February 9th 2013 11:12 am
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Well I’ve been on my pain medication for about one week now and although I am not limping as bad, I am still limping. The vet told momma that she can increase my medication from ½ a pill per day to one whole pill so that is what momma is going to do.
Some of my pals wanted to know why the vet didn’t suggest amputating my leg…first, because of my spinal injury my two hind legs do not operate fully thus taking the front leg away would make it very difficult for me to walk. Also, there is no telling just how far the cancer has traveled. It might be isolated only in the front leg but since I also have liver failure putting me under with anesthesia would be a death sentence in it’s self therefore the humans have elected to go with pain management only.
I’m up and about, playing, eating and of course sending out really nasty stink bombs – BOL, BOL. The only real noticeable difference is that I limp and stumble occasionally.
The good news is that the vet said because the tumor hasn’t been molested (biopsied) that should cut the rate of spreading. I have to go back and see her in two months for follow-up exams.
Thank you all for the prayers, candle and POTP on my page. I love you all!!!!!!
Now onto New Mexico news, this last week was nice and sunny, in fact, the sun had melted most of the snow away. Daddy took off the snow chains from his truck and we were able to drive safely without them although the melted snows had turned the dirt into mud. I for one don’t mind the mud and have been know to run right through it; Coco on the other hand walks daintily around it or will even jump over a mud puddle – BOL, BOL. Since the humans have been working only on the inside of the house and not the yard, all we have is mud, mud and more mud. Yesterday I had to have my feet washed three times because I came back up to the house with muddy paws after going outside to do my business – BOL. Once while momma was washing my feetsies she somehow got mud on my back so she ended up giving me a whole bath.
Today when we woke up the sun was gone and it was snowing hard again. Everything is once again covered with a layer of snow. Now I’m not complaining because we don’t even have one foot of snow and I know my pals on the East coast have been swamped with several feet of snow so I consider us lucky. However, it would be nice for all the snow to be melted, gone and the mud dried out so I won’t have to have my feetsies washed so much. I have to say I’m not really enjoying the laundry tub at all.
February 4th 2013 3:28 pm
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This morning the humans got up and loaded Coco and me into the crate in daddy’s truck. We were so excited to go for a ride even though it was to see a new vet. Coco needed a couple of shots and I have been limping so it was time for a professional to determine why.
Coco was NOT a nice little doggy – nope, wasn’t nice at all. She made it very hard for the vet to put the medicine in her nose because she kept on yanking her head all over the place. I actually think the vet got most of it all over her – BOL, BOL. Next she had to have rabies shot and do you know what the little princess did? Well let me tell you, she growled and tried to bite the vet. Luckily she missed but I’m sure the vet isn’t going to think too highly of Coco – BOL.
As for me, the vet muzzled me and took me into the back room so that they could explore the pads of my right front foot to see if I had anything stuck in there thus causing the limp. Nothing was found but that is the leg that has the large 2” tumor right below the elbow joint. The vet said the tumor is NOT a fatty tumor because it does not move, instead it appears to be a cancer related growth and the only option available for me because of my failing liver is to be on pain management medications and when that stops working then the humans and the vet will have another talk about what other course of action should be taken.
Anyhoodle, that’s all I have to bark about right now.
February 1st 2013 6:41 pm
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Monday morning the humans are going to take both Coco and me to a vet in Gallup. We are both going to get Rabis shots but I am also going to have blood drawn to check my thyroid levels and have the vet look at my front paw because I continue to limp. Then too if it should snow and we can't make it off the mountain the vet visit will probably have to be cancelled. The weather forecast calls for a 10% chance of rain and snow on Sunday.
Puffy hoping for a BIG snow storm.
January 25th 2013 4:57 pm
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Coco has been obsessed with her Busy Bone for weeks now. She carries it all over the place and sleeps by it during the day. Come night time though, the humans take it away from her because she gets really NASTY when she thinks someone even looks at it. Daddy tried to resolve the matter by giving me a Busy Bone too, but I really don't like them too much until it is appropriately aged by Coco and then I slowly make my move and take it from her and eat it - BOL.
Anyhow, daddy gave me a nice new Busy Bone and Coco went NUTS. She went dancing around me with HER Busy Bone in her mouth trying to get mine away from me. She made all kinds of groaning noises and let it be known that she wanted BOTH Busy Bones. I dropped mine and she ran and put her Busy Bone under a pillow and then came over and took mine and ran to a closet and tried to tell daddy that it was hers. Now Coco has two Busy Bones and I don't have any.
January 16th 2013 5:48 pm
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Have any of you been experiening "Dogster" notices stating that someone has commented on one of the pages that you commented on and if you click on it, it takes you to a site that is selling something?
The following is the latest one that we received today.
PLEASE NOTE IF YOU CLICK ON THE LINK IT WILL TAKE YOU OUTSIDE OF DOGSTER TO A WOMAN'S CLOTHING STORE.
CymnBasy just posted a comment on one of pages that you commented on earlier.
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Head on over and check it out now!
Puffy - not liking these kinds of advertisements.
December 28th 2012 9:11 am
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All I can say is this sure isn't California...The weather here changes minute by minute. One minute the sky is blue and the sun is shining but then clouds sneak in and it snows.
Yesterday the humans needed to go to town to get a replacement part of the attic furnace that broke when daddy dropped the furnace when trying to install it into the attic. It was cloudy where we lived but come January and February the weather is supposed to be really nasty here so they had to chance going to town.
We live 8 miles away from the main road and the whole eight miles is dirt and/or gravel along winding roads that drop off in certain areas. Daddy put the chains on the truck tires and the humans made it safely to the main road. Then he had to take the chains off the tires because there was no snow on the paved highway. The 41 mile during trip to town there was no snow except for patches of snow on the side of the road however the mountain area where we came from was completely snowed upon - my guess is we had about 6" of fresh snow on the ground.
Daddy got the replacement part needed for the furnace and then dropped momma off at Wal-Mart while he went across the street to Home Depot. When they were heading back home the sun was out shining but storm clouds could be seen across the horizon where our home is located. Sure enough, when they got close to home it was snowing.
Coco is having a harad time walking in the snow and keeps falling face down into it - LOL. Me, I have a hard time walking on the ice and have decided to do most of my business on the front door cement landing (hey, I'm not stupid). Momma has been putting wee-wee pads down for us but we tend to want to go outside after the fuss momma made about us peeing in the other house, although we do sometiems leave pressies in the guest bedroom where the kitties are currently sleeping - HeHeHe.
Anyhow it is currently sunny outside when we look out the living room window but if we go into the kitchen there are some really dark clouds forming indicating we might have more snow sometime today.
December 25th 2012 4:47 pm
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I got lots of new stuffies from Santa this year and have been playing with everything and having a great Christmas. After all the running and tossing of the stuffies I felt the need to relieave myself so I walked into the guest bedroom where the kitties and Arleenton are currently sleeping and piddled on Bluebell, the pillow that Simba "snuggles" with - HeHeHeHe.
Everything would have been just fine had momma not seen me do it.
"PUFFY! WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING"?
"BAD, BAD BOY! YOU KNOW YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO DO YOUR BUSINESS IN THE HOUSE. OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW"!
All I can say is it's a good thing Santa only comes once a year because being "good" everyday is just too hard.
October 24th 2012 9:16 am
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Yesterday when we crawled out of our nice comfrey bed and went outside to do our business we noticed cows in the neighbor’s yard. Momma put Coco back into the garage after she had piddled and told me to come with her.
Down the driveway we went and low and behold there were tons of cows in our yard also. Let me be the one to tell you that cows certainly are much bigger up close than they look from across a field. Momma started to shoo the cows out the opened gate but then she stopped suddenly. Standing real close to momma was an intact bull that was giving us the ole evil eye.
“Puffy, please chase the bull out of the opened gate so the rest of the cows will follow.”
“Are you NUTS? That thing is HUGE! I could be killed!” I said as I hid behind momma.
“Okay, let’s go back up to the garage and wake up daddy and tell him to get the cows out of the yard.”
Daddy is not the type of person who likes to be woken up before he thinks it is time to get up but not only did we have cows in the yard but Bay-Ling, my nice kitty sister had gotten out of the guest bedroom in the house and could not be located so momma wanted him to help us find her.
Momma woke up daddy and as soon as he heard Bay-Ling was missing he jumped right out of bed and went to look for her. She wasn’t located because she is a master at finding great hiding spots and NEVER comes when called so he gave up and decided to go get the cows out of the yard using his ATV.
So here it was early in the morning with daddy chasing the cows out of the yard and momma following in her nightgown to make sure he got all of them out. The cows trampled what was left of our garden and left some meadow muffins behind but they were not the really tasty ones that had lots of hay in them so we left them where they were.
Now that the cows were out of the yard, the humans went back to looking for Bay-Ling in the house and finally found her among boxes in the pantry.
This morning the cows were once again walking the neighborhood but they couldn’t get into our yard because the humans had shut the gate last night. Some of the neighbors are upset with the cow owner because he refuses to do anything about his cows destroying other people’s property. Life in the country sure is different than city life!
October 21st 2012 12:50 pm
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Oh woe is me! I have very sad news to report regarding my stuffie rancho. Early this morning someone was banging on the door of our garage and before daddy could even get out of bed and see who was making this racket, the door came flying open and in came a bunch of ARMED FBI agents demanding to know which one of us was Puff Darby.
Peaking my head around my momma’s legs I decided it probably wouldn’t be a smart move for me to try to bite any of them, but at the same time, I did not volunteer that I was the one they were looking for.
Daddy wanted to know why armed FBI agents were bursting into our garage (yes, we are still sleeping in the garage but that is another matter that I will address some other time). Anyhow, one of the agents stepped forward and said his name was Agent Smart and he produced a piece of paper that he said was a signed by some judge authorizing the raid and that they were looking for any activities that were related to stuffie Patent infringement.
I looked at Coco who had her mouth stuffed with the biggest cookie that I have ever seen and whispered to her that I needed her help on hiding all of the stuffies that were currently being harvested at our stuffie rancho.
Coco mumbled something but since her mouth was full I couldn’t understand what she was saying.
“Coco, please come help me gather up all of the stuffies and hide them until these people leave.” Coco dropped her cookie down and told me she was busy and that she would come help me after she was done with her cookie, then she picked up the cookie and went back onto the bed and started chomping on that huge cookie again.
I snuck outside and went into the green house and was able to snatch up the raccoon stuffie that the Papillion pack had recently sent for cloning and high tailed it to the wood chipper pile and buried it deep in the center of the chips. As I headed back to the green house to rescue more stuffies, I saw daddy, momma and Agent Smart come out of the garage and start calling for me.
Of course I didn’t want them to know I had been by the wood chip pile so I ran back around the trees and came out on the other side and then walked up to the humans.
“Puffy, have you been re-producing stuffies here on our property?” momma asked me.
“Yes momma, they grow really well in our wonderful soil.”
Around this time, the FBI agents were taking away all of the potted stuffies that I had growing in the green house and they were asking if I had any planted outside.
“No Mr. FBI Agent, it is way to cold now and stuffies won’t grow anyplace except for in the green house.”
“Okay Mr. Darby, here is a court order to appear in Federal court on January 13th 2013 to discuss the Patent infringement issue. Until that time, all stuffies removed from your rancho will be impounded and held while this matter is looked into. I suggest you get yourself a good lawyer as you are going to need one
And that my friend is what happened…I am beside myself with worry about all of the stuffies that were STOLEN from me. All I was trying to do was help my pals get more stuffies and now I am in trouble. Momma and daddy are upset saying that we don’t have money laying around for court costs and fines should the judge rule in favor of the people who hold the patent on the stuffies. To make matters even worse, most of the patents held were by foreign nationals so I am going to have to deal with a multiple of different charges from all over the world. How was I to know there was was such a thing as Patient infringement? Can’t a little dog make a living farming stuffies if he wants to? Whitley and Finley I could use your services, again…
At this time, Coco comes wandering out and asks what she can do to help but it was too late because all but the one raccoon that I snagged was gone.
I looked at Coco with tears in my eyes and told her what had happened. She asked me where the raccoon was and I showed her and she started to laugh.
“Look Puffy, the raccoon has had babies and the wood chips have made a perfect nest for them. They look so cute! The Papillion pack is going to be very pleased with the results.
Coco scratches her head and said raising stuffies in New Mexico has been a lot of work so let’s collect Meadow muffins instead? All we have to do is encourage cows to come visit our property and then we can collect the muffins and send them to our city pals who have never tasted such good treats. We can still get rich and I will volunteer to be the official taster to make sure they all met my quality standards.
Puffy dries his eyes and heads off to see the local cows to get some meadow muffins…
October 9th 2012 7:51 am
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So, here we are in New Mexico and do I have some stuff to bark about! It gets cold here as Coco has already barked about but let me tell you why she is cold.
She refuses to sleep under the covers so it is her own fault. Me, I’m a very smart fellow so when it’s time to go to sleep I climb over the humans and go to where their pillows are and then nose my way down between the sheets and the bed covers and park my little white self right between the two humans. It’s a very toasty spot and I can assure you that you will stay nice and warm when the temperatures start to fall.
Of course this does not sit well with Coco and she often times will come stand on top of the covers where I am nestled at and start scratching and barking to tell me that I am not supposed to be under the covers. She will continue on with this nonsense until I either climb out from under the covers or one of the humans pushes her away.
Anyhow, when daddy got home from California at 1:30AM this morning he climbed into bed and tried to take Coco under the covers but she struggled and climbed back out and went to sit on the foot of the bed and shivered. However, as the temperature dropped and got colder she finally decided that enough was enough and she woke momma and allowed her to cover her up and snuggle with her so she could get warm – BOL, BOL. You should have heard all the grunting and groaning noises that she was making as her and momma snuggled under the covers. Maybe now she will see the error of her ways and start to like being covered; I hope so because there is nothing like having to human heaters and I don’t mind sharing with Coco.