My brother, Deuce, went to the Bridge on December 4. We were all very shocked. Deuce hadn't been acting sick at all until the day Mom took him to the vet. Our usual doctor couldn't see Deuce so he went to a different clinic, where we used to go all the time. Dr. Michelle Brown did everything she could for Deuce, but he was very, very, very sick. He had been hiding cancer bugs in his tummy! Mom & Dad had to let Deuce go.
Deuce had been here since May 2005. Dad brought him home from the shelter. Deuce was a wild dog with a whole bunch of energy. He did not like the shelter! Deuce did like it here and he LOVED Raven!! They were the very best of friends! Raven was very sad without her buddy. Mom moved her into the shop pen & she is getting happier now!
Mom says Deuce wasn't an easy a dog, but he was easy to love! We will miss him!
I bet Deuce is causing a ruckus in heaven! He loved to cause a big ruckus!
Here's the happy post I was talking about last time!
Since I am the Babydog around here, all the other dogs are way older than me and sometimes they don't really appreciate my youthful enthusiasm! Mom has started Tehya Time to get me out of everyone else's fur!
At least once a week, we have Tehya Time. We go somewhere, just the two of us! One time we went to town and went on a paved trail. Who knew such a thing even existed!?
There were lots of stuff to see and smell. So many people out with their dogs! I got to help socialize a puppy! That was fun! Town was kinda cool!
Last week we drove a little way from our house and went on this trail.
We had to cross a bridge! Bridges are weird and I always have to check them out!
But once we got over the weird bridge, I got to go ripping around off-leash! There were no other people around and no dogs! We hiked a really long time. But then Mom started seeing a whole bunch of really big paw prints, like bigger than my malamute brofurr, Heyoka's paws! Yup, there is a wolf pack back there somewhere! Mom decided we should leave before I playbowed at a wolf!
Mom has taken up running too. Mostly she has to use her treadmill now cuz it's dark after her work is done now! It's dark alot here in the winter! But on the weekends she goes running outside and most of the time I get to go. Usually I have to stay on my leash and trot beside Mom...Lordy humans run slow! Today we went for a 5km run and on our way home, we went passed Daisy's house! She decided to join us and came to my house!
I gotta get some sad news outta the way before I do a happy post. My family lost our two founding members last month.
This is Glacier. He was my momma's very first pet that she got all on her own as a grown-up. He had been with mom since he was a tiny 6 week old kitten. Mom thought he would be around for a few more years. Glacier was 14, but that ain't all that old for a cat who's been spoiled and in the house his whole life!
Glacier didn't act sick until just 2 days before he died. Mom took him to see Dr. Candace cuz he just seemed blah; he wasn't purring and snuggling like Glacier always did. It turned out that Glacier had those dang cancer bugs in his tummy. Dr. Candace did her very best, as she always does, but Glacier was just getting sicker and sicker. So Mom had no choice but to let him go across the Bridge. Glacier died with Mom holding him on October 11, 2012.
This is Muskwa! Muskwa was with our Dad since he was a wee puppy. He'd been with Dad longer than Mom! In June of this year, Muskwa got really sick all of the sudden. His liver was not working right and he was feeling crummy. He got some medicine, extra foodies, and saw Dr. Candace alot!
Muskwa was always a very stubborn dog, so when he was told he was only going to live a few weeks, he decided not to listen! He lived another four months! Mostly he did good too with just a few bad days in between mostly good days.
But eventually even the most stubborn dog has to give in! Muskwa's old body just couldn't keep up any more! He turned 15 years old on October 20! On October 24, my humans helped Muskwa to be free from his failing body.
Glacier and Muskwa started our furry family. We all miss them very much, but we are also very glad of them. Who knows what would have happened to the rest of us if there had never been Glacier & Muskwa?!!
I forgot to update y'all on my brofurr, Boots! It took a really long time and lots of help from our vet and lots of work by Mom. She didn't sleep much for a couple weeks. Boots kept hacking his feeding tube out, but he wouldn't eat on his own. He had to have surgery a couple times and finally Mom just started shooting food into his mouth from a syringe. But I am happy to report that it all worked out in the end!
Boots is all better now! He is eating his foodies all by himself. His head bones is healed up and he doesn't need to go to the vet anymore! He is back to being happy and purring and killing mousies!
Thanks everyone for crossing your paws for my kitty brofurr. Boots has had a very rough week. He came home for a couple days, but he wouldn't eat any foodies. Mom and Dr. Candace tried everything they could think of to get him to eat...foodies of all kinds, human foodies, treats, and even some medicine. But Boots just would't eat! When kitties don't eat even for just a few days, they can get very, very , very sick!
So Boots when back to the clinic and Tuesday a feeding tube was put in his neck. It goes right into his tummy and liquid foodies gets squirted into it four times a day! It looks like it would bug Boots, but it don't seem to at all. Dr. Candace said most cats don't care too much when they get feeding tubes! The foodies makes them feel better no matter how they get 'em!
Tomorrow Mom is going to the clinic and one of the nice vet tech ladies is gonna teach her how to feed Boots through that tube and then he gets to COME HOME!!!
Boots needs that tube until he remembers how to eat foodies the regular way! Please keep your paws crossed that his nose gets all healed up and Boots starts to eat again! He still needs all the prayers and good vibes he can get!
Tehya the babydog, who eats her dinner with her mouth!