Meatball{Meaty} 2002-2010

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Home:Buffalo, NY  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 15 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Today is my Birthday!

   Leave a bone for Meatball{Meaty} 2002-2010

Bubba Man, Bubs, Meat, Meatless { since being neutered } , Nosey WonKanobi, Retardo Montlebon, Billy Badass, Magoo,Goobersmooch { thanks Gonzo! },Slow-Mo, Meater Man

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

April 24th 2002

I HAVE to be the center of attention at all times. I love car rides ( I'm Moms co-pilot ), hikes ,massages , the sound of Harleys & KIDS !

This cancer I have !!! When someone gets to go in the car and I can't, when Mom makes the bed ,muddy paws and being pestered by Oz & Puck to play when CLEARLY I'm napping!

Favorite Toy:
BALL, my humans, ball,*Marlowe Moose*, ball, the hose and did I mention ..... ball ??!!

Favorite Food:
Into the Wild, anything brought home in a Styrofoam container,Timbits {donut holes} and *doggie crack* {Natural Balance Food Roll sliced into treats}

Favorite Walk:
The neighborhood. I used to be an *extreme* hiker with Momma but these days I get too sore the next day. I still WANT to go but Momma says no. Supposedly she knows best.Hmph.

Best Tricks:
These days --- fighting cancer!

Arrival Story:
I was born in Ohio and I'm a little fuzzy on how but I ended up in a breeder/kennel/daycare just about an hour outside of Buffalo, NY. I wasn't even there a day when I knew something was up because I was getting yet ANOTHER bath. Before I was even finished soaking up the suds in walked what would become my new Mom & Dad. I think they were " sunk" the second they saw my handsome little self in the breeders arms still wrapped in my towel but Dad insists what won him over was my eagerness to play. Dad and I played while Mom did all my paperwork and soon we were on our way home. I remember Dad drove the hour home to West Seneca so that Mom could have her cuddle time with me :) Imagine my surprise when I came face to face with a 130 pound Rottweiler as soon as I was in the door !! Sounds scary but really ..... she wasn't. Brandi was and always remained the biggest cupcake ever to walk the earth. She taught me ALOT. She crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 11/24/04. I was also greeted by my new ( human ) brother and sister. Both were just as surprised to see me as I was them. Mom and Dad had kept me a secret..... sneaky lil devils. I met my brother first and quickly discovered that he ROCKS ! He played me right into the ground. My sister came in a little later and almost sat on me !! I pretty much blended into the couch we had at the time and she didn't see me until the very last second. Phew !! I don't think it took her even a full second to scoop me up and cuddle me :) Sunk her too. LOL That's my story. That's how I came to be with the family I was born for. I am well fed, well taught, played with constantly and loved unconditionally. What more could a pup a dog ask for ??

Forums Motto:
Die Cancer Die !!!!!!!


I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 7th 2005 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
Dogster's 2006 Holiday Picture Party!

2006 Valentine's Day Party!
See me in Dogster's 2005 Holiday Picture Party!
♥Mom♥ 2005 Mother's Day Stroll!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Who is *da-man* ?! I AM *da-man!* { Or so my Mommy tells me}

A birthday without him

April 23rd 2011 4:34 pm
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So here we are, the day before what could have & should have been Meatys 9th birthday. Its been a hard four months since having to say goodbye. I had expected that I would be on the other side of the pain by now but am not. Don't get me wrong,Its not all bad. I still laugh because of him too. He was an exceptional boy. Easy to love & oh so very hard to let go of.
Twice now since Christmas I have been stopped in my tracks because I swear I have glimpsed Meaty sprawled on the couch as I passed the living room. And I swear that a few weeks ago when Puck was biting and pawing air that he was playing with Meaty. I suppose its possible that I am just romanticizing my little Pug buddies odd behavior.

I never did make it back here to tell the story of Meatys final day. I guess , while I am here anyway, its as good a time as any.

Its no secret that Meaty battled cancer. We had thought we got it all when his face was reconstructed but cancer is........well, unpredictable. Formidable. Evil. And it seems to be on the uprise in our pets. Please, spend the money & screen!

Anyway, Meaty had started coughing a bit but coincidentally had been exposed to kennel cough by a neighborhood dog. On the night of Friday December 17th Meaty was behaving oddly......he turned down popcorn! Meaty was NEVER one to snub food.Near bedtime I noticed him having difficulty sitting & getting comfortable. I thought his arthritis was acting up. It was freezing outside after all.
Saturday morning he was not only uncomfortable still but was coughing...hard. We took off to our vet immediately. He was first checked for heart failure but passed that test with flying colors. His heart was still strong. Both a blessing and a curse to know. Next was x-ray. When Dr Rice came to us with the x-rays in his hands I knew it wasn't good. Stupidly I begged the powers that be for it to be pneumonia or something else treatable but deep down I knew what that look on Dr Rices face meant. He put the x-rays up for us to see and all we could see was tumor after tumor after tumor. He was riddled with them. Clearly Meaty had been fighting for a while. Clearly he was determined to eek out every moment he could with us.
There really was no decision to be made. It had been made for us. We wouldn't even have been able to keep him comfortable enough to pass at home.The cancer had won.
We said our goodbyes and at 10:20 am one stinkin' week before Christmas I held Meaty tightly, his head on my chest as he took his last breath directly over my heart. It was almost as if he was making sure he'd always be in it. Silly boy, he will ALWAYS be there.

So many of you throughout the years have shown that you loved our boy too. Thank you for that.

As I have mentioned already tomorrow, Easter Sunday, would have been Meatys birthday. Please hug your babies a little tighter, give them that *not exactly great for them* goody they love so much & schedule a screening. Cancer doesn't always have to win.

~Kat,Oz & Puck~


Meaty left us

December 19th 2010 11:24 am
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Meaty B left this world behind yesterday December 18th 2010 after along, hard fought battle with cancer.
I have much moreto say but simply cannot at this moment.

May there be buckets in Heaven.


Its back

October 16th 2010 6:24 pm
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Momma wasn't planning on saying anything but has recently been asked why she never posts anymore ....especially no new pictures.... when she often posts new pics of Oz and Puck on Facebook. Truth is, I am not symmetrical anymore so she only posts shots that don't show me head on or up close.
I am holding my own. I still play,run,eat and SNORE :}

And now, its not a secret anymore..... but please don't treat me differently. I just want to be Meaty, the goofy Boxer.Not Meaty, the cancer dog. K ?

Meaty B

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