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
Just a quick little update on Toby’s lymphoma. This is a tricky one, so hopefully I explain it well. After the last treatment, which was a new-to-us chemotherapy, Toby’s lymphnodes went down, which means it was working. However, a week later they were enlarged again, and they were slightly bigger than they were before, which… Continue reading Toby Cancer Update
Since there has been so much interest in our new addition, I thought we would give a sneak peek!
Toby and Maddux have some exciting news! They are going to big brothers!!! More info soon!!!
Facebook has been serving up some adorable memories this week, mostly from previous Americade motorcycle rallies in Lake George, NY, which always takes place the first week in June. They are, of course, all of Toby and Maddux in some hilarious outfits This is from Toby’s first Americade 8 years ago. This was from four… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Cute Dogs at Americade in Lake George
I am so proud of Maddux! Last month he earned his AKC ACT 1 agility title as well as his AKC novice tricks title! The first time he ran the course he nailed it, and finished in 28 seconds with no problems. We were all stunned. The second time, he did it in 58 seconds… Continue reading Maddux’s New AKC Titles
As I mentioned in my last post, we are running out of options when it comes to Toby’s cancer treatment. After reading through the three options the oncologist gave me, I decided once again on the middle of the road option that would be the least invasive for Toby. It’s still in pill form and… Continue reading Are You Delaying the Inevitable?
So many things have changed in the past year since Toby was diagnosed with cancer. One of the main things is that when he’s on chemo, which has been a constant since January, his contact with other dogs has to be limited. The chemo suppresses his immune system, so while he can be around Maddux,… Continue reading Not Every Little Dog in a Bag Is What You Think
We didn’t get the greatest news today. Our oncologist believes the current chemo treatment is no longer working for Toby. Our options are dwindling, but we do still have an option. His quality of life is good ~ eating well, active, happy, playing. We are looking at all possible protocols, and will make a decision… Continue reading Today’s Oncology Visit
I’ve never had to watch a dog die. When my childhood dog wasn’t doing well, and it was time to say goodbye, I was a senior in college. It was just after September 11th, and just before my birthday in late September. I remember my dad telling me over the phone they were going to… Continue reading The Things People Don’t Talk About When Their Dog Is Dying