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Histiocytic Cancer Survivor Barney B. Celebrates Three Year Ampuversary
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In April, 2009, we had the pleasure of meeting Barney B ., a loving Lab who was amazing everyone by beating histiocytic bone cancer. Yesterday, we were thrilled to learn that Barney just celebrated his three year ampuversary!

Barney’s Mom sent us this hoppy update:

“Valentine’s Day, a day that celebrates love. And we will be celebrating the love of one crazy yellow lab this Valentine’s Day that marks his 3 year ampuversary!

Barney was diagnosed with cancer in early February of 2008 and with some extensive research, and through resources like, we quickly made the decision to amputate.

It’s a decision we’ve never once regretted.

The docs said even with amputation we might have 3-6 months of time with him, but that the amputation would at least free him of the pain he was enduring from the cancer.

We did follow the surgery with Adriamycin, IV chemotherapy. Barney did remarkably well with the chemo and really didn’t have any adverse side effects from it.

Since then, like most of us who have been touched by cancer, we’ve made many changes.

  • Barney enjoys a diet of low carb foods
  • lots of nutritious treats like carrots and apples
  • and takes K-9 Immunity supplements
  • And, he’s surrounded by lots and lots of love

Since Valentine’s Day of 2008, we’ve enjoyed everything Barney – the goofy sideways looks, the begging for a seat on the sofa next to any of his people, the gusto with which he enjoys anything that he eats, and even the stealing food from the kitchen counter.

Having had several dogs over the years, I can say without hesitation that he is the happiest, loving dog we’ve ever owned.

He is full of joy, always wagging that big yellow tail, and still anxious to greet all new people and other critters by hopping and barking at them.

He will celebrate his 8th birthday in March, and we feel so blessed for each and every day that we get to spend with this wonderful creature that God gave us.

He is our miracle and I am inspired by him every day!

Love to all of you from Barney B and the Baldwin Pack in Houston, Texas!”

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Great story! Will be sure to check out the blog!!!! Hoppy 3 year ampuversary Barney! A tremendous feat to say the least!

-Chloe's mom

Chloe became a rear amp tripawd on 7-29-10. Another tumor was removed on front leg 2-20-14. Found 3rd tumor on neck 2-2015, but she's still kicking cancer's butt at age 14. Chloe's blog

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Wow!  Fantastic news.

Debra & Emily, a five year old doberman mix, who was diagnosed with an osteosaecoma. She had a right rear leg amputation on May 19, 2009. On November 10, 2009 she earned her wings and regained her fourth leg.

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I love his goofy side look!  What a doll he his!  This is wonderful news!

Barney B .  you are a hero for sure!

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15 February 2011 - 10:07 pm
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Congratulations Barney! 3 years is wonderful. What a sweet face! smiley

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