Friday, December 28, 2012

The One After Adriamycin

I hope everyone had a most wonderful Christmas!! My dearest Sarge sent me fantastical pressies! And even one for my two leggers. BOL I will post pictures soon. I love them all, Sarge! You are the best!!!

In the meantime, any positive thoughts and prayers you can spare for Cali would be very much appreciated.

Her first treatment was a huge success. Though the Vincristine did cause her ALT value to rise. After the second treatment with a different drug, her nodes stayed down but the ALT was way too high to do the third treatment. We were forced to skip a week. Mom wasn't too worried because Cali was doing so well but by the end of that week, the lymph nodes were big again... Not good. Luckily her liver values were better so the third treatment was completed last week, another round of Vincristine.

It hardly brought down the nodes at all. In fact, they were worse by the end of the week. Cali has been tolerating the treatments like a champ but we have to bring those nodes down. She had treatment yesterday of Adriamycin. This is the heavy hitter in her chemo protocol and after more than 12 hours, no response. Her breathing is very labored and eating is difficult.

Mom and I have been up most of the night listening to her breathe. :(

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Friday, December 21, 2012

The One where Zona is Sold?!

This concerns me. A lot.

At a grocery store near you! ::gasp::

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

The One with the Wait

I got the most fantastical surprise this week!!! A big, huge box from my bestest boy Sarge!! Mom suspects it's for Christmas so I have to WAIT!! Can you believe her?!

Phoenix and I decided to stare longingly at the box from across the room. Okay, well I stared at it and Phoenix slept. What's new?!

It didn't work. But I'm still working on it...

Thanks, Sarge!!! Keep an eye out... I picked out the bag myself. BOL!

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Monday, December 3, 2012

The One with the Gift?

Just a quick update on Miss Cali: her first treatment was Thursday and she handled it like a champ! Everyone adored her, of course, and she said she had a great time hanging out there for the day!

No side effects at all from the first round of drugs. Her next treatment is Wednesday. Thanks to everyone for the kind thoughts and emails!!

Here she is after mom picked her up last week.

Saturday she even got to see Santa and Mrs. Claus!! Doesn't she look thrilled?

She kept checking on our boy during the photo shoot.

I don't think this is what she had in mind when she talked to Santa.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The One on the Eve of Treatment

My sister Cali Bear has her first chemo treatment tomorrow. This was her and my new human puppy, Jenna, on Monday waiting for the diagnosis.

We were hoping some strange allergy or infection but, unfortunately, it's Lymphoma. I promised my mom that I'd ask my pals for any advice: personal experiences, etc. We've only begun to research the different treatments and holistic options so any and all advice is welcome!!

The good news is Cali is doing great! She's her usual puppy self, despite her softball sized nodes. Her snoring is a bit louder and some labored breathing but that's not getting her down!

Tuesday night she was acting like she hadn't even had surgery that day! And the prednisone the last couple of days is already helping. Here's hoping the treatment tomorrow shrinks those lymph nodes even more so she feels even better!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

The One for the Doxies


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Saturday, November 24, 2012

The One After All the Turkey

Hi Furiends! I hope you all had a most delicious Thanksgiving!! I've been SO busy taking care of my boy and my brand new girl!! She arrived on October 12!

Things are settling into a routine around here so I hope to be able to catch up with all of you!

Tell me everything!!!

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Monday, October 8, 2012

The One Where it's My Turn

Oh no...

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

The One Where I was Bored...

And Phoenix paid the price. BOL!

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Friday, October 5, 2012

The One Where We Have TIME!

Oh, anipals, I have missed you so!!!  Do you remember me?  I still can't comment from my iPaw by my mom has a bit more time these days now that she has gotten so far ahead at work in preparation for my baby sister two-legger.  She was supposed to be here yesterday!! SO.. I get to play on her laptop tonight!  I've missed all of you but missed my dearest Sarge most of all.

A reminder of what I look like just in case he forgot all about me:

This is pretty much what I've been doing while waiting for the little one to arrive...

Babysitting my boy..

Or napping while he naps...

He's 15 months today!  My mom is still amazed by how good I am with him.  What did she expect of me?!  Sheesh!

You might wonder why Phoenix is in a red t-shirt.  Remember that nasty I had taken off my leg in the spring that turned out to be not so nasty?  She had one taken off that was full of the nasties last week.  BUT it returned with clean margins and a non-aggressive diagnosis so we are hopeful that is all behind us.  She goes back on Monday (unless my baby sister arrives then) to get the sutures out, which is what the t-shirt is hiding so she doesn't chew them out like I do, and mom will grill the dogtor for more info, of course.  She got all kinds of spoiling when she came home from the two leggers and me and Cali.

Enough about us... how are all of YOU?!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The One with Silliness

Hi Furends!

Sorry I haven't been commenting on your bloggies. Switching to these iPaws and iPads has really
taken a toll on my commenting! Grr...

Have you all seen this? BOL!


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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The One with the Comics

So I was browsing Facebook today and saw these comics from Off the Leash... Silly, right?

You should check them out! Off the Leash has been posting one for each day of the Olympics. They must be following our Blogville events!!

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

The One Where it Wasn't Me

Exhibit A (under the deck):

Exhibit B:

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Friday, July 27, 2012

The One When it's Too Hot

Hanging out inside and ready to cheer on our Blogville Olympians!!

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

The One with My Boy

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The One for Phoenix

Happy Barkday to my bestest little sister!!

We love you Phoenix! Happy fifth barkday... Even though mom and papa insist you are still two... They are in denial that we are getting older... :-/

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

The One with the Overdue Update

Thanks for all of your emails! My knee is healing fast and my furs are even growing in slowly but surely! Why do they shave SO much?!

These pictures were from a week ago. I have even more beautiful furs now!

Our Blogville Olymics... Wow!! I wish I could compete this year but am really enjoying reading all about it!!!

Phoenix keeps asking me why she couldn't compete in my place this year.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The One from Home

I am overwhelmed by your comments and emails!!! They came pouring in and mom was still reading them to me as we waited for the v-e-t. They made me feel so confident and even helped my mom feel a little bit more brave. That's no easy task in these situations!!

The day was speedy for me! I woke up and watched everyone moving around and got lots of scratchies. My dogtor brought my mom into the back where I was to show her 87 million photos of the surgery. My mom is so weird. Anyways, when I saw her come into the back I stood up and sang for her. Everyone there will tell you I cried but I was singing.

They let me out of jail to stand by her. I knew she couldn't bear the three feet separating us for a moment longer!

I tested out my new knee parts very carefully and that seemed to make everyone happy. The dogtor said I might have a little more discomfort than just the ACL repair because he had to clean up some BONE that GREW where it wasn't supposed to grow. I have magical bones, I guess.

And he used some fancy words for arthritis caused by my bad knee.

BUT! I've been rebuilt and will be good as new! There is a bit of leash walking in my future before I'm free to run and roam my park on my own again.

But tonight I'm moving slowly. Mom is surprised at how alert I am but she says I look pitiful.

Phoenix keeps trying to cheer me up by attempting to coax me into playing. Cali is hovering but giving me my space.

All I want right now is to sit by mom. So she is trying to stay in one place.

I helped her put my boy to bed earlier, as always. I can't bear to be apart from them.

He played (and made a huge mess as you can see)...

... mom watched over him while she petted me.

I hope my furs grow back quickly!!!

Thank you all again. Blogville residents are THE BEST!!!!!!

PeeS: Some of you mentioned that you've been through this before, we'd love to hear your stories and any tips you might have!!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The One on the Eve of Surgery

I know I haven't been blogging as much as before but I could use the Power of the Paw. You know how I've had knee troubles now and then? Well, I tore my ACL last week. Yowch!!

I've been walking around on three legs with no trouble... I evem snuck in a few runs (my nemesis has been stalking us!!) before mom banned me. But they say I have to get fixed up AND that my knee will be better than new!!

I go in tomorrow morning and will most likely be home in my bed by the evening.

Paws crossed!

Not for me. For my mom! If I have to spend the night, I will be SO embarrassed when she shows up with her pillow and blanket to sleep in my kennel!!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The One with Wordless Wednesday

Do you see what I see? Phoenix brought a pressie for mom!

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

The One with the Sunday Chuckle

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

The One with the Super Fun Dirt Pile

Climbing that pile is hard work!!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The One Where My Nemesis Fell

Today was crazy!!! My nemesis and some of his fellow tree rat buddies FELL FROM THE TREES!! They were jumping out of the trees, plopping to the ground with THUDS and running off... With me and Phoenix on their heels. (Poor Cali was inside at the time time.)

Mom, OF COURSE, ruined our fun. But not before this!!!

She tried to convince mom she was growing another spot but it didn't work. BOL. Bath time for Phoeny!

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

The One for Memorial Day

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Monday, May 21, 2012

The One with the V-E-T

My boy and my mom took the three of us to the vet today. I tried to persuade them to reschedule (for never) on account of the rainy day but.. No luck!

Nico was very supportive before we left though..

Even though it was a pretty basic appointment, he kept me company in the office too!

Cali was waiting at the door for treats, of course, and Phoenix was under the bench doing her best to be invisible, it did not work!! On the way home she said she will keep trying until she is successful! BOL

Mom's pictures are lousy... You can't see my fancy collar AND leash from my bestest boy Sarge! I hope he remembers me.....

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

The One Where Zona Begs

"I know we're camping, Mom, but mini-two-legger is sleeping. See? Can I PLEASE blog with my anipals??!"

She said YES! But only time for a quick one... Boo!! Wait until you see the amazing pressies I got for my barkday!!

Now my Bloggie iPaw Poster thingy is all different and I can't seem to put the pictures where I want them so I have no idea how this will post. BUT one of these is a terrible picture but has a big pressie hint...

Better pictures to follow... If mom ever lets me blog again!! Sheesh!!

Miss you all!! Especially you Sarge... ::smooch::

Monday, April 9, 2012

The One with my TV show?

So... I know there is a singer that uses my name: Zona Jones. And now, there is a TV show personality that is using my name?? Where are my royalties??

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