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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Oz the Rottweiler needs your prayers

Oz just celebrated his 6 month anniversary post cancer diagnosis/splenectomy on 7/29/12 <3 Yesterday 7/31/12 I woke up to a very weak Oz.. I knew something was wrong and rushed him into ER only to find that his cancer is back and has created new tumors and he was suffering from a bleed (his cancer Hemangiosarcoma creates tumors that bleed).... They gave him hours to live and told there was nothing more I could do! I called another vet that I have used over the years that specialize in cancer and rushed him up to Hermosa Beach to learn/get a belly wrap... This vets outlook was that he was not going to die from this bleed and he would recover giving him maybe days, weeks or months... My heart is broken, I love Oz more than words could ever express...
So we took him home and made him a cozy place in the living room where I am by his side throughout... He ate dinner last night, got up to do his business and this morning awoke with a big appetite, did his business, woofed at a stranger across the street ;) Came back in chewed on his antler a bit, groomed himself and now sleeping well having doggy dreams... This hurts so much and how i pray this is all just a nightmare i will awake from... but its reality and i would give anything to take Oz's cancer away and give him the long life he deserves... Oz has lived a very full life, even with his cancer and for that i am very thankful and lucky! He is not my dog, he is FAMILY! I will do right by Oz and do everything to assure he never suffers and that his legacy lives on... If you are not friend with Oz on facebook find him here to follow his story or you may donate at the top of the blog to help Oz <3


  1. This broke my heart.. I had tears in my eyes after reading.. I will send up my highest prayers for your loved one and you. I am sure this is a very tough road and am so sorry to hear what Oz and you as his mommy are going through. I have two boys that are my world (they are muts!) and if anything ever happened to them, i would be devastated. However, me and my boyfriend have a beautiful German Rott coming into our lives next Friday, and we can't wait to welcome him to his FURever home! I will keep his vet checks periodic as I would HATE for my baby boy to get cancer, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.. much love! -Amy,Goofus,Big Man :)

    1. Thank you very much Amy.. My heart is broken but i am so lucky to have him here with us still.. We had a hard day yesterday but he bounced back and here he lays at my feet <3 I love him with all my heart and would give anything for him to live out the long healthy life he deserves... I am happy to hear you are bring a new fur baby home <3 Love every day with them as it is never long enough.. many thanks and love to you and your fur crew xoxo