Maddie ~ Feb. 2002- Jan. 2010

Labrador Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier
Picture of Maddie ~ Feb. 2002- Jan. 2010 , a female Labrador Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier

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Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Maddie ~ Feb. 2002- Jan. 2010

Princess Maddie-Lynn, Big Girl, Black Dog

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

February 20th 2002

sleeping on the couch

baths and being splashed...basically water

Favorite Toy:
quacking stuffed duck

Favorite Walk:
dog park

Arrival Story:
We adopted Maddie from our local shelter. She had been there as a puppy, adopted, then returned a few weeks later because she "wasn't good with cats or children". She is actually great with cats (we foster kittens and have a head-of-the-pack cat) and loves children. Turns out she was just a regular puppy that needed some TLC and training. :) Their loss, our gain!

Maddie was diagnosed with Lymphoma (the nasty "c" word) the day after Thanksgiving. We are proceeding with treatment. She is still perky and has a great appetite. We are blessed to have this extra time with her. Update: The first few weeks of treatment successfully reduced the size of her tumors then the cancer built immunity to the drugs. The tumors grew back and her organs were being affected too. The hardest decision of our lives was to let our sweet Maddie go. We stayed with her the whole time (incredibly difficult but I would not have done it differently). We are all heartbroken. It still doesn't seem real that she is gone forever. We worry about Willie as he has been with her 24/7 since we adotped him 6+ years ago.

Forums Motto:
Forever in our Hearts

I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 13th 2007 More than 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Willie Regis

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Wags & Growls

Happy Birthday to Me!

February 20th 2008 5:01 pm
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Woohoo! It's my birthday. :) I had a pupcake (even let Willie have one) and got a pretty, fluffy, pink necklace. See the pics...aren't I gorgeous?
Lots of love & hugs too. Humom keeps singing to me-could do with less of that though.
Best of all, I've gotten lots of nice birthday pmails, forum notes & gifts from my dogster pals! Even one from a catster pal. Thanks all!


Tomorrow is my birthday...

February 19th 2008 6:17 pm
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I'll be 6 tomorrow!
We usually take a trip to the petstore on birthdays, but my furmily says my leg is still too tender for me to visit such an exciting place. They mention something about me lying flat on my tummy with my legs all spread out so I can get to all the smells of the dogs that have been there before me. hmph!
Well they better get me presents anyway. I am the princess of the pack after all!


Going for walks!

February 17th 2008 10:07 pm
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I am happy to say I am out walking twice a day now. Just short walks 15-20 minutes, but at least I am out of the house and moving! It feels great but I'm really tired afterward. Hey I was just lying around for 7 weeks ya know. Sometimes I feel a little stiff when we return, but my doc says that should go away. Can't wait for the day that I am allowed to run again!
I was very jealous today....Willie got to go to the dogpark without me. :( He had so many great smells on him when he returned. There must have been 100 dogs there!
They brought home a new stuffie for me & some treats, so I guess I will forgive them sooner than later.

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