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Bad to the (TriPawd) Boone

Random pics of Boone’s day

March 9th, 2017 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

Sharing some random pics from Boone’s day today.

Started off his day as my ever-present office assistant. He’s got the lounging/sleeping thing down pretty well πŸ˜‰

Then he moved to the sunshine while I had lunch.

After our hop, he surveyed the neighborhood out our front window. The same window where he went nose-to-nose with a young moose last week. Thankfully his bark told the moose to bug out, which it did. Phew. The dead of winter in Alaska would not be the time to replace a window.


A new bark

March 7th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Boone’s bark changed in the last few days. He’s still happy, demanding and stealing shoes & clothes out of the hamper.

πŸ’• our bad dog bundle πŸ’•


Boone being Boone. His bark changed in the last few days. Maybe from the mass? We tried tapering off the pred per the…

Posted by Jeanette Gardiner on Monday, March 6, 2017


Livin’ in the moment

March 2nd, 2017 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Boone is having a great day 😊 A complete turnaround from Sunday. I know it’s the prednisone.

But I love seeing our happy, demanding bad dog bundle.

What a difference from Sunday. The prednisone is working 🐾💕Tripawds

Posted by Jeanette Gardiner on Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Trying to smile through the tears

March 1st, 2017 · 23 Comments · Uncategorized

Boone’s condition went from over the top awesome to rock bottom last week. Monday and Tuesday he was his usual demanding, energetic self, but by the weekend we thought it was time to say good-bye. A trip to the 24-hour clinic Sunday morning told us the story we didn’t want to hear this soon.

The cancer spread quickly – there’s a mass pressing down on an airway causing him to cough and there are spots on his lungs.

We brought him home with prednisone which has helped restore his appetite and attitude, but we know without Divine intervention, we’re likely spending our last days and weeks with him.

So we’re getting in as many happy hops as the weather allows, giving Boone whatever treats and toys he wants, and appreciating the time we have left.


Keep on smilin’

February 16th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Boone’s 3 week and 1 day ampuversary is today and he celebrated by having 45 staples removed! Wahoo!! He was such an awesome and patient patient – giving us several tail thumps while Dr. Wilson searched through Boone’s quickly growing hair to find all 45.

He decided digging for a rock or stick in the fresh snow was the way to top off his afternoon.

Boone celebrating having 45 staples removed today! πŸΎπŸ’•Tripawds #lovemybigdog

Posted by Jeanette Gardiner on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Saturday Boone decided he was streamlined enough without that front leg to fit through a small opening in a baby gate (propped up to keep him off the bed) and found his way onto our bed. Note to self: don’t turn your back on an overachiever. I had to keep him there ’til my hubby came in to help him hop down.

And our bad dog bundle showed his true colors by mooching at the table, while giving me the stink eye.

He knows how to melt my heart and keep me smilin’ through this cancer journey.