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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wordless Wednesday- My Slobbery Perspective

If you wear glasses and have kissy-face doggies, you understand.  :)


Update on Silver:

When I woke up the other morning, hubby Mark, was watching Silver from the sliding glass door with tears threatening to fall.  He said Silver didn't want to eat, (she has been hesitating) and that he fed her by hand.  I too, have done this a few times.  It seems as if nothing smells good to her.  I've tried giving her bites of her favorite foods and she won't eat them.  She does eat her dog food with a little coaxing and love, though I wonder if her tumor might be pushing on her inner organs and causing discomfort.

Our vet measured the tumor when she diagnosed it.  We have an appointment this Thursday, Dec. 8 to find out if it has grown and by how much.  We want to know if there is anything more we can do and ask questions about her eating and such. Like about her hip dysplasia which has gotten worse the last year, but especially the past 3 months and how the weight of the tumor might be affecting it.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

(back) Paws Crossed for Everyone

Love, Zappa

Who is Boxer's new best bud?
Find out HERE.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Touch of the Paw

I was doing some writing about Brut, about how he transformed our world, thinking and behavior about dogs.  He changed and challenge everything I thought I knew and then some.  He was such an extraordinary teacher who taught with grace and vigor.  It is one of the many things I loved about him.

Brut and I made many strides and growth together that were bounding.  Sure, it was hell sometimes and I wanted to give up many times, but it was worth it.  It was real life lessons in real time.  There was no cutting around it or tossing issues to the side or for someone else to take because it was all about our relationship to each other.  For all the good and bad of my relationship with Brut, we each gave as much as we took and our hearts were at the center of everything we did and said.  Passion ruled our world.

The next generation, from Brut's kids, on down will be taught and challenged with that same expression of passion and heart.  The lessons Brut taught me about being a dog and what I learned from him will carry on to every dog we have and meet.  Like carrying the message of Brut, to live on forever. Who is and will be with me every step of the way.  How beautifully awesome.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

(almost) Black/White Sunday-Such Soulful Softness

I remember this day.  Brut was so calm and relaxed.  Just watching the world go by outside his door.  His favorite place to lay.  Now Zappa takes to the spot.

There was a softer side to Brut.  I miss him showing me it.  This picture is very close to sharing his mature, gentle side.  So beautiful.  I miss being with him in every way, but these moments were the most special to us.  

Miss you big boy...

Forever Brut.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Cone Freedom! and the cats are back!

Here is Silver yesterday singing her little heart out...

And here is Silver today after a stressful long wait at the vet to get her stitches out.
Yes, we are cone free and doing well.
Thank you so much for all your well wishes and prayers.
I think they are working and we are going to need them in the coming months.


We also have a special treat for all you cat lovers...

the cat blog is back in business!

Find out how Boxer and Leia keep clawing their way into this girl's dog-filled  mind with the...

36 Claws of Attitude.

Stop over for a visit.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Bruter Boy Gotcha Day

What a little fluff ball of terror you were.  I didn't know how I was going to make it through those first few days, let alone the rest of your life.  Six weeks old and you were so tough, a little bully if you will.  And as hard as it was, I loved you more every day. Although it was pretty rocky that day I brought you home, there was something so special between us that will live forever.

Happy Gotcha Day Bruter.

Always missing you.

(mug created at for hubby)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Biopsy Results for Silver

Silver has cancer.  An aggressive form that attacks the ducts of the mammary glands.

We are opting not to operate to remove tumor as there are too many risks, the cancer is in a tough spot to get, and more than likely would come back even more aggressive.

For now Silver is doing well.  You wouldn't know she is sick at all.

She is still wearing a cone because of her stitches from the biopsy and will have to wear it until she has them out a week from now.

Please pray for us.

Thank you.