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6 Months

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It has been over 6 months since Toto’s amputation!  He is still fighting the good fight against hemangiosarcoma.  I never imagined Toto would still be around at this time.  We have been so blessed.  For the most part, Toto is still doing great.  He is still eating pretty well and still active.  As I said in my last post…  I see signs of the cancer, but he is still fighting.  I have noticed that his breathing is more labored, and he is definitely slowing down at times.  But, he doesn’t let anything keep him down for long.  I love that dog!

It has been a long time since I last posted on here, but life has been pretty crazy (as usual).  After two years of trying to sell our house, we finally have a contract on it!  The house buying and selling has been horrible, but we hope and pray the end is in sight.  I had thought that Toto would be gone before we ever moved.  I am so thrilled that we will all be moving together.  It just wouldn’t feel right without him.  Soon Toto will have a bigger yard to play in!  Months ago I was praying that Toto would live to see one last snow.  Now here we are back at 75 degrees today!  He is a lucky dog…  and we are lucky he is ours.

Dexter is still staying with us.  We have had many people interested in adopting him and then change their minds.  We have talked to every rescue around.  No one will help.  I guess there is not many people interested in an 8 year old dog with heartworm.  But those people are missing out, because he is an amazing dog.  We started his heartworm treatment almost two weeks ago.  So far, so good.  We are still trying to find a great home for Dex.  We are determined that good things will happen for him.

That is the update on us in a nutshell.  I hope all is well with you and your tripawds!

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7 Responses to “6 Months”

  1.   maggie Says:

    Congrats Toto on six months post-amp!!! Glad you’re doing well!

    Tracy, Maggie’s Mom

  2.   Tazzie Says:


    I was just thinking about you this week and wondering how you were doing. Your news is amazing! 6 months! Your previous update was not so great, so this news is even better.

    I hope you get to enjoy your new yard and house for many months! Keep us posted on you and Dexter. Post some pictures when you get a chance. I bet you are busy helping your mum with her house and with Dexter.


  3.   jerry Says:

    Oh you guys, what great news (well except for Dexter but we’ll get to that…).

    Toto, you are AMAZING! Six months out is off the charts! Yipppeee!!!!

    So where are you guys moving to? Congratulations. Boy, we can certainly relate to that whole house sale thing. When I was diagnosed in November 2006, we were trying to sell our house and business so we could hit the road. Mom and Dad weren’t sure I’d be around but I proved them wrong just like you Toto. We went through a house/biz sale hell and finally completed it in May 2007, and what an incredibly happy day that was! Our paws are crossed for you guys that everything goes smoothly for the rest of the deal.

    As for Dexter, let me just say Toto that your pawrents are truly saints. People mostly suck, few are as compassionate and kind as your folks, and Dexter is one lucky dawg to have you as a foster family. I know there’s someone out there for him. Just a thought but is there any organization out there that might pay for the meds after someone adopts him? I thought I’d heard of a group that does that.

    Our paws are crossed for you too Dex.

    Love you guys. Great news!!!!

  4.   jakesmom Says:

    Hi there,

    I’m so happy to hear that Toto is still doing fine… Haven’t heard an update from you in a while and I was getting nervous…

    Congratulations on selling your house (I’m keeping my fingers crossed that everything works out!!). So, where are you guys moving? Same city, out of state?

    I’m sorry to hear that Dexter still hasn’t found a furever home… but I’m wondering if he’s made a little dent in your heart… and maybe he already IS in his furever home? Hmmmm?

    Keep us posted… and maybe post some new pictures of Toto and Dexter!!!

    Angel Jake’s Mom

  5.   Peyton's Path Says:

    Toto we are so happy you are still feeling good! Keep fighting the good fight! Enjoy that wonderful warm weather!

    We hope you find a furever home soon Dexter! Good luck!

    Dillon and Rhys

  6.   anyemery Says:

    Happy Ampuversary, Toto! You are pawsome! Please give Dexter a hug for us, too. We’ll keep fingers and paws crossed that he’ll find a perfect furever home soon.
    Lots of hugs,
    Holly and Holly’s mom

  7.   travisray Says:

    Happy Hippy Hoppy Ampuversary Toto! You totally R.O.C.K!!!!
    We may be behind the times but we love you ‘lil buddy!

    The Oaktown Pack

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