Cancer, Schmancer: We Are Still In The Fight

Hope loves to play with Jake's fish. In the Amish puppy mill, Hope didn't have toys.

Hope seems to be responding to Monday’s chemotherapy!

Hope’s snoring has been reduced by about 90 percent and her wheezing has stopped. She is alert and energetic. We took a long walk last night and she enjoyed herself.

However, she has a bit of diarrhea and must take some Metronidazole in addition to the Zofran for nausea. She has not vomited and does have some appetite.

Windy and Jake has wonderful caregivers. Each night Jake licks Hope and sometimes in the afternoon he will sneak up on her for slurping. Windy enjoys snuggling next to her.

When people say dogs are hard-wired with only instinct I am dismayed. All furkid parents know their dogs have feelings. Yes they observe our actions, listen to our voices and respond accordingly. But we know they experience joy, anxiety, sadness, fear, and other emotions.

Recently I read that 95 percent of all dog owners talk to their furkids. That does not surprise me. They are a part of our families. I confess I will sing to my dogs — but only when no one is home. I wouldn’t want my husband to think I am crazy.

Windy and Hope settle in for a good night's sleep.



About daysofourdogs

I have owned dogs nearly all my life. Many different breeds, mutts, rescues, and foundlings have found their ways into my heart. I have two dachshunds and a miniature schnauzer now. I hate puppy mills and want them wiped from the face of the earth.
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