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My Newfy Rufus

Three+ weeks since surgery

Posted by jillyd on March 26, 2017

Adam and I went to discuss chemo last week with our vet and have decided it isn’t something we want to pursue.  Rufus seems perfectly happy (as happy as he can be with a missing front leg anyway) and as everything is so slow moving in his case, we are optimistic that any spread of the disease will also be slow moving.  Here he is this morning hanging out with Chewy.  The snow has finally melted.

We took him out for a walk this morning, the link below is a video.  He gets tired pretty quickly but that is a lot of weight to put on a single front leg.  We’re starting slow and hopefully he’ll build up some stamina so we can go further.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6jkD93OpVx5dVNhdmN2UTlpNmc/view?usp=sharing

Lastly, here’s my favorite photo of him when he was just a boy!

Jill and Rufus.

4 Responses to “Three+ weeks since surgery”

  1.   jerry Says:

    Oohhhh Rufus, I just want to SMOOSH that big furry face of yours. I’m happy you’re happy. Life is good right?!

  2.   jerry Says:

    P.S. Chemo isn’t for everypawdy. We skipped it and have no regrets whatsoever.

  3.   JulieF Says:

    Aww, he’s doing great. Doesn’t look at all perplexed or discontent with his new stride. Hope we can visit him when we’re back late April. xoxo

  4.   Carol Furniss Says:

    Dear Jilly
    Just read your blog on Rufus. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, bless him, he seems to be coping well, hope

    it will continue, you could’nt have done any more for him.

    Take care all of you

    & lots of love from Auntie Carol & Uncle Mick xx

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