Wednesday, January 27, 2010

That's what I get ....

IMG_2934, originally uploaded by Mssslaydbug.

Just yesterday I did my blog post about being happy it was Hannah that went to the vet and not me. I'm old enough to know better than to say things like will always come back to haunt you.

In case you didn't know already, I have something called lymphoma and there isn't really anything anyone can do for me. I'm just enjoying soaking in every last minute I can with my family.

I guess both my mom and dad noticed that I've started to pant very heavily and last night they got very worried about me. Next thing I know..... I'm off to the vet this afternoon !! I thought I was done for at least a few more weeks. But mom was worried and decided it was better safe than sorry.

She hugged and kissed me alot before my appointment and there were lots of tears. I licked her and tried to tell her it wasn't my time yet just yet. I don't think she can understand my tail morse code after all these years !!

There was no needles or ultrasounds at the vet today HOORAY !! He mostly sat on the floor with mom and I.

He told her that my lympha-jiggers (what are those?) are swollen and making my throat a little tighter. That's why my bark sounds lighter now, I don't like to eat hard food and my breathing sounds a little harder.

He also said no more hard food for me - VETS ORDERS !! I have a rare allergy to animal protien so I'm also a vegetarian ( hardee har har - let the jokes begin). There are very limited dog foods out there that are vegetarian and the canned ones could be saved for 100 years and not go bad ! So mom gets to cook me home cooked meals !! The vet man gave her some recipe sheets. I can't wait for some pasta, carrots, pumpkin and yogurt to name just a few.

Do you hear that friends ?! No more dog food for me - I'm going to eat like a king !! maybe the vet isn't so bad after all. What took him so long to make that decision ?! I should have acted sicker last time I went if it meant yummy meals !

The vet is going to help mom and dad decide when I need to go to the "bridge". He estimates 3-4 weeks at most. I'll take it ! I need lots more hugs and kisses before then ! I know it makes my family very sad but I've been a good boy and will remember how much they loved me and took extra special care of me !

Until next time furriends ! I'm off to make sure Hannah is behaving and Henry is peepeeing outside !!


  1. oh Chandler,
    i just met you and you have this nasty thing...

    i just looove your attitude and i'm also sooooo sad BUT

    if you are so cheerful, the least i can do is be a good friend and we shall chat daily ( er, if mumster can be tamed bol,,,)

    your new friend and do visit or else how can we gossip????

    lots and lots of Xlicks and chikisses

  2. ure so cheerful. im sure u'll be getting lots of hugs and kisses and i hope u enjoy yr home cooked meals.

    i go hope u get all better and live pass what the vet has estimated.

    i'll keep moi paws crossed for u.


  3. Hi Chandler,
    I'm sending you a doggie hug, because you are so brave.
    I am very sad.
    Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

  4. We just love your happy self Chandler and we are SOOOOO happy your are sharing yourself with us for as long as you and your hoomans can spare the strength!!!

    Enjoy your nummy food and check in to let us know how you are doing!!!

    We love you Smileys!!
    Dory and Bilbo!

  5. I will khonkhur with my furiends Dory and Bilbo!


    So, has your servant delivered your meal yet?


  6. Hi Chandler,

    You are one of our newest friends, and I had no idea that you've not been feeling well--Our very first Golden that we got had the same thing you do but he was only 5 years old and had to leave us much too soon...Like you, he was very brave, and was always, always so happy! Keep that tail wagging and the updates coming, okay?

  7. You want to do this the cheery way? I'm with you! Right here, I'll cheer you on. Eat all the food you like only. Do as you please, and when you want your furiends, we're here. Say the word. I have a feeling your humans are amazing too. Tons of kisses and licks and hugs and...didn't I say anything you want? I stand by that statement.

  8. KT and Lady send their regards. We know all good dogs are brave and only want to be true to their pack. We will watch, talk and root for you every day. Tons of positive and happy energy from us to you. Its the best way to do it. We know.

    ciao and woof

  9. Yes, enjoy every moment together. Lots of scritches and veggies fit for a king.

  10. Hey Chandler,
    Have you had a good life? Are you a happy dog? Don't be afraid of going to The Rainbow Bridge. Our brothers Chance and Gordon are there. They both had cancer too. Rusty, Penny and Old Bear Dog are also at The Bridge, but only Jubal has been here long enough to remember them.
    Gordon left us very unexpectedly but we knew Chance would be going about 2 months in advance:

    There's no reason for you not to take advantage of the time that you have left. You will be showered with love and affection. We're sure that your mom and dad won't be selfish and will know when it's time for you to go; for this final battle cannot be won. We'll be joining you eventually, but you can play with Chance and Gordon until we arrive. Please tell them that they are still with us in spirit and not a day goes by that we don't think of them; we miss them very much. Maybe you can have a clay impression done of your paw before you go, then that can be made into a glass piece as a rememberance. Perhaps you can leave a lock of your hair for mom and dad to put in a cabinet with your collar and tags. You know that you will always be loved and always be a part of the family. When you go to The Bridge you will make a scar on their hearts that will take some time to heal but it will always be there as a memory of you. We are truly sorry that you will have to say goodbye so soon. "All Dogs Go To Heaven."
    - Homer J., Jubal, J.E.B., Sophie, Shelby Belle, Jack, Abby, Max, Shiloh, Radar, Alex, Boru and Jenny = The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties (TBH&K)

  11. I am praying for you, Chandler! My motto... as I fink yours is.. "Never give up!"

    I am here wif and for you, my pal! I am carryin your torch! ...Just as I know you are carryin the torch of all of your friends.

    Me and my the Mom are prayin for reversal of circumstances... just as you deserve. And we pray hard.

    We love you, Chandler. We do.

  12. Hi Chandler. My friends the Bumpass Hounds told me about you so I came over to say hello. I hope you like black cats!

  13. Hi Chandler: My name is Gus Dagger and I am a Wire Fox Terrier. I am a BHB (Bumpass Hound Buddy) just like Huffie and a few others here. We think you are wonderfully brave. We are sending extra hugs for you to share with your Hoomans and Fur Sibs, because we know you are getting lots and lots of hugs and special snuggles from them, and they can share the ones from us too.

    Your meals sound Yummy. We get our own Pasta efurry once in a while, and it is a treat. And Pumpkin is yummy on Pasta.

    We will be checking in. Be very brave for the ones you will leave behind, and say hello to Nigel at the Bridge for us.

    Gussie and his nemesis, Teka the JRT.

  14. Hi Chandler

    Our friends the Bumpass hounds sent us over. We are very glad to meet you and your fur siblings. So sorry to hear that you are sick, but it sees that you and your Mom and Dad have the right attitude, and the food thing sounds great. We will be thinking of you and checking in often. Henry is adorable.

    Tucker and Daisy

  15. Hi Chandler; We just found your Blog by way of the Bumpass Hounds. We are sending you all kinds of Hugs and belly rubs, you are such a brave Golden Retriever and it sure sounds like you have a wonderful Mom & Dad and a great family. Our Mom & Dad have had Golden's for 35 years and love them all.
    We are praying for you and want you to know how much you are loved and how many friends you have.

    Hamish & Rescue Sophie

  16. Hi Chandler, here we just met you last week and we are seeing this sad post. Hang in there, big guy and fight for all the good times you can have. But when the time is right, know that your humans will do what is best for you and maybe not for them. Our Princess Dakota will be one of the first in line to greet and welcome you once you cross that Bridge. But for now, let's all be happy and celebrate the wonderful life you have.

    Hugs, Phantom and Thunder

  17. Hello Chandler,

    Jack says he will play extra hard for you in the next couple of weeks. Then he will send it to you using his doggy powers, so it will be like you are playing along with him.

    Thank you for being such a good big brother!!

  18. Hi there Chandler,

    Good to meet you, Hannah and Henry. We came across your blog from one of our friends and we are glad we did for you are such a sweet pack. We keep all our paws crossed that you get better and somehow extend your happy days with your family.

    You truly are a brave one and we send more positive vibes your way. Enjoy the yummy foods and we hope you can visit us soon.

    -Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Scrappy & Bullet