Monday, June 5, 2023

Awww Monday - another special day!!!

 It's me, Timber!!!  And today is my birthday.


My vet says I am the happiest dog he has ever met!!!  Mom says I am the sweetest boy she has ever had!!!  I SAY, thank you, everyone - now let's celebrate with lots of treats.  And, yes, I will share with Lightning and Misty (Mom will have to be sure she only gets her prescription cookies).

We haven't posted for a bit because our secretary has been bummed out.  The misery of sick pups really gets her down, especially when it doesn't seem like any progress is being made.  Misty is still not showing any improvement even though she is getting really good care.  Our vet has consulted with a couple of different specialists, who are totally baffled by Misty's lack of improvement.  And the newest thing is that she is losing weight despite a very hearty appetite.  She is now going to have some testing done to see if her body is properly absorbing protein in her blood.  At first we thought the weight loss might be due to the drastic change in her diet to an all-prescription formula and nothing else to eat.  But despite increasing her intake, she is dropping weight each month.  The blood in her stool continues daily, she can't hold her urine overnight most nights, and she just doesn't have the energy level of a dog of only seven years.  Mom is at her wit's end.  To make matters even more complicated, I, Timber, have been "off" for a few weeks with vomiting and diarrhea.  I have had a history of stomach issues since I was a pup, and now the vet thinks I may have something very similar to Misty.  We have the same Mom and Dad but are from separate litters.  Maybe this is something genetic.  And poor Lightning, he is just plain getting old.  His back knees and hips are very arthritic.  so he too is getting meds to help his pain and mobility.  The vet doesn't want him to become a couch potato and wants Mom to keep him moving.  Lightning doesn't like to go very far on his walks, but Mom keeps trying.  What is this about a couch potato???  We never get to go on the couch???

Not the happiest of tales, right?  But we just keep moving along and taking each day as it comes.  As for me, I am going to live up to my reputation as a "happy boy" and enjoy my day.

Woos - Timber

Off I go to hop on the Awww Monday Blog Hop sponsored by Comedy Plus.  Want to join me?


  1. Happy Birthday, happy boy!
    But we are sorry about Misty's ongoing health problems, and sorry to read that you, Timber, might be developing some of the same symptoms. We still keep hoping that a good solution can be found.
    Sending love and hugs to you all,
    Gail and Nobby.

  2. Happy birthday Timber! Hooray!

    We're sorry to hear about Poor Misty and her health problems. And good old Lightning too. Sending lots of POTP and hugs to all.

  3. ♫♪Happy Barkday to you,♪♫
    ♫♪Happy Barkday to you,♪♫
    ♫♪Happy Barkday Dear Timber,♪♫
    ♫♪Happy Barkday to you!♪♫

    Prayers to the pups for any and all issues. I know how mom feels. You're all so very precious.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to the pups and a hug to mom. ♥

  4. Happy birthday Timber! I am sorry Misty isn't improving and hope the cause can be found.

  5. Happy Birthday Timber!!!

    We're sending lots of prayers that things start looking up for your pack.
    Rosy & Sunny

  6. Hari OM
    Oh I join in the barkday greetings, Timber, and may there be many more to come! So sorry to read of the health woes, though. I quite understand mum's feeling low about it all. You keep being your happy self to help her cope, 'kay? I shall continue my POTP for you all... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. Happy Birthday, Timber! We hope the professionals can find a solution for Misty soon. We send lots of positive vibes!

  8. Wishing you a very Happy Barkway, Timber!!!! But I wish you all were feeling better. Hopefully the dogters will figure something out soon. Sending hugs and love to your Mom... ♥♥♥

  9. Happy Birthday sweet Timber!! I am sorry there are so many health issues at your house. XO

  10. Happy Birthday happy Timber, we always love seeing the happy you! We are so sorry that sweet Misty is still unwell and I sure hope they come up with some answers soon, especially since Timber is showing similar signs. Purrs and prayers to all of you, especially your Mom, she's fighting hard to find you two some answers.

  11. Happy Birthday, Timber! We're glad to hear you are feeling well and are keeping our paws crossed for Misty and Lightning. We sure hope someone can eventually figure out what is wrong with Misty and find a plan to help her feel better.

  12. Happy birthday. Such a nightmare for you. We will pray for good news.

  13. Happy Birthday Timber!! We are so happy that you are six today. Mom, have you talked with the breeder?? Maybe they can shed light on this mystery. Maybe there are other pups that have it?? We are so sorry you are going through this. We hope you find answers soon! Hang in there!

  14. happy happy birthday dear timber! and all the best for your furmily and for your mom... we send lots of pawsitive vibrations...

  15. Happy Birthday dear Happy Boy, you sound a lot like Beau. Beaus vet said, where did you get Beau, is there another one like him? I want one. My heart started to hurt as I read and I am so sorry all of this is going on with all three of you. Mom has to be so sad she can hardly do her have to stuff. Prayers for all of you and for Mom... I leave your blog with a heavy heart full of love for the three of you. Timber, I saw a man in a movie that had blue/brown eyes just like you.

  16. Happy Birthday! I'm so sorry about the health problems. Your poor mom.

  17. We are sorry to be so late in wishing you a VERY HAPPY BARKDAY, Timber! We send lots of gentle woofs, purrs and neighs to your Mom because what she is dealing with is really hard. We really have the vets can finally resolve the misery regarding Misty and perhaps you, and treat it correctly. And we're sorry about Lightning's aches and pains. To us, he will always be a puppy!

    Caring Woofs and Hugs,
    Ollie, #1, and the rest of the Gang

  18. Lulu: "Happy big oh six, Timber! Many happy returns!"
    Charlee: "We're sorry to hear Misty is losing weight and that you are having tummy troubles too. Tucker and Dennis later in life both had such things and it was no fun."
    Chaplin: "We Hipsters send lots of purrs for you to feel better."
    Oona: "And so does ninja Oona."
    Java Bean: "And we dogs send lots of tail wags!"

  19. Hi friend, Ojo here! Happy Woo Birthday! We are sorry to hear you are all sick, and that Misty is having something mysterious. We are sending licks and wags and care.

  20. Happy belated birthday Timber! You do have the BEST smile! We are so sorry to hear of the medical issues going on, your humans just want you all to feel good---and are doing their best to make that happen, we hope something helps soon.

  21. Happy belated birthday, Timber. And We purray all of you woofies will overcome your health issues.

  22. Happy Barkday!!! So sorry we are late with our well wishes. I was really enjoying our Beach Days this Spring, but Mom thinks it is too hot for me to go now. I was always really tired after a Beach trip. I have been inside sleeping under the A/C that stupid arthritis is no fun. Healing purrs and POTP for all of you.

  23. Wooo! Happy Birthday, Timber!!! I hope it was full of hugs, loves, and treats! So sorry to hear all you pups have not been well...I sure help the vet can find out what is going on so you and Misty can feel better soon. And Lightning, aww, I sure hope you can get a little relief from your arthritis. Gosh, I remember when your hu-Mom first showed me your puppy pics. My oh my, the clock does indeed keep well, dear Woos, hugs to you all and please give one to Mom, too. xo


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