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Mike
09-05-2005, 02:55 AM
Tomorrow Tess has her operation so on Saturday we cheeered ourselves up by going to see our new puppy, Timmy. We can collect him in about two weeks' time.

We didn't introduce him to Poppy and Tess but afterwards we took the two of them down to the beach. They thoroughly enjoyed it. Since being on pain killers Tess is full of life.

The photos are at:

http://www.neuaddbwll.co.uk/timmy/

annc
09-05-2005, 04:20 AM
we took the two of them down to the beach.I looked at photo 15 and thought to myself, 'and then they got in the car for the trip home!' ;-)

Mike
09-05-2005, 04:44 AM
I looked at photo 15 and thought to myself, 'and then they got in the car for the trip home!' ;-)

That's exactly what did happen. :-)

annc
09-05-2005, 10:09 AM
That's exactly what did happen. :-)LOL! I can imagine the smell by th etime you got home. Plus the sand...

terrie
09-05-2005, 11:04 AM
Timmy is soooo cute!!! Loved the pics of Tess and Poppy...hope the surgery for Tess goes well...

Terrie

Susie
09-05-2005, 09:21 PM
I am soooo in love. He is adorable!

Mike
09-05-2005, 10:48 PM
LOL! I can imagine the smell by th etime you got home. Plus the sand...

Well, it was a long drive so they dried off and all the sand ended up in the car, as usual.

Mike
09-05-2005, 10:51 PM
Timmy is soooo cute!!! Loved the pics of Tess and Poppy...hope the surgery for Tess goes well...

Terrie

Thanks Terry. The past few days Tess has been so full of life that we were wondering if surgery was really necessary. Today, however, she's quite lethargic. It's as is she knows something is about to happen. We're taking her to the vet in about half an hour.

annc
09-05-2005, 11:29 PM
We're taking her to the vet in about half an hour.Good luck!

Franca
09-06-2005, 11:18 AM
Best wishes for Tess, Mike! Timmy is adorable.

terrie
09-06-2005, 12:47 PM
>>mike: We're taking her to the vet in about half an hour.

Hope the surgery went well and that she's ok...

Terrie

Mike
09-06-2005, 10:46 PM
>>mike: We're taking her to the vet in about half an hour.

Hope the surgery went well and that she's ok...



Thanks to everyone for the good wishes for Tess. She's back with us now and doing well.

The vet still isn't sure what's wrong with her. The whole of her bladder lining is covered in growths. She says it could be either chronic cystitis or a carcinoma. Anyway, she's sent a sample off for analysis and we should have a result in about a week.

Cristen Gillespie
09-07-2005, 06:19 AM
She says it could be either chronic cystitis or a carcinoma. Anyway, she's sent a sample off for analysis and we should have a result in about a week.

Either way, it doesn't sound like a happy situation for Tess :-( I hope she pulls through, and I'm glad you've got a darling puppy on the way to help distract you from the constant worry.

terrie
09-07-2005, 10:41 AM
Do keep us posted...

Terrie

Mike
09-08-2005, 10:59 AM
Do keep us posted...

Terrie

Will do...

Mike
09-08-2005, 11:00 AM
Either way, it doesn't sound like a happy situation for Tess :-( I hope she pulls through, and I'm glad you've got a darling puppy on the way to help distract you from the constant worry.

Well, we're busy buying things for the puppy so that's certainly keeping us occupied.

Mike
10-03-2005, 12:44 AM
Do keep us posted...


I thought it was about time I replied. I've not been active in the forum for a while as we've been preoccupied with dogs.

Tess had an operation. The intention was to remove part of her bladder but once they'd opened her up they found the problem was far too extensive to do anything. Tests showed that the growths were cancerous and the vet has given her around 4 to 6 months. Treatment options are very limited as she also has partial kidney failure.

In the meantime the new puppy has arrived. We'd forgotten just how time-consuming puppies were. The whole house seems to revolve around him while he tries to assert himself as top dog over Poppy and Tess.

The house is also in a somewhat chaotic state as we were expecting builders to arrive today and I spent the week-end taking down a part of a ceiling in readiness for them. We have a toilet in the dining room and a ton of tiles in the conservatory. The builders, of course, haven't arrived.

terrie
10-03-2005, 11:42 AM
>>mike: We have a toilet in the dining room and a ton of tiles in the conservatory. The builders, of course, haven't arrived.

ROFL!!! Of course not...'-}}

How is Tess doing?

Terrie

PS...started a new thread on the new Epson ColorBase utility (http://www.desktoppublishingforum.com/bb/showthread.php?p=15696#post15696) software...

annc
10-03-2005, 12:17 PM
Tess had an operation. The intention was to remove part of her bladder but once they'd opened her up they found the problem was far too extensive to do anything. Tests showed that the growths were cancerous and the vet has given her around 4 to 6 months. Treatment options are very limited as she also has partial kidney failure. Oh, I am so sorry to hear that, Mike. I hope you are able to make her last months fairly comfortable. At least the puppy will help to take her mind off her problems.

Susie
10-03-2005, 07:53 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that. Hope her last few months are good and she enjoys the new puppy.

Franca
10-03-2005, 10:45 PM
Mike, I am so sorry the post-op news about Tess wasn't good. :-( I'm sure you will make the time she has left as comfortable as possible. What with Timmy and the builders it will certainly not be dull. I hope you survive the disarray, the dust, and the elevated decibel levels once the builders get started.

Mike
10-03-2005, 11:28 PM
>>mike: We have a toilet in the dining room and a ton of tiles in the conservatory. The builders, of course, haven't arrived.

ROFL!!! Of course not...'-}}


They're here! They phoned later on Monday morning to say they'd be here Tuesday and they arrived at 8am! Wonderful.

Mike
10-03-2005, 11:31 PM
Mike, I am so sorry the post-op news about Tess wasn't good. :-( I'm sure you will make the time she has left as comfortable as possible. What with Timmy and the builders it will certainly not be dull. I hope you survive the disarray, the dust, and the elevated decibel levels once the builders get started.

Tess is full of life and enthusiasm. We're just hoping we can keep that going as long as possible. On Thursday we're going to see a holistic vet who specialises in canine cancers. We're not expecting any sort of cure but she'll be able to advise us on diet and supplements that should improve her quality of life for longer.

At the moment it's difficult to imagine there's anything wrong with her.

Mike
10-03-2005, 11:35 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that. Hope her last few months are good and she enjoys the new puppy.

The relationship with the new puppy is a bit strained. Tess tries playing with him and he tries playing with her but they don't yet speak the same language so it usually ends up with us having to separate them.

Poppy occasionally sniffs Timmy but generally she acts as if she wishes he'd go back wherever he came from.

Timmy has a small bald patch as a result of trying to steal Poppy's chewie.

I guess they'll sort it out in the end.

Franca
10-04-2005, 10:06 AM
Tess is full of life and enthusiasm. We're just hoping we can keep that going as long as possible. On Thursday we're going to see a holistic vet who specialises in canine cancers. We're not expecting any sort of cure but she'll be able to advise us on diet and supplements that should improve her quality of life for longer.

At the moment it's difficult to imagine there's anything wrong with her.The holistic vet is a great idea - let us know how that goes! That's wonderful that Tess is feeling so good. She can still put Timmy in his place. <g> I would expect it to take awhile before Tess and Poppy come to grips with sharing their home with a hoodlum, but they will get the pack dynamic figured out eventually.

terrie
10-04-2005, 01:50 PM
>>mike: They're here! They phoned later on Monday morning to say they'd be here Tuesday and they arrived at 8am! Wonderful.

Oh yaaaaayyyy!!!

Terrie

Susie
10-04-2005, 08:24 PM
Timmy has a small bald patch as a result of trying to steal Poppy's chewie.

I guess they'll sort it out in the end.

They'll get it all sorted out eventually! When I first bought my Lab as puppy, Bailey growled every time Libby looked at her. Eventually, over a period of a year or so, they began to play together and became big buddies. The worse part of it, was Bailey learned to share in Libby's mischief, leading to many messes in the house and lots of stolen food!

Mike
10-04-2005, 11:39 PM
but they will get the pack dynamic figured out eventually.

So long as we end up with 3 dogs and 6 ears we'll be OK. <g>


Audrey is taking Tess to the holistic vet tomorrow, so I'll report after that.

Mike
10-04-2005, 11:41 PM
The worse part of it, was Bailey learned to share in Libby's mischief, leading to many messes in the house and lots of stolen food!

Timmy is already taking Tess as his role model and learning all sorts of things. Yesterday they made a combined attack on Poppy's food store.

And, at ten weeks, he can already get his front paws onto the kitchen worktops!

Mike
10-04-2005, 11:43 PM
>>mike: They're here! They phoned later on Monday morning to say they'd be here Tuesday and they arrived at 8am! Wonderful.

Oh yaaaaayyyy!!!

Terrie

And they've come back again today! British builders have a habit of moving in, demolishing various things, creating chaos and then going off to finish/start another job.

So far these builders look very promising.

Franca
10-05-2005, 10:54 AM
Oh my goodness - he has really grown! I know puppies do that <g> but it sounds like he's going to be a big one. (Poor Poppy, doesn't sound as though she has much chance of winding up Top Dog.)

terrie
10-05-2005, 01:34 PM
>>mike: And they've come back again today! British builders have a habit of moving in, demolishing various things, creating chaos and then going off to finish/start another job.

They do that here too...glad they came back...

Terrie