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Some of you who have been on this forum for a while may remember my older dog Joey, my original hiking companion who has since retired.

We brought him to the vet this morning because of a sudden onset of pain and it turns out a tumor ruptured in his spleen and he was bleeding internally. We elected to have his spleen surgically removed and he is now recovering and getting a blood transfusion. The spleen tissue is now being sent for a biopsy to determine if the tumor was benign or malignant. The surgery is considered curative if it was benign, but if malignant, the prognosis is only 2-4 months. Unfortunately statistics skew 75% towards malignant in this situation, but we have our fingers crossed.

This is a pic from about 2 years ago from what was one of Joey’s last real hikes on a trip to Vermont. He should be able to come back home in a few days but the home doesn’t feel right without him.

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Just got the results of Joey’s biopsy report and the tumor on his spleen that ruptured was benign. So the surgery to remove his spleen that he underwent last week is considered curative. This pup beat the odds and now has plenty of tread left on his tires.
 
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Just got the results of Joey’s biopsy report and the tumor on his spleen that ruptured was benign. So the surgery to remove his spleen that he underwent last week is considered curative. This pup beat the odds and now has plenty of tread left on his tires.
Great news! Gotta be a big relief.


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Just got the results of Joey’s biopsy report and the tumor on his spleen that ruptured was benign. So the surgery to remove his spleen that he underwent last week is considered curative. This pup beat the odds and now has plenty of tread left on his tires.
Congratulations to Joey!
Very happy for you guys. :frantic:
Make sure to treat him to...idk something extra spectacular for dogs lol
 

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Lucy's olfactories in overdrive among the Canadian wildflowers
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Lucy taking an after dinner nap in a cove near our campsite
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Left: Blue-eez (Blue + Louise, or Weezee, the one whose tattoo I will forever bear on my legs, from the Ridgway, CO shelter)

Middle: Cassie (from the Moab shelter)

Right: Revvie (short for Raven, from the shelter in Wanatchee, WA)

Three good dogs, Heeler mixes
 
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Left: Blue-eez (Weezee, the one whose tattoo I will forever bear on my legs, from the Ridgway, CO shelter)

Middle: Cassie (from the Moab shelter)

Right: Revvie (short for Raven, from the shelter in Wanatchee, WA)

Three good dogs, Heeler mixes
Okay which of the three good dogs bit you?


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Weezee, but she told me later it wasn't really a bite, but a tattoo. Actually, matching ones on each leg. She wanted to be sure I thought of her a lot, which I do, but maybe not like she meant. :)

And Cassie's upset cause she thinks that picture makes her look fat, and she's only a little chubby.

And no, Artful, I don't personify my dogs, they really are like that. ;)
 
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My wife with our dogs. Left to Right. Shirly Pearl, Verna, Oddball, Mister, Cache(Dude), Karli
You'e rich in dogs! Lucky you and the dogs. Love the names and they look very happy, except the one on the left, who looks like he/she's thinking, "C'mon, mom and dad, let's get going, I have work to do, things to sniff." :)
 
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