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Old 10-15-2012, 04:46 AM
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Happy to read such a positive update on Cleo! I saw her pictures in her album and she is adorable - love the one where she is all snuggled in her daddy's arms. Makes me just want to snuggle her too! Holli
Holli & Decker // diagnosed November 5th, 2011 // Journeyed to the bridge January 26th, 2013, surrounded by his family at home // 9 years old // Levemir insulin // Hypothyroid // C1-C5 cervical spinal lesion // weight 87 lbs // Run with the wind my sweet boy. Run pain free. Holding you close in my heart till we meet again!
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:15 AM
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What a wonderful update on Cleo. Sometimes all the testing, medications are best to hold off.

My first dog, a German Shepherd was named Cleo. She is the reason why I have loved dogs so much.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:15 AM
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Aw Louise, I have just read through Cleos thread and wanted to say how wonderful she is. Loosing her sibling Buddy must of been so hard, but good to hear she is getting used to him not being there. Her new playmates seem like great fun too. She sounds like a very happy, spolit, opinionated darling, who has been through quite enough in her 12 years. Love that shes a daddys girl and loves cuddles, thats fab! Great pictures too, snuggled in her dads arms like a little munchkin.

My Pippa is a puppy farm westie too . Makes me sad to think of her poor start and wonder if thats why she has been more succeptible to diabetes? She also has a luxating patella, but its mild and transient so we have left alone for now, and to be honest bothers her very little. I know what you mean about not being able to leave them in those awful places, what would of happened if we had not taken them home?????? Thank goodness you happend on both Cleo and Buddy, Im sure their lives would of been very different without you and your husband caring so much for them.

I think that you are entirely right in your thinking re quality of life v investigations and treatments. We were thrown a dilemma right at the begining when my first vet found enlarged lymph nodes in Pippa and wanted to proceed to lymph node biopsys and kept mentioning lymphomas, scared me stupid too. I have changed vets and her lymph nodes are still borderline enlarged, but this may be a normal variation or it may be a nasty , but we are following a watchful waiting process and 6 months in no change. She seems so well in herself and I cant help but think this is a red herring. Time will tell. At the moment her diabetes is regulated, shes happy, naughty and active and we will watch this space.

So sorry I did not know Buddy, I must read his thread one day, and you must all miss him so much still, But your Princess Cleopatra is georgeous!

P.s. I also had a siamese cat called cleo, after cleopatra, she sadly died 2 years ago and I miss her still very much. Lovely name Cleo.

Thanks for sharing this update and look forward to more good news on Cleo.

Hugs, Jen x
Pippa; Westie, diagnosed 17th April 2012 at 6.5 years old, 8.7kgs, 6.8 units canninsulin bd, Burns high oats food . Lives with George 9 (Black lab), Polly 19 (cat) and Basil 15 (diabetic mog for 5+ years). Im Jen and we live in West Wales where it rains too much!
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by nibbles-mommy View Post
That's the way life should be, she should expect...

1. Fresh cut grass to pee on
2. You stopping the world to stay with her all the time
3. A king size bed all for her (why else would you buy it, duh!)
4. Peace when she needs it
Hahahaha . Love this update Louise! Glad Cleo is living well!

Sounds like Oli's visit will be a one time deal...you have to wonder how such a small dog can have so much in his bladder in such a short time!
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:21 PM
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Debbie: that is so funny. We suspect the long grass tickles her tummy and she tentatively goes on the grass and walks out as if there were landmines all over the yard.

Patty: Yes, dogsitting Oli was a first and a last. The strangest thing is that our friends were at our place before with Oli. He tried harassing Cleo and she let him know in no uncertain terms to back off. We suspect the peeing was because of Quentin and it was territory marking. I suspect there is not much training going on, they both work, the daughter plays hockey and they travel a lot and have a very active lifestyle. I have very rarely seen such an aggressive and nasty dog.

Jenny: When I think of what the first 10 weeks of their life was like, I cringe. We wanted a male and we thought we were dealing with a breeder which had been recommended to us. It was only when we got there that we realized that she was a backyard breeder. She took them out of a barn, put Buddy on the floor and Cleo in my arms and Buddy just went crazy. It was only when I put Cleo on the ground that we saw she was limping. Buddy bald and covered in bleeding sores, Cleo with a hip fracture. We paid the ransom and got them out of there. We were often criticized for having done so but we never once regretted doing it.

Yes, we are happy that she is doing so well and that she is living her <golden years< in style and will not be leaving this earth the same way she arrived.

Tks people and extra belly rub for all your furbabies. It is so heartwarming to witness the care and love that is displayed in the various posts on this site.

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