Lucas


Flat-coated Retriever/Border Collie [See My DogsterPlus Photo Book]
Picture of Lucas, a male Flat-coated Retriever/Border Collie

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"My Beautiful Gentle Boy"

Home:Norman OK  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 7 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs


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Lucas ~ 1st June 2013 ~His 6th Birthday

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"Lucas ~ 1st June 2013 ~His 6th Birthday"

Lucas on his 7th Birthday 1st June 2014

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"Lucas on his 7th Birthday 1st June 2014"

My Beautiful Boy

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"My Beautiful Boy"

Sea Dog

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"Sea Dog"

My Beautiful Boy

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"My Beautiful Boy"

Our holiday at Broken Bow Lake

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"Our holiday at Broken Bow Lake"

My coat is soooooo black  it sucks up light !!

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"My coat is soooooo black it sucks up light !!"

Just had a swim !

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"Just had a swim !"

Swimming in Lake Arbuckle whilst on Hols !

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"Swimming in Lake Arbuckle whilst on Hols !"

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Special Gift Box:
The family of Jerry, Linda, In Loving Memory Jerry, Jerry~Linda  and Skippy
The family of ♥CHLOE♥ and CINNAMON
The family of  Sandy (aka Thumper), Kramer, Kisha, Molly, Sheldon and more!
Sarge
The family of JAKIE, FOREVER LOVED, Sage and Daisy Mae
The family of Randi, Margo, Sadie- Luv You Forever, Casey and Carly
The family of Sammy Jo, Forever in Our Heart, Toby Jo, forever loved, Cory Jo, Joey Jo (Jo Jo) and Sarge
 Sandy (aka Thumper)
The family of Walker (Angel Boy), Alexandria,  Molly,  Pookah   , Edwina (Angel Eddy) DG#1 and more!
The family of Zeus, Nikki, Aggie, Bogie, Dixie and our angels
Amber
Droopy, Forever in my heart
The family of ♥KJ, ♥Rain, Kiska  4Ever ღ, Banjo~ILM ღ and Greta ~ILM ღ
The family of rosco, BOOTS (1995-2013) and FLYHTEAS ÆTHELING
 

Nicknames:
Lukie, Lukie Spook ( he has a Stealth Mode that is 2nd to none !)

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

Birthday:
June 1st 2007

Likes:
Bones and chews!

Pet-Peeves:
Loud noises

Favorite Toy:
He is not honestly much interested in toys

Favorite Food:
ANYTHING that fits in his mouth ! He loves fruit and veg too !

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere with us

Best Tricks:
He has "Stealth Mode " that is second to none !

Arrival Story:
Flicka who is now Lucas's big brother found him with me at the little park we used to go to. He had been dumped. He was about 7 wks old ,scared and sitting under a ladder of a slide in the playground bit of the park. He was flea ridden and had the worst case of worms I have even seen. He is a happy go lucky soul and still growing. His coat has a slight bronze tint around his ruff and he has blonde fur under his paws!The fur is long and incredibly soft with a dense undercoat. For 2 days I tried to find another home for him but it was obvious the Dog Faerie had sent him to me ... smiles.

Bio:
Lucas is a sweet natured soul and very etherial and "not of this world" . He loves his big brother Flicka . Lucas also discovered the wonderfulllllllllll world of water at the Lake ! He just followed Flicka straight in and loved it ! He has the softest of natures and loves everyone. He can be a little skittish... but he is gentle soul. UPDATE FOR LUCAS'S 2nd BIRTHDAY 1st JUNE 2009. Today is Lucas's 2nd Birthday. He ... like Flicka was never supposed to see this day. Abandoned in a small deserted park on the morning of a day when the temperature rose to over 100F. He would have died of dehydraton and the worm infestation he had. He hasnt a care in the world... and I suspect he will be the ''eternal puppy ''! He loves life and loves people. He doesnt like loud noises.. nd doesnt like storms ! He is irrepressable and helps Flicka to relax a little. His fur is cat soft and long and silky . He has helped mend the heart and lift the spirit. Happy Birthday Beautiful Boy ... your soft touch makes our world a better place.UPDATE FOR LUCAS'S 3rd BIRTHDAY 1st JUNE 2010. Beautiful Boy ......... Happy 3rd Birthday ! . It been an eventful year for you .. that lump that had to be removed... that was ''just a silly lump'' SO thankful for that . You have grown up .. and you took it on yourself (with Flicka) to stay close to me after my recent surgery. You have matured. You are still my ''Beautiful Little Alien'' still that puzzled look on your face as you survey this planet. You are so loved .. and the special cuddle time we have each morning before I get up is so SO precious.You just bring so much joy ! Happy 3rd Birthday Lucas ..... Love from Mum , Dad and Flicka.UPDATE FOR LUCAS'S 4th BIRTHDAY 1st JUNE 2011. Happy 4th Birthday my beautiful soft gentle Little Alien ! You still find this world a puzzling place ! This year you even deemed to do a "Down" for me....sigh... and I know its not that you can't do things.... its all just so time wasting to you ! We love you... and the most precious time is still when you come up on the bed for your very special cuddle in the mornings. You are the sweetest Boy ! Even if I look at you and you are asleep.. your beautiful flag of a tail wags ! Happy 4th Birthday Lucas ..... Love from Mum , Dad and Flicka. UPDATE FOR LUCAS'S 5th BIRTHDAY 1st JUNE 2012. Dearest Lucas......... You give so much and ask so little. You are my Little Alien Empath. You can be asleep in another room...and just to think your name... makes your tail wag. It never stops wagging. You have a gentleness and overwhelming "mind meld". Now... one year into our new home.. just to see you run and play to your hearts content.. to finally have Flicka invite YOU to play instead of you always asking him. You ARE Joy incarnate. An old soul and gentle Spirit ... you are so loved .Love from Mum , Dad and Flicka. UPDATE FOR LUCAS'S 6th BIRTHDAY 1st JUNE 2013. Dearest Lucas.... I promised to always keep you safe... and this past few weeks with terrible storms, you have needed reassurance and have found it. Right now you have a pond to paly in with Flicka ! That said, your fur always smells of rain even in drought. You who are so soft and gentle...you ,whose tail wags even in sleep. I believe you see the world through different eyes, you walk a less trodden path.We love you Darling Boy. Love from Mum , Dad and Flicka. UPDATE FOR LUCAS'S 7th BIRTHDAY 1st JUNE 2014. Dearest Lucas ... this is my Birthday Love for you. You are still the gentlest of souls... a smile that you cant even see makes your tail wag ! You are our gentle Boy.. Flicka's security blanket and my Dearest Little Alien. Your world is full of wonder and joy and you give of it so freely to all .Hard to beliebve you are now seven ! We love you Darling Boy. Love Mum , Dad and Flicka.

Forums Motto:
Did I hear cellophane crinkle?

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Worried about my girl - vet can't find anything wrong

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Frame .. Mangels / Tree of Life .. Kevin Dyer / Dr's Emblem charm .. Timeless Charms



Thankyou so very much Tracey for having this painted
Lucas Award PTLF Canine Cancer Awareness Pictures, Images and Photos
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Cancer is the #1 killer of our beloved Furs






I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 31st 2007 More than 7 years!

Stars Given In The Past Month:
Krickette CGC TDI
 Cleopatra ~ Grace
Bunny
♥Austin♥
Scooter, PAWS
Lovi
Tonka,CGC,TDI,RN
Kimmy
 Jolanda
 Levi, PAWS-My Guardian Angel
Scooter, PAWS
Skyanne 3-28-2002--5-5-2015
Molly 5/5/03-10/29/11
Sarge
Riley
Angel Mica-the wonderpup
Princesse Lily CGN
NINA
ANGEL SOX
Cookie (In Memory)
Kali earned her wings 10/21/14
Tessy
Dylan aka Dilly
Charlie
 Jenna
SUNNY (Sweet Angel)
Stryker *1985-2000*
Casey
Tigger ~ Loved Forever
MILO BLUE EYES DB# 73


Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
655535

for 2656 days


Meet my family
Flicka ~ CGCCleo (In
Memory)

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Lucas's View Of The World !


Lucas... bad news .... with a better news ending AND AN- UPDATE and a further UPDATE ~ Monday 18th May 2015 ...- UPDATE ~

April 30th 2015 9:18 am
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Its actually been a bit of a rough 2 1/2 months here.........

Lucas........ going to make this a brief as possible...

Since February Lucas started on some occasions to literally fall over when runnning past a certain distance.(Short runs/dashes dont seem to affect him)

At the 2nd week of April this happened for the 3rd and 4th times and what had been just a chat with my Vet became an appointment for 15th April .... Vet was then ill himself... and I did reschedule for the 20th.. he was still ill and I saw one who helps him occasionally.

She heard a heart murmur and this also means possible arrhythmia. She recommended we see Aaron (appoint set for Monday 27th at 4.45pm) so he could double check Lucas as he has always known him. She also recommended we see a cardiologist vet for an Ultrasound and ECG so they could see what is actually happening with Lucas's heart.

They dont have those facilities.. but have a referral place in Oklahoma City.

Monday 27th at 4.45pm appointment with Aaron

Aaron said the murmur had worsened since Amy saw him.. and I heard it through the stethoscope as well...He thought it was now a 4.5-5 Left side fifth intercostal space injection murmur. He suspected a heart based tumour. IF that was so... there is no mending.

He has referred Lucas to Neel's (the OKC Vets they use which has all the equipment) for and Ultrasound and ECG.

By this time I was in silent running mode... and was preparing for the worst.. because if a tumour.. we were talking just a few short weeks of life.

That day/night was the storm and the tree came down.. I was beyond exhausted and Tuesday spent all day lumberjacking and cleaning up and getting electricians in to reconnect downed power lines. we had power to the house.. but no water (Well pump cable was brought down etc)

WEDNESDAY 29th APRIL ... Ultrasound and ECG at Neel Vets OKC

Lucas !!

NO TUMOUR !!!!!

I wont have the written report till either late tonight or sometime tomorrow but I talked at length with the Vet and saw all the scans and echos and she spent good time with me explaining. I am just overwhelmed trying to remember it all and will do better with a written report !

Lucas basically has an enlarged left side of heart and the valves arent now closing properly. There is damage .

(It is possible also it is an aggravated congenital birth defect but as we have no idea about his parents as he was found in a park.)

This isnt going to get better.. but with modern drugs now this CAN be helped and the prognosis for his life is lengthened ! Also.. even IF we had $20,000 and took him to Oklahoma University Veterinary Hospital there is no surgery for this.. even if there was... its massive type of surgery and I wouldnt put him through it.

The drug mentioned is one also used for humans with the same condition (I THINK this is the one but the written report will have it)

" Lisinopril (Prinivil)Lisinopril is a drug known as an ACE inhibitor, which can be prescribed to dogs suffering from heart problems. If your dog is suffering from heart disease, this may prolong his life by reducing the amount of work his heart has to do."

They also did X-Rays... and skeletally he is in brilliant order !! No bad joints or arthritis at all.

He did REALLY great... none of the exhaustion of the other day... and I am relieved beyond words.

Its not a cure... and he could get alot worse fast and fade.. but the prognosis is................

1-2 years maybe!!! This is GREAT news... he will be 8 on 1st June ... each day now is a bonus....had this been the suspected tumour.. he possibly wouldnt have seen his birthday.

The Vet was very very happy with his lifestyle and food/supplements and excellent general health and welfare.

I need to continue to not let him run the distance I know causes the collapse.. but continue to let him enjoy his life. There will be times I cannot stop him in time.

All this info is now in the air waves to my Vet.. and we will go from there and start the meds shortly.

This is a reprieve.. and I will take every moment I can get.

If you are still reading this... you deserve a medal.. and a large glass of wine. !!!! It's its been a very long and worrying 2 1/2 month here...


UPDATE Friday 1st May

Just back from my Vets now... and he has the report and has decided on the drugs he wants to use.. we are starting low and slow.. and building in a big buffer zone of dosage so that we have plenty of scope for when it eventually gets worse. After 7 days we are going to up the dosages and look to them as being maintenance dosages.

RIGHT NOW... my Vet is saying all things considered.. we can manage this well for now once we get the dosages stabilised. There is no cure... but we have a reprieve for now.


UPDATE 6th May

Picked up the new upgraded meds for Lucas. He will be on 60mgs of Enalapril a day (the heart med) and the same Lasix (20mg). We have to take him to see my vet for a check on Monday 18th at 4pm.



Lucas Vet Visit ......... Monday 18th May 2015 ... UPDATE

Aaron is happy to let things go as they are for now. Lucas is doing ok...we know that he could be with us a week or a month or a year .... each day is a new life. We also have more meds we can add to help when it becomes necessary. Right now he is on as little as is possible given the serious condition . As much as I look ahead and grasp each day... I also know we have to make the most of it all. Isnt that the best any of us can ever hope for too.

The Boys have their yearly jabs end July... instead of one of the Vet nurses just doing it.. Aaron will also just see Lucas for a cursory check as well.

My indicator that things are worsening is if the "cough" worsens. Right now it has IMPROVED IMMENSELY. I am going to let him run and play(even though that will stress ME !!) because I want Lucas to be himself... if that means for a month or a year.. thats fine.. because whatever time is left is HIS party.






THANKYOU all who have sent love and hugs... it means so very much

Toto
Pogo
Quinn
Darby
Bunny
Sonja
Sandy
Scoot er
♥Austin♥
Krickette
Daisy Mae
Peter Parker
Smiley & Luigi
Maiyah Sahara
Minster & Lucy
☯ Romeo Beau ☯
Buddy/Angel Abby
Hanna/Angel Annie
Hershey and Winkie
Riley and Caileigh and Norm Green
Droopy, Forever in my heart & Rascal
The family of ♥CHLOE♥ and CINNAMON
The family of ♥KJ, ♥Rain, Kiska 4Ever ღ, Banjo~ILM ღ
The family of Zeus, Nikki, Kirra , Aggie, Bogie and more!
The family of Rocky 1997 - 2010, Sarge and Abby Grace
The family of Randi, Margo, Sadie- Luv You Forever, Casey
The family of MAIZY , ANGEL LUCY , Angel Sammy , PONGO
The family of Ringo, Webster, Dusty the Puppycat *DLM*, Iris
The family of rosco, BOOTS (1995-2013) and FLYHTEAS ÆTHELING
The family of Hershey, Kaci, Bosco (my special Angel) and Bailey (In Loving Memory)
Collie cuddles from Amber Kitty cuddles from Sterling, Shade, Sundance and Shannara
The family of Sammy Jo, Forever in Our Heart, Toby Jo, forever loved, Cory Jo, Joey Jo (Jo Jo)

 

The Candlelighting Ceremony For Our Angels Taken By- Cancer. Saturday 26th July 2014 7:00 PM EST

July 1st 2014 12:10 pm
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Well....... its that time of year again.

The Canine Cancer Hero Candle Lighting at Sierra's garden in Maine will be on

Saturday July 26th @ 7:00 PM EST.

Debbie (Wyoming and Cheyenne's Mum) will be lighting for her Angel pups and for my Cleo again.

Do you think we can repeat the last 4 years ?

Folk joined in from all over the world to light 2 candles for all the beautiful Furs (dogs and cats... and any Beloved One's) at a time as close to the time as possible in your time zones. Doesnt matter if its earlier or later... just light the candles ... post the pics... we try to send them to Debbies wonderful friend who allows the candle lighting to be done in her garden with hundreds of candles.

You can send me the photos if you wish and I will send them on to Debbie who will send them to Sierra's Mum.

We CAN... we CAN light the world. We CAN scare away the evil shadow of Cancer... WE CAN !!!!!!

Please join us in your homes.. your gardens.. your hearts .....Two candles.... ONE HOPE


Lights to Infinity ~~ Loved to Eternity


These are links for you to see past Lightings and Pages etc

Wyoming's Diary

Cleo s Page

The Candle Lighting in Cleo's Garden for Canine Cancer and for ALL loved and lost. 27-7-13 ~Next 7 photos

http://www.onetruemedia.com/ Video of previous Candle Lightings

The Candle Lighting in Cleo's Garden for Canine Cancer and for ALL loved and lost. 28-7-12

The Candle Lighting in Cleo's Garden for Canine Cancer and for ALL loved and lost. 23-7-11

Cleo and the Candle Lighting Ceremony 2010

Canine Candle Company

2009 Candle Lighting

 

UPDATE FOR LUCAS'S 7th BIRTHDAY 1st JUNE 2014. ~~ AND- BIRTHDAY THANKYOU'S

May 31st 2014 8:30 pm
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UPDATE FOR LUCAS'S 7th BIRTHDAY 1st JUNE 2014.

Dearest Lucas.... I can't put this on your Bio as it should be but this is my Birthday Love for you. You are still the gentlest of souls... a smile that you cant even see makes your tail wag ! You are our gentle Boy.. Flicka's security blanket and my Dearest Little Alien. Your world is full of wonder and joy and you give of it so freely to all .Hard to beliebve you are now seven ! We love you Darling Boy.

Love Mum , Dad and Flicka.


Birthday Thankyou's

I want to Thankyou all for the love and kind words and messages and pictures. Its appreciated more than you know.

I hope I have everyone so far.. but please message me if you dont see your name and should !

Pogo
Anya
Elise
Riley
Cedar
Darby
Austin
Wesley

Hershey
Scarlett
Kally Kat
Hanna Belle
Romeo Beau
Peter Parker
Minster & Lucy
Charlie (Angel)
Sarge and Abby
☃ ASHTON LEE ☃
ღ Jayden Noelani ღ
Mirra & Angel Micca
Charlie (down under!)
Abby - Forever Loved
Trinity and the Kitties
Droopy, Forever in my heart
Angel Petey- In Loving Memory
The family of Missy , Tyler and Cash
The family of Hershey and Van Winkle
The family of ♥CHLOE♥ and CINNAMON
The family of Penny, Grouse and Freddie
The family of Angel Annie and Hanna Belle
The family of ♥Austin♥ and ♥ Doo - My Sweet Angel
The family of Charlie, Abbie, Teddy, Maggie and more!
The family of Spike, Dood In Loving Memory and Sandy
The family of MAIZY , ANGEL LUCY , SAMMY , PONGO
The family of Hershey, Kaci, Angel Bosco and Angel Bailey"
The family of ⒶⓃⒼⒺⓁ ✞ ⓈⓊⓃⓃⓎ and ❤ ⓏⒶⓃⒺ ❤
The family of ♥KJ, ♥Rain, Kiska 4Ever in my ღ, Banjo~ILM ღ
The family of Ringo, Webster, Dusty the Puppycat *DLM*, Iris
The family of ♥Sophie Claire CGC and HarleyDavidson THD, CGC
The family of Zeus, Nikki, Aggie, Bogie and Dixie and our Angels
The family of Jerry, Linda, In Loving Memory Jerry and Jerry~Linda
The family of Harley Diva-Girl,CGC,Therapy D and Jazzi Danz'r, CGC,Therapy D
The family of NOT Hurricane Sandy (aka Thump, Kramer, Kisha, Molly and more!
The family of REDFORD , COOPER, Tundra ~ DG #6, Manytoes ~ DB #120 and more!
The family of ❅ COPPER ALLAN ❅, ✰ HARLEY D. ✰, ❅ LUCY LU ❅, ✞Molly(Forever In Our Hearts) and more!
The family of TedEbear & TessaSue, Bear Nitro Lucy CoCo Sam Tigger Tiger Baby CreamPuff and Rascal Angel & Sammy

 
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