Sorry I haven’t been blogging much lately. As the Missus mentioned in my previous posting, we have been dealing with a couple of ‘crises’. Unfortunately, I have been diagnosed as having Mast Cell Tumours.
Over the past few weeks, I have received a huge outpouring of supportive emails and messages on my blog and on my Facebook from you guys. I am very touched and would like to bark a big thanks to all of you for extending such wonderful friendship during this difficult time.
Despite my health condition, I’m actually doing fine! Dad has commented that I still behave like a crazy puppy: demanding lots of attention, long walkies and plenty of treats! I don’t feel ‘sick’ at all and my appetite remains ‘ravenous’!
So far, the Missus has found three Mast Cell Tumours on my body. The first one was found on my hind leg and the vet has operated to cut it away. I have one on my right shoulder blade and another right next to my paw pad.
In order for my humans to be absolutely sure that they had found all of the potential tumours, they had to shave my booti-ful locks off.
|I feel so naked!|
|This is the site of the first tumour we found on my hind leg. You can see the scar tissue where the vet has operated.|
|This is a small tumour on my right shoulder blade.|
|And this is the third tumour near to my left front paw pad. The vets tell me that this is the ‘trickiest’ part to treat.|
Here’s a picture showing where each of the tumours are in less detail.
OK. Now I shall leave you with a cute picture of me.
|‘Bald’ is the new ‘Sexy’!|
I’ll tell you a little about my treatment in my next blog.
Bye for now.