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Diary of Drake Bush

Good bye Drake

May 14th 2015 2:38 pm
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In March 2015, Drake was seen for his left eye. His vet called it an glaucoma event. The eye was swollen. When he went back a week later, the eye looked better (no vision) but there was fluid was in his neck. At this time Drake could no longer see. The cataract in his right eye had taken most of his vision. The girls, Daisy Mae and Phoebe became his eyes. Making certain he was with them when it was treat time.

I watched him and the fluid moved down around his shoulders then was "gone." On April 28th he looked like a barrel, I called and was given an appointment for the 30th. On the 29th, he was not swollen, but looked pregnant. When we took him in on Thursday the 30th, he was breathing heavy, not gasping though. The vet who saw him that day debated on removing fluid. Was going to put him on water pills to help with the fluid and do blood work to check his heart, liver and kidneys. I was told that when the fluid "disappeared" it had gone into the chest area and the rib cage kept it from showing, until it had moved down into his lower body, I did not realize it was there. He was not as active, but he was a little overweight (about 8 lbs).

I asked if the test would show his thyroid, for there was swelling. He checked the thyroid and felt 3 tumors, continued then to check Drake's lymph nodes, every node had tumors. He knew then that it was Lymphosarcoma affecting the Lymphocytes. I looked at him and asked if that was Lymphoma? He said yes, I said it is cancer right and fatal? Again he said yes. My son Donald, who is actually Daddy to the dogs (I'm grandma, but easier to be Mama here on Dogster)seem to wilt beside me. He was no longer 6' 4" but my little boy again. He was holding Drake still on the examining table, and he just held him closer.

It was then decided that we would do what we could to keep him comfortable. With a possible 4 to 6 weeks or a slight chance of up to 6 months. A treatment of Prednisone was decided with a tummy pill, so it would not tear his gut up. We were going for a week on high dosage, then if the tumors were decreasing we would decrease the dosage. Drake received his meds Thursday in hotdogs. He had his morning dose Friday May 1st. Donald played with him before going to work Friday afternoon. I went to give Drake his evening dose and he was gone. Had passed in his afternoon nap. It was painful seeing him gone so quickly, yet if I had to chose between him being here and maybe suffering in a few weeks or just going to sleep; I am thankful he did not have to suffer. RIP Sweet Drake, we miss you dear boy!


October's Party

September 30th 2011 6:25 pm
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October's Party
By: George Cooper

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came—
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.

Then, in the rustic hollow,
At hide-and-seek they played,
The party closed at sundown,
And everybody stayed.
Professor Wind played louder;
They flew along the ground;
And then the party ended
In jolly "hands around."



August 16th 2011 7:11 am
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Wow, this little guy is doing the Happy-Dance all over!! Being DOTD; I am truly honored. Thank you to the Diary Lady. xxxxxxxx

Today is already a day of great remembrances. The King of Rock-n-Roll, Elvis, passed onto that great Music Stage in the Sky in 1977.

Then in 1997, one of the most loving and sweet couples said "I Do" on this day. My Aunt Tina and her late hubby Uncle Dave. They were married for 11 yrs and 8 months, before he was called to Heaven too.

I am so excited; BUT of course, once again, Mom is Bella-Sitting and will not be home until tomorrow. Bella's mommy has to be at work at 4:00 a.m.; so that would make Mom having to be up at 2:00 a.m. to drive there from here. Since Donald is on vacation and Mom would be driving alone, she has decided to stay there overnight!! Of course it would be on MY Day of honor!! That's okay, guilt treats are really Yummy!! BOL

Love to all of you who have sent me Congrats, even a picture that I cannot wait to see on my page, and super gifts. You have this beagle's heart beating with joy and the tail is going crazy!!

Love and Hugs,


My Gotcha Day!!

August 14th 2011 7:21 pm
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Yesterday was my 2nd Gotcha Day. Wouldn't you know it, Mom had to be gone all day and I did not get my treats until today. They were yummy--So I will forgive her!! :)

She did get me a new toy last week, one of those that you put a bottle in. I think she likes to see how long it takes for me to get the bottle out. But Friday, Buddy took mine and his!! He does not play as rough with them as I do, and he just kept them, running around them. He can be so silly. Mom rescued them and put them up. She does not leave them out, or I will demolish them!! As I do all my toys. I dislike squeakers and will tear a toy up just to pull that stupid thing out. Mom has bought me a couple of the toys without the squeaker. They did last longer than the other toys, but I still managed to destroy them too. ;)

Dad said it was hard to believe that I have already been here for 2 years. Where has the time gone? I don't know, I've been too busy playing.


Drake we love you!! You are one sweet and loving doggie.
Mom xoxoxoxoxo



December 21st 2009 8:19 pm
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My Christmas Wish For You

My Christmas wish for you, my friend
Is not a simple one
For I wish you hope and joy and peace
Days filled with warmth and sun

I wish you love and friendship too
Throughout the coming year
Lots of laughter and happiness
To fill your world with cheer

May you count your blessings, one by one
And when totaled by the lot
May you find all you've been given
To be more than what you sought

May your journeys be short, your burdens light
May your spirit never grow old
May all your clouds have silver linings
And your rainbows pots of gold

I wish this all and so much more
May all your dreams come true
May you have a Merry Christmas friend
And a happy New Year, too ..
- Author Unknown

The Bush Furs and Mom Mary


Happy Thanksgiving

November 23rd 2009 8:11 pm
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We would like to wish all of our Dear Friends a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thanksgiving Delights

On Thanksgiving Day we’re thankful for
Our blessings all year through,
For family we dearly love,
For good friends, old and new.
For sun to light and warm our days,
For stars that glow at night,
For trees of green and skies of blue,
And puffy clouds of white.
We’re grateful for our eyes that see
The beauty all around,
For arms to hug, and legs to walk,
And ears to hear each sound.
The list of all we’re grateful for
Would fill a great big book;
Our thankful hearts find new delights
Everywhere we look!

By Joanna Fuchs



A Wonderful Week

October 25th 2009 11:26 pm
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Last Sunday, the 18th, was my First Birthday. Mom does not know when my birthday really is, but it was the date that the vet's office gave me (the computer did) and mom decided to keep it that way. My date is also dad's parents' anniversary day. I received gifts from friends and I really appreciate them. The cakes were great too. Mom says I'm spoiled and I have to agree.

Then on Monday I received a trophy from Willey Tucker telling me that I was the Dog of the Week over at The Dog Park USA AND the background picture for the group. WOW!! That was an awesome surprise. I thank Willey and the Dog Park for picking me.

I also destroyed another ball this week, makes me 2 and Buddy 1!! Mom bought us more, but when she opened the package, she said they stunk!! So she is not going to let us have them (she should have looked where they were made first). We have to wait until she goes shopping again. She also bought one of those rubber balls for me to try, I'm not too sure about it. I cannot sink my teeth into it, like I can the tennis balls.

Buddy and I also destroyed a rope toy. Mom says we are a wrecking crew when it comes to toys. Here she thought that Labs were the hardest on toys. That was before me!!



When is a Giraffe not a Giraffe?

October 17th 2009 11:42 am
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There was a little excitement at my house yesterday. Early in the day I kept hearing this buzzing sound and once in a while, I would see what looked like a bird, but far away.

Then it started coming my way, toward my house. It was getting louder and louder and under it was this thing. As I watched, the thing was attacking the trees. It was like a storm without the rain and lightning.

Then it started moving right up our road, the tree branches were blowing around, the leaves were flying everywhere and there was a lot of wind. That was when I became frightened. Mom had been taking pictures and video when she saw that I was really scared she took me inside. You could barely hear it from inside the house. Mom explained that the electric company was trimming the trees, to help keep our power on during storms. (On the first day of trimming, last Monday, we were without power for several hours. Probably a branch hit a line.)

Two friends on Catster, Sassy and Pepper, explained that the thing hanging from the bird was a saw with a long arm and it is called a Giraffe!! Their human bro drives one of those birds. Wonder what it would be like to fly with the birds? I would like to try one, just once, to scare Buddy a little. He thought the wind blowing the leaves yesterday was fun. He was running around crazy chasing the leaves!!
Well if that big bird comes back again, I bet I will not be afraid because I turn one tomorrow, so I will be a grown up then.

Hugs and Woofs,


WOW!! I've Been Tagged!!

September 25th 2009 2:50 pm
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I have just been tagged by a good friend Zak. I will now answer 6 questions about ME!! I will then tag 6 friends by sending a rosie or pmail and ask them to do the same.

1. What color is your collar? - Brown

2. What kind of food do you eat? - Ol Roy dog food.

3. What are your favorite treats - I love hotdogs (but only get them once in a while), Milkbone treats and marrow treats.

4. Do you have a Valentine or significant other? No, too young!!

5. Do you get table scraps? - Only the hotdogs (usually for my Interceptor monthly pill).

6. What is your favorite toy? - a toy that holds a plastic bottle & Buddy (it's a tie).

Now I'm going to tag;

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