Archive for May, 2012
Our stay at Cabin #2…Ahhh! The Beautiful Buffalo! Cabin #2 was were we sought refuge. Ahhh! Away-at last; and together. Away from: iphones, laptops, blackberries, emails, texts, messages, appointments, traffic, voices, reminders, and the countless other impending 2dos & distractions which intrude our lives each day. Our schedule went something like- Mornings: Taking in: breakfast, […]
Bruno’s Timeline: 2010 12/10/10 – Took note of Bruno’s limping. Decided to limit his activity & have him rest . 2011 2/16/11- Took Bruno to local vet for a set of x-rays of his right leg. Just to see. Assessment: X-rays showed slight deterioration of stifle and slight abnormalities were noted within the joint/connective […]
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.
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.