Friday, April 22, 2016

Not Feelin Good


Hey y'all, I'm not feelin too good.  I woke up on Thursday morning and I was completely unable to move - it seems like at least one of my front legs have gone out on me too.  That's 3 outta 4.  Just like wif my back legs, it are pretty clear I didn't injure it - I was asleep in da bed right where I'd been put at Wednesday nite when I could use my front leg just fine - I'd used my Whitley Wheels™ to get around earlier dat day.  Momma wuz hopin I'd feel better today, but I'm not.  I'm not really wantin to do too much, I just kinda lay on my side and feel bad.

Momma are thinkin I mite have degenerative myelopathy (it are a degenerative disease of da spinal cord) - it kinda fits wif a lotta my symptoms.  Ya can read more bout it here.  It kinda makes sense - I started out walkin bad (we thought it was just arthur-eye-tis), then one rear leg went bad, then the other.  And now a front leg.  Da good news is dat it are not a painful disease.  Da bad news is dat dere is no cure, no treatment, and dat is eventually deadly. But if dat are what are goin on, momma are not gonna let it get to dat point.  She says dat wouldn't be right to do to me.

I's a terrierist and I don't wanna be a quitter, but I may not be around a whole lot longer.  I can't move at all now, da mommas said I are like a lil marionette when dey try to gets me to do my bizness.  It are real sad and everything for everybody, dey has been cryin way too much today.  I don't like it when dey cries, speshully since I can't even get up in dere faces and lick da salty tears anymore.

Right now, my family are tryin real hard to make shure I have da bestest time I can right now.


Me, Finley and da mommas spent da afternoon outside by da pool.  Momma said it are warm enuf dat I mite get to get in da pool tomorrow or on Sunday!  Yay!  Da S.S. Whitley are all ready for me - dere won't be any pool ball, but floating round will be nice.


Da mommas wuz even thinkin of me when dey went to da grocery store and dey got me my most favorite treat - NILLAS!!! I already has gotten a couple of cookies.


I also gots to go for a ride in my stroller.  I saw a bunny and I barked da Yorkie trio.  Can ya believe dey wuz gettin pets from a naybor and I wuzn't???  What da woof???


Look what else I gots - Frosty Paws!!  Dey eve has a westie on da box (ok, I has never seen a westie wif blue eyes, but I guess dere are artistical license or somefin).


Momma broke it up into smaller pieces for me and Finn.


Finley ate her Frosty Paws so fast she had to go to her room so I'd be able to finish mine in peace.


And I did!


I may be kinda over kibble, but Frosty Paws are a different story.  I also got some sossidge, pepperoni, and pizza bones tonite.  So not too bad a day for dis lil crippled pup.  I are makin da most of what I has left, it may not be long, but me and momma are gonna try our bestest to enjoy it together.

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  1. I'm so sorry that your little legs are not working. I know your Momma will do what is best for you. Sending love and purrs ~

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  2. All I knows is I duzn't wanna lose my BFF.... I luvs ya to da moon and back, Whitters....

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    1. Oh Fin ..... what are we going to do??? Mum and I love Whitley to the moon and back too .... but you Finley ..... Whitley's always been there for you. Love you too Finley.

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    2. Fin....it's so bery hard wen yur BFF might be leaving yoo. Yu n yur momma r in our hearts and pawyers tu!

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    3. Fanks Finley. I luvs ya too BFF.

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  3. Buddy and I lubs you Whitley, and we are sending positive thoughts your way. You have the best momma looking after you. POTP for you and please enjoy those Frosty Paws. Hugs!

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  4. Oh Dear Whitley - we are sending lots of hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  5. Oh dearz Whitley - so sorry your legz ain't werkin'rite butt soundz like your mom did good fer u tue-day - lotza yummy stuffz. An'I just know that your mom will keep duin'fer u whatever iz the best thing. Me an'my mom r sendin'u an'your mom lotza POTP'prayerz an'hugz.
    Lady Shasta of Beaglebratz Manor

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  6. Oh no! I am so sorry you're not feeling well! <3 ((hugs))

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  7. Whitley, we know your Mama loves you to the moon and back and then back again and again! She will take the very best care of you like she always has and does until you let her know when it is time.For now you enjoy every second together like you are planning to. We love you sweetie.We are sending you and your Mama lots of love and support.We are here any time you need us.XO

    your pals,
    the critters in the cottage xo

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  8. Whitley, you got the best Mommy in the world. She will make sure that everything possible will be done to help you. We are sending you lots and lots of Hugs, healing prayers, Westie Mojo, and cross our paws and are sending special kisses from Luna, Winston, Scooter and Fur angel . We have to go for now, Mommy is leaking as she is typing this at work.

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  9. Whitley we have all our paws crossed for you. You have been our pal the longest and we don't want to lose you! But we understand that all of us have a limited time.
    Your momma is giving you all the love that the rest of us feel for you. We send our love to your momma too.

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  10. Little Whitley my mom is saying a prayer for you & your mom to have a better tomorrow.Your Westie friend Jake.

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  11. We love you Whitley and are sending lots of soothing POTP to you and your Mama!
    Big Texas Hugs,
    Bilbo, Dory, Jakey & Arty

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  12. Whitley sweetie we are so sad..it's not nice when things go wrong that peeps can't fix...you enjoy those treats..we are doing the same for Forrest...he gets his wings wednesday and we too are crying all the time..know we send our love and totally get the sads for your family as well...too much sad is awful..all our Loves Fozziemum and family...xxxx

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    1. It are so tuff, my momma are leakin way too much. Sendin lotsa hugs to y'all - we's in da same boat and it ain't a fun one to be in.

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  13. Dear Whitley, you and your Momma are so brave and we are sending your our fondest hugs.
    Bertie and Gail.

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    1. Fanks. Ya know us terrieriest, brave are our middle name.

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  14. Mommy and I are sorry to hear about your legs. We are sending you lots of positive vibes... We are glad that you are getting lots of quality time with the mommas and Finley.

    Hugs, Licks & Kisses,
    Bowie

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  15. Oh, dear:(

    This makes growlmy have leaky face windows, too.

    We nevfur want to hear about these things in our furends and growlmy knows how hard it is to see anyone suffer, be it a furry furend or a peep.
    I know that your Momma loves you so furry much. And I am happy that you are being so royally treated to all those yummy and fun things.
    I am going to pawray that you may get a miracle and some really good days. And growlmy sends her prayers, good thoughts and tons of big hugs. Tons.

    ((((( ♥ )))))

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  16. What da woof indeed! Miz Whitley, we love you so very much! My mom has the leaky eyes going on right now. I can't imagine how had it is for you want to be up and about, but really just want some snuggle nap times more. You have the bestest family. Their hearts are as big as your state! Instead of pool ball season, it's Whitley season. Today's forecast: Cuddle time with a strong dose of love
    We love you Whitley and mom!!!
    oxox
    Daisy

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  17. Dearest Whitley and family, sending you lots if luffs and hugs, will be thinking of you
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  18. Good for you for getting all of your very favorites, Whitley! That is the bestest idea- to spend lots and lots of special time with your momma and all of those that you love. We are sending huge hugs♥

    Love ya lots♥
    Molly

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  19. Oh Whitley ..... you're such a brave one, aye? What are we going to do without you?? We wouldn't be here in Blogville if it weren't for you. You taught us everything. We love you Whitley as does everyone who meets you. Your Momma is the best Whitley and we know she will do whatever she can for you. There is so much love surrounding you. Hugs to your Momma and pats and cuddles to you and Finley.

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  20. Sending lots of hugs, love and prayers for you Whitley.

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  21. Oh Whitley...we are sending lots and lots of POTP for you and your family...we know how difficult it is. We also know that your momma wouldn't want you to suffer and will do what is best for you. Know that we are wrapping you all in cyber hugs. xo Chloe and LadyBug

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  22. We are sending lots of power of the paws to you Whitley and know your Mom will do what is best for you.

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  23. Sending a bunch o luv frum me to all uv yu.
    Keep on barkin Grrl! Yur place wud be way too quiet.

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    1. Yeah, Finley does not bark nearly enuf!

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  24. I'm so sad that you feel not good. I will cross my paws and I will send hope and weim-power to you and maybe it helps you a little to terrier on and to feel better...

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  25. We wuff yoo n your momma a wot....n momma's eye r weaking wite now fur yoo n fur yur momma n fur eberywun woo wuffs yoo so bery much, incwuding our furmily. We know yur momma will du eberyfing she can fur yoo but her wife and de wifes ob all woo know yoo will neber be da same. Big hugs and terrier kisses fwom our pack.

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  26. We are back with more prayers for you Whitley, Mom has put a post for you on the POTP Blog.
    Love and hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel, Mabel & mom

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  27. Whitley, we were heartbroken to read this. We hope that you remain comfortable and are completely spoiled. Hugs to your momma and you.

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  28. May each and every day you and your Mama have be filled with awesomeness. We are hoping you stay comfy and warm with her.

    Abby Lab

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    1. Well,I definitely stayed warm today since it wuz in da 80s!

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  29. Hari OM
    Oh Whitley, I have been slack in visiting you of late and I am sorry for that... it was a shock to read of your difficulties over at POTP page; know that you (and your furmily) are on my POTP lists and am sending Blessings, hugs and wags, for your concentrated and meaningful time together now. YAM-aunty xxx

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  30. Aww Whitley we're furry sad and sorry to hear this. We has leaking eyes, reading your post. But you sure looking good, laying out in the sun by the pool. Your Mama love you so much. We aren't good wif words when it's a sad time, so we put you and your furmily in our purrs and prayers

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  31. We have our paws crossed for you Whitley and for your family. We know it might take a miracle right now but we hope you can be comfortable. It sounds like your momma is doing a great job of spoiling you as much as possible. We are sending you and all your family big hugs too.

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    1. Yeah, I are doin pretty good on da treat front.

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  32. Awww Whitley, I'm so sorry you're going through this. :( I don't want to meet you too soon, so you stay as good as you can as long as you can. You're surrounded by peoples and pups who love you, and your mama's the best. Lots of love and PoP from me and my angel schnauzer fursibs, furbro Sawyer, and our mom.

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  33. so sorry to hear you are not doing well. prayers and hugs for you coming your way... my heart aches for you

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  34. Whit, I to hear you are having such a ruff time. Sending you and mom hugs and prayers.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  35. Whitley, this post has made my eyes leak very badly. I am so very sorry that you aren't feeling terrier-ific. ♥ You know that we love you and are sending our biggest and bestest POTP ♥ ♥

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  36. You are living the life, Whitley. You are the Queen. You eat your Nilla's til you're ready to splode all over, sweet girl. Ernie is so proud of you. When you live the best life, like you & Finley, every day is the best day evfur. We're just sorry that we all can't be together all the time, but have to wait to get to the Bridge until we can be together furevfur. But that day will come. In the meantime, you continue to live it up. You're already our angel girl. We love you, Melanie, Bacon, Beanie, Weezy & our Papa, too.

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    1. Awww fanks. I are tryin to go out in style like EG - and dat means gettin all kindsa yummies!

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  37. Oh, Whitley, we're sorry you aren't doing well. Enjoy your nillas and whatever else your family will spoil you with. They love you and want the best for you. Your friends do too.

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  38. Whitley, we heard about your problems on the POTP blog and wanted to come by and give you a BIG SAMMY HUG and lotsa spare POTP because it sounds like you really could use some of our energy right now. I'm just so sorry and sad but I also know that if ever a pup needed a family to be behind them 100% you are in the RIGHT PLACE. Your family adores you so much just as they do all the animals in your house - they will do the BEST thing for you. We just pray you will relax and enjoy what time you do have because each day is a gift - I know that myself at my age!

    Sending love,
    Sammy

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    1. Fanks Sammy. Ya know what I heard em talkin bout for tomorrow?? BACON!

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  39. Whitley we also just heard on the POTP blog because we are behind on email (that is how we subscribe to blogs), we are so sad and are sending all of our love and prayers. We don't like to see you sad, your Mama loves you so much. We wish you could be all better. Please know we are thinking of all of you!!!!! (((hugs))) and love DakotasDen

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  40. Yes, we are thinking of you all and sending pawsitive thoughts and healing vibes your way. We love you, cutie pie Whitley!

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  41. Aw I am so sorry to hear this happening!! BIG HUGS to your mommy. I know she is upset. Hope you heal up and get good news very very soon. xxxoo

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  42. Oh Whitley, Dog mom and I just found you all recently and already love you! Dog mom is crying so I know you mus not be feeling too good. My paws are crossed and Dog Mom is praying for you!

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  43. We have nothing funny to say. We love you and wish you the best.

    - Kismet, Kaci, Kali and the spirits of Kyla and Kenzie.

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    1. Fanks. It are tuff when us sarcastic types can't even be funny.

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  44. Dear Sweet Whitley and peeps. We are so very sorry to read this. Gosh darn it...I hope maybe it is just a temporary thing and you are better today....but in any case know you are loved by your friends and your loving family will see to it that you are in no pain.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  45. Oh noes. Oh gurl, you knows you are my GURL!!! I am so sorry that your front leggies are now betraying you too. I knows that your Moms is gonna give you the bestest time nows, and you knows that I am sendin' you all the AireZens I can!! Oh, and you knows what goes good with frosty paws??? MARGARITAS! Yuppers! Sendin' lots and lots of {{{hugs}}}} and slobbery kisses to your Moms!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥♥

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  46. Oh, this news made us very sad, but we have to be positive for you Whitley and for your family. So we send you positive vibes and Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers and hope you feel better soon <3 <3 <3

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  47. Hi my furiend,

    We love you so very much! Positive thoughts and prayers for you love! Thank God you have such a great Mommy who won't let you suffer. Whatever happens, we are here for you - in this life and the next! Live up every moment you have!

    -Achae

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  48. Sending terrier hugs and kisses to you. Enjoy those Frosty Paws and Nilla wafers.
    Love you, Friend♥
    ♥♥ Wyatt and Tegan

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  49. We are so sorry to hear you are having more troubles WHitley. We know the mommas are going to be crazy with fretting and worry. It is hard to love so much and know fur sure what is the right thing and when is the right thing. But we know no matter what you will always be a terrorist of those zombies. We will cross our paws for you and your mommas.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Fanks doods. It are tuff cuz I don't really seem to be in pain, but I'm also not really myself and not able to do da things I wanna.

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  50. Oh Whitley you and the Mama soak up every bit of joy you can get from these days of grace. Do all the things you enjoy and eat all those things that you had to watch out for on a diet. You know I love you muchly. Blessing Whitley.
    Thanks for being my friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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    1. I shure are - today it wuz eggie veggies and French toast. Momma even promised I could try chocolate at da end (I's always wanted it!)

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  51. Whitney,, you have the best family in the world,, who loves you to pieces.. And I know you love them just as much.
    Your mom is doing everything she can for you,, to help you, and more than that to make you happy. She is not going to let you be sad. Everyday is a blessing,, right? I am saying prayers for you and your family.. because we know how sad they are feeling. Always remember your mom will always look in your eyes,, and see your words,, and thoughts, and listen for your whispers.
    love
    tweedles

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  52. We are friends of the "Idaho Pugs" and are popping over from POTP. We had a senior boy last year who had "DM" and now have a senior boy with spondylosis that affects how he walks too. So, we know how hard this is on your Mom -- So, just know from our corner of Virginia, we are sending our very, very best POTP and then some that you get better!!!! Take care!!

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  53. We are so sorry Whitley. You are a fighter and you have so much spirit. We love you and we are sending you lots of prayers

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  54. Oh Whitley, we are so sorry you are not doing well. We sure send you lots of good thoughts and some prayers too. We hope you will feel better soon.

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  55. We are so sorry to hear that you are not well Whitley.
    We know your people are doing the best for you.
    Sending lots of purrs your way.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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    1. So sorry you are not feeling very well.
      I left a month ago for the bridge and
      my mommy is still crying. I do hope you
      can get to feeling much better soon.
      It's a nice place here but I miss all my friends.

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