Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Go St. Louis, and Flake...

Happy Monday!
Hope all is well - sounds like some of you had wonderful weekends!
Ours was great! DD ran the Go St. Louis Marathon (she ran the 1/2 - not the whole) and we got to watch her run, spent time that day with friends we had not seen in a long time, and generally had a great time. We are proud of her - 13.1 miles is more than I care to drive some days, much less walk or run!!!
Melissa and Nick after the Go St. Louis race

Several weeks ago, I think that I posted about our dog, Flake, having to have some growths removed and tested. I thought I'd just check in and let you all know that the place that was biopsied came back as benign. We were thrilled about that. The biopsy folks did say that it was a 'pre-cancerous' (can't remember the long word they used) growth, and that while it is not cancer, it bears watching, as it could come back as cancer.

Flake as she normally looks

View of Flake's back, a few days after her surgery. She had places taken of stomach, legs, ears, belly, and sides, as well.

Anyway, we are hoping for the best, expecting the best, and are very pleased with the results!!!

Have a great day!

Patti J.

Food for thought: You can't have everything - where in the world would you put it???


craftieodmae said...

Congrats to you daughter, I can't hardly walk 1 miles less more 13, so My hats off to her for sure!!!!! I am so glad Flake is gonna be okay, bless his heart, makes me hurt just looking his back. Have a good one hon!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your daughter, she is very brave!
Flake is so cute and i hope she has a long life!
Hugs xx

Bonnie Weiss said...

Justified pride for your daughter's accomplishment, for sure.

Hope Flake gots lots of extra hugs and cuddles for her 'war wounds'. I'm happy for her and for you that the growths were benign and hope that she continues to enjoy good health for a very long time. She is so beautiful ... what a face!

Glittered Paws said...

Well I can do 2 miles - but that is walking - our big girl dogs insist on walking EVERY day. Good pics of Nick and Melissa - and glad you enjoyed the day. Pretty girl flake sure knows how to "pose" for a pretty picture. Glad all went well.

Dawnll said...

Beautiful Melissa is such a pride for you I am sure! Congrats to her- that is impressive.
Don't we wish we could just walk that?
Oh poor flake- she is adorable as can be- patches and all.
Sending positive thoughts for her.
Thanks for your kind comment in your email- it made my day- love being authentic and helpful...lol

Pat (mspfd) said...

Great pics, Patti! Congratulations to your daughter. Glad to hear Flake's biopsy results were negative.

Patti P. said...

Your daughter looks so good after that run...I would need iv's.lol What a beautiful dog Flake is....wishing you only the best that things will continue to be good and no nasty cancer.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Give Flake a scratch from me! What a gorgeous doggie! Congrats to your DD! Quite the feat!

CraftinGranny said...

Wow, quite an accomplishment for your daughter and I'm so happy she got to compete. For me a block to walk is too far anymore.....lol

Flake is so pretty and it's so sad when our babies have to have these things done. I have a silver schnauzer and it seems he's always having to have a tag removed, meds for his allergies, or something done and it breaks my heart. It's like having another child to care for but such a joy. Give Flake a big hug for me and a little rubbing behing he ears. "Hugs" Carol

Shirley said...

Thank goodness they were benign! Hug her gently for me. As for your daughter, thank goodness she does that. I use to jog 5 miles 3 times a week. You can sure tell I don't any more. They say running like that lengthens our lives. I wonder how much. LOLOLOL

Iris said...

It must of been pretty fun for your daughter!! Flake is so adorable and I hope he feels better!

Grace said...

Hi Patti! Wow! Your DD is a runner too (my DD is as well)! She is beautiful! I couldn't even walk it! Good for her and you should be proud! Your poor pup!!! She's so pretty!!! So glad the growths were benign!!! Glad you had a good weekend! Hope it's a great week too!!! Miss you too sweet lady!!!

Amy Johnson said...

Congrats to your daughter on the race. I can't even imagine running that far. Good news about your pup too!

Carolyn King said...

Congrats to your daughter and husband on the race! What fun to be able to see her finish. Great accomplishment!
Great news about Flake too--hope he recovers quickly and that it is all behind you!

Fern said...

Big congratulations to your daughter! What an accomplishment!!
AWWW Flake is such a beautiful girl with those big brown eyes... So glad to hear it was benign!! Have a wonderful week, Patti!!

Maria Matter said...

Wonderful picture, and what a great accomplishment, WTG Melissa! She's gorgeous Patti!

Sweet Flake, hope all stays well with her!
Hugs to you all!

Brenda said...

Congrats to Melissa. Flake is such a cutie! I am happy that the tests cam back benign.

Curt in Indy said...

God love little Flake! How did I miss that she was having this surgery???? OMG! I would have been super worried. . .I'm so glad it wasn't cancerous. Giants have skin problems too, and they have bumps, all mostly cysts. Poor little thing. I'm sorry she had to go through this. I hope she is better. Yea for DD! Hell, if they took a picture of me AFTER the race like hers, you would see me on the ground surrounded by paramedics in the photo HA! Best, Curt