True friends are placed together for the purpose of accomplishing great achievements that help others. Ellen J. Barrier

Thanks to my Aunt Christie who babysits me so that I can play with my brother, Cooper. She and my mom work together to do great things and I think she is the BOMBDIGGITY! I love and appreciate my furry and human family! Woof!

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Money will buy you a pretty good dog but it won’t buy you the wag of his tail ~Kinky Friedman

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Today I am trotting a little better and my tail is wagging a bit higher. I even went up the deck stair’s at Dr. Bogue’s. I like my new buddy, Albert and have a bit more giddy up to play. Everyone’s fingers are crossed that I am on the way to complete recovery. Thanks for the notes and the love makes my tail wag tall! Woof!

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” ~ Vince Lombardi

ImageToday seems a bit brighter, although I have a ways to go to being back to my regular puppy-self.  My tail doesn’t seem to want to stand up–but I am wagging it.  My back legs are a bit wonky and I seem to be struggling with a few neurological issues.  What is it exactly?  We still have zero idea, but we are staying the course and treating the treatable things and I seem to be improving each and every day.  I am spending my days at the clinic and my evenings at Dr. Bogue’s house through the weekend.  I get to hang out with her cool dog, Albert, who tolerates me (although, he hasn’t seen me at full speed yet– woof!).  I am being watched closely and loved much and surrounded by my favorite toys –not much more a pup can ask for.  Practicing patience and eating lots of treats in the meantime.

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Me and my toys at Dr. Bogue’s house – I like toys again!

The sign on my kennel at the vet says “This may be the best puppy ever” and although I am modest, I must agree with Dr. Bogue–I am pretty great!   I have been knocked down pretty hard this week, but I have real heart and am fighting back to greatness every single day!

Puppy kisses to all and thanks for all of the notes and love!

Here is a video of Bear at the vet this morning…

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. ~Helen Keller

ImageToday I’m continuing to learn to be brave and patient.  I have been poked, prodded and tested yet they still are not sure what is wrong with me.  I AM better…taking things one day at a time.  I saw Mom this morning and gave her puppy kisses and we went for a short walk.  I’m definitely not back to normal, and plan to be at the hospital through the weekend now, but there is improvement.  Bottom line:  I am one sick fella and just need to be patient with myself and the folks that are trying to help me.  There is a good lesson in that…

Upside?  I have a FANTASTIC vet and staff caring for me!  Dr. Bogue is wrapped around my paw. She even took me home to love on me last night so that I wasn’t kenneled and alone at the hospital.  She said she didn’t want me to have a bad vet experiene so young.  Ahhhhh another sucker for my cuteness!

PS–the cone is just so that I won’t mess with my IV port.

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. ~Aristotle

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So, my brother was spending the night last night and we had a great time.  I had been looking forward to it alllllll week!  All was perfect until this

morning–I walked out of my kennel and realized that my foot hurt–it hurt a lot.  I have no idea what happened or how I did this, but OUCH!  Mom took me to the doctor and, get this, I broke my TOE!  No big deal, right?  WRONG!  I am growing so fast and the break is on a growth plate soooooo we have to be really careful with it or it can mess up my foot forever.  Greeeeaaaattt!  I wanted to play with Cooper and now I am just zoned out and woozy from the drugs.

Well, glass half full? 1)  I get to lay inside with family 2) If i make a sound my peeps jump up and wait on me hand and foot.  3) All the ladies love a wounded puppy4) It could have been worse.

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.  ~Aristotle

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