Tag Archives: cancer

Five Years Later

19 Apr

It was five years ago this month that Snickers first had problems with his mouth.  It was September when he was diagnosed with mouth cancer.  I am amazed at how well he is doing.  We’ve had a couple of rough patches, but if you didn’t know about his problems, you’d never guess he had anything wrong with him.

Snickers Doodle McWhiner

I am so grateful to still have him in my life.  I’m hoping for another five years!

I hope you’ll consider coming back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  This week’s list is at the top of my side bar.

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A Farewell to Bud

1 Aug

Saturday Bud took a turn for the worse.  The vet came, and we treated him for a possible infection, but the thought was more likely cancer.

Bud Osboer

Bud Osboer

After a couple of days of meds, he was still uncomfortable (although not in the pain he was before), so today we said good-bye to my sweet goofy boy.

Bud Flower

Bud with twin sister Flower

Bud

Bud

Bud Osboer

Flower and Bud

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Bud

I will miss him.

Another Scavenger Hunt Sunday

9 Jan

The items for the first Scavenger Hunt Sunday of the year are:  new, red, breakfast, simple, and circle.

Breakfast.  I do not eat my cats for breakfast, but I do fix an egg for Snickers every morning.  He hasn’t been feeling well, though, and he thought the flower water made a better breakfast.

Snickers

Snickers

He’s been on antibiotics for a few days, and he’s doing better.

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I’m not sure how much he’ll improve though.  My secret thought is that the cancer in his mouth is spreading.  It’s been almost four years since he first had problems with it, and he’s been amazingly healthy and happy throughout this time.

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I do hope the antibiotics are all he needs to improve for another four years, but I’m not very optimistic.

Simple:  I found a simple solution to the problem of the bowl of dog food and peanuts blowing off the table.  I set it down out of the wind.  The birds seem to be happy, but it’s not very good for pictures.  I guess with our frigid temperatures, feeding the birds is more important than me getting to take pictures.

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Red.  Since I’m on the subject of birds, here’s a couple with red on them.

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New.  We’re still working on the new soap room.  It’s slow.  I want it done.

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Circle.  Progress is still being made though.

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I really can’t wait for it to be done.

It’s not too late to join me on Friday’s Hunt.  You can check it out and enter here.

I’m also sharing with Saturday’s Critters and Camera Critters.