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December 10, 2013

Hoppy Tripawd Tuesday!!

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March 30, 2013

Still going strong

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Please forgive me for this post and for the loooong time since its posting.  If you can see the video you can have a good laugh because it is upside-down.  If you can’t see it, beware that I have no idea how to embed it here so try clicking on “x image” if you see that right here —>image<— and you can view the upside-down version.

In any case, Gabby is STILL going strong now in July and nearly August.  The new puppy (whaaaaaat?!?!) has energized both Gabby and Biff while tiring us humans out, but in a good way.

New post with puppy pics of the “four-and-a-half-legged” dog coming soon.  Until then, fill your time thinking of ways to send a few pence to the kindly hosts who apparently have been living in the Neuromancer for a few weeks.  Godspeed Jerry’s kind People!  All good things in all good time.

March 27, 2013

Hoppy Wordless Wednesday from Biff

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March 25, 2013

No Time to Get Ready

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“Death don’t give you no time to get ready in this land.”

Sunshine passed away abruptly today, having seemed quite fine just 24 hours earlier. She developed symptoms throughout the night, starting with lethargy and loss of appetite. By the wee small hours (in the heart of a heavy snow), she was in very bad shape, had peed her bed and cried out in pain at least once, despite Tramadol. Having initially and wrongly assumed it was her chronic back injury acting up, we now realized it was something worse. We got her to the vet in the morning, and by then she was already becoming cold and unresponsive. Testing indicated pancreatitis, but the prognosis was for recovery after an overnight stay with IV and ultrasound the next day. Six hours later, she had a sudden cardiac event and was gone. Necropsy to follow. Very puzzling and shocking.

Gabby, by the way is going strong in remission, knock wood. Biff is strong as ever and ready to challenge Wyatt to a tug war.

We’ve been richly blessed to have Sunshine in our house for the past couple years and she’s been a great tripawd ambassador all around Indiana. Godspeed Sunny Bunny!

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November 18, 2012

Thank You Tripawds!

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Sunshine, Biff, and Gabby (left to right) model their new bandanas on the way out for today’s morning hop. Sunshine is about to have her ear stitches removed tomorrow, and Gabby is doing great in week 4 of 6 of her chemo therapy for lymphoma. Biff is in great health, knock wood.

And… here’s a video of all three happily hopping together back in September.

Thanks Tripawds!

November 11, 2012

Sunshine Van Gogh

Filed under: Uncategorized — biffngab @ 7:57 am

One day last week we found ourselves wondering aloud how could Sunshine’s ear be so big and puffy and how could it have gotten that way?  Hematoma!  Our vet described various possible head-shaking-floppy-ear causes. This was a new experience for us and for her, as far as we know.  Surgery was prescribed and ‘ears’ a picture of our brave little Sunny and her newly repaired ear.


November 6, 2012

Storing Up Sunshine

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Thanks to chemo, Gabby was able to enjoy an active trip to one of her favorite places, Mammoth Cave National Park.
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For the first two nights, she got to play with kids and sniff all around the camp and look for deer.  Then after our friends left on Sunday, we had a nice hike on the First Creek Trail and a relaxing nap in the sun.  She made it very clear that she wanted to stay for another night of camping with just the two of us, which we did.


It was a perfect evening of sitting by the fire and listening to the forest.

  Then before driving home we spent a few more hours of belly rubbing in the sunshine.


October 29, 2012

Mmmm that’s good chemo.

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May the fall be long and the winter mild!

October 25, 2012

Minding His Own Biffness

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Utterly ignoring the relentless barking of the neighbor dog,  Biff enjoys a lovely fall day.  Gabby was indoors barking back!  Good spunky girl!

October 23, 2012

If the thunder don’t get you then the lightning will

Filed under: Uncategorized — biffngab @ 10:17 pm

Gabby has lymphoma.  The best case is if it can be pushed into remission by chemo for some months.  Biff and Sunshine are aware something’s off.   Cats too. They sure are sweet trying to comfort us.  Despite their efforts I’m just a blubbering basket case.  Again we are grateful to the tripawds community for helping us through such times.  Just posting here helps.  Thanks.


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