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Final Chemo Tx

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Hooray!  My mom says that I don’t have to do any more chemo treatments.  I feel like I am getting stronger everyday.

I can still chew a bone-a-roni

I get to go on two walks a day now!  My pop gets up early in the morning and takes me for a walk down the road.  It is very dark still in the morning, so my dad wears a light on his head.  He looks absolutely ridiculous.  Why don’t humans just use their night vision?  Everybody up here wears a light on their head.  Humans must have horrible eye sight…I have no clue how they made it to the top of the food chain with all their disabilities.After work, my mom takes me for a walk down on the Tanana River.  It was c-c-c-cold tonight.  I lost a bootie yesterday; one of my plaid ones, but luckily I didn’t toss the hippie tie-dye one-it’s my favorite.

I don’t get to go to work with mom anymore, because my treatments are over and she says I will have to be like a regular dog and stay home until it is warm enough for me to be in the car.  I can’t wait for summer and SCHWIMMING!


Well, I am going to go finish off that bone-a-roni.  Kind of a boring post tonight, but I can’t be Mark Twain all the time.  BWWWAAAaaahahahahahahahahSnort.

PS;  Dillon, I have been practicing trying to get 5 tennis balls in my mouth to teach that Texas dog a lesson.  No success yet.  How ’bout you?

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40 Responses to “Final Chemo Tx”

  1.   jerry Says:

    Oh Opie, you could never, ever be boring, and you are far from “regular”! Glad to hear you’re done with the chemo, now go pawwwwwwty.

  2.   Dane Mom Sue Says:

    Hey Grinchy Feet, I would LOOOOVVE a taste of that bone-a-roni! Glad the chemo is over. My Dad runs at night with a headlamp too, ridiculous. I have no clue how these creatures took over the world with no night vision.


  3.   maggie Says:

    Hey Opie!
    Glad your chemo treatments are done!!! Nice to hear from you! I have been thinking of you up in Alaska this week…it’s so cold here in Maine (15 below this a.m.)….can you tell me how in the world a three legged dog is supposed to hold up a paw when’s it’s cold and still remain standing?!? have you got that figured out yet? You must have practice at it up there in Alaska!! 😉


  4.   anyemery Says:

    Hi Opie!
    Congrats on being done with chemo! My sister wears one of those lights on her head at night to read in bed – and looks very silly! That bone-a-roni- looks delicious, though. Would you take some chews for me?

  5.   krun15 Says:

    Maggie celebrated her last chemo treatment by rolling on her back with her feet up in the air!!

    And on the top of the food chain thing-opposable thumbs- it makes up for all the other disabilities…

  6.   cometdog Says:

    Yeah, yeah, yeah – Congrats on the chemo…BUT we’ve got much bigger things to deal with! While you’ve been bone-a-roni-ing it – I have had to deal with Monkeybutt! Things are really bad.

    He graduated from Puppy Military Training Camp this week! It’s masked as cute puppy training at Petsmart. He aced the training! NOW, he is plotting my demise! It’s all out war!

    He must of caught wind of OUR plot!!! He is digging small pot holes in the backyard – all over the place!!!! Yes!!! You know what that means??! He’s trying to make me break my only front leg! That’s all she wrote if I stumble into a pot hole! Right now, it is a mine field!

    Opie, you have to help!

    Over –
    – Cometdog – still safe but not sure how long I can hold out!

  7.   admin Says:

    Mmmm…. Bone A Roni! 🙂

  8.   Peyton's Path Says:

    Dude that bone is huge! You should think about sharing it with me 🙂 ! My Mom has been really good about getting me peanut butter rawhides because they were Peyton’s favorite! I enjoy them for him, but wait he probably gets all the peanut butter rawhides he wants at Rainbow Bridge! Lucky Dog!

    We are excited you are done with that yucky chemo stuff. It never really affected Peyton, but Mom was always nervous about what she was giving her precious boy. She use to ask Dad if Peyton was glowing. Weird!!!

    It is funny you mentioned your Pop with his light on his head, my Dad has glasses he wears in the garage and they have lights on both sides. Talk about a scary sight (sorry if you are reading this Dad, but it is true)!! Why can’t they just have night vision like us.

    I haven’t tried the ball trick yet. I going to work on it this weekend with Mom’s help. I heard her talking to Dad and I think we might be going on an adventure this weekend. I hope so, I have been sooooo bored without adventures and especially without Peyton.

    Still love your feet! They look sooooo pawesome! I am so jealous of you! Too bad you have to hide them with booties while you are out walking. I bet the ladies would dig you and your feet!

    Talk to you soon Opie! Hope you are feeling great!


  9.   Mackenzie's Mom Says:

    Hey Opie,
    Pawesome about the last chemo treatment!! How many does that make for you? Mackenzie’s not too far behind you on her last one. I bet your pawrents are so relieved that they don’t have to deal with that anymore. Like Dillon said, yukky chemo stuff. Can’t wait to see you schwimming in the summer!

  10.   Opie Says:

    Okay Comet. Here’s what you have to do, I suggested this to when your mom leaves the house, find that plastic thing with all the buttons that they always seem to be misplacing…My Pop hollers, “What did you do with the remote?” I am sure you must have one in your house. I think they use it to turn on the noisy picture box…Anyway, chew that thing to bits. When the back of it breaks off, pull out those two cylindrical things. I think they call them batteries. Yank those things out and hide them under the couch. Repeat: Hide the batteries under the couch.

    When your mom comes home, whatever you do, don’t hold your ears low or hang your head. These are sure giveaways that you were the one that was bad. Instead, greet her at the door wagging your tail. This is critical to the success of the plan.

    If you are convincing enough, your mom will think monkeybutt chewed noisy picture box controller. She will holler at monkeybutt, which will be fun to watch. She won’t stay mad at him long though, because she will notice that the batteries are missing. She will call the V-E-T and ask what she should do. If your doc is like mine, he will tell your mom to make monkeybutt swallow some yucky stuff from a brown bottle in order to make him throw-up. And believe me, he will puke.

    How do I know he will vomit, Comet? wait…Bwaaahahahahhaha Comet your name rhymes with Vomit! What a bad break. Don’t pawrents think before they give us names? Sheesh!

    Anyway, I know monkeybutt will upchuck because that is exactly what I did when I once chewed the plastic thing with buttons and my pawrents panicked because they thought I swallowed the batteries…How stupid do they think I am? They didn’t even look under the couch before they gave me the throw up medicine. Only after they saw that there were no batte lories in my throw up did they FINALLY looked under the freakin’ couch. My pawrents are so lame, I can’t believe they haven’t accidentally killed me by now.

    Let me know how that goes and we can move on to the next level.

    PS. The offer still stands if you want me to send you some anti-monkeybutt powder.

    Opie….er I mean Mr. Secret Agent Man

  11.   Opie Says:

    PSS Comet,

    Sorry for bringing up that whole vomit comet thing. You can probably imagine what people call me…Dopey Opie. Again. WTH is wrong with our pawrents?

  12.   Opie Says:


    Wowwee! Fifteen below is really cold! and I will bet that the air in Maine holds a lot more moisture than the air in Alaska. It is very dry here. I get shocked all the time when people pet me.

    About the paw lifting thing, my mom was so surprised a few weeks ago when she saw me pick up my back paw and balanced on just two legs. Also, just a week ago, I picked up my left back leg, while I was running and took four steps on just two legs…on the same side of my body! It startled even me, but I found that when I run I can balance on two legs. I admit that it is harder to do if you are standing in one spot.

    Are you counting down the days to Iditarod and Yukon Quest?

  13.   Opie Says:


    I hope you do get to go on an adventure this weekend. Remember, no matter where you go Peyton is with you and your pawrents in your hearts.

    Your dad wears lights too? We have so much in common. My mom took me for a walk on the river again tonight and she forgot her head light. It was dark. We had to turn around early because she couldn’t see far enough ahead for thin ice or open water.

  14.   Opie Says:

    Hi Mackenzie!

    I had four chemo treatments. How many did you have? My mom says we don’t have to go back to the vet again, unless something monumental happens. I am not going to have periodic chest x-rays. Whatever is, is. : )

  15.   cometdog Says:

    Opie, you’re not just a poet, you are a genius!
    That is a fantastic idea! Why didn’t I think of the ol’ “Hydrogen Belly Bomb” trick! That why I knew I could count on you! But honestly between you and me, I don’t think your pawrents should have a dog. I have to question their “smarts”. But that’s okay, they have you and you are super smart!

    I digress, back to our plan…We’ll have to give the “Hydrogen Belly Bomb” plan a code name. Let’s call it, “The Vegas Project”. NO wait, we can’t call it that, that’s where I live and Mommy will figure it out. Okay, how ’bout the “The Fairbanks Project”? Oh! – isn’t that where you live? Well, even if it’s not, it’s in Alaska and Mommy will figure it out, too. How about “The Manhattan Project”? I don’t know anyone in Manhattan, do you? That works.

    TV Remote – check. (Sorry to outshine you, but I know what it’s called and I know the difference between the DVD one, too. You know why? ‘Cuz girls are smart.) Plan will start at 19:00 hours.

    If this doesn’t work, we are going to have to bring in some other members into our AMBF (Anti-Monkeybutt Force). We are going to need some special skills.
    I hear Wild Boy Wyatt Ray is good at escaping and you and I both know he’s not afraid of blood! Nova might be good for some muscle. And Maggie Pugster might help in crawl spaces. And I know you are buds with Dillion, so I’m sure you want him if we need him. I guess having an extra leg couldn’t hurt.
    Just don’t say anything to Holly. She has that terrier thing going on. Her and Monkeybutt are probably on the same side. She could be a double-agent. So, mums the word to any terriers.

    You might want to start thinking of some other members if we need some help. Monkeybutt is fast and sneaky. I really may need some help.

    Wish me luck!

    P.S. I don’t think Dopey is as bad a Vomit. I’ve never found anything to rhyme with my name. Mommy calls me Commy – GET IT??!!! That’s the best rhyme in the whole wide world! (I’m not a Communists – just for the record! I know you Alaskans are afraid of them!)

  16.   cometdog Says:

    Way to fake Mommy out by congratulating Monkeypoobutt on his puppy training (we know it’s really Puppy Military Training)! She doesn’t suspect a thing. She only reads the forums, not the blogs.

  17.   jakesmom Says:


    That’s great news that you are finished with your icky chemo treatments!! Tell your mommy that we wanna see pictures of your dad with that silly light on his head… It sounds tooo funny!!! 🙂

    Angel Jake’s Mom

  18.   Carmen Says:

    Catie and Riley, and Rick and I send our congrats for having your last chemo treatment.

    I know exactly what kind of light your dad wears on his head when it’s dark out, Opie. I wear one myself for running in the evening in the winter (blush – but it gets dark here at 4:30 in the afternoon from November to January….)

    Well done, Opie.

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