Category Archives: Schnauzers

One Day At A Time

We kept the vulture at bay for another day. Hope’s oncology veterinarian said, “ Her cancer is much more advanced.” We knew that. But how much more? We didn’t want to lose her too soon. An ultrasound revealed a colon … Continue reading

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We Are Losing

Hope is at the oncology vet now getting assessed. How much cancer? Where exactly is it? Can we keep her comfortable? The cancer vulture is circling, and I can’t shoot it out of the sky.

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The Dachshund Diva

Our little diva tried to wield her power the other day. Windy has the determination of a terrier. I needed to leave one morning, and she didn’t care. I called for her all over the house and backyard. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Waiting And Wondering

Not knowing what is to come requires a person to be patient. Hope had an infusion of a chemotherapy drug Aug. 25 and started a pill to work with the infusion Aug. 27. We are waiting. The lymph nodes under … Continue reading

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My Treat Is MY Treat

Hope is getting chemotherapy now. I am enjoying a chai and Starbucks Wi-Fi. Hope’s lymph nodes under her chin are slightly raised, but her nodes in her anal area are “really good” the veterinarian said.  Hope is not in complete … Continue reading

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Cancer Ups And Downs

We have held on tightly to the cancer roller coaster this past week. A week ago we waited on a response to the recent chemotherapy: an infusion Aug. 6 combined with a pill taken for five days from Aug. 8 … Continue reading

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Hope Is Hanging In There

Our sweet schnauzer girl is active and bright-eyed. The Saturday chemotherapy hasn’t worked alone yet. We have added a pill form of chemo to it as we planned. It is too early to tell if it is working. She did … Continue reading

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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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