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Rotti Raven

My “Moany Groany” man

January 21st, 2010 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

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The roller coaster continues. I spent the day worrying about everything being our “lasts”. I came home from work like usual, expecting that for the first time (since he was lethargic and weak all day) that he wouldn’t be bouncing at the door. It was dark, and indeed as I opened the door, I heard him crowding the door and bouncing. I burst into tears, dropped to my knees, and sobbed into his fur as he licked the tears from my face. It was good to get it out.

So, this morning, we woke up and he did his stretch in bed and then was his usual Moany Groany self. This is his Use The Bedding As A Face Rag time that I’ve videoed before. Oh, and yes, he barks if you get near his toenails… I had the cell phone handy and got this today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFaMDY0Q8SE

Then he happily chewed his morning bone and went out with me for chores and bounced for his hard boiled egg (video in a past blog) and then even became Mr. Warrior at the sight of a dog near his perimeter in the distance off the pasture. Here’s his tough dog stance:

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Although, he can’t go far without laying down. And he’s coughing a lot and does a gag reflex now and then. Sort of like he’s got a cold. But he loves his food and eats fine, pees, poops, isn’t in any pain. I just started him on Metacam yesterday since he hasn’t been on any anti-inflamatory meds since weaning off the corticosteroid a while ago. So, if he’s got some discomfort I’m not aware of, that should help. The tummy distention seems to be back under control with the Baytril.

So, today is not the day. One day at a time, loving him every moment. 🙂

*Thank you* to everyone for being there and all of your input…


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8 Comments so far ↓

  • Tazzie

    Hi Raven and Dawn

    Glad to hear Raven still feels good (well, except when you head for his toenails – how do you cut them – sedate him?)

    “Moany Groany Man” – Is that on the Tripawds Country playlist?

  • dsimas

    He’s “all bark”… I just grab his foot and trim them. He has a bit of a flip out if I do more than a couple at a time. So, we manage to get them done.

    Funny thing is, when his leg was amputated, that was the first thing I thought of, four less toes to fight over! 😉

  • Hopalong Harley

    I’m glad Raven is doing well today!

    When I was watching the video you posted, Harley hopped over and had to watch, too; I found it so funny, I had to grab my phone and snap his picture … he usually does not care if a dog is barking on TV, so I found it interesting he took interest in the barking on Raven’s video.

    Cutting toenails is such a chore … esp. when their nails are so thick!

  • admin

    Raven is beautiful… so happy to hear he’s still greeting you at the door.

    Just curious though, have you tried just pasting the video URL into your post, without linking it to the YouTube page? Since, the recent WordPress upgrade, any video URL on a line by itself with no link tags or formatting should now automatically embed videos for all users. I’d be interested in knowing if this new feature isn’t working. Give it a try, and if you have any questions or feedback, please post in the Tech Support forum. Thanks!

  • jakesmom

    I was so happy to read your post today about Raven feeling better again! What a rollercoaster, eh?? Raven is truely amazing!!! With everything that’s going on inside of him… you can see that he still wants to live… As long as he’s happy and enjoying life… 🙂

    Angel Jake’s Mom

  • ldillon81

    What a funny little boy!!! He acts so tough 🙂 When he would bark in the video, my parent’s dog would run around and bark trying to find the intruding dog…so entertaining to watch! I’m glad that Raven is doing well again…it is so hard to tell what’s cancer related and what’s not (you know, sometimes doggies just get tired!). I agree, it is a roller coaster 😛 Keep up the good work, little buddy 🙂

    <3 Laura and Jackaroo

  • krun15

    Really glad to read this today.

    You know- I now always cut Tani’s nails first (the quad-pug) and save Maggie for last since she goes faster!!!

    Karen and the pug girls

  • Peyton's Path

    Happy moments when they greet us at the door! It is a good feeling when they are having good days! Keep enjoying the good days you have with Raven! Give him lots of hugs and kisses from all of us!

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