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My name is Ginger and I am a 12 year old Golden Retriever and the love of my pawrents lives. I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma on March 29, 2010. My right rear leg was amputated on April 15, 2010. Now, I am cancer free and hoppin' through life.

It’s Mommy’s Turn …

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Even though we have never met any of you in person, we think of you all as close friends, even family. So, I decided to share my news with you. Plus, Comet said she would squeal if I didn’t! I am having brain surgery on Nov. 1. I have been suffering with horrible headaches for […]

Barney gets his kicks — and his butt kicked on Route 66

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Hello to all my Tripawd friends!  It has been a while since I posted, but that is because I have been very, very busy.  Recently, a special package arrived at my house. What could it be inside?  It kinda smells like poo from East Tennesee.  I asked my Mommy who it is from.  She said it […]

Ginger – 1 & Cancer – 0

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Boy, do I have some great news to update you all on. Today I went back to have a full checkup for the first time since I finished chemo. I lost a few pounds, so Melanie said I was no longer a Chunky Monkey. That made my pawrents laugh. Anyway, after my checkup, Dr. Green […]

Celebrate Good Times – Come On!

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

 Well, I have a lot to celebrate and wanted to share with my friends so maybe you can get some extra treats at your house too!! Wednesday was my last chemo treatment.  Yeah!!  They gave me a pink bandage and a pink kerchief as a “graduation gift.”  Melanie and everyone at VCA Aurora Animal Hospital […]

A New Do & A New Brew

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Against my many protests, Mommy said I needed to see the groomer. I came back smellin’ good and feelin’ fuzzy. And of course, with a lot less fur. Daddy said I look more like a Golden Lab now. I call it my “summer do.”  The groomer even blended in my surgery site shave with the […]

Five down – only one more to go

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Thanks to everypawdy for your concerns.  My doc said I just got really dehydrated, and that coupled with old chemo treatments probably caused me to have some blood issues.   But, I have recovered quite nicely, and feel pretty good now – except for some tummy ookiness.  Of course, that’s because of my fifth chemo treatment […]

A Little Setback….

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Well, Friday night was a scary one. I was home alone with Ginger and she was acting weird. As the night continued, she not only was acting weird but seemed to be fading fast. She wouldn’t wag her tail or even lift her head when being rubbed or talked to. Not knowing what to do, […]

Of car shows, (half) ampuversaries and chemo treatments

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

My pawrents took me on an exciting outing last weekend – to a car show. Actually Daddy was working at the food stand for his Kiwanis Club, so Mommy took me to see him and get some lunch. Guess what – I was the hit of the park and not all those fancy cars!! Everyone wanted […]

Three down – and three to go

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

I had a big day today!  My pawrents took me back to my cancer doc’s office for my third chemo treatment.  Before the treatment, they did x-rays and blood work to check for any spread of that stupid, ugly disease and guess what — no lung mets and no mets in my lymph nodes either!!!  […]

A lot of stuff to tell you about

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Hello, my friends.  Sorry it’s been so long since I posted, but my pawrents have been working a lot.  I would have posted myself, but they said they are going to start monitoring my internet use because they caught me ordering a bunch of Ruff Wear stuff the other day – and using their credit card.  So now they […]