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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.



Dx 6/30/2015, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/21/2015 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 11/10/2015 Dx 6/5/2016, LCIS, Right, <1cm
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Jul 9, 2020 04:57PM CeliaC wrote:

mtspacekace - What wonderful dogs! I am sure they will provide you much comfort and stress relief during your cancer journey. Thanks for sharing their pics with us.

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 13, 2020 01:26AM - edited Aug 6, 2020 09:31PM by magiclight

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Jul 13, 2020 09:55PM Micmel wrote:

lol. Like really.

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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Jul 15, 2020 09:23PM Micmel wrote:

Helping with chores

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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Jul 15, 2020 11:17PM - edited Aug 6, 2020 09:31PM by magiclight

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Jul 16, 2020 06:40AM Rah2464 wrote:

What a good puppy!!

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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Jul 16, 2020 07:44AM Spookiesmom wrote:

Send him to me too!!!! Good baby❤️❤️❤️

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Jul 16, 2020 11:05AM JACK5IE wrote:

Micmel...that's adorable!

Dx 7/2009, IDC, Left, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/31/2009 TAC Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2009 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/31/2010 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/30/2010 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 6/30/2010 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Femara (letrozole) Dx 12/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy External: Bone Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Jul 25, 2020 01:51AM - edited Jul 25, 2020 01:57AM by Jettie

Pupster at daycare..... seem way too happy :D he went to work with my daughter today.


Dx 2/14/2020, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 3/11/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/11/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 3/11/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 8/11/2020 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Jul 25, 2020 12:18PM JACK5IE wrote:

So cute Jettie!

Dx 7/2009, IDC, Left, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/31/2009 TAC Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2009 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/31/2010 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/30/2010 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 6/30/2010 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Femara (letrozole) Dx 12/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy External: Bone Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Jul 25, 2020 01:12PM Spookiesmom wrote:

Just back from groomer already got her hair messy.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Jul 25, 2020 10:44PM Jettie wrote:

but still such a cutie

Happy

Dx 2/14/2020, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 3/11/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/11/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 3/11/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 8/11/2020 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Jul 26, 2020 08:01AM MCBaker wrote:

Spookiemom, just her way of manipulating for a brush session, like she got at the spa. Lots of treats and sweet words.

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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Jul 26, 2020 11:30AM CeliaC wrote:

Here's a gorgeous shot of a Westie that was posted in a Faceboook Group to which I belong. His name is Dex. He is posing in the west highlands of Scotland, by Loch Torridon and the mist-covered mountain, LIathach.

Image may contain: sky, mountain, outdoor, nature and water

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 26, 2020 12:16PM - edited Jul 26, 2020 02:43PM by magiclight

picture perfect! I sent that photo to a friend who had a Westie many years ago.

Surgery 4/27/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1 Surgery
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Jul 26, 2020 01:06PM Spookiesmom wrote:

Checking out his roots.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Jul 26, 2020 03:54PM Micmel wrote:

that dog sees better scenery than I ever have!! Go puppers go!

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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Jul 27, 2020 05:36AM Rah2464 wrote:

Micmel lol!!

Celia that is one cute doggo. I think he must be a model given that background ha

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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Aug 1, 2020 10:12PM PebblesV wrote:

I’ve missed a lot! Sorry have not been on the boards in awhile - working from home is actually less work/life balance. But I miss this community! Hope all of you are doing alright during this time.

Here is Finley (11 months now) saying he’s not being a bother at all to Tucker (18 years!) and Domino (13 years). The pups love us working from home of course.




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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Aug 19, 2020 09:51PM Micmel wrote:

Adjusting to new furniture arrival! Unsure of where to go.

Tag is slipping guys. He can barely walk. He falls a lot. Slowing eating. Doesn’t give effort to eating his full ration. Collapses if brushed by slightly. But still he wags. And loves and doesn’t cry out or whimper. Just can’t walk or get up well. Getting difficult for me. He falls in the yard. I have to go help him up. Can’t leave him for long. Because Of heat stroke. Sigh. I can’t do this.

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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Aug 20, 2020 05:43AM Rah2464 wrote:

Micmel - sorry to hear this. When I saw you had posted my first thought was of wondering how your Tag was doing. He loves you, you love him. You will know when it is time to release him. I have two 14 year old boys and we are beginning to go through the same thing. On our "walks" now I watch because they can be unsteady. Sometimes hips are too sore to walk much. Sometimes they see a rabbit and they ignore all their aches and pains for a few steps. It is very hard to see them age. Maybe they think the same thing about us - bet they do. Sending hugs

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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Aug 20, 2020 09:35AM JACK5IE wrote:

So sorry Micmel.

Dx 7/2009, IDC, Left, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/31/2009 TAC Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2009 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/31/2010 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/30/2010 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 6/30/2010 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Femara (letrozole) Dx 12/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy External: Bone Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Aug 20, 2020 01:25PM magiclight wrote:

So sorry Micmel. (((hugs)))

Surgery 4/27/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1 Surgery
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Aug 22, 2020 12:34PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Micmel,I am so sorry to hear this about Tag. It hurts to see our beloved babies like this.

Well, on my own doggie front, I haven’t gotten a new puppy yet. I applied for a puppy from a rescue and hope it goes through.

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Aug 22, 2020 02:56PM Spookiesmom wrote:

Been wondering how the puppy search has been going for you. Rescues can make you go crazy. . I understand they want to make sure the pet is going to a good place, BUT.

They make it so difficult. Seems like some want your life history, 10 years back taxes, and glowing reviews from any body you ever met.

After a friend lost her almost 16 yo girl, the house was too empty So we went to all the shelters here, looking for a small dog There was one that caught her eye Friend handed over credit card, new baby had a new home No questions Pup is about 2 now, has adapted nicely

Let us know.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Aug 22, 2020 11:04PM - edited Aug 22, 2020 11:05PM by magiclight

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Aug 23, 2020 06:18AM - edited Aug 23, 2020 06:19AM by M0mmyof2

You got that right Spookie! Plus it doesn't help with this virus crap that they are doing adoptions by appointment only and there are huge waiting lists and if you aren't lucky enough to get chosen to have an appointment you don't get a chance to see any puppies. And if you want to go through a breeder here, it can cost major bucks as they have raised their prices.


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Aug 23, 2020 07:48AM Spookiesmom wrote:

Pet Finders is popular here, it’s how I found Spookie breeder. I had to drive 6 hours one way, but she’s worth it. She was 8 weeks old, 2#. Almost 11 years old now.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Aug 23, 2020 10:42AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

I’ve been looking on that one and one other one but it pretty much is the same. Multiple applications for a puppy and some are only taking a few applications. So frustrating!

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Aug 23, 2020 11:21AM - edited Aug 23, 2020 11:30AM by rbc

When we got the first one- the brown one- I was adamant she would not be allowed on the furniture let alone on the bed- fast forward 5 years (who runs the world?):

this one just home from my surgery on Thursday

Dx 7/27/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/14/2020, DCIS, Right, 4cm, Stage 0, ER-/PR- Surgery 8/19/2020 Lumpectomy: Left, Right; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy Breast

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