Just thinking about my dog a lot today. This is a pic of him taken maybe 5-6 years ago looking out the window of my parents house in Mendocino.
You and Chase are in my thoughts.
i love this pic. I feel like I want to cry thinking about him! I hope for the best for you and Chase.
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It’s one of my fav pics of him. I think he was looking at a deer in the yard
Hi! You have a beautiful dog! I just wanted to say that when my dog had a cancer (Different kind, was lymphoma) diagnosis, we went to a vet. oncologist….she had 2 very happy healthy years because of the treatments. I’ll say a prayer for your sweet dog
Chase will be 16 in May though and he’s already got kind of bad arthritis and mild incontinence, so that’s what worries me. Thanks for you kind thoughts.
Sending positive thoughts and lots of prayers your way! Dogs (and all animals!) have a way of getting inside our hearts and when they aren’t feeling well, I think it’s harder on us than it is on them. Ours are all spoiled rotten, but for as much as we give them, I am totally convinced that they give us so much more. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help. Unfortunately, I’m all too knowledgeable in cancer with dogs.
Thanks. It’s true they are definite parts of my family. I’ve always thought my animals were super important, they’re my kids! Cancer and dogs is awful. Cancer period just sucks. I work at a company that makes cancer drugs so I am quite familiar with it also, ugh.
I’m sorry that Chase is ill, Kelly. If it helps, I know how you feel. My Greyhound, Porsche, got really ill when she was 12–she got cancer in her paw. She was walking around on three paws, in a lot of pain, gained a lot of weight from inability to exercise and couldn’t hold her bladder well so we decided to let her go to Heaven. She was very old but I mourned her a very long time as we had her so long. I was 13 when she went to Pet Heaven. It was a hard decision, but it was her time.
Whatever you and your family decide to do, I’ll keep wittle Chase-y in my thoughts.
Hi Kate & Zena,
Thank you. That’s sad about your dog getting cancer in her paw! It’s bizarre how it seems they can get it anywhere. Chase has skin cancer, but it’s not melanoma or from the sun, which is what you might expect on an old dog who has short hair or something. I just want to make sure he’s not in pain ever.
That is such a great pic Kelly. I could totally see that framed.
Actually I do have it framed at home!
I know how you feel. If I could make sure Zena wasn’t ever in pain or scared from thunder during thunderstorms, I would; unfortunately, I can’t control either and it hurts me to see her terrified or in pain. I can help ease them, but I can’t take it away from her.
We decided to keep Porsche as happy and as comfortable as we long as could as we couldn’t afford chemotherapy when she first became ill. The only other option would have been to amputate her paw and for a Greyhound to go paw-less was unthinkable–she’d never be able to run again, which was her life. It was very hard to lose her; we haven’t been able to get over her to the point where we could adopt another Greyhound. She made a huge impact on us. It’s always a bittersweet moment when we go to PetSmart to get dog food for Z and we see Greyhounds up for adoption.
I too will keep you and Chase in my thoughts. That is such a cute picture…I just want to ruffle his fur…
He has had a long and happy life, but it is always sad when your dear pet gets sick and can’t tell you about their pain. I have been there, and I know how sad you must feel. I wish you as much time with him as possible.
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