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Rumpy Went to the Vet Today

I took Rumpy to the vet today. His breathing has been worse, and I wanted to follow up and discuss next moves. Our vet said this is due to the laryngeal paralysis and partly a result of the rising temperatures. She felt the window a/c unit I installed for him is a good idea. She … Continue reading

Suck it Up, Buttercup!

I’ve been hesitant to write. Not because I don’t know what to say, but because my dog is dying and I don’t want to talk about that publicly too much. I know you’re animal lovers and that you understand. But stoicism is the message we’ve been given all our lives; you don’t grieve animals. You bury them and move on. And … Continue reading

All is Calm in Rumpydog Land

I want you to know that after I wrote that last blog post, Rumpy decided he now DOES want to be around me. So we’re usually in the same room. It’s comforting for me; I hope it is for him as well.   The Rumpster seems to have rallied lately. Yesterday he actually pulled me up … Continue reading

A Weekend with Rumpy

Rumpy will not stay in the same room with me. At first I thought it was the temp of the room, because the living room tends to be warmer than the bedroom. But this weekend I noticed when I entered the room where he lay, he’d soon get up and move to the other room. … Continue reading

Bacon Linked to Cancer….. in Dogs?

In the US, there is nothing more revered than the breakfast meat known as bacon. Clever marketing has unleashed in us a love for bacon rivaled only by chocolate. There are bacon cocktails and even a bacon-infused vodka. There are bacon ice creams, and at one time Burger King offered a bacon sundae. Oh, and don’t forget … Continue reading

The Pathology Results are In……

Yesterday I got the call. The pathology results were in.  DeDe’s tumor is a hemangiopericytoma. It’s cancer. It’s considered malignant. But they don’t usually metastasize. Instead, treatment consists of surgically removing the tumor and some surrounding healthy tissue. But they almost always come back. In one forum, I read a post that said the tumor … Continue reading

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