My Life by Wade

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Good bye

December 3rd 2012 9:53 am
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It is with a heavy heart that I must let everyone know that Wade lost his battle with cancer on Friday. When my husband got home from work Wade was in acute discomfort, our only option was to let him go. He was a favorite of the vet techs and many of them came in to hug him and us and cried along with us at his passing. There will never be another one like him, for he was special in every way. God speed my Tator.

 

Bad News

November 26th 2012 6:27 am
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We had to take Wade to the vet on Friday, he was back to not eating and his tongue & gums were pale. Tests show he's extremely anemic and the doctor believes it's because of either new tumors or small tumors getting larger and bleeding. We've put him on Prednisone (sp?) and it seems to be helping but it's just a matter of time now.

 

A little good news...

October 31st 2012 7:02 am
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We had Wade's chest x-rayed and he doesn't have any tumors in his lungs or around his heart at this time. This is wonderful news. He's fully recovered from his surgery and is his old self again. His appetite is back big time and he's running and playing. We know that ultimately the cancer will come back and we will lose him to it, but for right now we're spoiling him and having a ball.

 

The Big C

October 17th 2012 6:48 am
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It's true, Wade has cancer. He went to the vet to have his back and hips X-rayed because we thought they were giving him trouble but what they found was a tumor on his spleen. He had surgery last Wednesday to remove the spleen and tumor, which they thought was the size of a baseball, but it turned out to be so huge, it filled the equivalent of a 13 x 9 pan, it had to be cut into pieces to be put into specimen containers for biopsy. The results came back and they aren't good, it's an aggressive sarcoma. According to the vet once the first tumor is found there is an 80% chance that the cancer has spread. There's no cure we've decided against chemo, all it will do is make him miserable for the short time he has left, his vet is in complete agreement with our decision. The next step will be X-rays on his chest next week to see if the cancer has spread to his lungs or around his heart and at that point we'll have a better time estimate.

Wade had a lot of health problems because of neglect when he was rescued and we've worked hard of the last 8 years to monitor these problems to make sure they didn't become an issue for him as he got older. But this is something we never expected and didn't see coming, we are just devastated.

He has touched so many people in his life and the neighborhood kids all know and love him. Don't know how much time we have left and based on the last two weeks it's not going to be nearly enough, but in the meantime he will be one spoiled little boy.

 

Hmph!

February 8th 2011 8:43 am
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My mom had the audacity to bring a 6 month old puppy into the house, a Chihuahua puppy no less. How could she do this to me???? I feel betrayed and hurt :(. Mom told me it's just until Saturday, we're only keeping her until she can be taken to my Nana's house. She also has explained that this puppy was a rescue, her parents were found on the streets and her mamma was preggers when she was found so really we're doing a good thing by helping get this little thing adopted. I DON"T CARE, this little thing has dominated my mom's time and she actually growled at me and my dad yesterday (the puppy not mom), excuse me?! People she took one of my toys and was playing with it, the horror!

To top it all off, Lexie doesn't care, she's not the least bit put out by her, I was hoping for a little solidarity here but no, for the first time in her life she's not acting like a Diva.

So for the time being I'm ignoring mom, except to give her my sad, hurt, puppy dog eyes, yep Dad is my guy this week.

 

Just Call Me Bubble Gum Head

February 13th 2009 6:07 am
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I was digging in the little garbage can in the front room and lo and behold I found gum, the good stuff too, Super Bubble, mom's favorite. Well I got it on my cheek and on my chest oh and let's not forget the carpet. Then I went out into the back yard and rolled in the leaves so I had reddish colored leaves stuck to my face too. Now here's when the real fun (??) started. When mom got home, she of course petted me and gave me kisses as she always does when she felt something hard on my cheek, that's when she saw the red leaves and thought it was dried blood. Well I take off to greet dad and mom is screaming at him to check my cheek, dad mistook one of my doggy beauty marks for a wound and told mom that I had a hole in my cheek. Now they're both running around like crazy because the vet closes in 15 minutes and we have to hurry. About that time the leaf fell off and when mom took a closer look she smelled the gum. About that time she found the wad in the carpet. It's amazing how fast moms can go from concerened to annoyed. She cut the gum from my chest but the stuff on my cheek will have to come off on it's own, not enough hair to cut.

Boy that was fun!

 

It's white, cold and fun - It's Snow!!!!

December 12th 2008 6:44 am
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I live in the Gulf Coast of Texas so we don't usually get snow, in fact I've never seen it before. But Wednesday night it snowed, alot, dad said 3 inches worth. At first I wasn't sure I wanted anything to do with it but then I got out and started playing and it was awesome. I ran and ran and ran all over the front yard. Then came in and layed down by the fire to get warm. Mom and Dad were excited too, they kept taking pictures of it and Dad made snowballs for throwing.

Lexie wasn't interested and neither was Thomas but I had so much fun, I can't wait for it to happen again.

 

Thomas the Cat

February 26th 2008 7:13 am
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As you may have seen on Lexie's diary my folks brought a new new cat home, his name is Thomas, or as mom calls him; Tommy. I got one thing to say to "Tommy", step away from the mom. Now I've been more than patient waiting on mom to give him back to where ever she got him from but I'm beginning to think he's here for good, oh the horror. At first I thought he was okay, he likes to snuggle with me and I don't mind that but he is toooooo attached to my mom, there I've said it. As I've stated on this forum before, that is my mom, I barely like sharing her with Lexie and this is just too much to bare. He likes to butt heads with her and lay near her and he play with her. He's pretty loud too especially when it's time to eat, so mom feeds him first so that we don't have to hear the drama. Did I mention he's taken over my loofah dog, and can you believe my folks encourage this behaviour by playing with him and it. He waltzed in the door, made himself at home and now he plays with my green dog. I don't like it, period.

 

Stuff

November 29th 2007 6:43 am
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Okay lots of stuff has been going on lately.....

First, my mom went on a diet and exercises a lot so now she walks me and Lexie several times a week. At first I had to rest a couple of times during the walk but not anymore now we run the entire time we're gone. I've met a lot of nice new people, lost weight and have more energy.

Secondly, our cat passed away; everyone was very sad about it, mom and dad cried alot. They got her creamated and put her on the shelf next to Oreo so she can always be close to us. I heard them talking the other day about bringing home a new cat that showed up at my Nana's house, not sure how I feel about that, we'll see.

Thirdly, I met a new member of our family last night. His name is Jordan and he's 2 months old, I've never seen anything that small before. He and his sister Mia came to our house last night, I really like Mia, she's a little person too but she's big enought to pet and play with me. As they left Jordan's mom told him he needed a bath because he smelled bad, I don't understand, I thought he smelled pretty good.

 

Sunday Sunday Sunday!

August 13th 2007 7:42 am
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Yesterday we went to a campground to pick up daddy. Mom was camping with Dad but on Saturday she didn't feel good, it was 102 outside, and she came home early. At about 7am on Sunday she woke us up and said it was time to go. Go Where???? To the DoubleLake Recreation Park to pick up dad. Weeeeee!!! When we got there Dad was making breakfast, bacon, eggs and fried potatoes. He made extra of course so we could join in and everyone had breakfast together. Then we ran all over the campsite peeing on bushes and chasing bugs and Lexie (of course) barked at the people next door, (don't tell her I said this but she not always very nice). After that mom and dad took us for a walk, unfortunately Lexie isn't good on the leash so they usually take us separately. I got to go where there are a lot of people and kids to visit and because Lexie doesn't like to meet strangers mom took her where there wouldn't be many people. After a few hours it was time to leave so dad lifted me up into the backseat where mom had put pillows, Lexie says the only reason the pillows were there was because they wouldn't fit anywhere else but I know mom put them there because she loves us and wanted us to be comfy. We slept all the way home and when we got home mom gave us each a fold over peanutbutter sandwich, and yes Lexie I know mom snuck an asprin in the bread but it was still a nice snack, and besides because mom thought ahead my back leg wasn't sore when I woke up from my nap in the afternoon. Overall it was a great day!!!

 
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