Saturday, July 8, 2017

Peanut Butter Arrives at Golden Pines

Despite the holiday on Tuesday, it was a busy week. I worked on my day off, and stumbled across the finish line of Friday.
On Friday, we said good-bye to our temporary foster boy, Duke. He was a fun house-guest, and we enjoyed having him around. As he moved to a new foster home, we are cheering him on to find that perfect forever home he so deserves!
Backing up to Thursday, I received a call from Lab Rescue.  It was to arrange the timing of Duke's departure on Friday, and to discuss and arrange the arrival of another pup from Lab Rescue named Peanut Butter. With such a distinct name, I'd remembered posts about him on Lab Rescue's Facebook page.
He was found as a stray around Beckley West Virginia, did his shelter time and made a nearly 6 hour trip to this part of Virginia. After receiving vet care, lots of love and putting on more than 10 much needed pounds, he was ready this past week for surgery to remove a large tumor on his neck. However, at the last minute, just prior to the surgery, the vet recommended not to go forward with it.  It was discovered that along with the tumor on his neck, that he has several other mast cell tumors on his body.
There will be no surgery for Peanut Butter.  Instead, he will be spending the remainder of his life with us, in hospice care.  He's got great energy and is on a pretty good cocktail of medications that we hope will help prolong his days. And we will do our best to make those days the best ones for Peanut Butter, who loves a good game of ball!

25 comments:

  1. Peanut Butter is lucky to have found his way to your home. He will be able to live his remaining days in a loving environment. You really do some special work.

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  2. I am soo glad he found you and your clan . He will be at his happiest with you all and live out his days as he should , loved , well cared for and friends to play with . Have a good week .

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  3. Humans and animals should be surrounded by love in their last days. Peanut Butter is in the best place he could ever be.

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    1. Last days are inevitable. Everyone should be surrounded by love life-long. Too bad Peanut Butter never met his Jellie.

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  4. Duke, you will find happiness, and Peanut Butter, you will be so loved, and given every care under the sun and more. Another one so need of love and care, and at Golden Pines, the very best will be given. One more very lucky boy.

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  5. welcome to golden pines little peanut butter.
    you have just stopped a bit in the foyer to heaven.
    before you go across the bridge to all the green fields and friends to play with you will love it here at golden pines! and your smile tells me you know that already. XO♥ my darling boy.

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  6. Welcome to Peanut Butter. He couldn't have chosen a better place for his retirement. We hope he has a long and enjoyable time.

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  7. Crikey .... I'm so glad Peanut butter is with you. What a good looking bloke now he has fattened up a bit, aye?? He might have had a bad start in life but he's going to have a VERY happy ending.

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  8. We are positive Peanut Butter will have his best days right there with you guys! We hope he stays around for awhile!!

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  9. Wishing Duke the best forever home.
    Peanut Butter, what a lovely name for a sweet dog. We know that with your love and care, his days will be happy and contented, and he's found paradise here on earth.

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  10. Peanut Butter is lucky to be spending his remaining days with you.

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  11. He will have the best time ( years ? ) of his life at Golden Pines and the universe will , as all Celts know, smile silently.

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  12. Oh my . . .
    Happy Peanut Butter is with you,
    sad about his journey ahead . . .
    Wishing him good outdoor fun, love and care.

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  13. It was very nice to know Duke, even a bit. Wishing all the best to him.
    So glad that Peanut Butter is with you. He looks like a wonderful boy.

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  14. Oh Peanut Butter, you are in the best place to receive all the love you deserve for the rest of your days.
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  15. We feel very badly for Peanut Butter, but we are happy he can spend the rest of his life with you. We know he will be loved and happy.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  16. So sorry for Peanut Butter, and yet happy for him too as he has found a great home to spend his days in and the very best of people and pals to spend them with. Bless you for taking on so many loving friends.

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  17. Golly bum!! Sweet boy, putting on weight and seeming to move forward to a loving, long life. Darn, Darn, Darn. As you have said before, he has no idea of his bad fortune. But, he is well aware of his recent tlc and will continue to respond to the best soft place he could ever have hoped to fall, Golden Pines. Just look at that happy smile!
    We will all be here for you and giving what support we can for Peanut Butter's days of grace.
    Thank you and hugs,
    Gus' Mom

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  18. Hello, you have a revolving door there saying good bye to Duke and welcome to Peanut Butter. Peanut Butter's story is sad, I do think his last days with you will be very happy. He is a cutie! Thanks for all you do! Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  19. Hiya Peanut Butter I am very pleased to meet you.
    Well, you have found a wonderful and special place, I nose just how well cared for you will be and thats just pawfect!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  20. Hello, handsome! You're in a great place. I wish I could come over and play with you.

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  21. Welcome to Peanut Butter. Sorry to hear he has those problems, but at least you know what's coming. He has such a loving face. I hope all went well with his transition.

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  22. Awe God love him.. he's beautiful. Hugs to Peanut Butter (((HUG)))

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  23. How wonderful that he can spend his last days at Golden Pines surrounded by love.

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  24. I saw you over at All Things Collie too and just wanted to stop by and drop of a howdy. Thank you for taking care of sweet Peanut Butter and I know he will enjoy his happy time with you.

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