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Forum: Furry friends —

Share pictures and stories of the four-legged friends who make your day-to-day lives better!

Posted on: Mar 9, 2016 08:38PM

cuddyclothes wrote:

When I saw the post cats, cats, cats, I simply had to create this one. I've had two dogs. My first was a miniature pinscher named Bucky. He'd been thrown out of a car (!) and ended up on a corner where I got off the bus. He was one year old, and eventually became my psychiatric service dog. The difference between that and a therapy dog was that Bucky had actual tasks to carry out. Such as pawing at my leg to bring me out of a dissociative state.


The second picture is an expression we used to call The Face. When he saw something he wanted. Food, toy, you name it.

Bucky died abruptly of congestive heart failure at nine. That was over five years ago, and I'm still heartbroken.

I got a puppy, another miniature pinscher, named Fletcher. He is an adorable bundle of energy, and neurotic as the day is long! EVERYTHING scares him! He's a rescue who spent his first four months in a cage by himself at a puppy mill. Five years later, Fletcher is a sweet, loving dog. But a real mess. He didn't even know how to be a dog. He still doesn't greet like a normal dog; he's happy to see me, but darts out of reach if I try to pet him. Other than that, he loves to cuddle. And he has a loud, shrill bark, as these dogs do.



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Jan 22, 2020 02:08PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Crafty, nothing wrong with getting a new doggie. I lost my handsome Sheltie “son” Jackson last Fall. Still looking for a new puppy. Hubby and I both miss him and we want to get a puppy we can take on walks.

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Jan 22, 2020 02:09PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

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Jan 23, 2020 04:06PM PebblesV wrote:

First of all wanted to thank all of you (Micmel, Rah, Mommyof2, Spookiesmom and everyone in this thread) for the kind words and understanding re: our 17 year old Tucker. And send an update because he IS BETTER TODAY AND WALKING AGAIN!!! We have put rugs and yoga mats all over the floors so he doesn't slip (the things you do for your dogs) but it's just such a relief that he is better. We took him to the vet and there was nothing neurological about his mobility issues, might have overdone it or pulled something so we have a little red wagon for walks now. The things you do for your pups!

In the meantime 13 year old Domino needs her teeth cleaned but our vet doesn't do the non-anesthetic cleaning any more. I'm always worried about anesthesia on older dogs - and advice on keeping older dogs teeth healthy without anesthesia?

And finally, our 5 month old new puppy Finley is so full of life and adorable and a character and already potty trained and knows his name that I say YES to those wondering if you should get a new puppy. The joy outweighs the burden. Go for it!

Tucker and Finley:


Domino and Tucker in the red wagon (Domino doesn’t actually need it, she just likes it):


And Finley! Oh puppy paws!


Dx 9/7/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 9/19/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 23, 2020 05:17PM Spookiesmom wrote:

We had Kris teeth done without anesthetic once. The whole thing was horrible. He jumped, ran away, his teeth didn’t look all that great either. Never again.

Spookie is 10, she is going very soon for her first cleaning. She will be under. ? to ask, do they use heat pads during recovery. Don’t want that!! Yes, it’s nerve wracking but must be done.

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Jan 24, 2020 05:29AM Rah2464 wrote:

Great pics pebbles and glad to hear Tucker is doing so well that is wonderful news.

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/27/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 24, 2020 06:21AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Glad to hear about Tucker


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Jan 24, 2020 08:07AM MCBaker wrote:

I have been making blankets for our local animal shelter. My Shih-Tzu/Yorkie mix has been sleeping in a kennel because of my sleep problems and allergies, and I have been working hard getting him to like it (he was originally crate-trained). Last night, while I was sewing, he in no uncertain terms told me he likes the blankets I am making. So I had no choice but to allow him to appropriate one. Right now he is napping on a pile of them.

Mary Dx 10/3/2018, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Dx 11/16/2018, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 11/16/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 12/19/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/19/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 6/28/2019 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Saline implant
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Jan 24, 2020 09:46AM - edited Jan 24, 2020 09:46AM by Micmel

yay tucker!! If only Tag would rebound that way. His back legs are just barely there. He's falling just by walking. He's holding his own, but how do you know ? He can still walk so until he can't anymore I don't want to let him go. But is letting it get to that point wrong? I don't want to do the wrong thing . 💔💔💔

Everyone has to dance, they just don’t know what song they will get. Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/21/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/19/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/6/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 24, 2020 11:26AM - edited Jan 24, 2020 11:26AM by Spookiesmom


anybody relate?

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Jan 24, 2020 01:34PM MCBaker wrote:

I have seen that picture of Mrs. Yoda elsewhere. Yes, I can relate.

Mary Dx 10/3/2018, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Dx 11/16/2018, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 11/16/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 12/19/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/19/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 6/28/2019 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Saline implant
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Jan 24, 2020 05:24PM PebblesV wrote:

Thx all! And Micmel I 100% believe you are doing the right thing by letting Tag keep on for as long as Tag wants to keep on. We got a harness for Tucker that lets us share some of the weight on walks, and I have a neighbor who has back wheels for his older dog now and it’s heartwarming to see them on walks. Whether the legs work or not they are still happy so as long we they eat and drink they want to be here with us and are fine. We just have to work around the mobility issues.

Family photo.


Dx 9/7/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 9/19/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 24, 2020 06:48PM Spookiesmom wrote:

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Jan 25, 2020 05:33AM Rah2464 wrote:

Micmel I agree with what Pebbles says. You will know when your little guy has had enough. Glad you still have Tag he's a good boy!

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Jan 25, 2020 08:28AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Micmel, I agree with what others have said. Tag will tell you in his own way when he’s ready to let go.

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Jan 25, 2020 08:31AM - edited Jan 25, 2020 08:32AM by Spookiesmom

Tshirt I found on Amazon.

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Jan 25, 2020 09:05AM Spookiesmom wrote:

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Jan 25, 2020 09:28AM MCBaker wrote:

I know. With a long coat, he loves to be brushed. However, it is abuse when I find a mat and need to take care of it. Probably some small scissors will escape his notice.


Mary Dx 10/3/2018, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Dx 11/16/2018, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 11/16/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 12/19/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/19/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 6/28/2019 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Saline implant
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Jan 25, 2020 10:43AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

That is hilarious Spookie

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Jan 26, 2020 09:50AM Micmel wrote:

last night he had another spell. He was losing his bowels, and hasn’t done much moving. He wags when we enter the room, but I’m starting to think it’s the end. He’s been on his bed 24 hours. Now. Usually he is awake and moving wagging. Attention whoreing ! I’m so damn sad. It looks like it was a long night for DH. I’m Not even sure yet if he made it through the night I’m goIng to check now. I’m scared to see. 🥺🥺 he sleeps in a different room when DH is up. To give me a break taking care of them. 💔

Everyone has to dance, they just don’t know what song they will get. Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/21/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/19/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/6/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 26, 2020 11:10AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Keep us posted. We are with you.

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Jan 26, 2020 01:00PM Micmel wrote:

He’s a tough dog. I’ve never seen anything like it. He isn’t bouncing and prancing, but he ate and walked around somewhat.... laying down now but wanted affection. I can’t imagine how many strokes one dog can have and make it through. I’m just nervous for the week ahead. I don’t want to deal with this alone. It’s not at all something I want to deal with.. I love this dog. We love our babies.

Everyone has to dance, they just don’t know what song they will get. Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/21/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/19/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/6/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 26, 2020 05:47PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

That poor sweet floofer

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Jan 27, 2020 05:24AM Rah2464 wrote:

Ah Micmel sorry he had another stroke. I know you love your Tag dearly. Sending you hugs.

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Jan 27, 2020 10:18AM MCBaker wrote:

So sorry for your sad wait. The thought of a short life of a dog makes me dread that time for my four-year-old "baby". I was having difficulty with him yesterday afternoon, I was busy and he wanted to go outside, even though he had just gone potty. I finally got up the courage to let him free-range. He came back frequently to check up on me, but would run away every time I asked him if he wanted to come inside. He was happy, and I was practicing my relaxation routine. It all went OK. My problem, not his.

Mary Dx 10/3/2018, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Dx 11/16/2018, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 11/16/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 12/19/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/19/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 6/28/2019 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Saline implant
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Jan 31, 2020 10:16AM PebblesV wrote:

Thinking of you and Tag Micmel. He is tough!

17 year old Tucker still smiling so we are good today. Here he is with his little 5 month old brother Finley.


Dx 9/7/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 9/19/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 31, 2020 10:54AM Spookiesmom wrote:


She really doesn’t need this, not all that cold here for that long. It’s fleece lined. I couldn’t resist ❤️❤️❤️

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Jan 31, 2020 05:25PM Yogatyme wrote:

she’s like many of us, doesn’t need it but have to have it b/c it’s so cute!!

Yogatyme Surgery 3/2/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 7/19/2019, IDC: Papillary, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/12/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Feb 6, 2020 11:00AM Spookiesmom wrote:

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Feb 6, 2020 12:59PM PebblesV wrote:

LOL 🤗

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Feb 6, 2020 03:10PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

lol

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