Almost immediately after Toby’s second chemo treatment, my aunt from Virginia came to visit with her two dogs and we took Toby, Maddux and everyone else up to the lake for the weekend. He didn’t get to play with his relatives, but he did have a super spoiled weekend of treats and love. Toby loved… Continue reading Car Rides, Outdoor Days and Pet Fest
Week three with canine lymphoma meant it was time for Toby’s second chemo treatment. This was his visit summary: “Toby presented for a recheck examination of his lymphoma. Toby has done well since his first chemotherapy treatment 3 weeks ago. On examination today, Toby’s lymph nodes are all palpate normally.” !!!!!!! Excellent news to say… Continue reading Kisses Before Chemo
Last year Maddux earned his AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy title. We got a medal and a certificate from AKC. But, what I didn’t know was that every year our local kennel club, to which we belong, does a super nice luncheon where they give members plaques engraved with the titles each dog has earned in the… Continue reading Congrats, Maddux!
It seems longer than two weeks since Toby’s diagnosis. But, sometimes it also seems like yesterday. The good news, Toby seems to be doing great. Last week he went from a whole prednisone pill twice a day down to a half twice a day, and as we come up on the third week he is… Continue reading Our Second Week with Cancer
Oh, Maddux. I find myself saying that so much. He’s not the brightest bulb in box sometimes, but he sure is a lovable one. Having grown up with a parent and grandparents who were chronically ill, I know all too well what it’s like to not be able to do something because of someone else.… Continue reading Maddux Love
Yesterday was similar to many Spring Saturdays Toby and I spent in the Adirondacks, even before we lived here full-time and would go back and forth on weekends. We woke up shortly before 7 a.m., went out for a quick walk, came back in, he had his breakfast and then went back to bed for… Continue reading A (New) Normal Saturday
Week 1 is over, and it has felt like the longest week of my life. Boy was it a whirlwind. On Saturday, a day after his first treatment, I noticed his glands went down almost completely. I assumed it was a good sign, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up. I left Sunday… Continue reading The Longest Week of My Life
Well, I never thought I would be writing those three words on this blog. Toby has cancer. I have shared so much of Toby’s life on this blog and our Facebook page. Yet, sharing this, on my personal Facebook page Friday, and writing this post, has been really difficult. I thought numerous times about whether… Continue reading Toby Has Cancer
They might be little dogs, but they love their new big bed. I bought this bed on a great day-after-Christmas sale in anticipation of my friend and his giant German Shepherd coming to visit for a week. Well, the friend and the dog were both no shows, so I decided to finally give Toby and… Continue reading Little Dogs With a Big Bed
Seriously cannot get enough of their cuteness!