Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Forrester

My precious boy had to have surgery this morning to remove a tumor from the top of his head. I took him in Tuesday after I tried to clean this place that had changed in size and looked horrible after I cleaned it. They shaved the area and treated it along with meds given for infection that was beginning and for pain. He's a rescue and I really don't know his true age...around 15 - 16 years we think. I adopted him in 2005 and he has been the absolute "perfect" dog!  :)  I pick him up after 2 p.m. today so it will be interesting to see how he reacts once he's fully "with it" again. We didn't have a pathology report done. The vet didn't recommend it due to his age and I would never put him through chemo, radiation or any other harsh drugs/chemicals. I want him to feel good as long as possible!

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Did you hear about the North Texas teacher that eliminated homework? Kudos to her!!!  I always felt so bad for my grands when they were in school. Both were brilliant and taking AP classes in high school. With sports and other activities, they would be up all hours trying to complete their assignments. Elementary school is even appalling to me!  Kids need to be kids as long as possible!!  They have the rest of their lives to go to college, work and become adults with responsibilities. Click here:  Homework




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Speaking of school, teachers, etc., Paige at The Pink Clutch blog, just shared a beautiful and love filled post regarding her son with special needs. I know it was a difficult path for them, however, he is doing extremely well now!  There are so many professionals along with incredibly dedicated teachers that work with children with special needs and they deserve all the praise and appreciation possible!  I spent a period of time with a former 12 year old step-daughter that had ADHD, severe emotional trauma connected to her mother and a few other issues. I learned more in that time than I thought possible. I thought I'd lose my mind at imes but she rallied, grew and made so many positive changes!  Due to not having prior experience, it was a real education for me. The doctors, specialists and teachers were a life saver and I could not appreciate them more!

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Perhaps I shouldn't mention it here but hey, it's my blog right?  :)  Please make sure you're registered to vote and then DO IT!  IMHO, we as a country are in a sad state of affairs right now and I'm afraid it might get a bit scarier.  I personally don't agree with the POTUS and these politicians and I so wish we could clear out ALL of Washington and begin again. IF we could find representatives that wanted to improve the U.S. and not be focused on money and power, it would be wonderful!  I think a LOT of prayer is needed to return God to our land.

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I am so looking forward to fall and cooler temps!  I haven't done any fall decorating yet but I'm working on clearing out (again!) and rearranging. Since I'm in a small space I don't decorate with a lot of things...it makes me feel claustrophobic after a short time!  :)  Well, I need to wrap this up and get ready to run a few errands prior to picking up my boy.  I hope the rest of your week is full of joy, love and many blessings!



16 comments:

  1. Hi Pat! I sure hope your little dog is ok. Keep us posted. :)

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  2. I sure hope you little "buddy" is okay. I love the look of your blog. I am not sure why it hasn't been on my blog roll, but I'm glad to see you.

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  3. Best wishes to your sweet little pup! That's a good age for any dog, and I hope he feels better quickly. I agree with no homework too. My kids had a few teachers with the same attitude (homework was to finish incomplete assignments), but most assigned whole lessons to be done at home. Now my son is going to start college in Sept, and one of his courses is on Saturday, but he has two free days in the week?! This will really inhibit what we can do together as a family on weekends.
    Wendy

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  4. I hope your sweet little dog feels better. So much worry when our fur babies are sick. He is so sweet. Great topics to discuss Pat. My son has a learning disability and was in special classes in school. I still worry about him, even though he is 36. xo

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  5. So with you Pat on this one. Cooper our rescued dog had his tumor removed 4 months ago. They did do pathology on it and it was aggressive terminal cancer. He is only 7 years old but to remove all the cancer they would have had to do such extensive surgery that he probably would not have survived. So we chose too not to make him suffer through chemo and to just give him love. They did give him an experimental medication that has proven to not cure the cancer but to slow the aggressiveness of the cancer. So instead of weeks to live he will get months. The medication also helps with any discomfort or pain from the cancer. So far this little lug of love is proving his prognosis wrong and he is now on month 4 and doing great. So hugs to you and your sweet little pup. Hugs Pat.
    Kris

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  6. Hugs and a virtual treat for your sweet dog! Hope everything will be okay...they are our babies...

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  7. Hope your sweet boy is doing well. Sending good thoughts and prayers. And kudos to that teacher for no homework!

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  8. My heart goes out to you and your dear pup♥ That teacher is a hero♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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  9. aaahhh, your poor dog, Pat. I do hope he recovers and feels better soon. I agree with the teacher on no homework. Like you said, kids should be kids for as long as they can, and I think it's important that they eat dinner as a family and play outside in nature. They will learn many things there too.

    Haven't decorated for Fall yet, but it's fun to do. I know what you mean about having a small space though and not having too much clutter.

    ~Sheri

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  10. Hope your sweet little furry friend is ok - my old girl has a number of lumps and bumps but as long as they aren't bothering her, I'm leaving them be. She's 14 now, so....same as you, I don't want to put her through chemo or anything. My poor sweet Lily girl.

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  11. hoping your dog does really great after getting this treated...

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  12. I hope your pup is doing ok, Pat. He sure is so cute and I know you just love him.
    I love that message of the teacher who is not giving out homework assignments. I remember my kids having so much to do in elementary school that it was just crazy! Kids do need to be kids.
    Have a blessed weekend, my friend. xo

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  13. Such a beautiful photo of your pup Forrester ... I do hope he is recovering ok.
    Thinking of you.

    All the best Jan

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  14. How is your sweet pup doing, Pat? Please let me know! And yes, I registered to vote right after we moved to NC...heaven help us this year! 2 Chronicles 7:14 XO, Christy

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  15. Hi Pat! Hows your adorable pet doing?? He sure is cute! I can't wait to decorate for fall! That is my favorite season!!
    xxoo
    Deborah

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  16. I truly hope that Forrester complete recovers from his surgery with as less pain as possible. He is so adorable. I miss having a dog. I took in a stray cat after my little pug Sissy died which broke my heart. Sometimes I still cry when I look at her picture

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