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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.

Left to right: Roxy, Dakota, Kali and Ernie

Left to right: Roxy, Dakota, Kali and Ernie

Kali, Dakota, Roxy, Ernie

Kali, Dakota, Roxy, Ernie

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.

Taken July 15, 2014

Taken July 15, 2014

Taken August 24, 2014

Taken August 24, 2014

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.

9/14/14

9/14/14

Unfortunately she loves to dig.  Fortunately she took care of one of the MANY moles that are destroying our yard.

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Roxy snuggling with Kali

Roxy snuggling with Kali

Roxy and Dakota

Roxy and Dakota

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.

Please excuse the beverage in my hand

Please excuse the beverage in my hand

Dakota

Dakota

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.

Dakota and Kali

Dakota and Kali

Kali and Dad

Kali and Dad

 

Kali Girl

Kali Girl

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.

Ernie and Kali

Ernie and Kali

Ernie and Kali

Ernie and Kali

Ernesto

Ernesto

But I’m still not done.  A few years ago we wanted kittens, so we got a brother and sister, Mel and Taz.

Taz and Mel

Taz and Mel

Taz LOVES Kali

Taz and Kali

Taz and Kali

And Mel loves being fat and lazy

Fat and Lazy Mel

Fat and Lazy Mel

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.

Sam and Taz

Sam and Taz

Sam

Sam

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.

Izaak and Sam

Izaak and Sam

He had the most gorgeous green eyes.

Our Sam Sam

Our Sam Sam

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.

Vance (brown and white) Maccoy (tricolored)

Vance (brown and white) Maccoy (tricolored)

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.

 

Leslie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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5 Comments »

  1. krun15 Said:

    on September 17, 2014 at 6:57 pm   

    Hi Leslie,
    Great pictures! It’s wonderful to get an update on your amazing pack.

    If you feel like changing things up for Roxy I have Tani on Gabapentin for pain instead of tramadol. Tani has taken pills all her life for her epilepsy but it is almost impossible to get her to swallow Tram. For her arthritis Tani gets rimadyl, gabapentin, adequan and a joint supplement who’s name I can’t remember.

    Sorry to hear that Kali had a MCT- Boxers and Pugs! Hopefully she doesn’t have a recurrence.

    Really, really happy to hear that Roxy is still hopping!

    Karen

  2. Laurie Said:

    on September 17, 2014 at 7:35 pm   

    Never too much! So happy for you all!
    Laurie

  3. maximutt Said:

    on September 17, 2014 at 8:57 pm   

    Roxy, you are still looking great! 54 months?!?! Absolutely amazing!! What an inspiration you are!!
    And good to hear from you Leslie! It’s funny, my sibs and I had guinea pigs as pets when I was just a little kid. They do make great pets! We had a lot of clover growing in our grass, and that one of the things they loved best. I can still remember picking the clover and hand feeding it to them. What a wonderful family you have!! Loved the photos!!!

  4. leland4 Said:

    on September 18, 2014 at 10:50 am   

    Leslie,
    You have a GORGEOUS pack!! I loved looking at all their adorable pictures and the writings about each.

    I’m sure there is never a dull moment in your home especially with dear little Ernie around.

    Again…Congrats to Roxy on such an amazing accomplishment with her 54 month Ampuversary!!

    Sahana and her Angel Leland

  5. Leslie Said:

    on September 18, 2014 at 9:52 pm   

    Thanks guys! Karen we tried gabapentin but it didn’t seem to benefit her much. I might need to ask the vet some questions about rimadyl though. Maximutt, our pigs love clover too. And dandelions. They are always thrilled when they can have dandelions. Laurie and Sahana, thank you. And you are so right Sahana, it’s never boring here. Always something to do and someone to talk to. It’s not for everybody, having this many pets, but I wouldn’t change a thing. My house is packed full of love. Even for Ernie. 😉

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