a tired dog is a good dog

Friday, February 8, 2013


As most of you know,
I went to the dogtow a few weeks ago cause I had some blood in my peepee and he did all sowts of test and ultwa sounds and xways and gave me medicins the blood cleewed up, but what he saw on the pictoowes wemained the same and he told my pawents that I needed suwgewies to take it out and have it tested in case it was sumething that coold make me lots and lots sickew 

the dogtows explained it all to Mommi, who of couwse was vewy scawed...but they set up the time fow the suwgewy and all of you, my soopew wondewful fwiendses, sent me the POFT and pwayews and good vibes and I was shoowe I woold be all wight 
so this mowning we set off fow the five minute walk to the Dogtow's office fow the suwgewy

 It was a bwight sunny mowning, but cold, so I wowe my coat

 Daddi walked me and Mommi tooked pictoowes

 it only took us fouw minutes to walk thewe

 the dogtow's office on the banks of the Danoobe Wivew

 hewe we awe going into the office

 thewe wewe some othew doggies thewe fow emewgencies, so I had to wait a few minutes

 thewe wewe two dogtows who would do my suwgewy and anothew one to take cawe of any othew sick fuwkids

 Mommi told me she loved me and evewything would be all wight and that evewyone was thinking of me wif love and good enewgies and pwayews

 One of the dogtows shaved my leggie and put in an IV while the sweet nuwsie held me

 I was vewy bwave about it all and then they took me to the othew woom and told Mommi and Daddi to go home and the woold call when I woke up
Mommi paced and chewed hew fingews wowwying, but they called  an houw an a half latew and said I was awake , but would have to stay thewe till 4:30 so they coold make shoowe I was weady to go home

 hewe I am finally all done and weady to go home

the dogtows said visooally, evewything looked good...thewe is a thickening and slight gweying of the submoocosa of my bladdew, but they didn't see any cawcinoma looking thingies ow bleeding ow othew cweepy stuff.
they took out scwapings and samples and will send it fow all the big tests

(I guess I'm a membew of the scaw belly club now)

we walked home soopew slow, wif medicins and instwucshuns fwom the dogtow

 hewe I am wif my howwid cone , my tail is down..I hate it, but it's impawtant to not lick my tum tum and get infecshuns , so I guess I'll have to just gwin and beaw it

the hawdest will be the two to thwee weeks we have to wait fow the wesults of the lab tests, but so faw, so good and the dogtows wewe vew vewy OPTOMISTIC

I want to thank all of you fow those thoughts and pwayews ..I know I will be OK

I might even dance by Valentine's day

smoochie kisses



Cowspotdog said...

We will be saying lots of prayers for you - just to make sure all the results are good. Now you be a good girl and leave that wound alone OKAY!

Cowspotdog said...

PS - You are still the prettiest and sweetest little Asta! Make sure Mom and Dad give you lots of treats and cuddles - just give them the 'sad eyes' look - works every time :)

Jake of Florida said...

We're so relieved that you're home and the surgery is over with the doctors sounding optimistic.

We love you and have been thinking about you and your mommi and daddi constantly and will continue to do so until that horrid cone is gone and the results come back!

Love from your Barkalot pals and their mom and dad!

Jake and Just Harry

Tama-Chan, Benny, Momo, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

Thanks for the update, Asta. We wanted to hear what was going on from you, and are relieved that things are looking good. Be brave about the cone. Those things are horrible, but sadly necessary.

Gentle Woofs,

Barbara said...

We are sending the power of the paw that all tests are negative. I'm glad the doctor didn't see anything bad!!

Unknown said...

Welcome to the conehead club! (we saw a tee shirt at Tailwaggers that read "it's all fun and games until somebody ends up in a cone!") glad to hear your surgery went well. Hope you're getting lots of treats --I think the vet tech gave me a half a jar of liver treats after my eye surgery. And insist on sleeping in the very center of the bed, it's the most comfy spot. I'll keep my paws crossed for a great follow up report.

Your pal,


The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Wesa super duper happies that you are home and on the road to recovery our dear furiend.
Be sure to get pampered and spoiled while you recover. Demand extra noms.
Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

WFT Nobby said...

Asta, you are so brave and thoughtful, to give us all this report about your surgery. Too bad about the horrid cone, but you know it will help make sure your surgery wound heals better. We will be waiting anxiously for more news.
Cuddles to you and Mommi and Dadddi.
Toodle pip!

ThePainterPack said...

Sweet, beautiful girl! We are so thankful that all the prayers and POTP worked!! You look wonderful, even with the cone. The next few weeks will go by fast and the good news will ease everyone's minds! We love you and will continue to pray for a full and speedy recovery!! Oh, and nerves of steel for Mommi and Daddi!! Perhaps some new fingernails too!

Painter Pack

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well and you're home now. We'll keep purring and woofing for the test results to be good!

Faya said...

Comme tu es courageuse ma petite Asta ....! On pense à toi très très fort ! Bisous

3 doxies said...

Oh dear Asta and mommi, you has no idea hows HAPPY I is to sees all dis! Oh how much relieved I is to knows your surgical went exceptionally well and dat evrything looks good. Dis was da bright spot of my day to knows you is gonna be okays.
Nows, you go get some rest...you knows da drill...kiss on da right cheek, kiss on keft cheek.


Mo and The Purries said...

Sending you wishes for a full and speedy recovery, from your friends at Purrchance To Dream.

Koobuss said...

Oh, Kousin Asta,

We are so happy to hear that there is an optimistic outlook. That's wonderful. We wish you the best of luck in your recovery and pray that your tests come back negative.

You have been through an ordeal. Hope that you feel better and that you don't have too much trouble with that goofy looking hoody.

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,
Kousin Koobie and Family

The Black and Tans. said...

We are so glad today is all over, well the horrid bit anyway. We have everything crossed for you dearest Asta and hope all your results are good results.
Take care.
Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Pippa Sheltie said...

Asta, it's so brave I you to bloggy us all of this info! Poor you, having to go through all of that confusing stuff AND the cone of shame!
I really hope you get better soon! You looked so bright and cheerful with your jacket on! A real girlie girl!

Maureen said...

Hello Dear Asta,

The LB has been reading your posties on Facebark but wanted to come here and tell you in pawson that I was thinking of you and I'm ever so glad that your surgery is all finished. Even though the cone of shame is an awful thing to wear, you still look beautiful!!!

Wags & wiggles,

Miss Fendi HoneyBuzz

Ruby said...

YEA!!! Oh gurl, you had me SO worried! I've been like pacin' and wringin' my paws just thinkin' abouts you!! I've been eatin' extra treaties just for you!! (okays, maybe THAT wasn't necessary, butts I knew you wouldn't be ables to eat todays, so I thought I would be the thoughtful terrier that I am!! BOL)
I'll keep my paws crossed that the tests all come back clear, thens we can have like the biggest PAWTY!! Oh, you should be ready for the big Ball, huh?! Oh, this is gonna make it even sweeter my sweet Pal!!
Okays, Ma says 'enough', gots to get off the puter...pfffft!! (oooo, she's givin' me the stink-eye...)
Gotta go!

Fenris and Family said...

Sorry about the cone, but we think you did pawsome and are very proud of you for being so brave. Pawsitive thoughts and healing purrs that everything comes back OK and your incision heals up super fast. Fenris and Socks are counting on a Valentine Dance with you.

My Mind's Eye said...

Dearest sweet Asta, mom and Dad my mom and I are so very happy to ready het you are home and receiving Ztlc befitting the Princess that you are!
Thank your mom for the nice photos of you being a brave girls. Lots and lots of hugs
Madi your BFFF and mom

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Asta DARLING.... this is WONDERFUL... you got rid of the Icky thingy.. and are ALREADY home... FABULOUS.

You are sooooo sweet to have taken the time to put up a post fur us. We are ALL so relieved that you are HOME.
Yes we will all be waiting for the news on the test thingy butt we have renewed and regenerated our POWERS today.. so that we can send you even more of them.
YEA!!! You are HOME.
Sorry about the cone of shame thingy butt If I know your mom she will decorate it all up to look ALMOST as beautiful as YOU are!!

My Mind's Eye said...

Pardon our typos
We meant
Happy to read that you are home and receiving TLC....
my typist had happy fingers😍

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

I am so so pleased that so far the results are looking good. You just need to recover from this and we will all purr, woof, and pray that the results are clear when they come in.. Hugs GJ xx

Gus said...

We are encouraged by what you have told us! Good to see that you are back at home where you will get all the possible loving and kisses and gentle hugs.

We think your Mommi should deck O rate your cone with lovely orange flowers! Or maybe stars, because you are so special.

Kisses from Gussie and gentle nudges from Teka toy

Unknown said...

We were so worried for you Asta. High five you are back and OK. Yikes you have the cone of shame but as long as you don't do any licky licky it will be off soon. Take care & rest up.
Best wishes Molly

Sweet William The Scot said...

I am so glad to see you are out of surgery and back home. Glad that thing is out of your bladder and I think your scar will disappear because your beauty shines through. I will keep my paws crossed that the results show everything is fine.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Jans Funny Farm said...

It's such a relief to see this post and learn your surgery went well. We sure hope the test results will be good. Hugs for your poor mom and dad.

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Asta, i is so glad to hear that the survery went well and you looked so nice and relaxed in your piccies. Except the cone one. Maybe if you is good it will come off sooner. i will keep my paws crossed for good test results too.
~Lickies, Ludo

rottrover said...

Who's the only girl in the universe that can look cute in a cone?!? Thanks for the update. We will continue to keep paws crossed for good test resulties.

rottie kisses!

-Bart and Ruby

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Oh ASTA you are so brave. Glad you are home and your surgery went well. Sending you Lots of Golden Healing Thoughts. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Idaho PugRanch said...

So glad to hear you are home and doing OK. We will keep up the prayers that your tests will come back OK
Bailey, Hazel & Greta, mom too

K9 Katastrophie said...

Hi Asta, not sure if you got our last comment so we are leaving another! So glad that you are doing well. We know you will okay too!!! Prayers being sent to Heaven for you!


Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, Asta sweetie we are so happy to see you, no matter how bad the cone of shame is, we still send you tons of our huggies and kissies and lovies to you, you very brave gal!

Your bestest pals
Susie & Bites

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Sweet Asta,

We wil continue to send our bestest boxer puppy prayers to you as you recover from your surgeries. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

tubby3pug said...

Get well soon and we are saying prayers that you can stay way from the vets for a long time

urban hounds

Anonymous said...

Asta, I am so glad your surgery went well and you are home with your pawrents! Sorry bout the cone :(

Keepin paws crossed that when the results come back they are nothin butt good news!

Hugs and Wags,
Roo and Mom

The Florida Furkids said...

Sweet Asta, we're so glad that things went well and that you're back home. Your Mom must have been so super scared and worried. We're glad things seem optimistic and will keep up the purrs and prayers until you're all healed and we hear that you have a good report!

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad your surgery went well Asta, and we are purring for a good recovery for you.

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

We are glad that the surgery went well for you, Asta. We hope you have a speedy recovery.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Marg said...

Oh we are so glad Asta, that the surgery went well. We are sorry you have to wear that cone but it probably is for best. We sure send tons of purrs and prayers that the tests are all OK. We have all our paws crossed. Take good care of yourself.

ZOOLATRY said...

When you dance, we'll dance alongside you! Oh happy day, Asta.

Lovable Lily said...

What GREAT news Asta! We've been checking on you and we're happy to see that you are home again and are doing so well.

We've got our paws crossed that all test results will be perfect!

Rest and take it easy now Asta. We're thinking of you sweetie.

Lily Belle & Muffin

Dexter said...

Miss Asat,
Thank you for posting and letting us know you are OK. It sounds like the surgery went well and maybe some good news in a couple of weeks. You are a strong little girl to walk home from the doctor.

Now then, wear the cone even though you don't like it. No cheating, promise me. Rest and keep us posted.


Mickey's Musings said...

Asta we are delighted your surgery went well and the surgery is over!
We purr very hard that you get good news and recover quickly :)
You are still as beautiful as ever,scar and all !!!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

PoochesForPeace said...

U are one brave and beautiful girl!!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Woo are soooo furry bwave!

Paws khrossed fur great results -

Please go smoochie your mommi and daddi!


Wyatt said...

So glad you have that behind you and now you can just focus on feeling better, getting rid of the cone and
go dancing!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Oskar said...

Oh Asta, it's so wonderful to hear from you and to hear that everything has gone well with your surgery.

We will be praying every day for positive results.

Hugs & love,
Pam & Oskar

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

So hap-pee to hear dat your surgery went without a hitch! We was thinkin bout you today. Think positive thoughts. The test results will be good.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We join all of Blogville in being very happy that your surgery went perfectly and that things are looking good. Welcome to the International Fraternity [and Sorority] of the Cone! We'll be keeping our paws crossed for your speedy recovery and for good test results. Take it easy!


Ouch. We hope you heal fast and we are glad your surgery went well.

Angel Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Thanks for the update and letting us all know what is going on. We are all pulling for you to have a super duper speedyd recovery and the results of the tests to come back OK. Our purrs do help. We have the power. Love you bunches.

Jo's World said...

Hi Asta!

I am so glad you are finished with surgery and what a brave, strong girl you were. We are glad you are home with your Pawrents, and hope when that test comes back it will say "Perfect! Asta is Perfect"


STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh Miss Asta, you are home safe with your family. You were very brave to walk to and from the surgery. What an amazing girl you are. You look perfectly glamorous in your cone. You make it a fasion statement! Now everydoggie will want one in every colour hehe. Take care sweetie pie. Rory sends slobbery kisses to your tummy (blush)! No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

A CONE??? THE CONE OF SHAME??? Nurse Aggie, can we not remove that from her??? NO????

Lacie waddles quickly to the blender (she seems to have overdone it on the cake Auntie Mommi has generously provided for her Barkday...) grabs an Anti Cone Smoothie and quickly gives it to Asta before Aggie sees it. There, my dear BFF...have another before the evil witch I mean dear Nurse Agatha returns from the Ladies. At least you won't care about it...I'm on night turn tonight...we'll take it off then, my dear....

Soooooooo glad today is over with!! Just let me smooth the sheets for you and gather up my knitting. Archie, you might want to stop the tuba...it's a bit loud, dear...

Yes, of course Gussie can sleep up here...we'll just hide him under the covers!!

Sweet dreams!!

Little Lacie and the boyz

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You are so brave Asta. I hope you get better real soon.
I know this has been very scary for you and your family.
I send you love.

Mrs Mac said...

Oh Asta, I hav teeyers ov weleef hewe!

I am so happi the doktews think yor insidez ar good.

I will keep good thorts an pawzitiv vibes sent yor way.

Bob an his clan hav been doin speshow darncees fow yu evry eevnin.

Dilly an Nessie hav been staring vewy hard in the direkshun ov Hungary as ownly wagons can do, they sed they ar sendin nurse mind energy to yor doktews. (I don't weelly understand that I think it must be a wagon thingy)

I know the collar cramps yor stylez but at leest it will keep yu owt ov nasty drafts, try to think ov it that way.

An oh yes menny fine peeps, furry an non furry, hav belly scars. Bob sez to remind yu he has wun on his botty an that it waz vewy itchy wen it happend cos I had to hold him together wiv safety pins till i got the thred. He sez at least yu dident get it in the botty. He is a cheeky bear.

Gentle soft huggyz to yu my dearest doggy ov all, an hugs to yor parwents hoo also wer brave, but yu wer the bravest an had a lovely coat to boot.

I'm glad yor big day began wiv a sunny walk.

I hav tried to rite in doggyz Inglish I hope yu can understand as I am not good on this langwidges yet.

Lots ov luv
Arnty Helena and co :)

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Oh Asta - I have only heard of your medical issue today... mum and I have not been on the computer much in the last few weeks. How scary for you and your peeps - thank heavens they did not find anythingy skeery inside you! I have everything crossed that the test results will be good....

My mum wants to say when I had my plastic cone of shame on she felt very sorry for me - and she got the scissors and cut down the plastic by about 4 or 5 centimetres or so .... and it made a big difference to my seeing stuff and not banging it into things.... but I still could not reach my owchie. My mum reckons yours could do with a little trimming too. Just sayin'.

Love to all, Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

Samantha & Mom said...

We are glad you are home Asta and feeling better!! We are glad you have have no bad stuff!! Feel better soon and lots of hugs and prayers from your TX furiends!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending purrrrrrss to you, Asta. We just found out you were feeling poorly. Just take it easy, and make sure to look really sad everytime your pawrents see you in that lampsheade.

Piappies World said...

Hello there Asta,
Thanks for keeping us posted about your surgery. We continue to pray for your recovery dear furry pal. We are sending more positive thoughts for the results of your tests.
Be patient with the cone, Asta, it'll be gone soon. We love you lots.

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

bichonpawz said...

Dear Asta...we sure do hope that you are feeling much better and that the surgery fixed what was wrong. Our prayers are with you. xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Molly the Airedale said...

We are sending you lots of healing AireZen and our paws are crossed for positive test results, Asta! Bummer about the stoopid lampshade!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

ahhhhh we love you so much beautiful lady!! you were very brave today...we have been purrrrrring real hard for you all day long. So glad all is over and you are on the road to recovery....even with your new necklace being a pain...I just know all will be well. A scar is a badge of bravery don't you know....I have them all over my body. Two on my belly and two on my side....they really show up because of course I have no fur to hide them...mommy will tell my story on Valentine's day...we HOPE you will pop over if you feel well enough...the tea kettle will be on!
sending you love....Miss HOPE

Just Mags said...

Sweet Asta we are happy you made it through the surgery and are back home. We will keep the prayers going up for you sweet girl. Love, hugs and nose kisses

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Wishing you a swift recovery and removal of the cone. Lee and Phod

Anonymous said...

All my best wishes to you for a fast recovery.

Anonymous said...

Astra, I just came over from Zoolatry, and while I don't know you, I want to let you knowi am purrrring up a storm just for you. Paws crossed your diagnosis will be easy to manage and you will dance for Valentine Day after all. Paw pats, Savannah

Deborah said...

AWWW, the cone...that's horrible!
I hope the results come back normal and your back to normal soon!

Bocci said...

We're so glad you came thru your scary surgery just fine, Asta, and our paws are crossed for 100% healthy test results!

Pip said...

Oh Astra, such a hard thing to go through. Your mommi and daddy must have been so scairt for you!
Me is furry glad you is going to be all better. You is a furry brave goggie!
Me and mine brofur Pip is continuing to purr you gets that snow-cone off your neck soon.

Love, TK

Pip said...

Me is sorry me spells your names wrong, Asta. Is hard to find good helps these days!

Ziggy Stardust said...

Asta my sweet pal. I am so glad that the operation is over and that you are home all safe and sound. I don't blame you for hating the cone, but I guess it is pretty impawtant to wear it. I am crossing paws for all good news and Mommy is praying.

Loveys Sasha

Checkers & Chess said...

we are so happy you are doing well. We put your name in the St. Francis bowl yesterday and this morning and smoked good thoughts up. We'll keep your name in the bowl because we know that St. Francis will help to make it all just peachy.

Take care - and good luck with the cone...Chess knows all about that dreadful cone.

Licks and Wiggles

Checkers & Chess

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Oh Asta, we are so happy your surgery went so well. We will keep praying and just know the results will come back negative.

Love ... Mona, Weenie andm the Mommy

Hoke said...

Oh no I do hope you are feeling so much better!!! You are a trooper for sure!!!

Scooter said...

Hey Asta!
Wow, I'm waggin and wigglin that your dogtor gave you good surgery! You were totally very brave and look gorgeous even at the dogtor office. I'm glad everything went well and I'm sure with POTP your results will be good. Gosh, the cone of shame is aweful for everyone...maybe your Mom could paint it some pretty orange and pink! That would make you feel better about it. BOL Love coming to you!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Furiend

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Asta.

We are so happy you are home from surgery. We aresending lots of doxie feel good rayz your way. We will be praying for good results.

Love Ruby & Penny

Winston said...

Miss Asta, do you know how many furiends you have? Mom had to scwoll down da list of comments until hew fingews wewe tiwed!! BOL!!
I'm so happy you awe fweeling better and I fink you look lovely in you Cone..tell you Mom to decowate it wiff wibbons and it can be you Eastew bonnet!

CD McLean said...


I heard about your surgery from Susie and Sidebites and I am so glad that everything is ok and it is nothing scary or dangerous!! I wish I had checked earlier as the info I'm sending may be too late, but there are some more comfortable alternatives to the cone of shame: http://laceysbarkery.com/blog/2013/01/27/the-cone-of-shame-elizabethan-collar-or-e-collar-tips-and-techniques/

I just did a post on it because Willow had eye surgery (she's fine!). She couldn't use any of the alternatives because they would still allow her to scratch her eye, but you might be able to use them.

Anyway, you are a cutie and I hope you feel much better real soon!

Cheryl and Coach

Anonymous said...

Oh my poor dear sweet Miss Asta, how howwible! I have been sick all week and didn't know! I will pway WEWee hawd fow yew. Does yow Mom give you mushwooms? They awe 80% pwotein, and vewy good to help the body heal itself aftew suwgewy.
Happier days to you all vewy soon.
P.S. (Did you notice that I twied to speak Fox Tewwier, just for you?)
P.S.#2 Tell your Mommi I advise copious amounts of chocolate for her to calm her nerves after your ordeal. (Actually, I would advise copious amounts of chocolate after a hangnail. "Copious" might be too much chocolate for her. Better tell her to cut all that chocolate with some luscious caramel. Yes. That'll work. She's welcome.)

The Island Cats said...

Hi Asta, we're happy to hear your surgery went well. Now we are revving up our purr motors so that you get a good report from the doctor!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Kari in Alaska said...

We are sending you love

Stop on by for a visit

Teri and her Stylish Cats said...

It's Sunday and we just talked Teri into letting us visit a little and we came to see how you were doing. We are glad the vets found no 'C' and Teri said doggies get Interstitial cystitis like kitties and humans do. Brighton has FIC (Feline Interstitial Cystitis) and it affects the lining of the bladder.

We hopes you feel better soon and Disco said he and you could compare belly scars one day ('cept your belly is fit and trim and his isnt, hahameow!)

Groucho said...

Asta, keep us posted - we are all keeping our paws corssed here for you and your two legged ones.

You look very smart in your jacket!



pibble said...

Asta, my dear! I just heard that you had surgery on Friday. Our paws are crossed for good test results and we're sending healing vibes your way. Get back on all four feet real soon, sweet thing!

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Glad to hear that all is well. Purring and praying for good results from the test. Rest well, sweetie! Hugs to your Mommi and Daddi. Must have been a worrying time for them.