|"Yes! Pickles is exactly what I had in mind!"|
"Me, too, Mom?"
"YAY!!! And yes, you, too, Mags!"
|"Did you stuff them full of treats?"|
"Lots of treats?!!?"
It was super great! I took mine onto the bed by the TV for a bit ...
|"This is so yummy! I love stuffed Pickles!"|
... then moved over by the fireplace!
|"I'm so happy!"|
See ... I haven't wanted to or been able to play for a while. You may have noticed Maggie has been doing double-duty with the blog, or we've been using very carefully taken photos of me. And today, you can certainly see some of my shaved spots. I had major surgery a few weeks ago to have an adrenal cortical carcinoma and my right adrenal gland removed. This past week, I got my staples out and started something called Chemotherapy. Mom and Dad believe they have chosen the best treatment for me, to give me the best quality of life for as long as God allows.
We are not telling you this to make you sad or to garner sympathy (though quiet prayers are greatly appreciated). Please don't put it out on your blogs - this post is enough, probably more than enough. The reason we are sharing is the PSA part of this post: If you see ANY changes in your pet's behavior -- please talk to your vet! The only change I had been exhibiting prior to surgery was an increased thirst. Thanks to our vet listening to Mom and Dad's concern, we are able to discover and fight this cancer! There is no question too small or seemingly trivial to ask your veterinarian!
Please be happy with me - I'm not really aware of what's going on with me, to be honest, I let Mom type the two previous paragraphs. I'm the same girl I was before, just some shaved spots and not as much energy. I'm getting stronger every day, though - I even walked all the way around the block today!!!
For those who are wondering: Maggie is being the best sister a girl could ask for! She is keeping close watch over me (can you see her reflection in the fireplace?) and hasn't tried to do the "BOOM" at all. I think she understands that I'm not quite ready for that!
Celebrate life, everyone! And have a serene Sunday!