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Oct 28 2014


Happy 4 YEAR Ampuversary Charley!!!

HAPPY 4 YEAR AMPUVERSARY CHARLEY!!!   YIPPEE!!!  YAY!!!  WOO HOO!!!  HIP “HOP” HOORAY!!!

 

Today is Charley’s 4 Year Ampuversary!  I can’t believe that it has been almost a year (11/8/13) since his metastatic OS tumor was removed.  I am so proud of Charley for being the OS Warrior that he is and has been for over 4 years!  I’m so proud of his courage, strength, and resiliency! I’m blessed to have been given an additional 1,461 precious days with Charley since his amputation!  I’m in awe of the lessons that Charley has taught me along this journey.  I pray that he has many many more years of lessons to teach me.  I pray that his mission here on earth consists of many more years of inspiring others with hope as they start or continue on their osteosarcoma journey.  Charley is definitely loving life and living with cancer, not dying of cancer.

 

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As I promised Charley last year when we found out that his cancer returned, we took him to the beach a few weeks ago to celebrate his huge milestone.  My parents, Joe, Charley and I drove down to Cape San Blas in Port St. Joe, FL to spend a week enjoying the powder white sand and blue green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  We rented a beach cottage directly on the beach and Charley LOVED every minute of it!  The beach at Cape San Blas is completely dog friendly, as are a few restaurants, if anyone is dreaming of a beach getaway!  We had a photographer take our pictures on the beach and they turned out beautiful!

 

Charley, you are loved more than you will ever know.  You are my hero, my cancer warrior, my love, my Charley…. ♥ ♥ ♥

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I’ll post again soon with some pictures and videos of Charley swimming in the ocean since this post is long enough with all of the family pictures.

 

Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers to all of you and your furry babies!

 

Thank you for all of your prayers, positive thoughts, hugs, and kisses.  It is greatly appreciated and we can’t thank you enough for all of your support!

 

  Hugs from me and chocolate Labby kisses from Charley!  xoxo  ♥

 

 

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Oct 01 2014


Charley’s 47th Month Ampuversary a bit late….and a BIG surprise!!!

I’m a few days late but Charley’s 47th Month Ampuversary was on 9/28, so Happy Belated Ampuversary!!!   YIPPEE!!!  YAY!!!  WOO HOO!!!   HIPHOP” HOORAY!!!

 

We are getting very close to celebrating 4 years on 10/28/14!  To put 4 years into perspective in Charley’s life, he was 2-1/2 years old when he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma and he just turned 6-1/2 years old on 9/29.  On his 4th ampuversary, he will have spent 66.6% of his life as a Tripawd fighting cancer and it will be 1 year since having his metastatic OS tumor removed.  Pretty amazing indeed!  I can barely remember him having 4 legs.  This is why Charley is and will always be a Bone Cancer Warrior! 

 

To honor Charley’s AMAZING journey we have a BIG surprise for our boy!  Drum roll please…..

 

When Charley’s OS came back in October 2013, I promised him that I would take him to see the ocean to swim in the waves and run in the sand (living in St. Louis, MO he has never seen the ocean).  My parents, Joe, Charley and I are renting a mini van and driving 13++ hours to Cape San Blas, FL (It’s an inlet about 1 hr or so east of Panama City with the gulf on one side and St. Joe Bay on the other).  We rented a 2 bdrm house directly on the beach.  Cape San Blas is completely dog friendly with no beach restrictions…YAY!  Charley will be running in the powder white sand and swimming in the green blue gulf water!  He already has his own float coat to wear!  I hired a photographer to take sunset beach pictures of Charley and all of us too!  Long story short…it’s a surprise vacation for Charley! 

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Charley LOVES his cow ears!  Every night around 7pm he will start bugging us for one…..if we don’t get him what he wants he will start barking!  Spoiled??  I say so and he deserves to be spoiled rotten!

 

 

Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers to all of you and your furry babies!

 

Thank you for all of your prayers, positive thoughts, hugs, and kisses.  It is greatly appreciated and we can’t thank you enough for all of your support!

 

  Hugs from me and chocolate Labby kisses from Charley!  xoxo  

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Aug 28 2014


Happy 46th Month Ampuversary Charley!!!

Today is Charley’s 46 Month Ampuversary!!!   YIPPEE!!!  YAY!!!  WOO HOO!!!   HIPHOP” HOORAY!!!

 

We are getting very close to celebrating 4 years!  To put 4 years into perspective in Charley’s life, he was 2-1/2 years old when he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma and he will be 6-1/2 years old the end of next month.  On his 4th ampuversary, he will have spent 66.6% of his life as a Tripawd fighting cancer and it will be 1 year since having his metastatic OS tumor removed.  Pretty amazing indeed!  I can barely remember him having 4 legs.  This is why Charley is and will always be a Bone Cancer Warrior! 

 

Charley enjoyed his brief photo shoot in the front yard this evening…of course posing for treats!  It’s been very hot and humid here recently, between 105-110 with the heat index, so his outside time has almost been non-existent the past week or so.

 

Here’s my beautiful boy….

 

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Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers to all of you and your furry babies!

 

Thank you for all of your prayers, positive thoughts, hugs, and kisses.  It is greatly appreciated and we can’t thank you enough for all of your support!

 

  Hugs from me and chocolate Labby kisses from Charley!  xoxo  

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Aug 14 2014


Charley’s Met Check = All Clear!!!

Great news!!!   Charley saw his oncologist today for chest x-rays and they were clear!  YIPPEE!!!  YAY!!! WOO HOO!!!

 

Dr. Buss said that Charley looks great!   He can’t believe it’s been almost 10 months since his OS met was removed!

 

Our next met check will be on 11/13/14…2 weeks after Charley’s 4 Year Ampuversary!!!

 

Charley decided to wear a bow tie to impress his oncologist today…I think it worked! :)   Here are some pics from today and they are a bit blurry. Charley was a bit anxious today, had difficulty sitting still and was a bit too distracted to pose for pictures.  I don’t blame him at all…he did have his leg amputated there, 5 rounds of Carboplatin, a CT-scan, his OS met removed, 6 rounds of chemo alternating between Doxorubicin and Lomustine, numerous chest x-rays and blood work, countless poking and prodding, 4-1/2 years of oncology visits, etc.   Just a few reasons why Charley is my OS Warrior!

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Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers to all of you and your furry babies!

 

Thank you for all of your prayers, positive thoughts, hugs, and kisses.  It is greatly appreciated and we can’t thank you enough for all of your support!

 

  Hugs from me and chocolate Labby kisses from Charley!  xoxo  

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Jul 28 2014


Happy 45th Month Ampuversary Charley!!!

I just wanted to share some good news since there has been so many losses lately…

 

Today is Charley’s 45 Month Ampuversary!!!  It’s also been 10 months since his metastatic OS tumor was removed!  YIPPEE!!!  YAY!!!  WOO HOO!!!  We are now well on our way to celebrating 4 years!

 

Charley celebrated his special day by eating some grilled salmon (his second dinner) and he just finished devouring a cow’s ear in record time!

 

I’ve attached a few pics of Charley that I took this evening out in our yard. :)

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Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers to all of you and your furry babies!

 

Thank you for all of your prayers, positive thoughts, hugs, and kisses.  It is greatly appreciated and we can’t thank you enough for all of your support!

 

  Hugs from me and chocolate Labby kisses from Charley!  xoxo  

 

 

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Jul 03 2014


Happy 4th of July….and 44th Month Ampuversary Charley!!!

Charley wanted to wish everyone a very Happy 4th of July!!!   Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!  Thank you to those who have served and are serving our country….and God Bless America!

 

Charley also celebrated his 44th Month Ampuversary this past Saturday on June 28,2014!!!!   YIPPEE!!!  YAY!!!  WOO HOO!!!  We are now rounding the corner to 4 years!

 

Charley is feeling patriotic so he decided to wear his super cool red, white, and blue stars bow tie today in honor of the holiday weekend!  If you like his shirt collar and bow tie, you can find them at Designer Duds for Dogs.  The collar and tie are both very high quality too!

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Here’s what Charley really thinks about his mommy taking all of these pictures!

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Thank you for all of your prayers, positive thoughts, hugs, and kisses.  It is greatly appreciated and we can’t thank you enough for all of your support!

 

  Hugs from me and chocolate Labby kisses from Charley!  xoxo  

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Jun 11 2014


Happy Hump Day from Charley!!!

Charley just wanted to say…..  “HAPPY HUMP DAY!”

 

The weather was so beautiful today, so we just had to go outside and play!

 

And in case anyone has noticed, Charley’s grey facial hair that was underneath his nose and under his chin went away sometime during his last 6 rounds of chemo that ended on 3/12/14.  Charley went grey about 2 years of age and now he looks even younger at 6 years old!  He still has a few greys under his chin but they don’t show up in pictures!  :)

 

Here’s a picture of his “before” grey from 10/28/13 (his 3 Year Ampuversary BTW)….

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….and here’s some pics from today 6/11/14 (7 months after his metastatic OS tumor was removed). What a difference, eh?

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Thank you for all of your prayers, positive thoughts, hugs, and kisses.  It is greatly appreciated and we can’t thank you enough for all of your support!

 

  Hugs from me and chocolate Labby kisses from Charley!  xoxo  

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May 28 2014


Happy 43 Month Ampuversary Charley…1 Vote = $1 for the National Canine Cancer Foundation!

I just wanted to share some great news!  Today is Charley’s 43 Month Ampuversay!!!!  YAY!!!  YIPPEE!!!  WOO HOO!!!  Our little Bone Cancer Tripawd Warrior is now celebrating 3-1/2 years + 1 month!  He shows us everyday how resilient our pups are!

 

Charley was entered in to the Canine Cancer Survivor photo contest by the National Canine Cancer Foundation.  If you vote for Charley, $1 will be donated to the National Canine Cancer Foundation to help fight canine cancer!  Voting is FREE!  The contest ends on 6/1 (I just found out yesterday that he was entered into the contest).

 

Charley would LOVE if you voted for him!!!  The contest ends at 1000 votes which is $1000 or on 6/1, whichever comes first.  You can vote daily.

 

Please share the link on Facebook with your friends so we can raise $1000 to help fight canine cancer!  Here’s the link to vote on  this Facebook contest: VOTE FOR CHARLEY    

 

You have to like the Facebook page for Best Bully Sticks first, and then click the VOTE button at the bottom of Charley’s picture.  It should only take a few seconds to vote!

 

Charley is in the lead with 87 votes or $87!!!

 

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Thank you for all of your prayers, positive thoughts, hugs, and kisses.  It is greatly appreciated and we can’t thank you enough for all of your support!

 

  Hugs from me and chocolate Labby kisses from Charley!  xoxo  

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May 25 2014


Happy Memorial Day from Charley!

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Memorial Day is a time to honor America’s Heroes.  Remember those who served.  All gave some, and some gave all.

 

Thank you to all who have served, both human and K9!

 

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

 

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Charley poses for pictures for treats…he obviously was done waiting!

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2014 Memorial Day Tribute – American Soldiers and Their K9s

 

Thank you for all of your prayers, positive thoughts, hugs, and kisses.  It is greatly appreciated and we can’t thank you enough for all of your support!

 

  Hugs from me and chocolate Labby kisses from Charley!  xoxo  

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May 15 2014


Charley’s chest rads are clear…3-1/2 years post OS diagnosis!!!

Great news….clear chest rads for Charley!!!!  Yay! Yippee! Woo Hoo!!!   Here’s to my 3-1/2 Year Bone Cancer Warrior….cheers to Charley!  images

 

Thank you to everyone that sent positive thoughts and prayers….and a special thank you to all of the angel heroes at Rainbow Bridge that are looking out for Charley!  

 

 

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  Hugs from me and chocolate Labby kisses from Charley!  xoxo  

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