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Inevitability sucks sometimes

October 6th, 2011 (08:06 pm)

where i am: hanging with Flurry
how i am: okay
accompanied by: Kismet barking outside

Though it doesn’t come at all as a surprise these days in my household, it’s happening again…

Flurry has a large mass in her chest. Tests/x-rays taken on Saturday were sent to a cardiologist and she ruled out the heart but, without a biopsy, we won’t really know what it is and, at her age, we won’t be doing the biopsy. If you've read my intro to Flurry, you know that money isn't at all the issue. She’s closer now to her 15th birthday than her 14th after all and, no matter what it is, we won’t risk putting her under and removing it so no point really in doing the biopsy. All we’re going to do at this point is treat her cough, or treat her palliatively as my vet called it… which sounds more ominous and damn depressing ::sigh::

Anyway, aside from the cough (that turns nasty when she gets rolling), she’s still quite perky and incredibly bright-eyed for her age and I wanted to capture that for posterity’s sake. So, I’m sharing these pictures of my fluffy old girl, taken Saturday in my backyard after our vet trip.

I liked the lighting for these taken on my back deck. She was getting bored for the second one. The next two just show her adorable, fuzzy face:


On a positive note, it’s so lovely reading the pro season 7 squee I’m seeing on my flist. I wish I could share it… though I’ve enjoyed the eps quite a bit, I still feel this disconnect that I can’t shake. The general fandom squee is definitely refreshing though. Here’s hoping it’ll last through the season!

Oh, and speaking of fandom… Tomorrow I’m dragging my non-SPN-watching sister to the Toronto Creation con for the weekend. Let me know if any of you are going to be there! I have a laptop now (squee) so will have it with me ;)


Posted by: ficwriter1966 (ficwriter1966)
Posted at: October 7th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)

What a sweet little face!! Please give her a snuggle for me - she is just precious. I'm so sorry to hear she's not doing well, but I know all the days she has left will be full of love.

Have fun at the con!

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: October 7th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC)
Terriers - Wishbone Rose

She is a sweetheart, thank-you. I'm looking forward to the con. It's so good of them to do one practically in my backyard ;)

Posted by: saberivojo (saberivojo)
Posted at: October 7th, 2011 12:26 am (UTC)

She is adorable. That last pic makes me want to snuggle her up!

No matter what happens, Flurry love you and you love her.

Nuff said.

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: October 7th, 2011 04:41 am (UTC)
Terriers - Tuck Cody Window

She is a doll and living the good life. She's our only bed dog these days. Sharing with Kismet (after Dyna died) shook up the hierarchy and Flurry was going to end up on the wrong end of it, so poor Kismet had to be kicked out. It's the first time in 20 years we've only had one bed dog LOL

Posted by: Late Night Drops of Random (moondropz)
Posted at: October 7th, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
Dean almost crying

I am so sorry Flurry isn't doing well health-wise. ;( But these pictures of her are adorable! The second from the last picture? She's smiling!!! Oh I love when an animal smiles like this! :) Thank so much for sharing these with us! And *Fingers crossed* that it isn't as bad as it sounds.
TorontoCon swuee!!! You two enjoy it! I wish you were going to Chicago too! Ha! I've always enjoyed myself at these, so I know you'll have fun-hope your sister has a great time too!

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: October 7th, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
Dean Vulnerable & Waking

I love it when animals smile too. Ducky used to do it a lot and Tumble has inherited Ducky's toothy smile. Flurry is adorable and being spoiled... nothing knew really. She's been the queen since we lost Ducky 8 years ago. Thanks, hon. I know you know how hard this is.

It's largely thanks to your experience with your sister and advice that I bought my sister a ticket for this con. I'm looking forward to it. I need to get to bed. I'm not used to the drive into Toronto these days so I'll need to be working on full cylinders come morning ;)

Posted by: Late Night Drops of Random (moondropz)
Posted at: October 13th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
Ackles glee!

I just love when my Sadie does it-it's just too adorable! She does it alot when sleeping on her back-on my bed, lol. Like ahhh, mom will never know, hee!!! *G* Your babies all sound sooo cute when they smile and seeing it on a snap shot is even cooler!
Seriously?!!! Hahhahaha! That is just too awesome! I was glad I could help out! My sister is going to ChiCon with me in one week from today, and we spent all of yesterday evening going over the ton of photo ops and autos Jen ordered and then poor thing she couldn't go. But we have a plan of action to get the guys to all hold a sign asking where's their Puppy-Hahahaha! It'll be epic! I hope you both had a wonderful con experience! I have been spotty online this week(lots of appointments for myself and for dad). I needed to get them done to clear off the con week. ;)
*Hugs you*

Posted by: A. (vella_amor_dm)
Posted at: October 7th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)

Flurry is a gorgeous little doggie :)

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: October 7th, 2011 04:46 am (UTC)
Dean Cowboy Hat

She is adorable ~ thanks :)

Posted by: heather03nmg (heather03nmg)
Posted at: October 7th, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)

Aw, Flurry is adorable and looks incredibly sweet. I'm sorry you've been having such a rough time with your babies. Snuggle them up and enjoy every moment.

And have fun in Toronto. I'll be in NYC for my boys bdays but I'll be thinking of you all. Hug J2 for me!!

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: October 7th, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
Terriers - Tuck Cody Window

Thank-you, lady. It's been a rough go. If we lose her before the end of next month, that would be 3 lost to us in a year ::sigh:: I'm hoping she'll see her birthday in February and beyond!

I'm looking forward to the con and will be hitting the road in the morning. Enjoy your weekend with your boys!

Posted by: morganslady (morganslady)
Posted at: October 7th, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)

Oh hugs honey.. Give her a hug from me and my boys..

I hope you'll recap the Toronto Con news. Mojo and I will be at an agility trial this weekend.

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: October 7th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)
Terriers - Wishbone Rose

Thank-you, lady. It's always good to hear from someone who truly understands. Best of luck at the trial with Mojo {{{hugs}}}

Posted by: jdsgirlbev (jdsgirlbev)
Posted at: October 7th, 2011 06:11 am (UTC)

She does have a sweet smile.:)
Ah, dogs. They teach us so much, and give us so much. *Hugs* for you and her....

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: October 11th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
Terriers - Wishbone Rose

Thanks, Bev. She is a sweetie ♥

Posted by: Invisible Friend (el1ie)
Posted at: October 7th, 2011 09:47 am (UTC)

There's just never enough time is there? Such a gorgeous little thing, I do so love the rough curly coat she has, reminds me of the first little dog we had as kids.

****hugs**** for you all.

I'm still able to roll around in the glee of season 7 and I'm so grateful, shows have fallen out of favour for me in the past and it's strange to feel that dis-connection from everyone else. Have a great time at the Con, now I'm totally disconnected from THAT part of the fandom so have NO idea who's going or anything, but I'm betting you both have a blast!

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: October 11th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
Dean WiaWSNB Tear

Flurry's curly coat is adorable, as is she. My little lamb ;)

The Toronto con was loads of fun and I'm exhausted... drove home before noon today and have vegged all day. I've taken tomorrow off too to recupe. The boys were their gracious, charming, gorgeous selves. I think I'm ready to retire from SPN cons though. Admittedly, I said that last year too ;)

Again, so sorry to hear about Dill. It's just so damn hard!

Posted by: phetch (phetch)
Posted at: October 7th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)

Aw, sorry to hear of heartache with another furbaby. Those pics are so sweet.

I was away on vacation, so I've missed all of this season SPN so far (I was only just getting caught up on last season to be honest). But it does seem people are liking it again- I may check it out tonight.

Have a great time in TO at the con!

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: October 11th, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
Terriers - Ranger

Thank-you, lady. I came home from the con today and Flurry was flying around the house like a pup so I'm hoping she'll be around at least until her next birthday in February. ::crosses fingers::

I've been enjoying SPN so far this season. The love affair is over but this year we're at least on companionable speaking terms ;) The con was a blast. Probably my last but I had a damn good time.

Posted by: shallowz (shallowz)
Posted at: October 10th, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
Autumn Leaves

She has the adorable down and doesn't even need to practice anymore.:)

So sorry you're going down the inevitable road again. Doing the same traveling here, but they are worth it all.:)

Take care!

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: October 11th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
Terriers - Wishbone Rose

Thank-you. Flurry is so damn adorable. I'm sorry you've been traveling the same roads with your critters but you are so very right. They are all worth it.