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Dec 09 2009

Mackenzie – 4 1/2 Week Ampuversary

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I still smile when I received the previous messages wishing us a “hoppy ampuversary”.  It’s just so cute – this tripawd lingo. Well, this is our 4 1/2 week “ampuversary” and  I’m very happy to report that Mackenzie is doing extremely well – she’s become the puppy dog that we had a year ago. I took her on her first walk a few days ago – she loves going for walks – up the street a little ways with her brother Kobe.  She wanted to keep going but I didn’t want to push her too much.  When we got home, she was ready to go again. Before she got her diagnosis, it was standard practice for her to put her little brother in his place when he misbehaved.  Getting on him for not listening to me with her bark and dominating presence.  Of course, Kobe didn’t pay much attention but it gave Mackenzie a sense of power over him.  Before her amputation, Mackenzie didn’t have the energy to do this anymore.  But recently, she has really been giving him the business when he’s not listening to me (like when I call him and he finally comes, she’ll get right on him for not coming sooner.) So I know she’s feeling really good these days.  They’ve also started wrestling again – she’s trying to swat him with her phantom leg and he’s trying to grab her wherever he can.  I’m just loving it all!  Mackenzie goes in for her 2nd chemo treatment next week – I worry that it will slow her down again. But hopefully like this last time, she’ll pull through and have even more energy than before.  I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.   For now, we’re soaking in this new found energy and  enjoying every minute!

Mackenzie on her 1st walk in her new red coat.

Mackenzie on her 1st walk in her new red coat and pink leash.

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7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Mackenzie – 4 1/2 Week Ampuversary”

  1.   adminon 09 Dec 2009 at 3:56 pm

    What a great update! Glad to hear Mackenzie iz doing so well.

  2.   jakesmomon 09 Dec 2009 at 5:41 pm

    That’s wonderful news about Mackenzie… I’ll be thinking of her next week when she goes in for her next chemo treatment.

    She looks too cute in her red jacket and pink collar… a very stylish girl, for sure!! 🙂

    Angel Jake’s Mom

  3.   Peyton Pathon 09 Dec 2009 at 5:41 pm

    That is great Mackenzie is feeling sooo good! We will keep our paws crossed she gets through chemo #2 without any slow down! Keep having fun! Your pictures are wonderful!

  4.   Opieon 09 Dec 2009 at 8:47 pm

    !Glad to hear that Mackenzie is bossing her little brother around again. Toes are crossed that this chemo goes off without a hitch.

  5.   zoesmomon 09 Dec 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Aw…doing so well! Mackensie is an inspiration! Thank you for sharing.

  6.   jerryon 09 Dec 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Hey MacKenzie, when you have a sec, you gotta check out our Tripawd Dictionary!

    You look mahvelous in that new outfit. Please tell your Mom that we are so proud of her for taking your lead and thinking more “dog.”

    One pawstep at a time, one day at a time. It’s all we need to live the good life.

  7.   Mackenzie's Momon 10 Dec 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Thank you all for your comments and support! It’s so great to know that we are not alone in this journey and that all of you share similar experiences. As Jerry says, one pawstep at a time!

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