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Buffalo River Here We Come!

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A-O-Buffalo!

Buffalo River-Here we come!

So, every April marks that time of year-our annual Buffalo River Trip.  The Buffalo River is America’s First National River.  It is there that each year we seek refuge; and only there, in the town of Yellville, Arkansas, that the cabins which were built by the Civilian Conservation Corp. back in the 1920’s replenish us with long overdue rest and relaxation and a sanctuary which nature alone can provide.

But although it has undoubtedly been one of Bruno and his sidekick, Daphne’s, favorite vacation spots, they have not been in what is coming up on three years. See, Bruno and Daphne unfortunately had been boarded the last couple visits.  It had been Vinnie, one of their four sons, whom had overcome a brush with death (due to acute kidney failure) whom had trumped them.  Being that my husband and I consider the Buffalo River- this pristine nature spot-a top ten on our “bucket list”-it had been Vinnie who had been the last two years, instead of Bruno and Daphne-until now.

So, who goes this year? You ask.

Bruno.

His sidekick,  confidant, and amor fidelus-Daphne.

And, once more-Vinne.

Are we crazy? You ask.

The answer:  Possibly.

So, tomorrow we head out four our four day adventure. And, I can’t wait.

As we prep to go, I am certain that Bruno can sense that several days filled with nothing but napping and eating and fishing and listening to the call of the wild are just around the corner.

My sun-worshipper boy, Bruiser Bruno ,with be able to take afternoon naps by the meandering river and his soul will be free as ever by the Buffalo River once more.

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“Buffalo River Here We Come!”

  1. April 9th, 2012 at 9:47 pm      Reply Charley's Mom Says:

    Welcome to Tripawds! I replied to some of your questions in my response to your comment on Charley’s blog.

    Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers to Bruno! If his lonely met remains single and stable over 1-2 months, I think the can remove the nodule. You may want to ask your onco about that. When the met or mets are stable you can remove them with a good outcome. Lily on Bone Cancer Dogs is a 4+ year survivor and had a lobe removed 3+ years ago.

    Never give up hope!!! 🙂

    Hugs and chocolate labby kisses,
    Ellen & Charley


  2. April 10th, 2012 at 12:01 am      Reply Alexandra Says:

    I hope you have fun! What beautiful dogs!


  3. April 11th, 2012 at 2:22 am      Reply wyattraydawg Says:

    Oh I had such fun in Arkansas, it’s so pretty there. I hope your trip was fun and you got lots of swimming in.


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Introducing:  “The Incredible” Bruiser Bruno

 

 

 

Who:  The Incredible, Brave, Head-Strong, Bully, Sun-Worshipper.

The lover of: Pizza, LMN (yes, as in Lifetime Movie Network), and long afternoon drives down country roads.

Who?

None other than–MY Bruno.

Breed:  American Bulldog

Date of Birth:  January 1, 2005 (7yrs old)

Strengths:   His ability to ask for forgiveness (as he extends his paw-gesturing for a handshake) after he has been ornery, his quiet strength & laid back demeanor, how he has faced adversity time and time again head on.  How he calls on the fighter within him to help him battle illness, when in reality he is nothing but a lover.

Vices: His love affair with food.

Main weaknesses:  PIZZA, Blue Bell Ice Cream- Homemade Vanilla (“The best ice cream in the country!” according to Bruno), any and all of mom’s homemade cooking.

His Current Adversary:  Histiocytic Synovial Cell Sarcoma

                         

*9/8/11- This marked the day that Jeremy, my husband, Bruno, and I were handed the news.  The news that was not only not good news, but that was news which we had clearly not prepared ourselves to entertain.  Lab results, which had been sent to Florida by our local vet, of the biopsy which they had taken from his knee joint identified his condition.  The diagnosis was: synovial cell sarcoma.  All I heard was the word “CANCER.”

 

Timeline/Back-story leading up to diagnosis:  Coming Soon.

To be Continued…And so, the saga began.