Friday, July 06, 2007

in memory of Scubee the one and only Wienerblab

a message from sara and ryan:

After a heroic battle with lymphoma, Scubee passed away peacefully in our arms on Tuesday, July 3rd 2007.

Although he wasn't with us for very long, we will be eternally grateful for the joy that Scubee brought to our lives. His first couple of years may have been rough, but Scubee more than made up for it in the last two years, which were filled with love, games, cuddles, and, perhaps most importantly, plenty of treats. Scubee was a true character, and won over the hearts of everyone who met him (with perhaps the exception of our mail carrier!)

Our deepest thanks go out to Animal Rescue Coalitions in Halifax for giving Scubee the chance to adopt us, to the Dogs with Blogs community, particularly for all the supportive messages over the last few days, and of course to the Wienerblab fan club of family and friends who loved Scubee despite and because of all his eccentrities (if you've ever been in a car with Scubee, you know what we're talking about).

So long, Scubee. We will miss you terribly. It's been a blast.

See you at the rainbow bridge.

Monday, July 02, 2007

it's almost time to say goodbye

sara and ryan came to get me from the hospital this morning, so i am home now. the nice vets gave me fluids through a tube, but they told me there's not much more we can do because the cancer has moved into my organs.

for now, i'm just going to lie out in the backyard in the shade and enjoy some time with my family. i'm not in too much pain really, and i am still drinking some water, but i just don't think i can hang on much longer. even though wienerblabs are world-renowned for being excellent fighters, i think it's almost time for me to go.

i keep telling sara and ryan not to be sad, and that i am so glad that they let me adopt them. they say that they really would have liked to have more time with me, but i am reminding them that i have had the best 25 months that i could ever have imagined!! even if it took more than a year for my people to discover pupcakes, and even if i was sick near the end, i have had a wonderful time!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

in the hospital

sorry i haven't posted in a little while, but i've been feeling kinda sick.

sara and ryan were giving me special high-protein food, but for the last couple of days i haven't been able to eat anything, let alone my kibble... i know, i know, that really isn't like me at all!

ryan is away but sara has been sleeping downstairs with me, and even though she was making me drink little bits of water all the time, she still got really worried about me and took me in to the hospital. i'm going to stay here overnight while they give me fluids and transfusions, but sara is really sad because the nice vet says it looks like the cancer has moved into my liver.

i'm so glad that i got to go for a mini-vacation last weekend with tobi and my family, even though i didn't get around to blogging about about it, because i had such a great time and have lots of nice things to dream about tonight.

i'm very very tired, so i'm going to sign out now, but if the vet lets me use his computer tomorrow i'll let you know how i'm doing.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

hangin' with tobi

Tobi came to visit! I was sooo excited! And we even got to spend the whoooole night and whooooled day together because his family came down to see my aunt melanie do something that they called a "half iron triathlon". I don't know what that is. We got to snuggle and play, and even though i was a bit tired so we didn't wrestle, it was great fun anyway!

Tobi says i look too skinny. Sara and ryan say that it's because of the sickness, and that i am losing my muscles. But i think it's because i don't get enough treats. Honestly, people just don't get it sometimes.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

thank goodness for eating

Whatever it was that was bothering my tummy seems to have cleared up pretty quickly, which is good because it's no fun missing my meals. Yesterday afternoon i got to have three seperate little dinners of special food! And afterwards, i even got to take sara on a short walk!

The vet thinks that i didn't eat anything bad, but that feeling ill was probably something to do with my mystery sickness. The people still think it's most likely cancer, but despite many many tests and consults with special vets, they haven't been able to figure out which type. Go figure. People aren't nearly as smart as they would have you think.

If only they would listen to me -- i think that it is all due to a lack of pupcakes and cookies, and if only i could have an unlimited supply of treats i'm sure i would be cured!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

not feeling so good

Today i am not feeling so good. My belly is just not very happy. I was up much of the night with ryan, and still was not doing great in the morning so sara stayed home with me. I'm feeling a bit better now that we went to the vet and got a shot -- i was very very good the whole time -- and have even been able to eat a little food, which is a huuuuuge relief.

I'm glad that sara stayed home to cuddle with me in the sunshine, but i wish that i was feeling better enough to play some games. What's the fun of having your person stay home with you if you're sick the whole time?

I wish i knew what was wrong with me...

Sunday, June 10, 2007

why i love weekends

i just love weekends because ryan and sara stay home with me. sometimes they leave for a little while, but they often spend extra time playing in the backyard and cuddling with me. sometimes, we all nap for part of the afternoon. i think that napping with my family is just about the best thing there is (besides eating treats, of course).