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Dear DeDe

DeDe is Living for the Moment!

Oh Dog! DeDe here with this week’s tip to make you look and feel your best!


I’m your Personal Beauty Consultant!

But first, an update on me.

A biopsy of the tumor was taken Friday afternoon, and now we’re waiting for the results. If it is a sarcoma, we’re going to aspirate the other tumors and see if they’re also sarcoma, then decide what steps we’ll take. I have 5 tumors on my body right now- one on each leg and one on my tail.

Which brings me to today’s beauty tip- live for the day.

I know it sounds cliché to say that we don’t know what tomorrow brings, but it’s true. Just ask those who have been impacted by winter storm Gemini.

So make it a point to enjoy today. Find something that gives you pleasure, and do it today. Me? I’m going to enjoy my family, my home, and treats!

I enjoyed the warm weather yesterday!

I enjoyed the warm weather yesterday!

And remember- when you’re living in the moment, you’ll want to use this essential beauty product- A SMILE!

Happy Christmas everybody! 

About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


51 thoughts on “DeDe is Living for the Moment!

  1. Dear DeDe…….I have my paws crossed that those are not BAD tumors…..I know that some of us get harmless tumors sometimes just because we’re getting (ahem) “older”…..I’ll look forward to hearing what the doctor guy says but in the meantime – your advice to LIVE IN THE MOMENT is excellent. Adding a smile makes it just that much better too! You, my dear DeDe are the epitome of beauty from the inside out.

    Holiday Hugs of Hope, Sammy

    Posted by onespoiledcat | December 22, 2013, 6:04 AM
  2. We wish you all the best, sweet DeDe! We’re praying for a miracle to happen!! We are sending huge hugs your way! And you’re so right, one should enjoy every minute of every day… 🙂

    xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino

    Posted by purrfectkitties | December 22, 2013, 6:16 AM
  3. I’m hoping all the best for you, Rumpy! Thanks for the good advice.

    Posted by Russell Smith | December 22, 2013, 6:27 AM
  4. Dear DeDe, I know that you and your family have been so worried of your condition, but still you kindly give us this beauty tip….what a thoughtful lady dog you are, DeDe. We’ve been keeping our fingers and paws crossed for you.
    We need your beauty tip, we need your gorgeous smile, we need you DeDe! Have a happy Christmas with Jen and your family! From Kevin, mom and kitties xxxxx

    Posted by eripanwkevin | December 22, 2013, 6:27 AM
  5. Mom tries to live like a dog…just in the moment not worrying about the past or future but it is hard for humans to do.

    Posted by Emmadog | December 22, 2013, 6:50 AM
  6. My thoughts, prayers and best wishes for you dear DeDe, I love you so much, Merry Christmas and happy Holiday to you ALL, love, nia

    Posted by niasunset | December 22, 2013, 6:56 AM
  7. Good advice, DeDe…and I hope that the biopsy comes back saying there is nothing to worry about!

    Posted by derrycats | December 22, 2013, 6:57 AM
  8. You look very Christmasy DeDe and we are all praying for a benign biopsy. So Have a Very Merry Christmas with your family 🙂

    Posted by tylersat99 | December 22, 2013, 7:13 AM
  9. DeDe I hope you will get good news from the lab. I cross my paws and you are in my thoughts and in my heart.
    I agree with you, we should enjoy every moment, because it’s unique. Or like Emily Dickinson said: Forever is composed of nows.

    Posted by easyweimaraner | December 22, 2013, 7:31 AM
  10. good luck DeDe,xx Speedy

    Posted by speedyrabbit | December 22, 2013, 7:56 AM
  11. You always know the beest way to handle difficult situations. Living for today is wonderful advice. As doggies, it’s easier for us to live in the moment than for our humans. This is good advice for EVERYONE. Mom and I will continue to say prayers for you and your family. xoxo

    Love and licks,

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | December 22, 2013, 8:07 AM
  12. We are sending you are best thoughs, you have a great attitude. I have a really hard time living for the moment I need to get better at that

    retro rover

    Posted by retro rover | December 22, 2013, 8:09 AM
  13. Whee like the song from the musical Annie. You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile!!

    You are in our thoughts Dede

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

    Posted by hutchagoodlife | December 22, 2013, 8:12 AM
  14. Oh, DeDe, I try follow this motto. It is sometimes very difficult but I think even a half success brought a great many of good days into my life! I hope you can develop this method to a very-very high level in future and teach your mom new lessons for many-many days!

    Posted by kolytyi | December 22, 2013, 9:10 AM
  15. this hits close to home my older girl Cissy now 13 has trouble at times getting up from even a sitting position. I think the best thing I ever gave her was Fredrieka. She moves more and seems happier. I have seen a big change in her this past month. The least little strange noise makes her nervous to the point of coming to us for comfort. In the past a smoke alarm low battery , or thunderstorms. These fears have intensified the past month. SIGH! Rescued Cissy 12 1/2 years ago

    Posted by fredrieka | December 22, 2013, 9:42 AM
  16. Hoping for the best, Dede! A good attitude is the best medicine to start with.

    Posted by Bernadette | December 22, 2013, 9:58 AM
  17. Love and sweetness to you, DeDe.

    Posted by KDKH | December 22, 2013, 10:11 AM
  18. We’ve got our fingers and paws crossed that everything is going to turn out OK for you DeDe!

    Posted by Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom | December 22, 2013, 10:36 AM
  19. We are all sending our best purrs and prayers to you sweet DeDe.

    Posted by Brian Frum | December 22, 2013, 11:02 AM
  20. Great tip as always DeDe, be sure to post your results……anxious to find put what’s going to happen next for u! 😦
    ((Husky hugz))

    Posted by HuskyCrazed SibePage | December 22, 2013, 11:27 AM
  21. We have our paws crossed and are purring for good news.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure,Tiger and JJ
    and Angel Tillie

    Posted by Georgia and Julie | December 22, 2013, 11:34 AM
  22. If it is mast cell, just have them excised. We’ve had mast cell with several dogs, all of whom lived for years (one of them 10 years) after the original tumor.

    Posted by Marilyn Armstrong | December 22, 2013, 12:25 PM
  23. Oh Dede – I’m purring for you sweetie. I hope it it will turn out to be good news.

    Posted by mariodacat | December 22, 2013, 1:03 PM
  24. Paws crossed for you, hansum! We hope for good news.
    ♥ Martha & the furgang

    Posted by Martha Vitez | December 22, 2013, 1:32 PM
  25. Merry Christmas DeDe and RumpyDog
    Hope Santa brings you a clean bill of health and all the bones you can eat
    ☆Happy Holidays☆

    Posted by The Patron Saint of Dogs | December 22, 2013, 2:01 PM
  26. We’re purring, praying and wagging for a good biopsy report. Very good advice!

    The Florida Furkids

    Posted by The Florida Furkids | December 22, 2013, 2:05 PM
  27. wishing you all a very happy Christmas, we’re going to keep on smiling and think good thoughts for you 🙂
    Teagan, Ellie and Pickle the Cat xx

    Posted by Teagan | December 22, 2013, 2:15 PM
  28. DeDe we will keep a living in the moment attitude for you also..wonderful adivce sweet one we hope for the best outcome for your results and know that you are loved and well cared for.Sending our hugs to you and keeping our paws crossed.Love Fozziemum and the whole gang xxx

    Posted by fozziemum | December 22, 2013, 2:33 PM
  29. Best wishes on the doc’s report, DeDe. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | December 22, 2013, 5:10 PM
  30. DeDe that is such great advice, living in the moment. I have my fingers crossed and I am hoping you don’t have scary tumors. Enjoy those treats!!!

    Posted by Pix Under the Oaks | December 22, 2013, 7:33 PM
  31. *gentle hugs* I agree miss dede.

    Posted by peacelovenwhiskers | December 22, 2013, 8:21 PM
  32. Oh Miss DeDe…I am sorry I am late to learn this about your health. You know I try very hard to live to your pawsome advice…my beauty tip is always “smile, Smile, Smile”…and I am smiling now because I have come to know and love you

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | December 22, 2013, 9:40 PM
  33. DeDe you are a wise and beautiful furry girl after my own heart. The best advice was yours today. Thank you. Got all our paws and digits crossed that you’re lump is benign. Love, Paulette & Gang

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | December 22, 2013, 9:56 PM
  34. DeDe, thank you for this post. I know that you must be in pain and yet you took the time and energy to give an important tip. You are an inspiration. Mom and i are praying for you and keeping our fingers and paws crossed that all wil be okay. I hope the medication is taking away the pain and you are comfortable.

    Posted by BJ Pup | December 22, 2013, 11:10 PM
  35. Everything crossed for the results. We can see you follow your beauty tips dear DeDe 😀

    Posted by Animalcouriers | December 23, 2013, 3:32 AM
  36. Much love to DeDe!

    Posted by Maria Appleby | December 23, 2013, 8:08 AM
  37. Paws crossed for DeDe, gorgeous girl x.

    Posted by shacklefordlb | December 23, 2013, 8:13 AM
  38. We pray that the out come will be Good News.

    Posted by louie | December 23, 2013, 8:24 AM
  39. Wishing you all the best DeDe. We only have this moment, so the best thing is to enjoy it for as much as you can. Sending lots of healing Pawkisses your way and wishing all of you a Merry Christmas 🙂

    Posted by angelswhisper2011 | December 23, 2013, 10:11 AM
  40. All of here in Taylors, SC, are sending positive thoughts and energy out to you, DeDe; and praying that all of those tumors are benign! You keep on being the beautiful, sweet girl that you are and keep wearing that smile! Enjoy each and every moment as best you can. And especially love on Jen — she could probably use a little extra to help her smile through her concern. ❤

    Posted by Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom | December 23, 2013, 10:15 AM
  41. Great advice!

    Stop on by for a visit

    Posted by Kari | December 23, 2013, 10:27 AM
  42. Best of luck for the biopsy results!

    Posted by jana rade (@DawgBlogger) | December 24, 2013, 12:52 AM
  43. Hoping for negative results…all benign!! Feel better DeDe!! xo

    Posted by greyhousejournal | December 24, 2013, 6:59 PM
  44. Awww DeDe, I am so sorry to read about your tumors. We will be purring for you and hopefully the vets can get you free of them.
    Many many purrs to you and your family!

    Posted by Texas, a cat in... Austin | December 25, 2013, 11:44 PM

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