Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Positive thoughts please

Mrs. Shife and I got some really bad news yesterday. Our beloved basset was diagnosed with an oseteosarcoma (bone cancer) in his upper jaw. It is a very aggressive cancer and we feared the worst going to the vet this morning as we fully expected that we would have to put Quincy down today. Fortunately after a cat scan (don't you think they could at least call it a dog scan) the cancer has not spread to the rest of his body and with a maxillectomy (removal of a portion of his upper jaw) the fat basset should be as good as new.
So Captain Furry Pants will have surgery tomorrow and if you could send some positive thoughts our way it would be greatly appreciated.

If you have not seen the great furbowksi in action here is a link to his YouTube clip and you can see why we are not ready to say goodbye yet to our furry little friend.

21 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Mr. Shife- too much. You are going through too much. But I am glad that you don't have to go through losing your beloved dog.
Good luck and I hope all goes well with surgery and recovery.

Big Mama said...

My thoughts are with you all, best of luck and eyeball licks...

cher said...

Oh Quincy, my partner in virtual crime.. Please know that I am praying for you and a successful surgery. You have to get better. I'm willing it.





Plus you owe me 50 bucks

kylie said...

lots of luck to the little bloke
and love to you, too

Queen Goob said...

My Floyd was a lemon and white basset, too - Quincy looks so much like him!

Many prayers and lots of love going out to The Quincy-Man. Glad the dog scan didn’t show the cancer had metastasized. We had the same issue with a greyhound (lower jaw) and the end result was much to the greyhound’s delight gourmet, home-cooked meals that he could chew with ease.

Woozie said...

doggeh doggeh woggeh

Travis Erwin said...

Kick some ass Quincy. You're a lover not a fighter so you'll be fine without a piece of your jaw.

tiggysmum70 said...

HUGS and Prayers for your pup!!!!

Megan said...

Thinking positive thoughts. Let me know when I can stop!

Hug for Quincy!

Gabby Girl said...

Be sure to give your precious doggie a biscuit when he comes out of surgery. I'm sure everything will go just fine.

just bob said...

If you hadn't let Quincy smoke all of those Camel unfiltered cigarettes...

Seriously, I'm passing what little positive karma I have Quincy's way. I'm a big dog lover and I'm pulling for a speedy and full recovery!

unokhan said...

wishing you the best of luck and a healthy outcome. if quincy doesn't want to eat for a little while afterwards, looks like he'll have some calories in reserve ;-)

Essentially Me said...

Lots of positive thoughts headed your way!

billy pilgrim said...

quincy is lucky having a dedicated human looking after him, not all dogs are so fortunate.

me, ruby and ganesh are going to fire up some incense for quincy and send some positive energy his way.

Booya said...

Many many positive thoughts heading your way.

Phats said...

Awww I will definitely be thinking of Quincy!! Such a cute dog.

When I was in HS we had a family dog that got cancer, and she lived WELL beyond what they originally told us.

Leah said...

I'm sending love and kisses right to Quincy, that dear fat basset.

Jon said...

Our thoughts are definitely with you.

The Duck said...

I definitely wish the best of luck to you and the fat basset. Get well soon Quincy.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Hope the little fella is okay. : (

Is he going to look funny with part of his jaw gone?

Random Chick said...

Oh no! I'll be praying for him!!!