Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wordy Wednesday With Gizmo

Hi Everybody!  Thank you all for keeping me in your thoughts and sending me positive Power of the Paw.  I can definitely feel the love.

I feel so grateful for all the kindness that's come my way from all of you other blogging dogs and kittehs.  It feels really good to know that you care about me.
My dogtor switched my pain meds so I'm taking tylenol with codeine along with my gabapentin.  It makes me less sleepy than my tramadol did and helps with my pain better.  It's kind of hard for me to walk very far but I go in my way back yard a couple of times a day and that makes my humans very happy. I walk back into the house all waggy and smiley!

I may get to have some acupuncture for my pain and for my immune system if my humans can get the vet to come to our house to do it.  They don't want to transport me in the car, cuz apparently I could easily break my leg where the tumor is and that could be very, very bad...

Yesterday I got to sit out on the front lawn in the sun and admire the view.  That was a real treat.  We'll take pictures so you can see me soaking up the rays California-style.

So that's about it.  I just really wanted to thank all of you for all your nice comments and thoughts.  You are the best!




Cowspotdog said...

We are sending you double strength power of the paws.....we are with you big guy

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Oh Gizmo... it is sooooo very much good to see and hear from you. I am glad that you got different meds so you won't be too sleepy and stuffs. You are very much special to us.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Gizmo, we're so happy to hear you're feeling pretty good, enjoying some outside time and sunshine. We continue to send POP, good mojo, healing vibes and all paws, fingers and toes are crossed.

LOVE the saying under the masthead...must have missed it before. No truer words were ever spoken!

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

Anonymous said...

Thank you for updating us Gizmo. We have been wondering how you are. I hope you get to try the acupuncture. We here it works wonders.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Gizmo, you are doing so well big fella. Glad your meds are working. Don't worry about walking too far, that's what family is for, to wait on you hand and foot!

If your leggie gets too sore, just hop if you can. Our angel brother Oscar hopped for a really long time and he got around fine and was very happy.

You just sit back and enjoy yourself. Mum sends you extra love and a hug cause she says you are beautiful. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Berts Blog said...

Dude, the basking in the sunshine sounds so great. It is a great thing to do in the fall.

The sun is warm enough to make you comfortable but not too hot.

Glad you were able to post today. waiting for pictures of the sun basking

Love ya Dude

The Daily Pip said...

Gosh, basking in the sun sounds like heaven! I have heard good things about acupuncture - hope you can find someone to come to your house!

Your pal, Pip

Dexter said...

Sun baking always makes me feel better! Glad you are doing OK. Hang in there, buddy.


Amber DaWeenie said...

So good to hear from you! We are keeping all 36 paws at our house crossed for you and that's a lot of crossing. In fact, we're getting all tangled up from all this crossing.

Sounds like you're doing very well. Just keep it up! We love ya!


Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Gizmo
Good to see you. Keep on waggin honey. We are here power pawing for you.
Love Ruby & Penny

Backcountry Brodie said...

Hey Gizmo! Lookin good, big guy. I bet those sunbeams help as much as the meds.

2browndawgs said...

Ah Gizmo, we are happy to hear that you are able to enjoy being outside. We hope you get some acupuncture because we have heard that can really help.

the 2 brown dawgs

Anonymous said...

Awwww....Ginger is on tramadol and it makes her sleepy too. Feel better Gizmo!

Anonymous said...

Awwww....Ginger is on tramadol and it makes her sleepy too. Feel better Gizmo!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Good to see you, Gizmo. We are sorry you have to be on all those meds, but we know Mom is doing all she can to be sure you are very comfortable. Do be careful walking around. We hope you have lots more sunshine-y days.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Two French Bulldogs said...

you will always be in our thoughts sending good vibes
Benny & Lily

Unknown said...

Gizmo, you are such a beautiful rottie, it breaks my heart you are in the place you are in! But, know that we all love you out here in bloggyland, and certainly over here at the Black Dog Blog! Lots of well wishes and hopes that your leg hangs tough and you can continue to walk to the back end of the yard for quite awhile yet!!

Jen and the Black Dog Crew

Marjie said...

Oh, Gizmo, I'm so sad. My friend Karin (Altadena Hiker) just lost her boxer Phoebe to this same disease, and it's heartbreaking. Enjoy the sunshine, dear boy, while we get ready for winter here in the snowy Northeast.

The Lady said...

Glad you are hanging in there Gizmo!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Gizmo
I was happy to hear about the sun rays that you have been soaking in!
And those new mes should make you feel much better.
I also hope you get to do the actupuncture.. and that they come to your house.
Thank you for updating us,, we keep our paws crossed for you everday.

Stella said...

I am a believer in acupuncture and betting it would help you a lot.

Hopes and prayers for the best outcome possible, Gizmo. You are such a handsome and deserving guy!


jen said...

We are sending you and your Mom HUGE Newfie hugs! and hopes for many more days sun bathing!

White Dog Blog said...

Sending you our most potent White Dog Army healing energies and positive thoughts...and smiling at the thought of you soaking up rays and enjoying the far reaches of the yard. We hope the vet will come to you to do accupuncture, it is usually very effective. You are a hero to us, big boy, keep fighting the good war...we are at your side with hope and love.

KB said...

Oh Gizmo. We are all thinking of you and sending you the power of the paw. I hope that you have many more days soaking up the sun and feeling happy with your humans.

I also hope that the acupuncture vet can come to your house. Acupuncture has helped my dogs a few times.

Power of the Paw, my friend.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh Giz! I told your mom that you would LOVE a sunbaking session on the front lawn!!! So glad you got one!

We miss you at the creek!!!


Auntie and Mabel Lou

Declan said...

Glad you're not feeling so bad, Big Guy. You take it easy. Deccy x

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Gizmo, we're sending over some more love, just to keep it topped up. Well done for making out to the back yard, by the way.
Toodle pip!

The Thuglets said...

Hi Gizmo, enjoy the sunshine, relax and take those meds!

We are sending you all the airezen and positive thoughts we can.

Extra Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Homer said...

Hey Gizmo!

I'm so sorry that I haven't been keeping up with your blog. I was reading your previous posts and found out that you've not been feeling well. I wish there is something that I can do to make you feel better.

In the meantime, I'm sending you lots of pawsitive vibes and thinking of you!


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We're happy you are able to get out for awhile and enjoy the sun. Hope the meds keep the pain away....

We love your header....or should that be a butt-er.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Molly the Airedale said...

Soaking up the sun sounds like a wonderful idea to us, Gizmo.
We love you, buddy!

Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

So glad you're soaking up the sun Gismo! :D Does wonders fur my disposition too :D Sending you more good vibes pal :D

Waggin at ya,

Unknown said...

Lots of crossed paws are sent to you, Gismo!

Sun basking sounds good and I'm glad you had a good one.

Hugs and licks from Eva, Mika and Orah.

DianeTaylor said...

Hi Gizmo - so glad to see that you are hanging in there. The weather here in Maryland has been so nice lately, I just love laying outside in the sunshine and soaking it all in. Hope you get to do lots of that too. Sending you healing thoughts and slobbery kisses from me!

Your friend,

Indy Bones Taylor

HoundDogMom said...

Gizmo, so glad you are getting lots of sunshine to soak up. We are so glad they are keeping your pain management under control. Good to manage pain but not if you sleep all the time. We continue send drool your way to make your days comfortable. Appreciate the updates and hang tough. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Unknown said...

Oh Mr Gizmo I am so glad you got to enjoy the sunshine.
Your doing a great job it sounds like making sure to keep your humans happy.
we have all of our paws crossed and are sending prayers over to you buddy. Enjoy that CA sunshine.

Anne-Kathrine said...

Continuing to send lots of healing prayers!!Enjoy every moment that you have, ANd what better way then to soak up the sun :)

The Heartbeats said...

Gizmo! My fellow big dog man! Sending you positive vibes and hoping you get lots of good naps in the sunshine! Keep us posted and be careful.


Unknown said...

We are glad to hear that you are enjoying every minute and that your pain isn't too bad that you can't enjoy the sunshine.

Anonymous said...

My eyes are all leaky. Gizmo, you've got the best peeps. They love you soooo much. You just stay all warm out there in that sun. We're thinking of ALL of you here at my house.

roo. stu.

Jill said...

Been thinking of you Gizmo...I am so glad you have been feeling well. Enjoy that beautiful sunshine. Hugs and love from Gus, Smudge and Zippy.

Angus said...

Gizmo - Hang in there. The sun and the view are priceless.

Ms. ~K said...

A good furiend of ours was suffering from an auto-immune disease and acupuncture really made the difference in her quality of life.
Keeping you all in our thoughts and sending hugs,
~K and The Pups

Anonymous said...

No, Gizmo. YOU are the best!

I'm glad you're doing good and going into the way back yard. Have fun soaking up the sun. It sure does feel GOOD, doesn't it?

Sending loads of brindle kisses!

Wiggles & Wags,

Chris said...

So glad for the update and that you are doing good. Lily loves to sunbath and will send lots of Florida sunshine your way.

Sending lots of ear scratchin' and butt rubbin's your way too!

Chris, The Husband and Lily

Finn said...

Glad you're feeling well enough to go outside and enjoy the sun! We're thinking about ya!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Gizmo, I think YOU are the best and so is your family! I'm glad you're enjoying the warmth of the sun, and the warmth of all of those who care so much about you!!!

Mack said...

My man, you are looking great! I hope your new meds are just the thing to make you feel better!

Your pal,

Sage said...

Oh, Gizmo. I missed so much while I was away. We HATE that nasty ol' cancer stuff too, but I'm glad you are feeling a bit better. Hang in there, fella.

My Mind's Eye said...

Gizmo you my sweet handsome friend are thought of fondly and with purrs and prayers here. Mom and I can tell you are a very loving and sweet boy by your nice post.
Hugs from your BFFF,

Maggie Mae and Max said...


YOU is da best my furiend and we are all here fur you and we luvs you! Boxer puppy prayers are still headin' your way.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Sweet William The Scot said...
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Sweet William The Scot said...

Hellooooooo Gizmo ~ Soaking up some of God's good sunshine. You Gizmo are a lot of peoples Sunshine.
Sweet William The Scot

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I wonder if Ben The Rotti would be jealous if I *swoooooned* fur woo too?


houndstooth said...

Gizmo, I can't believe I somehow missed this post! I am glad that you are comfortable and enjoying the great things in life, like soaking up sunshine. We're thinking of you!

Bart, I knew there was a reason I was fascinated with you! I found this, perhaps it explains some things!


FiveSibesMom said...

Always thinking of you Gizmo. The Pawcircle of strength & hope is going strong on Twitter for you with all paws joining to bring you strong days and less pain. Keep soaking up the sunshine - it's nature's medicine!

Unknown said...

Oh Gizmo - I'm sorry I'm late but I just wanted to say how much I admire you for keeping your spirits up. You are the most amazing doggie! You are in our thoughts constantly - even though we are on the other side of the world from you. I really hope your humans will find a good vet who can do the acupuncture thing for you and make you feel better. And I'm pleased the weather is good where you are so you can enjoy the "outdoors" without even having to go far! :-) I hope your humans are OK - I know it must be a really tough time for them too, especially your Mom, and yet she still goes around all the blogs and remains so upbeat and supportive of others - we really admire her.

Honey the Great Dane
ps, if you get time, please come and check out my latest post (Ask Honey #11) - because it concerns a Rottie and Hsin-Yi didn't feel that she was entitled to say too much since she doesn't have much experience of Rotties but she thought it might be good for you to educate the lady & share what Rotties are like and need from their families!!

Alfie said...

wishing you the speediest of recoveries! bed rest can be sucky, especially when the california weather we have been getting lately is so wonderful.

just sit back, relax, and enjoy your moment of laziness :)

Adien Crafts said...

Aaaaw Gizmo, so sorry to hear you have been poorly. We're definitely sending every healing vibe we can possibly think of across the pond to you and will be thinking of you from now on. Great that you got to lie in the sun and soak up some rays, may you have many more days like that, Dex and Lou xx

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Gizmo so glad you are feeling a little better with your new Meds. Enjoy that sunshine Gizmo it is so good for you!! I love you so much, well all of you guys really!!!
xx, Fern

fromsophiesview said...

California Dreamin'.....sun on the front lawn with your fave munchies....mwah!!

Tanya Breese said...

ohhhh gizmo....i hate that this happened to you....i know that happy feel your humans got when they saw you enjoying the you are pain free and running like a crazy dog...say hi to all my rotties of the past, thor, zeus, rock and crockett.