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Happy Thanksgiving from Coco
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27 November 2022 - 10:04 am
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Was having some trouble logging in. Here's Coco on Thanksgiving. I didn't think she would make it this long honestly. She just shows her strength everyday. She is however getting more picky with her food. Had to mix in some canned chicken and this week has been challenging giving her meds. Shes to stinking smart, she knows when the pill is in the cheese or peanut butter. Had to resort to the turkey lunchmeat today. Her tumor grows by the day and is probably the size if a baseball now. Praying she makes it to Christmas and her 11th birthday in January. Although much less active she picks and chooses what she wants to exert energy on, but overall she doesnt seem to be in pain or suffering at this point. At this point I have decided against anymore vet visits, i just dont see the point.

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We made it to Thanksgiving. Yay!


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27 November 2022 - 7:29 pm
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That wagging tail speaks volumes  about how Coco feels.  That video has me grinning ear to ear.  Hop, hop, wag, wag, sniff, sniff.....repeat😎

Heck yeah, give that sweet girl some yummy food.  Warm rotisserie chicken is always a hit. bacon and cheese eggs, cheeseburgers, etc.

You're  doing an excellent  job of staying  focused on the now and making  every moment  count. 

Cheering  for you sweet Coco♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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28 November 2022 - 11:03 am
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Sorry for the trouble logging in. We are having intermittent server issues. Grr.

The wait for us was worth it, thanks for not giving up. Look at that girl's SMILE! smiley4 And her happy hop around the yard. She is incredible! Against all expectations, she is still enjoying every day to the fullest and not complaining one bit. I'm so in love with Coco! Hoppy belated Thanksgiving to you as well. We are ALL grateful for her longevity and inspiration.

Enjoy every day as she is. I would be doing the same as you are at this point, make the most of each moment and just keep her comfortable. Try more gamey meats to get her interested in food, like venison and bison. The stinkier (and slightly warm) the better. Also this pills tutorial by our own Karen is super helpful to get dogs to take pills. 

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28 November 2022 - 5:09 pm
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Awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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