Ask Them About Their Grandogs

Windy is exhausted after an eight-hour drive. At least she didn't get a ticket.

Windy hit the road with me to visit her “grandparents”.

Windy never traveled without Hope or Jake before, so she sulked a bit in the car. The trip was good; however, because she got to explore a new environment, and I got some time to work with her one-on-one.

Dogs like routine, so this did upset Windy. New sounds were bothersome. But she got plenty of attention and love. She does bark at bit too much, and a week working on this problem made some progress.

When we returned home, Jake, Hope and her daddy were thrilled to see us. Windy fell into her routine almost immediately.

Hope still isn’t in remission. Her appointment this week with the oncology veterinarian
was not encouraging. During her physical exam, the vet found “raised masses” in her rectal area. And somehow she got tapeworms. Fleas can result in tapeworms, but we regularly use Advantix on everyone.

Hope’s chemotherapy drugs were changed again. The positive news is she has good airflow through her nose and no cancer re-growth in her throat. Next week she will get a blood test and another physical exam. Now she is on two antibiotics, a de-wormer and Metronidazole because her stools are loose.

Hope, though, is active. She still nags us for walks, and she gets one every day. She explores the back yard and likes to look out the bay window in the living room to bark frantically at squirrels, rabbits, people and cars. Her appetite is good and she is bright-eyed. We are not ready to give up.

Hope prepares for an afternoon nap in the living room.


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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