30 November 2009
29 November 2009
25 November 2009
Dog is my Co-Pilot
24 November 2009
22 November 2009
We do not have any details, but heard the very sad news from Mama Lamb this morning.
We know about the bridge, and know that this morning, it is even more beautiful because Miss Snickers is there.
21 November 2009
The week is ending....
The last couple of days though, not so good.
She went to see her Vet this morning and they are trying another medicine, hoping this may be the one to get the fever down and keep it down. She has not been sleeping too well, and neither has her poor Mama, poor Butcho and poor Dad and the Catses. It has been a long week for them, and we hope that sunrise tomorrow finds them better.
18 November 2009
"Not much new today. Her fever did go down though. She didn't get any sleep last night or this morning. She had the panting horrible & the bloody mucous thing running out of the nose, which makes her breathing really noisy. (even kept Butchy awake, hehehe)
Swelling is still the same as the last 2 days, one side is like quarter size, other is between dime & nickel size. Sure wish it would go down further. She still eats very slow, so I'm still wetting her kibble along with all of the soft food we're giving her. Don't think she has gained anymore weight back yet. I was telling Mumsie today, Snickers will get a few spirts where she acts pretty good. But then she is tired again. Just think she needs some good sleep. She is now on the prednisone only every other day, so we're hoping the panting will soon start going away. Only got her to walk half way around the land this morning. Now we have rain, so I know I won't get her to walk much. "
17 November 2009
Anyway...by the time they got back, the note in my e-mail from Mama Lamb was a gadzillion hours old. And we are a gadzillion and a half hours late posting this.
Our apologies, both for the lateness and for the fact that this is not so good news. Snickers is once again having a bloody discharge from her nose, and she has been tired and lethargic. She has a little bit of fever too. BUT..the swelling has not come back, and she is still eating and drinking.
Cross paws again guys, if you will. And go out and howl all the dog zen back in the direction of Ioway.
Vote for Alice, please
14 November 2009
WE DID IT!
It is a lovely green cathedral, where EVEN TEKA was quiet for 40 seconds...even though she quivered for half of them, waiting to do her part.
We know she started a bit early, but by 5:01 everydog in the neighborhood joined in, and we could hear some of the zoo animals too! Even muzzer barked. Well, just once, then she started happy laughing and almost choked.
Dad thought we lost our collective half a mind, but we felt the zen.
Thanks to Jake, Fergi, Ninagirl and Moma for this wonderful idea.
13 November 2009
A moment of silence, please
Tears of Joy!
Oh my dawg, I'm alive, I'm alive!!! I'm the roughest, toughest terrier in the world!!! Everyone's prayers are working. Mama & Papa are crying with joy, they can't believe it. My temperature finally went up almost to normal by the time I went to the vet. I had a bowel movement this morning. I perked up so much the vet was in shock. My swelling is down quite a bit on one side. Mama just can't believe how I had such a horrible night and then by the time we got to the vet, I was so perky. They still decided I'm too high risk for the biopsy surgery, so, we did a bunch more chest x-rays this morning and everything looks good. SO, I still have one more hurdle to jump over. The swelling must keep going down & STAY down. If it happens to pop back up within the next 3-5 days, then it is definitely the lymphoma and then I will head to the bridge. I will be going to the vet every 2 days for awhile. They are keeping very close tabs on me because they love me so much and do not want me to suffer at all. So please please keep praying for me that the glands don't swell up again. My Butchy boy was so happy to see me come back home. We're all going to have a nice nappy now, cause none of us had any sleep last night. Thank you so much to everyone!!!!
Miss Snickers the toughest girl in the world
A letter from my love:
I am sharing it with you because you have been so supportive with prayers and kind words.
I will tell you not to weep, for she will be happy and without pain.
I cannot follow my own advice.
Mama is helping me write this to you. I wanted to tell you how much I love you. My miracle didn't happen. I'm so miserable. I didn't sleep last night. Mama told me she is taking me for a ride in a few short minutes & that my pain will soon end. I'm wearing my kisses & hugs collar that you gave me & it will stay with me on my journey. I have a suitcase packed to take with me. I have plenty of clothes, an extra collar & some of my favorite toys, especially my squirrellie. I'll be waiting for you to join me someday & look forward to playing in the sunshine with you.
12 November 2009
We know you all are praying and holding her in your hearts, and we can feel the energy coming from all of you. Thank you so much for your love and support.
Not much change in the visible swelling, but she seemed to be chewing and swallowing.
We want to thank all of you for your prayers and paw power.
11 November 2009
My Dear Friends:
I write today to ask your prayers for my Beautiful Miss Snickers. She is so ill, and it isn't the seizure monster that is bothering her now.
You may have read on her bloggie that she has had bad swelling in her throat and neck. For a while, we thought she was doing much better, that her Mama and the vet had found the problem and taken care of it.
Now the swelling has come back, and she is most uncomfortable. She is not eating and does not even want to drink water. Her Mama is worried, and Butchy and her cats are in distress. I am devastated, and worried, and I cannot think what to do to help her.
Her Mama took her to the vet this morning, and he says it may be lymphoma, a cancer that doggies can get that makes them very sick. They are trying Prednisone to bring the swelling down, and she will see the vet again on Friday. I hope they have some better news then, but I must tell you, I am a bit of a Pessimist about this.
So I am asking you once again to pray for a furfriend, keep her in your hearts, send up the prayer flags, cross paws and ask your humans for their help also.
This is making me feel much worse than when my first family chose to let me be rehomed. Please help me find hope.
10 November 2009
08 November 2009
07 November 2009
04 November 2009
My Very First Christmas Catalog!
AND, it seems they had a contest to see who was gonna
be on the cover. And I asked my muzzer "WHY" I had not been entered.
And of course, she had no answer.
But there is another contest for next year, and ALL my DWB friends should be entered. Here is where you can find out more: www.orvis.com/coverdog
And the CUTEST DOG BED EVER!
(and I really don't approve of dog beds, ya know?)
03 November 2009
Inner Terrier II
These are some videos that Muzzer took today in the back yard. I promised Koobie that I would show her the trench I dug, and these are some pretty good photos.
Hope we can get these to move for the next couple. We think they are in order, but also we are pretty sure it doesn't Matter Much in the Scheme of things.
We hope you enjoy them.
We Sure had a great time digging our trench/
Now Muzzer says she is going to look for a guy to fix
the wall before it falls down.
Oh, and she is mad at me because I didn't know what to do with all the dirt, so I ate it, and then I threw up! All over two rugs and a yellow duvet cover.