So here’s my thing. I was recently asked for some pictures and updates on my dogs. That kind of request runs with risks. Risks of me oversharing and putting up WAY TOO MANY PICTURES. Like I’m about to do. My tripawd is Roxy. She’s about 10-11 years old, tiny in boxer standards at just 41 pounds. She has brother Dakota, 10 yr old boxer; sister Kali, 7 yr old boxer; and little brother Ernest, 4 yr old beagle. He is the stereotypical little brother…nothing but a pest.
Roxy is doing pretty well, all things considered. She’s been a tripawd for 54 months now and had been cancer free until June 2014. She had a tumor pop up on her remaining front leg that we decided to treat holistically. I called Dr. Loops and he changed up her remedy. The results are below. Incredible stuff.
She’s also battling arthritis. She’s currently being treated with Adequan injections, 10 mg Prednisone every other day, 50 mg Tramadol twice a day, and GNC Ultra Mega Hip & Joint Health chewables. She still struggles sometimes, but she’s happy and enjoying life.
Unfortunately she loves to dig. Fortunately she took care of one of the MANY moles that are destroying our yard.
Dakota is my baby boy. He’s our largest at 75 lbs, but he’s just a giant teddy bear, so we call him Bear most of the time. He’s such a sweet heart and just loves to lay in your lap.
Kali is our first born. If it weren’t for her our love of boxers may not have evolved. She had a tumor pop up on her toe two years ago that scared the bejeebies out of us. The vet thought her toe should come off, so that we did. It turned out to be ringworm of all things. Then last summer she had a tumor taken off her hip that was a Grade II MCT. We’re praying that devil off, hoping there are no relapses there.
Ernest…well, Ernest was an accident. But we still love him just as much!! He was a dog that a family member just HAD to have but then couldn’t handle his….how do I say it?….BEAGLENESS!!! But isn’t he adorable? Enjoy the pictures people and be glad you don’t have him in your home.
But I’m still not done. A few years ago we wanted kittens, so we got a brother and sister, Mel and Taz.
Taz LOVES Kali
And Mel loves being fat and lazy
About a year after getting them a fat black cat was dumped at our place. We called him Sam because gorgeous black Sammy that was part of the tripawds community for so long was the first thing that popped in my mind when I saw him.
Unfortunately Sam got really sick in late July and we had to let him go on July 26th. It was hard on all of us, but most of all my son. He was Izaak’s cat and he always said he was taking Sam with him when he moved out.
He had the most gorgeous green eyes.
And then there are the guinea pigs. Yes, we have more than just the four dogs and two cats. Here are MacCoy and Vance. We adopted them from a guinea pig rescue. Did you know those existed? I didn’t. They’re funny little creatures and it’s amazing how much personality they actually have. I begged Izaak to change Vance’s name to Hatfield but no dice.
So there you have it. Sorry, but I told you it was going to be far too much. Hope the pictures at least made you smile a bit.
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