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Critter Alley

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Looking Good...







































What's this? A dog that I thought was at death's door a few short weeks ago is happy, playing with his toys, and aggravating his pal, Bogey. He even got a new haircut that did not result in any major negative after-effects.

I don't know if it's the regime he's on now (his regular homemade chicken, rice, and carrot diet; 400 IU of vitamin E daily, a large tablespoon of low fat cottage cheese daily, a daily teaspoon of high protein low fat yogurt, one quarter tablet of Metoclopramide before each meal, and one 225 mg tablet of Denosyl one hour before his evening meal), or sheer will to live, but he sure seems to be perkier and feeling fine. Better yet, he's maintained this improvement over several weeks.

Not to say that he doesn't have times when it's apparent he's not up to par, but then again, so do I.

I'm not foolish enough to believe he's cured, and I know that at some point his impaired liver function will catch up with him. But until then, I'm grateful for each extra joyful day my little old guy gets.

And isn't that all any of us can ask for in life?

23 comments:

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Yay for Indy! good news was needed today! This is awesome!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What Stumpy and her human pawed!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

the booker man said...

miss pat,

hooray for indy doin' better! i hope he has many more good days!

*woof*
the booker man

Mr. Pip said...

So happy he is doing better! That's such wonderful news. Enjoy!

Your pal, Pip

Benny and Lily said...

that is the best news we have heard. We sure are happee you are feeling better
Benny & Lily

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Yay for Indy. Enjoy every moment!

Roo said...

Wahoo! Indy doin grrrrrreat! Best Christmas gift of all :)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Linda O'Connell said...

Indy is a trooper, and it looks like he's enjoying his life. Now that diet might just work to infuse some energy in me. I head for bed when it gets dark.

Frankie Furter said...

I agree. Every day we HAVE in a loving place is worth a hundred in a sad or bad place. Quality over Quantity.

Peggy Frezon said...

What happy news. It gives me hope.

Pup Fan said...

Yay for Indy!

RYKER said...

That is such great new Pat. He sure looks good with his new hair cut. Happy Holidays to all of you!

Tammy said...

Oh, I'm so glad!!! He certainly seems to have conquered that squeaky toy! Hoping/praying for continued victory.

Cozy in Texas said...

Great news. My dog has had diabetes for 5 years now and although has her "down" days, she's managing. Let's hope the same goes for Indy.
Ann

Cattis said...

He is looking really smart.
Cattis

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Art and Sew Forth said...

How precious a life is. What a blessing to see Indy happy & playing. Keep up the good work!

The 3 Goobers said...

Hi new friend :)
Thanks for barking at us on our blog. We've added ourselves onto you blog. Wonderful to meet you and glad your feeling better.

Keep on waggin,
The 3 Goobers of Gooberella.com

Lynn said...

So glad for Indy and you and your family! Yeah!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Indy is a pooch with a lot of spirit and I think the love you give him will extend his life. This is wonderful news...he is not only doing well for himself, but he is giving you a loving gift, too. I hope he continues to do well!

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

So glad to see Indy doing well. It turned out that it is his liver? Santa has liver problem too and we are worried. So far she's still fine but we will be taking her to the vet for a thorough check.

Lindee said...

Great news - looking good
Lindee
http://thelaughingpet-ourdailybark.blogspot.com/

Eileen said...

I'm so glad that Indy is feeling better. :)