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Spencer's Story

Still going strong!

January 24th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

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Just thought I’d post a quick update.  Nothing much new.  I need to download pictures and post them.  🙂  Spencer still seems to be doing great!  No outward signs of being sick at all.  We went for a short hike over the weekend and he loved it.  My brother and sister in law brought their 2 labs up to the cabin and Spencer absolutely loved having them to play with!  We go for his 2nd carboplatin treatment on Thursday and I’m also going to see all of  his x-rays and talk to the vet about making sure there is nothing else that we should be doing.

We are trying to spoil the mess out of Spencer right now.  The day I told the kids they REALLY wanted him to get to sit on the couch with them.  I put a blanket down and tried to get him up there.  He could NOT figure out what in the world we were asking him to do.  Then this weekend I tried to get him to jump in the bed with me.  Again, he had no clue what I was doing, he woulldn’t get on the bed.  (and the bed isn’t too high for him, he still easily jumps in my husband’s Expedition, which is MUCH higher than our bed.)  My husband then tried to get Spencer to get up on the couch at the cabin with him and again, Spencer had no clue what was going on.  It is weird.  We never really got onto him about getting on the couch, we just never let him on there.  We got Spencer when he was 7 months old and he was already a big boy.  I had learned from my last 2 dobermans that if you start out letting them on the couch, you will never get them off.  haha  So… we never put Spencer on the couch.  And now he doesn’t seem to even thing about getting on it (though he is definitely not above sneaking into my recliner;-)  ).

I hope everyone has a great week.  I’ll update after Thursday’s appointment!


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7 Comments so far ↓

  • etgayle

    great to hear all is still going well for your family. we’ll be thinking of you on thursday, hoping all goes well. funny about the sofa/bed….i guess i did something wrong, as all of ours immediately figured they belonged there, and i somehow agreed…. it’s all good.

    charon & spirit gayle

  • Dakota Dawg

    I never had a dog who was interested in the couch in the least, until this short little bulldog. But Dakota? No way. He sleeps all sprawled out and I doubt that a couch is big enough. But it’s a funny visual image of you doing your best to be extra sweet to Spencer and him scratching his head.

    I’m so happy for all of you that he’s still doing really well. As many others have said here (and demonstrated), some dogs just turn into the Energizer bunny and keep going for a long time. Spencer may be one of those. Let’s hope so!

    Shari

  • anjl

    Glad to hear Spencer is having so much fun with his family!

  • jerry

    You sound good and so does Spencer. Yay!

    As far as breaking the rules…well, sometimes it’s just best to stick to the routine, it avoids a lot of confusion and lets us dawgs know that the pack is still in good order. Just a thought.

  • riosmom

    So happy to hear that Spencer is still going strong. Give him some extra loves from all of us here!

  • angel

    Extremely Glad to hear that Spencer is doing so well!! Good Luck on Thursday!!

  • Charley's Mom

    I guess Spencer just likes the recliner better than the couch! 🙂
    Hugs and chocolate labby kisses,
    Ellen & Charley

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