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Thank You To My Furiends!

November 18th 2015 7:01 am
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Well my birthday came and mom didn't seem to remember. I've been watching over her and dad and they've been busy fighting with leaves falling off the trees. checked her email and said to dad, I wonder why there's so many emails from Dogster. She opened one and yelled, Oh NO, I forgot it was Tobys birthday! Mom hasn't had time to thank each doggie friend so I'm helping her out by at least letting my friends who took time to think of me on my birthday know that I am so Thankful for all of you. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, I can't say it enough! Mom and Dad are still fighting with the leaves so she hasn't been on the computer. I hear her and dad talking about the people who pick up the leaves, they have only 2 more weeks and the leaf pick up ends so they are trying to finish before that happens. I just want you to know mom read all the birthday messages, every one of them, she had tears in her eyes as she read them. They were happy tears though because she's so thankful that so many friends remembered my birthday. (and ummm, she forgot)I forgive her because I know she was busy but thank you all for reminding mom about my birthday! Angel wags and licks to all of you....Toby Jo


Thank You Furiends...

August 25th 2015 10:59 am
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This is a little late but we wanted to thank all my furiends for the gifts and pictures and lovely messages that were sent to me on my Rainbow Bridge Day. Mom hasn't been feeling well so please forgive her lateness. We've read each one several times and we are so very thankful for all our furiends! Thank you all so much for thinking of me on my bridge day and for making mom smile! Wishing you all a tail wagging day, love Toby Jo


Your First Rainbow Bridge Day

August 20th 2015 3:53 pm
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Toby Jo, on August 12th we said good bye to you, it was one whole year ago. A whole year has passed since you left us. We are so thankful for all the wonderful memories and we think of you everyday. Of course there were some memories that weren't so good, like the time you thought you could fight a dog four times your size! But even that turned into a not so bad memory. We talk about how patient you were when we had to wash your wounds and change your dressings, you were calm and just let us do what had to be done. Maybe knowing you would get a special treat afterwards had something to do with you being so cooperative! Toby, you are loved and missed more than words can describe, you will never be forgotten. You have a brick now, like Sammy does, in the memorial garden at the dog park you loved so much. We had lots of fun there, watching you run and mark every tree and bush you came upon. Thank you Toby Jo for the years you gave to us, for all the happy times we had together and for making us laugh, we love you and miss you sweet, from mom, dad, Cory Jo, JoJo and Sarge


Happy Birthday Sweet Toby Doobers...

November 10th 2014 10:05 am
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Oh Toby Jo, you are missed so much. You would have been 12 years old today, how hard it was when your birthday coupon came in the mail from our pet store. We used it to get a little squeak toy that your brothers will get for Christmas from you. We wanted so badly for you to make it to your 12th birthday but that just wasn't to be. Dad and I are still hurting but it helps to know that you are with your brother Sammy Jo. You loved him so much. We will always miss you and Sam, we love both of you and you will both be in our hearts forever. Happy Birthday Toby Jo. Mom, Dad, Cory Jo, JoJo and Sarge. XXXXXOOOOO


Thank You

September 10th 2014 2:56 pm
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It's been almost a month since our Toby Jo left for the Rainbow Bridge, Everything reminds me of him. I miss him sitting on the porch looking over his yard and making sure all was well. The way he constantly had to know where my husband was and how he followed dad everywhere. How he met us at the gate when ever we came home and his big smile and tail wagging because he was so happy to see us. Going to the dog park for the first time without Toby was heart breaking, his favorite place since he was two years old. We loved him so much. I haven't had the time to thank each friend who sent rosettes, pawmail, pictures, thoughtful words and prayers but please know how much each one was appreaciated, I've read every single message more than once. It has helped us so much to know people care. Toby is burried next to Sammy at Sleepy Hallow Pet Cemetary. They were best buddies since the day we got Toby so Sammy would have company while we were at work and he had to be alone during the day. It was the best thing we ever did, they loved each other from the second they met, so it's right that they should be together now. I am having lots of problems getting the pictures posted on Toby Jo's page, I don't know if everyone is or just me but today it's telling me that I am at my limit of 11 and if I want more to get Dogster Plus. When I go to sign up for Dogster Plus it tells me I already have it. I get other messages too like couldn't read the file, I'll keep trying, once in awhile it does actually work.


Our Toby is an Angel

August 12th 2014 12:22 pm
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Today our Toby became an Angel. We are missing him so much. Thank you everyone for all the kind words, pawmails, rosettes and especially for all the prayers. Tobys doctor didn't think he'd make it through the July 4th weekend so I truly believe everyones prayers gave us an extra month to be with him.

Toby Jo, you have left a huge hole in our lives, you can't imagine how much you are missed. Right now everything reminds us of you and the memories of happy times together brings tears to our eyes. Upstairs is your little bed, tonight for the first time you won't be in it. In the kitchen is your little dish. It was washed and ready for you to have breakfast. We put the stroller away, it was too painful to have to see it. It was such a reminder that you were too sick to walk the trails at the dog park, I didn't mind pushing you around in it and you didn't seem to mind being in it. We just enjoyed being together at your favorite place in the world so we did what we could to make that happen. We love you so much lil' Toby Doobers and forever you will stay in our hearts. Fly Free Sweet, mom, dad, Sarge, Cory and JoJo


Toby Jo Update

August 9th 2014 2:56 pm
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Just a quick update on Toby. We took him to the vet yesterday and the news was pretty bad. He's been coughing almost all night and doesn't sleep well so she increased his lasix. He is at the highest doseage on all his meds. She said he is a little worse than the last time we brought him in but there is nothing more she can do for him, the increased lasix should make him a little more comfortable for awhile and buy him a little more time. She told us to take him home and just enjoy him while we still have him with us. It is so hard knowing we are losing him but we are trying to make his last days as happy as possible. He loves the dog park so I've been taking him there almost every day. He doesn't mind riding in the stroller but of course he'd much rather be walking. I do let him out once during each visit so he can walk around and mark all the trees. And when it's hot he stands in the pond for a few minutes. We are doing all we can to keep him alive as long as possible, he is so very much loved.


My Update

July 18th 2014 3:50 pm
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Hi all my furiends, we are missing all of you but mom is so busy still. Mom and I just wanted to let you all know that things have not changed a lot with my CHF but my dogtor says that mom and dad are doing a very good job. I know sometimes I don't make it easy for them. They are unhappy that I refuse to eat dog food, they are still cooking me liver, chicken and turkey legs. Sometimes I won't eat the food they cook for me either and it scares them. Getting pills down is a battle every day. They give me peanut butter, cheese, lunch meat, and whatever else they can think of. I hear they are going to get me some baby food next. For the last few days mom has been noticing that I haven't been pooping. she thinks my diet of meat, meat, and more meat is the problem. Dad called the dogtor and she said to give me some pumpkin twice a day so today we started that. Mom says we will find a way to get fruits and vegetables down me, she is determined. I had a bad day today, I've been coughing a lot. Yesterday mom took me and Sarge to the dog park. Since I was having a pretty good day she let me walk more than she usually allows so today she is blaming herself because I am not doing so well. I don't mind riding in the stroller but walking and being able to check out who's been marking my trees is lots more fun than just sitting and riding over the bumpy paths.

Dads new knee is healing and he is getting another new knee in october. Mom is still struggling with getting housework, laundry and yard work done but dad has started helping a little. Well, I need to go rest now, but I want to make sure you all know how much we love all our furiends. Thank you, my furiends, for the prayers, we appreaciate them so much. Loves and Licks, Toby Jo


Not Doing Well...

June 27th 2014 4:13 pm
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Mom thought I should write an update so our furiends will all know we are still here. We want to thank everyone who sent presents and comments and pictures and paw mails, we haven't forgotten our furiends and we just love all the gifts and comments for Sarge on his gotcha day and Sammy on his Rainbow Bridge day and also his barkday. and all the POTP and prayers for me. Mom says I am very sick. I've been to the vet 3 times now, first she gave me lasix, the next visit she increased the lasix and the last visit, just a couple days ago, she said she can hear crackling in my lungs which she couldn't hear before. I also lost 4 pounds but mom said that's because I had so much fluid inside me. She gave me 2 more perscriptions, one is vetmedin, for my heart and the other is enalapril also for my heart. She said my heartbeat is weak and the medicine will help make it stronger. Mom took us to the dog park and I had a real hard time. I made it to the small dog area and laid down in the shade. Mom stayed with me there and held me while my human sister took Sarge and Izzy and Tinker for a long walk around the park. I couldn't quite make it to the gate when we left to go home so my human sister carried me to the car. Mom and dad are worried and sad. Dad called the dog park today and asked if they could bring the doggie stroller for me so I can still go for walks in the park. they said that will be fine so I might get to go tomorrow. Well I better go rest now, thank you all again. Licks and tail wags from Toby and mom


An Update Fur Our Furiends

June 4th 2014 6:25 pm
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Hello our dear furiends, mom wanted to send out a thank you to evfurry one that sent my brudder Sammy Jo beautiful rosettes and messages for his 5th Rainbow Bridge Day. We all miss him very much and we love you all for thinking of him on this sad day. Mom is going to try to send out better thank you's to all of you but in case she just can't get to it she wanted me to let you all know that we read them all and we will cherish the love and compassion attached to each one. Thank you...

As for mom she is very busy, Dad had his knee surgery and is doing well but he's in lots of pain yet and mom is busy taking care of him (and me) and doing all the things that dad used to do around the house. She says dad did a lot more than she realized and she's exhausted! She's struggling to keep up with house work, laundry, yard work and planting the flowers she bought over a week ago. Plus taking me and Sarge to the dog park when she can squeeze in a little time. Grocery shopping is a problem, she puts it off everyday until it's dinner time and then runs out to get take out for her and dad saying she will get groceries tomorrow but when tomorrow comes the same thing happens. Dad has a lady come once or twice a week, she's a nurse and a guy comes three times a week and makes dad hurt. He makes dad do physical therapy. But, each day dad gets better and mom says once the pain goes away dad will love his brand new knee! Dad says he will take a break before having the other knee done so he can do some golfing and take us to the dog park.

And then there's me. My CHF is worse, I cough most of the night but not as much during the day. Mom is taking me back to the dogtor to see what can be done to slow the progress of this horrible sickie I have. Her and dad are so worried when they hear me coughing and sometimes I see moms eyes get wet. When mom takes us to the dog park we only walk a little bit then we sit for awhile so I can rest. It takes us two hours to get through the whole park because we spend so much time sitting. Well mom says I better end this because it's time for my medicine and time for all of us to go to our beds for the night. Mom says as soon as things calm down around here we can get back to Dogster, we are hoping that will be real soon!

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