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Spencer's Story

Oh such a long time with no posts

January 11th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

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Wow! I’m a major slacker. In my defense, summer was crazy with the kids and the new dog. Our best friends’ 2 kids came and spent just over two weeks with us. While they were here, one of them got an awful stomach bug. That went through the rest of our family. Then school started and it has been the worst year yet for us and germs. Another stomach bug hit us – this one was 3 days per person. I ended up at the ER with my older daughter. Everyone but my husband caught that one. We have had a few cases of strep. And we finished up the year with the girls and I getting flu (tested positive for influenza A – and yes, we did get our vaccines). Fun times I tell ya!

We again went out to Wyoming/Idaho for about 11 days after Christmas. I had some really sad twinges while out there. It was when we were there last year that I found out that Spencer’s cancer had moved to his lungs. I’m now generally able to talk fondly of him and not tear up; but man. I still miss him. We are about 11 months past his death and I can look back and know that 1) we did everything that we could to save him and to help him fight that cancer and 2) I don’t have regrets. I don’t regret the money spent. I don’t regret the treatments that we chose. He was an amazing dog and I’m glad that he found our family.

On to Teddy. He is fitting in great. he is wonderful with the kids. Great with our cat. And just a cute little character. We have gotten over his problems with accidents in the kennel. At this point his only “problem” is that he likes to try to be the alpha dog. Especially if there is a big dog around. But considering all of his other amazing qualities we deal with that little fault and try to work to get him over it.

Teddy went out to Wyoming with us this year (part of why we got a little dog, so that he could go on trips with us). I wasn’t sure what he would think of the snow; but he LOVED it. he was adorable running through it, often it was over his head and he would suddenly pop out.

I’ll post next week about our experience flying with him and things that I found that worked and didn’t work (airline travel). I’ll also try to add some more recent pictures.


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2 Comments so far ↓

  • jerry

    It’s so great to see you back here and in the forums! Thanks for being there for our new folks.

    I’m glad you’re feeling better again, that nasty round of bugs really sounded terrible. Yikes!

    Eleven months? Isn’t it crazy how it seems like a long time, and then again it seems like only yesterday? I can’t figure that one out, how does time do that?

    Teddy sounds adorable. I’m glad he got to be there with you in the west to help you see that although it brought back memories of sadness, the present moment is the most important thing.Sure sounds like he does a good job keeping you on your toes. We can’t wait to see pics of all of you.

  • anjl

    I know it has been a long time but I want you to know just how important Spencer’s blog is to others. I just received an email from the Bella Moss MRSA foundation looking for information on dogs suffering MRSA while on chemo. I directed them to your blog. If you get an email notification after I type this and would be ok with sharing Spencer’s treatment with them….will you please PM me!
    Angel…Bud’s mom

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