November 5, 2010

White Dog leaped up on my shoulder in alarm at the sound of Quinn's scream. Steve, who was next to him, dropped to the floor and started looking for the source of his anguished cry. No burrs, no cuts, nothing stepped on or sensitive to the touch. Then The Other White Dog was fine. Puzzled we decided to keep watch and when the cries were repeated later in the day we rushed TOWD to the vet. Xrays, Blood work and a thorough examination revealed our boy has chronic pancreatitis. He was given a anti-inflammatory shot, enzymes for his food, and pain killers. That was yesterday afternoon.

Of course the most important question to Dr. Julia was "Can Quinn travel comfortably?" followed by "Will it be OK for him to walk two miles?" Her answer was that she would check back today and if his pain was managed then travel would be no problem. As for walking, she felt that would actually be a good thing for him to do...so tonight we are packing for the trip to Fort Collins, Colorado, where we will participate in the 2MillionDog Puppy Up! Walk for Canine Cancer Awareness.

White Dog already has her pink bag packed with a few toys and chewies, her travel bowls, her blankie, and some treats. She is waiting impatiently as Steve packs our things and paces back and forth looking into her brother's still empty bag. Michael has been packed since Wednesday.

The Other White Dog seems a little perkier with more sparkle in his eyes and is actually holding his tail up...I hope this means he is feeling better. WD will be ready to get in the car and go as soon as the suitcase is zipped and will not understand that we must first sleep and then Steve must teach (although he IS letting class out early) before we can actually get on the road at noon.
TOWD will, in his patient way, rest and carry on until we tell him it is time to go.

The banner is ready, our walking shoes shined, and we have special friends waiting to greet us near the other end. Let the adventure begin, as White Dog says!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Poor OTHWD -

Here's to a great walk!

Wish we khould physikhally be there but we are there in spirit!


Lacy said...

w00fs, ouchie, hope TOWD will b ok for the trip..ya'll have fun and take care..

b safe,

TwoSpecialWires said...

That'd be US! And we can hardly wait!!!!

Paws crossed that Quinn feels better for the trip. Keep us posted!

Jake and Fergi
(counting the hours!)

Jacqueline said...

Poor Quinn, we are sorry to hear he is ill and hope he recovers quickly and easily with the meds; he is lucky to have parents who really listen to their boy and were able to get him medical attention as soon as possible...Wishing you all a safe and happy trip and walk=we are very proud of you all, lovely friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Teddy Bear said...

We hope Quinn fells better and better. We are already excited to hear about the walk. We'll keep our paws crossed for safe travels and lots of fun.:)

Teddy Bear

Sam said...

We hope it was just an isolated incident. Have a great walk!


Opie said...

Pancreatitus! How did TOWD get that. That sounds really painful. I hope he feels better soon and has a good time on the big walk.

Your pal,


Brian said...

You will tell us all about it won't you please???

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So sorry to her this, we sure hope TOWD is doing better and that the walk is a go. Have a great time.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sagira said...

Oh no...I hope Quinn feels better. What bad timing huh? But hopefully he is feeling better and ready for the walk TODAY!

I hope you guys have a great walk. Can't wait to read all about it. :)

Cappy the Eskie said...

Hi Everyone. We hope that Quinn is feeling much better and is able to enjoy the adventure. Have fun on your walk.

If WE were to participate, we'd be the ones being pushed halfway in the doggie stroller.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Ollie

The Thundering Herd said...

Best wishes for a fully healed Quinn. And know that we are walking in spirit with you.

Kari in WeHo said...

Poor Quinn. I sure hope the pain goes away soon


Mack said...

Oh my goodness. We hope the pancreatitis is 100% controllable by meds and doesn't cause you any discomfort at all!!!


Prints the Cat said...

I hope Quinn is doing okay. Poor little thing!

Best of luck on your trip! You guys are great to do the walk! We look forward to hearing about the walk!

Sagira said...

We are back from our walk. How did your walk go? Ours was pretty nice. Dad is going to put together a video and hopefully have ready for next weekend so I wanted to tell you about it before then. We got there kind of early to help the rescue set up their booth. We then picked up our goodie bag, tshirt, bandanna, etc. Sagira looked so cute in her stuff. We had about 50 walkers at our event. It was such a beautiful day. They walked over the purple bridge in Newport KY, it was such an amazing view. Everyone was nice and it was a nice event. I can't wait to hear all about yours as I am sure yours was probably way more exciting since you had way more peoples and stuff. We thought of you guys all day long. :)