|He KNEW a bath was in the future and was hiding in Fiona's bed|
|But I made his wait so he passed out near his toys|
|And yes, the water was BLACK with dirt|
|Even wet, Frodo is such a cutie pie|
I have to write a little about Arwen too. Last October she was diagnosed with TCC (Transistional Cell Carcinoma) of the Bladder. Scotties are the breed most prone for this cancer which a very dire prognosis. The time line for dogs diagnosed with this form of bladder cancer is 1-120 survival. That is only three months! Arwen now is on her 10th month of survival. She is on Piroxicam and now an antibiotic daily. She has good days and bad days. She has trouble voiding in the morning and is incontinent most of the rest of the time. We've had times when we thought this would be her last week, but then she rallies and we know we'll have her with us longer. I guess I am thinking a whole lots about this more than usual, as I found out that the Vet Tech at Worthington Woods whose dog was diagnosed with the same cancer around the same time had to be put down two weeks ago as the cancer metastasized to the lungs. When she told me last week, I started to get all teary eyed. She asked me about Arwen and we just hugged. I know I won't have he with me long, but she's still just a little clown making us laugh. Chris sleeps downstairs now so he can let her out in the middle of the night. We can't leave her for long and we let her out constantly like when she was a puppy. We give her canned food which she loves, lots of treats which she REALLY loves, and tons of love. It is so hard to think about her or even Fiona not being here. But we know the days will come. Right now we just hug them all and are blessed that we get to share our lives with these three little canines.
|Arwen never turns down a treat no matter what it is|
|And she always loves a nice nap on the towels we keep down because of her accidents.|