Hello there to all my buddies!
It's day "65" today!
It's day "65" today!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
I am okay today. I had a wonderful weekend...as you got to see in my blogpost on Saturday.
I am still soldiering on and perking up for my daily walks.
As you know, I am 10 years old but have come to realise that there are always
"First time"moments in our lives!!!
...no matter how old we are!!!...
Well, I had a "first time" moment this weekend.
You might have gathered that my MAXMOM has been quite a strict doggie-mom during my life. Most of my life I've been fed on Eukaneuba dog cubes and nothing else.
Now that I am ailing and not wanting my food, Mom has been experimenting with all sorts of food, because I WON'T EAT ANY MORE DOG CUBES!!!
Sometimes I've really enjoyed what I've eaten and then mom keeps giving it to me.
After a few days however, she'll have to try something new.
She's tried various tinned dog food, cooked chicken and rice, various dog biscuits, human foods etc etc
Well this weekend I had my first
I LOVED IT!!!!...
Don't you just love my ears!?!
Yep, I finished it all!
Soooooo yummy!.......and soooooo un-dog-like!!!!
Some of my friends have also been asking about the Tumour in my liver.
Well, Mom says that it is still growing larger and is quite firm to the touch.
Some readers have also commented that it looks as if I am putting on weight...
Well, I probably am because that Tumour seems to be taking all my nutrients and I seem to have a lot less space in my abdomen. But...the rest of my body is becoming quite bony!
(My hair hides it though!)
She is hoping to explain with these photographs...
Mom says that I am not really "FAT"...
My hair and my tumour sometimes makes me look chubby in the photographs...
Mom has marked where she can feel my tumour...
In the next picture she has her hand firmly over the mass...
It is quite hard and when I lie down, I mostly tuck my back legs up next to it.
Here however I was quite relaxed and you can see that I am not "tucked up" like healthy doggies...my rib cage is next to her thumb...
As I've said before, the specialist Vets declared me inoperable on the 6th February 2010.
Mom says that I am still free from pain, but I sleep a lot and struggle with my food.
Either way, I am still here...
after 65 days!!!...
A living, walking, breathing miracle!
...who will always love you all ...
...and we are thankful...very thankful for the extra time we have been granted!
I'd also like to send my healing wishes to all the doggies, kitties and humans who are battling in some way or another.
I know that a few doggies have also been sick, including..
I'm sure they will appreciate a get-well visit!
On the positive side, if you want to see some brand new puppies, go and visit...
(These folk have only had 3 comments of welcome since Saturday and I am sure they'd love a visit! Welcome to all new puppies!!!)
Finally, if you want to read more bits and pieces in the newly revamped blog of Maxmom's, please go to:
Have a wonderful Monday!
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA