Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Quick Update on Abby

Don't worry, everyone, I've eaten the memo about Abby having cancer, so I don't think she knows!  After having (yet another) mast cell tumor removed last Wednesday, the vet okayed Abby today to go running around the yard again. She starts a different chemo protocol tomorrow, but as long as she's feeling good, she's good for tennis ball funballs times!

Yep, she's really happy to be back out running around the yard!

And I was able to get in some funballs times, too!

And for those of you who wanted to see Abby in her t-shirt, here she is.  Notice a big difference in facial expressions between the t-shirt photo and the non t-shirt photos?

Thanks for all your good wishes, and keep your paws crossed that this latest chemo protocol kicks cancer's butt!  (Because I have WAY more fun chasing tennis balls with my sister than without her!)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Sunday, May 8, 2016

In Honor of Mother's Day...

We thought we'd have Mom type a bloggie post for us.  (Because we are generous like that!)

What have we been up to?  Well, Abby still isn't glowing in the dark... (although she gets another dose of chemo tomorrow, so we can continue to hope that she will glow in the dark - which would be mighty helpful when Abby has to go out at 1am, and Mom can't normally distinguish between Abby and the moosies in the dark!  Just kidding! We have yet to encounter a moose at 1am, but Mom is knocking on wood to hope that our lack of moose encounters continues.)

But we are having a grand time chasing Frisbees and tennis balls (and bunnies and squirrels and stray air molecules).

After her first dose of chemo, you'll notice Abby hasn't lost any springiness in her leggies!

Before our haircuts, you can see where the vet shaved Abby's belly for her ultrasound, and then where her armpit was shaved to remove the lymph node.

We got a brief dusting a snow a little while back, and Abby took full opportunity to go flying!
Of course, she also goes flying when there isn't snow!

And with the snow finally melted, Mom broke out the tennis balls, which is always great fun!
We took some time to pose for Mom, just to humor her. (Hey, we have to keep the help happy!)

With all this playing, there has been much resting, too!

Mom says I snore. I don't hear any snoring. Do you?
In addition to playing with us, Mom has been continuing her volunteer work with the animal shelter, and when she was there the last time, she met an 8 year-old red-head named Fiona! Just like me! Almost the same age, same color, and the same name! AND, the same springy leggies!

Mom also went up to Ogden to deliver some photographs for one of her clients, and she saw our buddy Buddy and his mom Michelle while she was up there!

He looks so serious here, but trust me, Mom has lots of photo where he is far less serious!

We have seen photographic evidence that Buddy was giving our Mom smooches, but we aren't worried, because Buddy is a known kisser, and I respect that!

Have a great week, and if Abby starts glowing in the dark, I'll let you know!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus