Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thunder





Well, there is no easy way to put it.  And I am having a hard time expressing myself.  The news is not good.  Thunder has two large masses in his liver and abnormal tissues around the gall bladder and pancreas, and possibly kidneys (ultrasound wasn't definitive on kidneys, but suspected).  Aspiration of the two liver masses and initial exam shows high likelihood of malignancy.  The samples will be sent out to the lab for analysis, but both their oncologist and internal medicine doctor said they have no doubt it is cancer and the underlying cause of the IMHA.  His blood levels have worsened so the steroids are not working.  We can add another drug to try to help the blood but it won't change the cancer.  They are giving him a couple of months at best.  Chemo, surgery, etc. are not options on the table.  Surgery could possibly be done to remove the tumors from the liver but would not be a viable option for the other areas.  

We have seen little improvement in Thunder in almost two weeks now.  He is not eating enough to sustain himself.  He has lost his desire to eat because he just feels so ill.  We are adding Pepcid to his steroid intake and discontinuing the doxycyclin.  His energy levels are very low and he has lost more weight.  We will be very closely monitoring his quality of life because we only want what is best for him.

As you can all imagine, this is not the news we wanted to hear and we are all stunned.  Thunder is only seven years old and has never been anything but very healthy - at least it appeared so.  Our hearts are broken because the prognosis is very bleak.  We know you will forgive us if we can't visit you right now and find it hard to post.  We are just too sad.




Kathie  

Many thanks to Ann and Alasandra for the two beautiful graphics.

136 comments:

What Remains Now said...

Oh, no! I'm so, so sorry to hear this. I know you will do what is best for Thunder. You all are in my heart.

Marg said...

Oh Kathie, Dam it. We are so sorry. That is such sad news. We sure send you some huge hugs and many purrs and woofs. We are so sad for you.

BeadedTail said...

I'm so sorry Kathie. There are no words right now so just know that my heart is with you and I'll continue to send prayers. He's acting just like Sadie did so I understand your concern, fear, frustration, all those emotions that come out when our babies are so ill. I know you'll cherish and be grateful for every moment. Sending you hugs! Let me know if there's anything I can do.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We understand if you don't get around to visiting or posting. Spend all the time you can with your precious Thunder and we will be purring and sending love to all of you.

harrispen said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news about Thunder. Spend all the time you can with your special boy and know we are here for you when and if you need us. There are no expectations that you should return any comments at this time.

Cindy, Millie & Walter

Mitch and Molly said...

Oh no! Enjoy every single day and hour that you have together. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Love ya lots♥
Mitch, Molly and Sue

sophie...^5 said...

Tender loving hugs from far away!!!!

Sophie Doodle!

KB Bear said...

We are all here for you, sending you cyber hugs and lots of love. You've made my heart bleed with your news. Please just take care of yourself and your pack. You will be in my thoughts all the time, for I have a notion of the devastation that you're feeling.

Prancer Pie said...

Our hearts are breaking for you right now. We'll be holding you and all the sibes close to our hearts during this time. We hope you're not dealing with storms tonight on top of everything else.

Sending prayers, love, and light. - Prancer, Precious, Princeton, and Mommy

finnhoward said...

We are here for you and we are so sad with you. We love our friend Thunder and we are thinking of your family tonight.

The Florida Furkids said...

We are so very sorry that Thunder's report was so bad. We're purring and praying and wagging for lots of good days and happy times with Thunder. We absolutely HATE cancer :(

(((hugs)))

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Brian said...

My sisters and I are so very sorry for such horrible news. We send you all or best purrs, prayers nd lots of love.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Dear Kathie, I am simply heartbroken for you. First Benny and now Thunder. Both HEALTHY and well cared for... I just do not understand this.
All of Blogville sends its LOVE and Thoughts and Prayers.
Thunder is in your loving hands and YOU are in OURS. Tell us what you need and want.

Sad Soft Hugs to ALL of you,
Lana

Angel Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

We are praying for Thunder and sending tons of good healing juju his way!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Brutus, Ellie & Pippa

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Kathie, Dad woo and our dear Woos sibs and previous Thunder
Mom and I are so very saddened by this news. Not what we expected either. You all have our love and prayers.
Hugs Madi and Cecilia

Madi and Mom said...

Precious Thunder is what we meant...

TK and Pip said...

We heard the news from Marg, and would like to add our prayers and purrs of comfort to Thunder and his family.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Well, damn! We haven't been able to keep up with our bloggie friends [sick mama,sick laptop], so we were shocked to see the last few posts all at once. We have our paws crossed for a miracle. Slurpy kisses to Thunder and the Woo Pack, and to mama Woo.

HoundDogMom said...

I am so sorry to here about Thunder. I know how you feel as I was in your shoes with my Cleo 3 years ago. Hugs and prayers to your family.

Jo's World said...

Our hopes and prayers are with you, Thunder Dunder and we ask the little kids, Ciara and Lightning, to watch over you and help Mom when you can.

Won't be easy, will it, TD, but you are such a very special guy!

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

The Thundering Herd said...

We feel so much for you because we have seen, too many times, perfectly healthy dogs suddenly be diagnosed like this. We ache for you and wish you the best of time remaining. Hug Thunder, tell him how much you love him, and enjoy every second. We are here for you in any way you need us - just reach out.

We will be thinking of you.

rottrover said...

Make each day count and enjoy him. Sending love and hugs. I, too, have an understanding of what you're feeling right now. Just love him as much as you can...

Jeanne Pursell said...

Dear Kathie, I am so very sorry to hear this about Thunder. Having been through this, just know that all of us are praying for you and for Thunder and hoping that Thunder will enjoy every single second with you and his siblings. Sending love and hugs. Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Ruby said...

Oh crap. Oh man, this is devastating news. I don't know what to say.
I know you will do what is best for dear Thunder, and love him every step of the way. My heart is breaking.
I will keep you, and all the Woos in my thoughts and prayers.
If it helps, send Lightning overs and I will wear him out for you!
If you need anythings, just ask.
{{{{{hugs}}}}}
Kisses,
Ruby (and Ma)
♥♥♥

FiveSibesMom said...

I am so, so very sorry about beautiful Thunder. I know your hearts are breaking...I will keep Thunder in my thoughts and prayers always...sending you many hugs and please know we are here for you. Much love to you and Thunder and your family.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

This is such terrible news....not the sweet Thunder. As always - its the quality of his remaining time - not the quantity - just enjoy every moment you can - BIG HUGS

Ruby and Penny said...

We are stunned and so sorry.
Hugs & love to you all. Give Thunder a hug kiss from us.

Love Ruby, Penny & Joyelle

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Touching base and sending love, good thoughts, and plenty of purrs your way. I have a purr badge up on my blog to help other with the purrs. Get well sweet friend.

Linda said...

Thinking of you all this evening.
Prayers and hugs for Thunder.


xo Cinnamon

Stewey said...

Our hearts are broken hearing this news. We will keep Thunder in our thoughts and prayers.
Soft cyber hugs~
Stewey and his mom

K9 Katastrophie said...

We are praying for you all and Thunder...

bbes tribe said...

We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Thunder is very loved. What time you have with him is precious. These things happen too often and too soon. As super hard and hurting as you all are we know the quality of his time with you is important.. Caring thoughts are with you.
Earnie and the rest of the furkids and mom Barb

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

I am so sorry to hear this. We've got you all in our thoughts.

-Dr. Liz, Fiona, Abby and Family

Mariodacat said...

Oh dear - I'm so very sorry about your news. We understand totally and hope he is just kept comfortable. Big hugs for his family - we know some of how you feel having faced this type of challenge a few years ago. Big HUGS

Sam and Pippen said...

Thinking of you all at this time. Prayers and paws crossed for Thunder and your family.

Sam and Pippen

Rene said...

We got an email about Thunder from Ann--we are very very sorry about this news. :-( We send gentle purrs and good thoughts to you. Treasure every moment you have left.

Sherri said...

I am so sorry! This is heartbreaking news and I was so hoping you would not have to hear this. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lorenza said...

We all understand you want to give all your attention to our sweet Thunder.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Take care
Lorenza and mom

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am verry sorry to heer this nooz abowt thunder!!! it has not ben a verry gud week all arownd for the dogs with blogs has it??? we no yoo wil do wot is best for him and keep him as komfortabul as yoo kan!!! ok bye

Furry Bottoms said...

Lots of love and hugs to you and the OP pack. POP and faith for you all. Lots of love and strength coming your way.

Mayzie said...

Oh, Kathie. Words just can't express how sorry I am to hear this news. Life can be terribly, terribly unfair. I wish there was something I could do. Please know you are in my thoughts and I'm holding you and the Pack close to my heart during this difficult time.

Hugs and love,
Amber

tpagrl said...

I am so very sorry to hear the news about Thunder. Your entire family (2 and 4-legged) are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nola said...

Oh no. I am so, so sorry to hear about this. I know you'll make the best choices for handsome Thunder. Paws crossed and lots of Doxie vibes headed your way.
Nola and Family

Scout and Freyja said...

Sending many tender thoughts to your handsome boy from all the crew at the tip of the Mitten State.

Berts Blog said...

my heart breaks for you my friends. We are sending our love and hope you find the strength you need for the coming days
Bert and My Vickie

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

So sorry to read this. We understand how you feel. Mom was just reading an article today and it says 7 n 8 years old are the critical years of a dog's life. Sending you Lots of Golden LOVE. Crossing my Golden Paws and praying for miracles. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Poppy Q said...

Give Thunder a gentle hug from us.

Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Hugs to you and your whole family Kathie. I have three 7-year-olds in my family and I'm just so sad about Thunder and worried about them...
Much Love,
Mama Mindy of The Slimmer Puggums

Angel Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

So, so sorry to hear about Thunder Dunder. We know all to well about this, our Tucker had a very similar path, and our hearts are breaking for you. Know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, and sending Thunder lots of Golden good wishes.

Daisy and mom Heidi

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my gosh- this is the saddest news ever! We know how you are hurting right now.
When you hurt- we hurt.
We love all of you.
What is most important is for us to know that you are giving all your time to Thunder. Do not worry about us. We are here for you..
We are sooo sad too.
love
tweedles

Pierro said...

Our hearts are broken. This is devastating news. We are praying for all of you. We have been on this road, so you are not alone. You are surrounded by many. All of you are in our daily prayers

houndstooth said...

Trust me, I totally understand! Spend as much time with him as you can. Enjoy sitting together in the grass, or going to Dairy Queen for ice cream, or whatever else makes your hearts happy. Also, please know that you are in our hearts and prayers! I know it's not easy! (((Hugs)))

Kat said...

Oh man. We're so sorry about the news. Spend as much time as you can with Thunder and cherish all those moments. You and your pack are in our thoughts. Sending lots of positive vibes your way. Our pups have their paws crossed for a miracle for Thunder.

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Our thoughts and prayers are still with all of you. Mommy's heart is breaking in two. She still is suffering over the loss of Weenie and to think of poor Benny and Thunder suffering is hard to bear.

Mommy is here for you should you need anything.

{{{huggies}}}.....Mona

Summit the Super Mal said...

There certainly are no words to ease the pain of this news. I was out on a bike ride tonight and I thought of you and wohdered how you have been doing. I sure didht expect to see this tonight. My heart is breaking for Thunder and all of you. I will say lots of prayers.

Terri said...

We are so sad to hear Thunder is very ill. We know you will want to enjoy his final days as best you can. We're sending purrs and hugs your way.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

We are sending lots of purrs and prayers to Thunder and the famliy!!
Hugs,
Samantha, Clementine & Maverick

Arno Vom Altvilstal said...

Dear Kathie,
We are stunned to read this and we feel a deep pain in our hearts for all you are going through! This is horror! The only thing we are sure in all these awful news is that Thunder is recieving all your love and that xou are going to try to do the best for him!
We really feel with you...
Arno

24 Paws of Love said...

So very, very sorry to hear this. Give Thunder a hug from us. We will be thinking about all of you.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

I am so sorry to read this Kathie.
I know you will make every minute count with your beloved boy. He couldn't have a better mom.
Hugs Lynne x

Molly The Wally said...

We are shocked and deeply saddened to read this first thing this morning. We are lost for words. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely our hearts go out to you. We send love and hugs from across the pond.
You friend Molly

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Oh my friends... I'm sending such big purrs to you all, especially sweet Thunder. He's far too young :(:( We will keep you in our thoughts.

asta said...

Oh noooooos that is the wowst news pawsibull..pleez give Thundew ouw tendew pats and my soft smoochie kisses. I know yoo will love him wif all yoow heawt and make showwe he is as comfowtabull as pawsibull evewy moment

We love you and Thindew and ll yoow bootiful family
Sad smoochie kisses
Asta and Mommi

Cokie the Cat: Hollywood Insider said...

Dear Woos, I just learned about you from Ann Adamus. What a beautiful pack you are! I'm so sad to hear of Thunder's illness. You've obviously given him a wonderful life and all the live a dog could hope for.

Much love,
Cokie the Cat
=^..^=

asta said...

Oh noooooos that is the wowst news pawsibull..pleez give Thundew ouw tendew pats and my soft smoochie kisses. I know yoo will love him wif all yoow heawt and make showwe he is as comfowtabull as pawsibull evewy moment

We love you and Thindew and ll yoow bootiful family
Sad smoochie kisses
Asta and Mommi

CATachresis said...

We received the email from Ann to say that Thunder was so ill and just wanted to say how sorry we are. You hearts must be very heavy. Sending gentle purrs and prayers for you all

Caro xx

scotsmad said...

Oh Kathie and Woos, we can't express how sad we feel. We understand your pain. We know you'll make Thunder's time with you loving. Hugs to all of you. We'll we thinking of you.

XXXoOO Daisy, Bella, roxy and Tobi

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh no, no. We send our love and gentle hugs to you all. Please know we are here for you and have you close in our hearts. Give Thunder a gentle cuddle from us. Hold each other tight mates, we're here if you need us. Love Stella and Rory (and Carol) xx

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

My heart is breaking for you, your hubby and the Woos. Sending love, good thoughts and powerful mojo.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

To say we are stunned and numb would be an understatement -

We have no idea what to paw other than this sukhks -

We khaught up with the news Thursday evening and tried to find the words then but just khouldn't -

I know you'll feel all the support from around the world -

As KB's K taught us, live fur the now -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Her Mom
PeeEssWoo: We had so lost trakhk of all of this - fur some reason, our GR must have lost your feed - so it was an extra shokhk to see this -

Ginger Jasper said...

Katie I am so sorry to see this and was hoping it would be better news. I know how much you are hurting and I also know you will do your very best for your boy. I have only just seen the news and came straight over to add my love and prayers to everyone with the power of the paws. Please know we are thinking of you and that we care. Much love. Carol, Barrie and GJ x

Ginger Jasper said...

Katie I am so sorry to see this and was hoping it would be better news. I know how much you are hurting and I also know you will do your very best for your boy. I have only just seen the news and came straight over to add my love and prayers to everyone with the power of the paws. Please know we are thinking of you and that we care. Much love. Carol, Barrie and GJ x

Sam said...

We are sending all of you hugs and love. I'm so sorry, Kathie.

Sam's Mom, Christine

Dexter said...

Sending good thoughts to Thunder and all of you. It isn't easy for anybody.

Kisses,
Dexter

Katie Isabella said...

I am so very sorry about Thunder's news. It is devastating when our babies get so ill. We would give anything to make it better for them.

Purrs from me and mommy said prayers for her for Thunder's miracle. Hugs and loves.

Kea said...

We're so saddened to read this news. We wish there were a magic wand to make things better.

Please know that we're sending purrs and purrayers to Thunder, that when it's his time, he passes peacefully, with mercy and with love.

Please know we're sending YOU purrs and purrayers, for inner strength, for peace, to know that love surrounds you all from so many around the cyber world, from so many who have been faced with the loss of beloved fur family members.

Wishing you all comfort and blessings.

Kim, with the boys Nicki and Derry from Fuzzy Tales

Maggie May said...

We are praying so very hard! Sending lots of comforting purrs. (((hugs)))
XOXO
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

Lovable Lily said...

We too are here sending you our love and prayers.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

stellaroselong said...

This is the first time for us visiting you guys and we came over from Nola's page. We are so very sorry to hear the news about your thunder, he sure is a beautiful boy. We are keeping him and his family in our prayers each and every day.
stella rose, maggie and gussie

Thor and Jack said...

We are so sorry and sad to hear this news about Thunder. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all his family.

Love,
Thor and Jack

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So sorry for this bad news about Thunder! {{Hugs}}

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh Kathie...I'm so sorry. We've been on a blogging break because of our son and his family being here from Michigan but I'm still trying to "scan" the blogging news.

I do know how you're feeling right now as the very same thing has happened to us 3 times in the last two years. You're feeling helpless and sad and so many other things right now. Just know that Blogville is here for support and for you.

Our prayers to Thunder and a reminder that sometimes miracles really do happen.

With love....

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh Thunder we are sending all our prayers and hugs right back at you. I had liver failure as you know and my whole liver is filled with cancer. Surgery is not an option for me. The doc said my 1st chemo got all my levels back to normal . I am not sure about my time either but I am happy one day at a time.
Benny & Lily

Casey said...

Oh no!! I'm so sorry to hear this news. We have all of our paws crossed TIGHT, praying for Thunder's miracle.

The Army of Four said...

We are praying for you, Thunder! For you, your mom and dad, and for the whole family! Feel the love, draw strength from each other, and cherish your time together.
Camo!

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

I'm so so sorry to hear your sad news. I'm keeping everything crossed and sending positive healing vibes. Hugs to you all xx

dw said...

Oh this is not the news anyone wanted to hear! I will keep your family and Thunder in my prayers. Quality of life is important and I know you'll do what is best for him. *hugs*

Sandee said...

Sending tons of healing scritches. This is not fair. They should not have to suffer. Ever.

Have a blessed day. ☺

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Sending many purrs and prayers for handsome Thunder.
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

easyweimaraner said...

That's a sad news. I hope from the bottom of my heart for a miracle or a cure what will help him. Please give Thunder a big hug from me.

The Heartbeats said...

Oh no. I don't know what to say except just love him. Keep him comfy and spoil him. We will keep our paws crossed for a miracle.

Hugs from the Heartbeats

Flynn said...

I am so sorry for your sad news. We don't know Thunder but we do know how desperate you are feeling. Purrs and hugs are sent to you.

Julia Williams said...

Oh no, this is such sad news. There are no words to express how sorry I am, nor how much I feel your pain and wish I could make it go away. I know how much Thunder means to you, and to so many others in the blogging world.

If you ever want to bend someone's ear about what you're going through, or just talk about what a wonderful doggie friend he is, I am here for you. Sending you woofs, purrs and prayers.

The Horde and their momma said...

So sorry to hear about Thunder. Lots of prayers and husky woos to all of you. We're praying for a miracle/

Debi Horvath said...

We share everyone's sentiment. Know that we are thinking of you all too. Horrible news.

Debi and Norwood

savannahspawtracks.com said...

My sorrow is so great...I love Sibes more than most people know. We had 3, we had one litter because we promised our breeder. We showed them in conformation and obediance. We had 6 wonderful healthy puppies. Our adult 3 all died from exactly what Thunder has. A cancerous tumor that attached to the liver/spleen and they bleed to death internally. Rose simply dropped at age 11 and was gone. We learned what had killed her, and so when Mischa, our puppygirl aged 14 1/2 came back from her morning walk, only 3 mos after Rose ran to the Bridge, I saw Mischa suddenly lower her head and I knew; we rushed her to the vet and they told us she was beyond our help and we helped her to the BRidge. THen 4 mos later, Crusty, our boy at age 12, showed the same signs, we were able to have him with us with good life quality for two weeks through blood tranfusions, but then we had to send him to join the girls so they could be a pack once more. All 3, gone in 9 mos. From the same thing. I am so very sorry. This type of tumor is apparently common in larger breed dogs; doesn't make it any easier. My 3, Rose, Mischa and Crusty will be ready to greet him when his turn comes to dash North OTRB. warm hugs, Mom Linda

ButterBean said...

we is sending you lots of purrs big woofie ... purrs that you feel better, purrs that you will eat and more purrs for your family that they with the guidance of your vets will do what is necessary for you - purrs purrs purrs

Miss HoneyBuzz and The LB said...

Dear Thunder,

I am so sorry to hear you have such bad sickies. This hurts my little chubby heart. We wish so much for you to be better. We are so very, very sad.

Sending you chubby love,

Miss Fendi HoneyBuzz

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We are so sad that there are no words to express it, and so can begin to imagine hat you are feeling. Hug your beautiful boy and tell him you love him.

Everyone at The Poupounette

Jake of Florida said...

This is heartbreaking. We ache for you and your family and of course for dear Thunder who has been feeling bad for so long.

He's one of our cherished pals, and we send as much wirey zen as can flow across the waves.

Jake and Just Harry and Joan

colehauscats said...

We're sending our very best purrs to Thunder. Hugs from all at Colehaus Cats.

Toma said...

I am very sad to read these news.

ABBY said...

Katie we are one of many cats who belong to the Cat Blogosphere. It is our first ever visit but we just wanted to add our prayers to the hundreds of others. WE understand the heartbreak and sadness but we are sending out our strongest purrs.
Abby
Boo
Ping
Jinx
Gracie

GizmoGeodog said...

Oh dear there's been way too much sad news this week...My heart breaks for you, your family and for Thunder...Sending healing prayers

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Sending tons of purrs and prayers for all of you. "c" is a nasty thing and we wish it didn't exist!

The Island Cats said...

Oh we are so sorry! We are purring loud for Thunder...and for you too...

Wally, Ernie and Zoey

Mrs. JP said...

Our prayers are with you for your wisdom and comfort of the whole family and pack. We're just so sorry.

Idaho PugRanch said...

We are so sorry to hear about Thunder.
Prayers for you from the
Idaho PugRanch
Bailey, Hazel, Greta & Mom

The Meezers or Billy said...

purrrrsssss to you Thunder, and purrrsss to your fambly.

Painter Pack said...

I cannot tell you how very sorry I am about Thunder. He is the spitting image of my girl, Mya Boo Boo. Almost the same age. It just seems so unfair. I will keep him and you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Painter Pack

jen said...

Oh goodness. This is not the news I was hoping for. I don't even know what to say except we will keep you and Thunder and the rest of your family in our thoughts and prayers, please give him a hug and a kiss from me.

SissySees said...

Our first basset went much the same way, so this is INCREDIBLY painful for us too. I'm crying, Gretchen is upset because I'm upset, and Sissy has gone outside to yell at the woodland creatures to rally their crossed paws and prayers.

JoAnn Stancer said...

Sending prayers and hugs. saw a shout out on dachound nola blog today. i feel you pain as my chessie was just diagnosed with bone cancer. take one day at a time and enjoy the time left. so sorry.

The Websters said...

We are all still sick over this news. Praying for a miracle and praying for your continued wisdom.




The Websters

chicamom85 said...

My heart hurts for you. I will pray for all of you. There are no words sufficient right now. God be with you.


Anne and Sasha

Piappies World said...

So sorry to read about this sad news about Thunder. It breaks our hearts that healthy dogs like him can suddenly be not well. Please spend as much happy times with Thunder and do give him extra hugs from all of us.
We are just here praying for you and Thunder and the rest of the pack.

Love,
Piappies Mom

GOOSE said...

I am so sad to hear this. I can't even find the right words to express how I feel. I will hold Thunder and all of you very close in my heart and prayers. Hugs hugs hugs to you all.
Blessings,
Goose

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Dearest friends, we are stunned and horrified that the c monster has attacked your loving baby boy! Please feel the entire White Dog Army at Thunder's side whispering words of encouragement, lending our strength, and pouring out our strongest healing energies. We know in this darkest time it is hard to find hope, but we believe in miracles and the power of love.

River said...

OMD, we are so sorry to hear about Thunder. He is the strong beautiful boy of the pack. We know the gut-punch of hearing the cancer diagnosis. But sometimes they live longer than expected...we will be thinking of you and praying for a miracle for you. All beagle paws crossed.
love from River & mom & pack

Oskar said...

We are shocked & deeply saddened to hear this news. We are praying for Thunder & you're family. We know you will do right when Thunder needs you most, and please know that as your heart is breaking, so too is all of Blogvilles.

We hope you can feel the love & prayers we are sending you.

Hugs,
Oskar & Pam

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

So sorry to hear this horrific news - we know you will do all you can for Thunder - please give him a BIG HUG from us!

Rubie and her mum xxx ooo xxx

Magic said...

Sending healing thoughts and POTP. So very sorry to read this. Our thoughts are with you - take care and much love to you and Thunder - Magic & Family xxx

Khady Lynn said...

My heart is absolutely breaking for you! I know just what you are going through, as that is what happened with Holly. It was too late when we found all the cancer inside her. Cancer is a horrible, horrible thing, that sneaks up and takes our beautiful babies from us, often with no warning, and at much to young an age. I am sending lots of prayers to you and many hugs! I know all too well the pain you are going through, and I am here if you need to talk.

Jan

Marg said...

I just saw your comment on our blog and I am so sorry he is having such bad days. I sure do feel for you. Sending tons of prayers to all of you and some mighty big hugs too.

Big Honey Dog (Honey the Great Dane) said...

Ohhh...we're so sorry we're so late and we're so sorry to hear about Thunder!! We've been so busy and are really behind with visiting blog friends and only catching up a bit now...really upset to see this. I can just imagine how you must be feeling, Kathie - it is such a horrible situation to be in. I feel really inadequate as there is really nothing I can say or do to help - but just want you to know that you're in our thoughts and I know you'll do what is best for Thunder. He is such a brave boy.

Thinking of you all from far away and Honey sends Thunder lots of slobbers,

Hsin-Yi

tubby3pug said...

Although I dont comment on your blog regularly I am just heart broken for you to hear this. I know you must be so sad and scared. It is worse because Thunder is young, but remember he has had an amazing life with you. When I have had to make difficult decisions about my own dogs I try to remember they live only in the moment, they dont think about hte past or future and they dont fear the end. This doesnt make it easier but its what I try to think of
urban hounds

Ms. ~K said...

I'm so sorry to read this post...
Please know I am thinking of you and sending healing, positive thoughts and lots of hugs.

K

ElinaMK said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours...

Raising Addie said...

I'm so sorry to read this. All paws crossed and praying for Thunder.
BIG hugs to you guys!
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Mary Kwong said...

I was sent over here from the FiveSibes page. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the pack through this tough time. I can relate, as I lost my Kaiser at the age of 6.5 due to lymphoma. It's not easy, but be strong for him. Shower him with love and kisses.

Wyatt said...

Oh Kathie, I'm so sorry for your news. We send all our love and hugs to you and Thunder.

Wyatt's Mom

Mollie said...

Oh No, we are so so sorry to hear this, we don't really know what to say, stunned. Sending all our love and hugs to the whole family xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Pippa Sheltie said...

No no no Thunder!! Please please get better soon, I love your blog and reading your stories, it's just terrible that something like this could happen to such an innocent dog!
Got my paws crossed, and the humans have their fingery thingies crossed too!
Pippa :)

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh Kathie! I'm crying... I'm so sorry! Will keep you and the Woos in my prayers, especially Thunder.

harringtonspetfood said...

I am so sorry for your sad news, sending a massive hug!

sagechronicles said...

I can't believe he's gone. What a horrible disease cancer is.