Category Archives: Dogs and Cancer

Holding On To Hope For Hope

Hope is not doing well. The chemotherapy from last week didn’t work. Her tumors continued to grow. She has three tumors on the right side of her face from her cheek to under her jaw. She has one on the … Continue reading

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Dog Days Of August

My furkids have no idea that much of the nation bakes in the heat. Their routine goes on in their air-conditioned environment. Jake was the perfect traveler and houseguest last week. I’ve known adults who behave far worse than my … Continue reading

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Busy Dogs

Jake hit the road with me this week to help out some relatives. As usual he got excited at the site of a bag being packed. He didn’t need to be told to go to the car; however, Windy and … Continue reading

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Hot Dogs

With the furkids lounging in an air-conditioned living room, I think they forget how hot it is. Potty breaks are brief because of the heat and humidity, but their short-terms memories are toast when it comes to begging for a … Continue reading

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Living With Cancer

Hope is improving. Last week’s change of chemotherapy has reduced the masses in Hope’s anal area to “nearly normal,” the oncology vet said. Her tonsil and throat look normal also. However, Hope’s white cell count is dangerously low—the lowest it … Continue reading

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Waiting For The Doctor

Jake supports Hope while we wait for the doctor. Will update later. Trying out a mobile app now.

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Ask Them About Their Grandogs

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 … Continue reading

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She Keeps Fighting Cancer

The last chemotherapy is working. The oncologist said Hope’s breathing was good and she could not see a swollen tonsil or any other swollen area. Her lymph nodes are smaller. This is good news, and the vet said this was … Continue reading

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Fireworks And Furkids

The Fourth of July means fun and fireworks—but that may not be so fun for your furkid. Sudden loud noises can frighten dogs. Please keep your furkids away from fireworks, or at least keep them contained. Even obedient dogs have … Continue reading

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Cancer, Schmancer: We Are Still In The Fight

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 … Continue reading

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