Otis, an 8 year old 106 lb. lab/Dane mix, became a Tripawd on February 9, 2016 after his right front leg broke due to osteosarcoma. We did 4 rounds of carboplatin, but lung mets were discovered on Agust 25, and he passed on September 4. Otis was half of a bonded pair, and his adopted sister Tess, passed suddenly of hemangiosarcoma on October 9. The day before Tess passed, a local lab rescue group had identfied Gator, a 120 pound 6 year old yellow in need of a home, as a potential companion for her. His picture was on my phone, and my house needed a dog. . .
Hello Tripawds! Long time since we posted, so just wanted to say hi and give you an update on my family. We moved in January 2020 – new job for me and a chance to live in a more rural area. Gator lost 10 pounds just with the extra room to run. He is now a svelte 110. Enzo the cat came with me, while Sophia and Benny, a one year old cat, moved with my college student to Atlanta as official emotional support animals. Princess passed last Fall – Sophia needs a great deal of daily care, but is still hanging in there. Overall, life is good.
I have held off on washing this window – those are Otis’ and Tess’ nose prints. It was their favorite place to look out. Gator, for some reason, never looks out this window. But, it’s window washing time. 😔 Some things really do not need to be saved.
This, by the way, was one of the first days Otis started acting ‘normal’ after his amputation. I was so happy to see him taking an interest in his normal doggie duties.
Just got back from the vet, with one new lipoma (the size of a peach as per the vet) and a second lump on his muzzle that turned out to be an infection, likely from sticking his nose into places where small critters live. Perhaps into small critters themselves. I think you all know where my mind had been going – once a cancer dog mom, always a cancer dog mom. So happy to walk out of the vet with my little bottle of antibiotics!