You may or may not know this, but we love animals. Â We have several. Â They are fun, they make us laugh, and they love us no matter what stupid things we do (we love them too). Â We have a lot of pets, 4 big dogs and 3 cats. Â In the hierarchy of our ‘animal kingdom’, there is one Alpha….and her name is Macy.
Macy is Kim’s baby, raised from a pup, and coddled like no other. Â She is a 9yr. old 75lb Husky/Malamute mix and is more of a cat than a dog. Â She is impeccably clean (most of the time), much prefers to hunt her food (our squirrel and lizard population is nearly non-existent), and can do no wrong (in her mother’s eyes). Â Â We love Macy. Â She keeps her other ‘subjects’ in line and is clearly the Alpha….just ask her.
About 6 months ago, we noticed that Macy had a little irritation in one of her eyes, and was having trouble opening it all the way. Â It is not unusual for the ‘street gang’ to get a bit too rough in the yard and one or more of them comes in injured (think midnight vet emergency room visits). Â Nothing new. Â SO, when we decided to take her in to our local vet, we didn’t expect anything unusual…maybe just a scratch that got inflamed or something. Â Well, this time we weren’t so lucky.
The doctor looked at her eye and his suspicions were aroused very quickly. Â He ran some tests, and it was confirmed that Macy had stage 5 Lymphoma. (Dogs apparently have 5 stages, unlike the 4 human stages.) Â Lymphoma? Â Not 30 days before, we had her in for a tooth extraction and they didn’t see anything. Â Well, it was there now. Â What does this mean?
We decided to start treatments for her and she is powering through like a champ. Â She’s about 4 months into her chemo, and is doing great. Â Same attitude, same intense wrestling matches in the yard, same lazy naps on my pillow, Â (yes, my pillow) and we love her more than ever. Â Here is a bit of eye candy of Miss Macy…