterday and found me an Oncologist close by and she said she wants to take me to something called a holistic vet. She called them and they have experience in working with cancer patients, so it seems like a good move! They do traditional medicine as well, so if the herbs don’t work out, I can always try something else. This will be a busy week while we get ready to move, but I am excited for my new adventure!!

H8

September 2nd, 2009

Why oh why did my parents get me a brother?
And why oh why does he have to be bigger than me?
And why oh why is my mom videotaping my humility??
🙁
Colby drags me across the floor. Lame.

This has never happened to me before…

September 1st, 2009

Much to my chagrin, I found out yesterday that I am just a normal dog. After 3 chemo sessions with no side-effects, I was assuming the same would be said for my 4th treatment last Wednesday. Well, all was fine and dandy until yesterday when I decided I needed to vomit and then go outside for diarrhea. My mom was kicking herself for not giving me my anti-nausea pill, so once she administered it to me along with my new favorite snack (butter!!!!!), I was back to normal. Little does she know, there was really nothing wrong with me…I just wanted MORE BUTTER!!! I’m thinking of getting sick tomorrow, too.

Alarm Clock

August 31st, 2009

So, my brother and I came up with this super fun game to play in the mornings to wake up mommy and daddy.  They just love it!!!  They especially love it on weekends.  As you can see from the video, I like to play the game on the bed so I can get at Colby from any angle without having to worry about moving on my legs, and Colby plays from the ground so he can dart away fast.  My mom was also lucky enough to catch the end of our game which, in my opinion, is the best part…the part where Colby jumps on her head.  Enjoy!!!

Alarm Clock Game

Another Day in Country Land

August 29th, 2009

I got to go to Grammy and Grampy’s house again today! My daddy is having a birthday next week, so we went for a pre-birthday dinner. It was raining, but Colby and Icki still ran around like crazy things. I wanted nothing to do with that, so I stayed inside most of the time. However, I would play with mommy inside when she annoyed me so much I really had no choice but to give in. I finally got sick of it all and hid under the table in the corner of the living room for most of the day. That’s OK, because mommy passed out on the couch because Colby woke her up early by crying and then jumped on her face. My parents get down sometimes because they think I am depressed that I can’t run and play ruff like I used to, but honestly, I never liked it much before and now just have an excuse to snuggle! I prefer to play nicely inside, and chase my pink ball outside. It’s just what I do!!! My mom was planning on taking pictures, but it’s hard to take pictures when you spend the afternoon in a deeeeep sleep 🙂 oops.

Drive-Thru!!!

August 27th, 2009

This morning, my daddy didn’t get up early like he normally does. Apparently, he is going to be something called a “best man” tomorrow and had things to do today. So mommy went out to McDonald’s to get breakfast. She forgot to get me anything. But it turned out OK because my dad had a biscuit he didn’t want. He was going to feed it to me but stupid mommy stopped him and said that I shouldn’t be eating biscuits (I don’t know why she’s so concerned about my diet lately!!). Then she thought about it and my dad told her that I love biscuits and would rather be happy and eat a dang biscuit than worry about what would happen to me if I DID eat it. So…I got to split it with my brother!!! Gosh, I sure loved this morning! We should have more mornings like this one. Here is a picture my mom took of me at McDonalds a few weeks ago (my mom would like me to say we really don’t eat there that often, despite what this post makes it sound like!!!)

drive thru

I Had My 4th Chemo Today

August 26th, 2009

Today, my mom made me get up early so we could go for a car ride. Turns out, she was actually taking me to visit Dr. Swanson and Stacie. I was so happy when I got there, because I just LOVE them. However…Stacie did not come out to get me for my appointment. I did not want to leave with Dr. Reyes, but my mom walked down the hall with me and then I saw Stacie and got all excited again! One thing I like to do while I’m waiting for my blood results and while I am getting my 20 minute treatments, is to talk a lot. My mom can hear me all the way in the waiting room and she laughs with the receptionists because I am SOOOOO loud. I may not have to do another treatment, but hopefully my mom and dad can scrounge up some “extra” money and take me for at least one more treatment. When Dr. Swanson brought out my report to my mom, she also said that the spot on my x-rays 2 weeks ago turned out to be a blood vessel, so my lungs are clear and my report said I showed “no evidence of disease”!!! YAY!!! Today has been a super fun day!

Play Day

August 25th, 2009

Yesterday turned out to be a super fun day for me! It started off slow, but then blondemommy got a call that my dad needed her help at work, so I got to go play at camp for the afternoon! The place they take me is called Camp BowWow, and when the owner found out I had cancer, he told my mommy that he was not going to charge her for me because it was important that I have fun without my pawrents having to worry about the money side of it. He is a really super friend. When my brother and I got home and had dinner, we got to go for a walk!!! My dad is planning on taking me on the Doggy Dash in October so he wanted to start getting me ready for it. However…blondemommy decided she wanted to take Colby for a walk as well, and then it turned into a sniff-fest complete with tangled leashes. Next time I think daddy will take me by myself… I plan on relaxing today since I’m supposed to have my 4th chemo tomorrow! Wish me luck!!