This weekend was much needed. I soooo need to spend time just me and my dogs. It may sound silly but because things have been so crazy, I feel like I haven’t had a real weekend all summer until now. It was so nice to just spend some time relaxing with my dogs and having… Continue reading Lake Dogs: Beach Weekend in the Adirondacks
If you read my previous post, “Can I Donate My Dog’s Body to Cancer Research? Part I,” you know it’s my goal to try and do this with Toby. You also might know, it has been a lot harder than I thought it would be in terms of finding a place as well as the… Continue reading Preparing to Donate My Dog’s Body to Cancer Research
There’s a Bear in Lake George! Saturday was Bear’s first time in the lake. He was adorable, and loved it! Well, I’m not so sure he loved the lake as much as he liked fetching the toy in the lake. I slowly worked him into the lake after noticing he was a little hesitant at… Continue reading There’s a Bear In Lake George!
Incredibly lucky. That’s really the only way I can describe what I’m feeling right now. This morning I woke up preparing myself for bad news. I worried myself into a migraine and felt like I was going throw up all day at work. This evening after leaving the oncologist’s office, I feel completely lucky. Toby’s… Continue reading Lucky
Poor Maddux. I’ve been so focused on Toby and then Bear, I haven’t really talked a lot about Maddux. He’s going through an adjustment stage, and I likely haven’t addressed it as much as I should have, because honestly, I never really thought of it as a big adjustment – although, it is. For those… Continue reading The Maddux Factor
This was the question I sought out to answer a few months ago. The simple answer is, yes. The complicated, much more accurate, answer is, maybe. Let’s start with a little background. Having an interest in veterinary medicine since I was a little kid, I’ve always wondered if you could donate an animal’s body to… Continue reading Can I Donate My Dog’s Body to Cancer Research? (Part I)
I’ve been so wrapped up in Toby, my job, life, trying to figure out where to live and just trying to keep my head above water that I haven’t even had time to really write about Bear, our new addition. He has a very cool story, which someday I’ll get around to writing. For now,… Continue reading The New Type of Bear Hug
We didn’t get the best of news this week during Toby’s oncologist visit on Wednesday. In a nutshell, he is not sure the lymphoma is responding to the chemo anymore, as Toby’s right lymphnode under his jaw was 20 percent larger than last time and now lymphnodes in his knees and shoulders are also enlarged. … Continue reading Not the Best of News
Toby loves kayaking. But, if you read this blog frequently, you already know that. Yesterday we took him – just him, no Maddux or Bear – to Mercer County Park for a full day of kayaking. He was not only happy, but was so clam and relaxed. You would never know he has cancer and… Continue reading Sunday Funday Kayaking
Hope you had a fun and safe Fourth of July! And, of course some cute outtakes!