The Memoirs of MooMoo

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Losing a Friend

February 6th 2010 3:03 am
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My good friend Pita passed away recently. Our hearts are grieving for her sister Bella and her family. Pita always had a smile on her face in her photos and was the first one to send a hello or holiday greeting to her Dogster friends. She was very kind and sweet and will have a special place in our hearts. We'll miss you Pita.

 

I have a new sister!

September 30th 2009 4:15 pm
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Hi, everyone!

I have a new sister - her name is Naomi! Isn't she gorgeous? Another princess in the house - hooray!

She came to live with us a little over two weeks ago. She still runs away and hides whenever she sees me but hopefully she'll get used to me. She had the advantage of not wearing a collar for a little while and she would sneak downstairs to check things out while I was napping. But now she has a pretty green collar with charms so now everyone knows where she is - BOL!

Since Naomi is new to Catster, it would be great if your cat brothers, sisters, and friends stopped by her page and made friends with her. Thanks!

 

Annual Vet Visit - New Vet

August 29th 2009 9:44 am
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I had my annual vet visit with a new vet a couple of weeks ago and everything went well. Momma and Daddy switched vets since this office is a lot closer than the old one.

The great news is that I gained 5 lbs since May - whoo hoo! Momma, Daddy, and the vet were very happy by that. I've been a good girl eating my dry and canned food so I'm bulking up quite nicely.

The vet also wants to try cutting my meds a little so now I'm taking 1/2 a pill of the Azathioprine every other day.

We just had a 2 week follow-up visit and I haven't had any reaction to my lower meds so I'm continuing to take that dosage and remain on my current diet.

I also gained another pound - I now weigh43.3 lbs - almost back to my normal weight.

And would you believe that I was able to have a taste of peanut butter??!! At the vet's office??!! That was the best part of my visit! The vet also gave Momma and Daddy a list of foods to try and slowly re-introduce me to and check my reaction.

I'm so excited about having peanut butter again - can't wait for another taste!

 

Gidget - Rest In Peace

July 22nd 2009 9:41 am
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Gidget, the Taco Bell dog that starred in the famous tv commercials, passed away last night at the age of 15. She lived a long life - may she rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

 

Sad News for a Couple of Pup Pals

July 3rd 2009 12:16 pm
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We just learned that two of our Pup Pals, Harry and Mallory, recently lost their human mom who passed away a few weeks ago. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their human family. We hope that Harry and Mallory will be well taken care of and receive all the love and attention they deserve, now more than ever.

 

I'm 7 Years Old Today!

May 20th 2009 2:30 am
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Today is my 7th birthday - whoo hoo!

Daddy made a birthday photo for my page and Momma has been saying "Happy Birthday" to me all morning and giving me a few treats, especially after I was a good girl and ate all of my breakfast. And I let Merlin know it was my birthday by chasing him all around the living room - heh!

I heard Momma mention something to Daddy about a t-o-y that's hidden somewhere so I'm looking forward to whenever that will happen today! Maybe I'll even find it before they do - BOL!

 

Happy May, Happy Spring, Happy Happy Everything!

May 2nd 2009 8:19 pm
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Hello, friends! Hope this Spring weather is giving everyone an extra bounce in their steps!

I had another vet visit and gained a few more pounds - I now weigh 37.1 lbs - whoo hoo! I'm getting there, slowly but surely! I'm still on the Azathioprine every other day but I've been able to have hypo-allergenic treats from the vet's office - things have been going well.

I did develop a couple of "hot spots" so I'm on anti-biotics for a couple of weeks. Hopefully those will clear up soon.

I am definitely a happier dog - what a big difference a couple of months and a few pounds can make!

Time to celebrate! And this month is going to be a busy one! Momma's birthday is tomorrow, Cinco de Mayo is in a couple of days, next Sunday it's Mother's Day, then my birthday will be coming up, and finally Memorial Day weekend! Whew!

Hope you and your families find a little something to celebrate every day, too! =)

 

Thankful for Easter Blessings

April 12th 2009 5:24 am
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Hello, my friends. Sorry I haven't been around much. Momma and Daddy have been spending more time with me and trying to help me get better.

The good news is that I'm off the Prednisone which seems to have been the culprit in my weight loss. I'm not eating as much but at least I'm keeping it down. Momma and Daddy have noticed that I'm starting to fill out a little bit and that I'm acting more like my normal self - being fresh, chasing Merlin, etc.

I had a quick vet visit yesterday and I now weigh 34.1 lbs - whoo hoo! That's a little over a 2.5 lb gain in a month! I still have a long way to go but things are looking good. I still have trouble sometimes walking up and down the stairs and trying to get on the couch, chair, or bed but I can do it on my own without being carried - hooray!

I want to thank all my Dogster and Catster friends, you truly are my Easter blessings for sending me words of encouragement, keeping me in your thoughts and prayers, and the sweet rosettes.

Hope you and your family have a joyous Easter holiday! =)

 

Tufts University Results

March 12th 2009 1:25 pm
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We visited Tufts University on Monday - that was the 2nd longest car ride I've ever been on! We went through tolls and the toll ticket takers/givers were very friendly, saying hello to me as I stuck my head out the window.

Tufts University is a HUGE campus but we found the small animal hospital just fine. There were lots of pets there already - dogs on one side and cats on the other, separated by a couple of walls. I got to see a lot of different kinds of doggies while we were waiting so that was a nice thing.

Once we were called, I was seen by a 4th year resident named Christina - she was very nice and I was nice to her until it was time to have my temp taken, then I tried to hide my hiney. I am very sensitive about that area but I made it through the temp check okay. They put me on a scale and I lost more weight - I'm down to 31.5 lbs.

Christina took some notes then returned with the Carrie, the vet. Carrie read the notes and talked to Momma and Daddy and confirmed that our local vet was doing a great job in diagnosing my IBD. Carrie wanted to have an x-ray done of my chest and a blood test just to make sure there's nothing else going on.

Carrie recommended that I change my diet (again) - this time I'm on venison and potato (dry kibble and canned wet food) - and to start weaning me off the Prednisone since that seems to be the main culprit in my rapid weight loss.

The chest x-ray turnd out okay, showing no obvious abnormalities -whew! The blood work results will come later in the week.

In addition to my IBD, Carrie noted that there could also be other underlying disease in the process - possibilities of autoimmune or even cancer so we're all hoping that this new diet and weaning me off my meds will help me gain some weight and back to my normal self. Momma and Daddy don't even want to think of the other possibilities right now.

Thank you again to all my friends for thinking of me - all your kind words, thoughts, and prayers are helping us all get through this one day at a time. =)

 

Lost Another Pound AND Got Sick Again =(

March 9th 2009 12:06 am
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I had my follow up vet visit last week and I lost another pound within 2 weeks of my last visit- I'm now down to 33 lbs. The vet advised Momma and Daddy that the weight loss could be attributed to the Prednisone medication so instead of taking that 2x a day, I would only need to take it once a day for a week, then every other day (just like the Azathioprine). I'm still taking antacids to help ease my stomach. The vet also wanted to slowly add rabbit and potato kibble to my diet to help add calories and weight to my now very skinny frame. The vet also said that if I continued to lose weight that she would recommend a specialist for us to visit so they could take a look at me to see if they could find anything different.

A week into my new diet routine, I got sick again. Momma and Daddy are very sad and heartbroken since I was doing so well and had not thrown up since last December. The vet asked Momma and Daddy to stop the new kibble, remain on the bland diet kibble with just a little bit of the rabbit and potato wet food, prescribed an anti-nausea medication for me, and would let us know when she got in touch with a specialist.

The vet called us a few days ago and she made an appointment for me up at Tufts New England Veterinary Medical Center in North Grafton, MA for today.

Please say a prayer and wish me luck in the hopes that the staff at Tufts can figure out what's going on with me so they can help me get better.

p.s. We haven't been on the computer much due to what's happening with me but I want to thank all my friends for the rosettes I've received. Momma told me about them and it makes me smile. =)

 
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