Nicknames: Duder Duder or Scooter Bug, Scoots (given to me by my dogster pals!)
Birthday: March 13th 2004
Likes: FOOD, FOOD, FOOD! water and ice! playing with my squeaky stuffies!
Pet-Peeves: not getting ice or water when I want it! My cat sister never wants to play! GRRRR
Favorite Toy: Anything that squeaks...today, she prefers her green rubber squeaky toy...she squeaks it forever! She also likes showing her octopus stuffy who's boss...hehehehehe.
Favorite Food: I don't really eat, I inhale; if I had to pick a favorite dog treat: Bill Jack treats Human treat: hamburger...but really any meat is super yummy!
Favorite Walk: Local Park with trails or anywhere that takes her near the rabbits and near food on the ground!
Best Tricks: My personal favorite is breaking toys or tearing out stuffing out of stuffed animals in record time. Oh and my mommy thinks it's cool that I can shake hands
Arrival Story: We got Scooter about one month after my other fur baby, Floppy died. I wasn't planning on getting a dog so quickly, but at the time I was researching the beagle breed. One of the breeders I talked to mentioned that Scooter's mom had given birth 10 weeks prior to 3 pups. Scooter's dad was a champion. I was nervous about getting another dog so quickly, but when I saw Scooter, I knew it would be okay.
Bio: I came into my mommys life when she needed me most. I left my brother, sister, my mom, and grandmother for a life with my two mommies. It's a two way street. I let them hug and kiss me whenever they need me and I give them my best beagle look whenever I want something (did I say I love water and ice?!)
Forums Motto: Power of the Paw for those who need it
So, since I last wrote, I was dealing with diarrhea and I am being treated for a new UTI. Diarrhea is gone because Doc Myers had me stop taking everything except for a prescription dog food and my cancer meds. Mom was so afraid my cancer meds were making me sick. I have been doing well for a few weeks now :-)
I go on Friday for bloodwork and an ultrasound. Mom is nervous and hope it goes well. We will find out if the mass has gotten larger or stayed the same. Keep your paws crossed for me!
Sooo, I have to say that deciding which treatment to go with was pretty gut wrenching for mom. She and my other mom went back and forth. There were three choices: IV chemo...5 rounds, 3 weeks apart. Piroxicam by itself, and oral chemo with the piroxicam. The doc said the iv chemo could give me 1 to 2 years. With just the piroxicam, maybe a year and longer with the oral chemo.
At first moms decided on the iv chemo. But then they thought about the trips to the vet, the worrying, the wondering, my age, will it harm me. They changed their minds and decided to focus on my happiness and spoiling me. They did however chose the oral chemo pills with the piroxicam.
The good news is I am doing well, no side effects with either...arrrroooooo! And I am still not showing any symptoms of this nasty cancer. I go back in a couple of weeks to get bloodwork to see if it's affecting my kidneys.