Sunday, November 26, 2017

Post Thanksgiving

It has been a relaxing and recharging 5+ days off work. Thanksgiving day could not have been any more enjoyable or relaxing - despite being in the kitchen for about half of it. The day ended on a good note with games and a friends invitation to come and enjoy dessert in their home.  My very talented friend is also a baker and made cookies for us to enjoy.
~One of the cookies my friend made~ 
Friday brought more time for me to relax at home as Carl and my brother headed back to work.
Saturday came much too quickly and before the vet appointment for Millie, came a much needed bath for her.  The girls at the shop know me, and since Millie is a TEMPORARY (yeah, temporary) foster dog, they donated her bath-time. She wasn't crazy about the bath, and was happy when it was over.
Millie's vet visit went much as expected, and confirmed the diagnosis of the first vet.  Millie has six mammary tumors. Typically these tumors are cancerous and will metastasize into the chest.  X-rays were taken and thankfully her chest is clear. She also has another tumor on her bottom that is more than likely inoperable. Aspirates were taken and the results will be returned in about a week. At that time, a treatment plan for her will be discussed and decided. 

Until then, Millie is fine "on hold" here at our house.  She has fit in really well, and has quickly become part of the crowd. On Thanksgiving day she was having a great time barking at the deer with Todd and Eva.
~Todd telling off the gangs of rogue deer~
Millie is very gentle sweet and easy going and all the dogs like her.  She leaves the cat alone and has great house manners too.  Which begs that question, "how did she end up as a stray?"  It's anyone's guess. 
~Millie leading the crowd~
Speaking of guessing, can you guess why today Todd was once again wearing the "cone of shame?"  Yes, that annoying ear problem continues to be a bother.  He's still on the oral antibiotic and ear medication in hopes we can knock it out completely. 
He really doesn't like wearing that annoying e-collar (what dog does?) and is constantly trying to get it off.  I don't know why I bother putting it on him.  But he doesn't let it slow him down one bit - He's a Scottie after all! 


  1. Sounds like a relaxing holiday. We recognise Todd's deer stance....BOL!

  2. Thinking good thoughts for Millie. Sweet girl needed Golden Pines. She appears very happy and contented!
    Sorry to hear about that old cone of shame for Todd. At least he has his red ball!
    Glad you enjoyed your time off and that cookie is a work of art!
    Gus' Mom

  3. Millie may have her own idea of where to live, with you she has all the care and love she needs.Todd, never mind, it will be off before too long.

  4. As long as 'strays' can find a home the universe is working just fine.

  5. When it comes to lovely girls like Millie, I like you interpretation of "temporary".
    How kind of the girls to donate Millie's bath-time - even if she didn't appreciate the gesture!

  6. Millie sounds like a jewel . . .
    I too wonder about her past . . .
    How could she become a stray . . .
    She is safe where she is now . . .
    Enjoying the antics of “Cone Head Todd!”
    (Sorry, don’t tell him I called him a “Cone Head!”)

  7. Hello, I am happy Millie found a spot in your home. I am sure she is happy and content with you and all the other furbabies at Golden Pines. I hope Todd's ear clears up, that cone thingy is annoying, lol. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

  8. Todd is a terrier and the cone gets in the way of digging.

  9. It's good to hear you had an enjoyable holiday weekend. Poor Todd. I hope his ear clears up soon. That cookie looks amazing and until I read that it was a cookie I thought it was a piece of pie.

  10. go todd go!
    it will take more than a cone to stop that scottie.
    and millie girl... we already love you.

  11. Todd and Norma Jean wear their soft cones in the same way. Not sure it protects much.

  12. Glad your Thanksgiving was a good one, Kim.
    Sadly, Millie probably became a 'stray' when her owners couldn't cope with her condition; but didn't want to put her down, either.
    I am glad she is fitting in so well with your gang!
    I was going to ask "What cone of shame" on Todd, but you explained it nicely. :)
    God bless.

  13. Millie sounds like such a dear girl. We hope you can find a treatment plan that works to keep her happy.

    Poor Todd, we hope the ear troubles go away quickly. Have you tried adding some sort of oil to his diet?

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  14. PS Charlie has such a sweet face. Very loving. I know he loves your cats!

  15. We hope the best for Millie, she sounds like such a sweetheart.
    Hazel & Mabel

  16. Yeah, "temporary". I hope that those mammary tumors are very slow growing and don't pose problems. I hope for the best for the other growth.

    As for Todd, R has had ongoing ear issues at various times that are allergy-related. Taking claritin and having me rinse his ears with a half vinegar and half alcohol solution daily has gotten it under control. I sure hope that Todd figures out a solution for his ear!

  17. Sorry for poor Millie. A long haul for sure for both of you. One of my granddogs had tumors repeatedly until there was nothing more the vet could do. We lost her last year and I still miss her so.

  18. Kim, have you tried swabbing out Todd's ears with organic apple cider vinegar? The premise is that bacteria can't grow in an acid environment. We used that for our Standard Poodles, leaving a bit of the vinegar inside the ear each time, and it worked like a charm. Such a simple solution, it sounds like it can't possibly work. But it sure worked for us. Will be praying for Millie. xoxo

  19. That sounds like a great Thanksgiving - although I do sympathise with Millie.. I'm not a big fan of bath time either!!
    Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie!

  20. What a sweet girl Millie is! We will send POTP for her,,, and hope she keeps on doing as good as she is.
    Poor Todd,, with his ears,,,! Tweedles had yeast in hers.. and is better now.
    tweedles and moms


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