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Kicking Cancer’s Butt!!!

October 28th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

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Today was Bruiser’s second chemo session. His blood work looks good and the administration of chemo was  smooth.  We are hoping he will have no side effects just like the last time he received chemo.

While we were in the waiting room, we met another tripawd! Frosty was his name and his hind leg was amputated was September 13th. He looked good! Who needs 4 legs?!

While we were checking out, 2 other exciting things happened. First, a woman who owns a Mastiff came up to us and asked if she could take a pic of Bruiser. She said Bruiser was an inspiration! Obviously, I already know this, but it’s nice when someone else comments on this fact.  Then, just as we were about to leave, Bruiser’s oncologist asked if I would talk to one of her clients whose dog is facing possible amputation. Of course I said yes. I told her all about our tripawds community and told her to check us out cause we rule!

All in all, a successful trip to the vet. Best of all, the chemo is kicking cancer’s butt as I write this. Take that cancer!

Lastly, I want to share a little project I recently completed. Last weekend, Chris and I went to this place called Sippin’ and Painting. It’s a place where you get to paint a canvas while you drink wine. After enjoying a few glasses of delicious wine, I channeled my inner artist and created this lovely work of art. It is a painting of three paw prints and on it, I wrote “Love Walks on Three Legs”. Can you tell I absolutely love Bruiser?!

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7 Comments so far ↓

  • Nancy Stephenson

    Isn’t it cool that you and Bruiser are inspirations to others!! You rock, Bruiser. Keep kicking the cancer’s butt.

    Nancy and James the poodle

  • bordergirl4

    Hey, way to go Bruiser! Like to hear about smooth chemo sessions Mine went well also and next week we will be on our way to number three! My vet does not limit chemos so we will probably have chemo for the rest of my life. Double woofs for number 2!

  • etgayle

    that is lovely!!!! so great to hear bruiser is doing well with his chemo!! and you are ‘passing it forward’ by helping out with tripawd questions at your vet office – geesh, next thing we know, you guys will be on oprah!! seriously, you need to consider working up your painting into a cafe press tripawd shirt!!! jim and rene can give you info i’m sure, it would be a great seller!!!

    charon & gayle

  • admin

    Love Walks on Three Legs

    Love it! We might just have to come up with something using that for the Tripawds Gift Shop. Thanks! 😉

  • cemil

    yeah Big Guy!! You’re doing great!
    I think it’s really good when someone facing amputation can see a giant breed dog getting around well. It’s like, if they can manage it, so can we. You are an inspiration.

    mary and cemil

  • fortisdad

    Way to go Bruiser. Two chemo treatments down…….that’s great. You certainly are an inspiration, and your mom has a bit of talent herself! I love the painting!

    Fortis and Brett

  • jerry

    Bruiser, you DO kick butt! Isn’t it funny how we become ampawsadors for Tripawds everywhere?

    Thank you for spreading the word and being such an inspawration, it makes us so proud to know that big kids like you are out there making a difference.

    Keep it up!

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