Nicknames: Binxy, Binxley, Boo, Widdle Biddle, Sweetheart, Mister Wister, My Boy, Little Boy, and all sorts of cute little names when he is being cute, which is always!!
Birthday: August 20th 2004
Likes: His mommy! Going for car rides and walks with his mommy. Really anything at all that he can do with his mommy he will be there for! Now that Binx is my Service Dog he loves getting things for me!
Pet-Peeves: People trying to touch him, hates kitties, fireworks, very loud noises, thunder, being told no, people trying to talk to his mommy when we are in the car for a ride!
Favorite Toy: Any of the tons of stuffed toys he has in his 3 toy totes, and oh, tennis balls!!
Favorite Food: Binx is food allergy free right now and loves Castor and Pollux Organix dog food and Wet Noses dog treats. Basically anything healthy mommy will let him have a taste of! Binx's FAVORITE doggy ice cream is Dogsters, he goes crazy for it!
Favorite Walk: Wherever his Mommy goes Binx is sure to be and I do mean anywhere!
Best Tricks: Sit, stay, down all the way, shake one paw then the other, wave, high five, up all the way, catch popcorn in his mouth, etc!!!
Arrival Story: When he was first able to leave his mommy is upstate NY where we are from I first met my Binx and it was a bond right away! The breeder had cats and they let the cats eat all the fur off the puppies tails and he was so thrilled to come home with me!! :)
Bio: Binx was a dog that had some of the tainted foods when all of that happened. He got very sick. We believe that since he is larger than Shelties are supposed to be that helped him. We found out in time before he ate to much of the bad foods. Thankfully, he has no permanent damage from that horrible time!
Forums Motto: Happy Summer, let's jump in the pool!
Accomplishments and Cool Dogster Stuff: DOG OF THE DAY: August 20, 2008
DAILY DIARY PICK: June 29, 2009
FEATURED DIARY OF DAY: November 10, 2009
Today mom and I took the day off work and after 5 months and 20 days with 17 chemo treatments of 5 different chemo meds, I had my very last one today!! The Dogtor said that he was very happy with how good I've done through this whole treatment and now I have to get a blood test every 4 weeks to make sure I am still in clinical remission. He said that lots of doggies go out of remission and have to have a second treatment (not the same one that I just had, though) and many doggies stay in remission longer after. But I'm hoping that since I was in remission so early on that I will stay that way for a long time!!!
I am feeling a little yucky tonight and trying to get a good comfy spot in the living room, but haven't found one to stay in long. I think I will poke my nose at mom so she will go in where the comfy pillows are in our room for the night, even though it's not even 7 pm.
Happy Thanksgiving today! Mom said that when I got sick six months ago she was sure that I would not be here for the holidays when I first was diagnosed. But after so much help from SO many I got to have all my treatments and am here and doing really great today. I just found out that my last chemo will be a week early, too!!! It's December 6th and all done, hopefully for a long time! I will be all recovered just in time for Christmas!
Mom and I were talking today, ok, she was talking and I was listening and agreeing anyway. We have so very much to be thankful for this year. We graduated college, got a good job working with people that care about us a whole lot, have lots of people in our lives in person and online who care very much about us, the family is all healthy and good, and I get to still be my mom's partner and doing really well.
Now, we are not having the big turkey dinner today, though. We are having it on Saturday when the family comes over since they have to work. Mom has been doing some Christmas decorating, she got that big tree that goes in a box out and put it in front of the window.
Oh, and a special SHOUT OUT to Dogster for picking me as one of the Diary of the Days this week, ARRROOOOOO!!!!!! Thank you :-)
Ok, off to do a little snoopervising and see if mom needs any help with the tree in the box stuff. Have a pawsome day everyone!
Dear Diary and Friends, I'm real sorry I've been away so long and not updated. My typist and I have been super busy at work and I've been to the Dogtors often for the chemo stuff and checkups, we are really tired lately! Mom said she feels like this year with all that has been happening that we have been on auto-pilot mode or something....
Anywho, I have one chemo this coming Tuesday before Thanksgiving and then one last one on December 13th and I would totally appreciate some doggie prayers that I get to stay in remission for a long time to come after!
I lost a whole lotta fur, mom says it looks like there is another Sheltie hiding in the house sometimes, haha! Don't worry, I'm not naked or anything, just super thin fur right now is about it. Mom said not to worry and that will start growing back in no time, kinda like when my allergies made me real sick a few years ago and my fur had to come back then, too.
For Thanksgiving we are having the family over on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving day. By then I will feel all better from the chemo on Tuesday. What are your plans for Thanksgiving???
Oh, and mom said that when we leave work Tuesday this week we don't go back until next Monday, we get a little mini-vacation, arrrooooo!!!
Hope you are all doing pawsome too and Happy Thanksgiving to you!!