Scotties Against Cancer


It's official: Heather has been cancer-free now for over one year! Last January, just before she went in for a routine dental procedure, I found a bump and reported it to her vet. What we thought might be a fatty deposit turned out to be liposarcoma, a malignant but localized form of cancer. Suddenly, Heather wasn't just going in for a dental anymore. She was having major surgery. Hours of waiting, over a half dozen staples and thousands of dollars later, sweet Heather not only pulled through the surgery but eventually kicked cancer to the curb. Not a day goes by that Scottie Dad and I aren't reminded how lucky we are to still have her here with us.

So many of us are affected by cancer...whether directly or indirectly through a friend, relative or canine companion. Recently, Scottie Dad's best man (and also the man that gave Heather her first kiss - read about it here) found out his family's Shih Tzu is battling cancer for a second time. Like Heather, little Miyuki the Shih Tzu beat cancer the first go-round and was awarded an abundance of extra time with her loving family. That extra time, however, came at a significant cost to the family but they were able to make it work. This time, Miyuki's family needs our help so she can have a few more years with the people who love her most.

We know Miyuki is not a Scottie but that doesn't mean she doesn't deserve her best fight against cancer. If every Scottie Mom friend and follower donates just $5, Miyuki's treatment would be paid for in full. If you know someone or some pup that has been affected by cancer, I ask you to consider donating to Miyuki's cause. Or, if you simply don't have the extra means, please consider sharing this link to Miyuki's story to friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to help spread the word. Together, we can make a difference and work toward eliminating cancer (canine and otherwise) one case at a time. Much love, The Scottie Mom.

26 comments:

  1. That is such good news about Heather!

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  2. I'm so so happy to hear the wonderful news on Miss Heather!!! Woo Hoo! You are so right, that nasty C word seems to touch everybody's lives one nasty way or another. We have a Scottie that was just told her "lump" was NOT cancer and we were thrilled but our other girl, Bailey, does have some that are and we are dealing with that presently! I am more than happy to help out Miyuki and I think it's wonderful that you are doing this for her!
    Good luck!
    Carol, Scout & Bailey

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  3. We thought our Scottie had pancreatitis but she had a cancerous tumor in her intestine. Had surgery one week ago today. Looking forward to her one year anniversary! Congrats Heather!!

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  4. Hip-hip-Aroooo Heather! Way to kick that nasty "C" to the curb! On Lucy's behalf, I will gladly donate $5.00 towards Miyuki's treatment. There is NO price we can put on the health and love of a pet. If this helps Miyuki's family, it will help her too. Glad to do it. Following link to make the donation. In loving generosity, Lucy and me.

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  5. Great news about Heather. Have you heard about the Rescue Parade at the Scottie Specialty, on April 5th at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd., S.W. Marietta, GA, hosted by the The Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta? If interested contact me (Ginger at TN Scottie Rescue) jgmcafee@charter.net of Frances Nelson at NARFNELSON@charter.net

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  6. I'm glad to hear that Heather has been cancer free for a year. Your dog is lucky she has such an observant mother to catch the tumor in it's early stages.
    I hope the little Shih Tzu has the same outcome!

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  7. My sister just lost her wee Lillie to cancer 10 years old heart breaking x

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  8. What a story! I can't believe everything your pack has been through. Caber is just no fun at all. Thank you for posting the link!
    oxox
    Daisy

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  9. Michele van GobesMarch 21, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    Yippee Heather! What a wonderful anniversary to celebrate! Xxxxx M and SB

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  10. Whee are so glad to hear about Heather's furry exciting anniversary! Congratulation bootiful!

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
    xxxx

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  11. We have been lucky with our doggies, but one never knows what the future holds. So happy that Heather is doing so well and is still cancer free after a year, definitely a time to celebrate :-)

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  12. We are so happy for Heather. After just losing our Daisy to a Squamous Cell Carcinoma--lump in the mouth. We're happy to hear that she is fine.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

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  13. Way to go and something great to celebrate for sure. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  14. Continued happiness for Miss Heather. Scottie friends, please send your prayers for our rescue, Wally- he has an abdominal mass that will be removed by Purdue vet surgeons on Wed. Pray for it to be benign and a quick recovery. We lost Mac to lymphoma and brave Maggie battled TCC for 13 months and would still be here if her kidneys hadn't given up. Prayers for you Shi Zhu friend, too!

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  15. Let Miyu's family know- Purdue has 2 clinical trials recruiting right now for lymphoma. See www.vet.purdue.edu under clinical trial recruiting.

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  16. Better path
    Www.vet.purdue.edu/orpd/clinical-trials.php

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  17. Hi! This is Fiorella here, I help Miyu update her site. We wanted to thank you and your family so much! We appreciate all the love and support and send you and your family lots of positive energy <3

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  18. Congrats Heather!!!!
    I'll contribute $5 if you put up a picture of Miyuki. It's nice to put a face to it.

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  19. Hi Kyla! My name is Fiorella and I am new to the blogging world so I’m not sure how to post a picture here in the reply, but Miyu has a whole bunch of cute ones here (http://www.donationto.com/Help-for-Miyuki-lymphoma-2nd-round). We appreciate the love and support immensely and thanks for reading Miyu’s story :)

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  20. Hi Lucy and mom,
    My name is Fiorella and I wanted to thank you on behalf of my family and Miyu. Every little bit helps and we are so appreciative for the love and support we are getting via ScottieMom <3
    Thanks so much! :)

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  21. Hi,
    This is Fiorella, Miyuki’s older sister. Thank you very much for your kind wishes :)

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  22. Hi IndyScottieMom,
    My name is Fiorella and I am Miyuki’s older sis. I just wanted to thank you for your prayers and we send your family and Wally lots of positive energy for a quick recovery <3

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  23. Hi IndyScottieMom,
    Fiorella again. Thank you for these links. Miyu has a vet appointment on Monday and I will ask my mom to talk to the her vet about it. (I’m working then, otherwise I would talk to him personally). :)

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  24. So very pleased, it's amazing to hear of Heather's C free anniversary. We are sending you huge loves!
    Also, we are sending all of our thoughts, hopes and wishes to Miyuki and his family. Paws crossed little one.
    Hugs, Carrie (Myfie, Ellie and Millie) x

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  25. C. Not pretty. BoBo, before me, had mouth melanoma. Fortunately, it was caught early and removed along with lots of his jawbone and other yukky details. He lived a long life - at least five more years - until 16! Our dogtor even says "Scottiies are cancer magnets." SO TERRIBLE!

    Early detection, as you know, is key to eradicating it early. Thanks for a thought-provoking post.

    And here's to Heather!!!!! We'll keep Miyuki in Our thoughts!

    Stuart

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