Thursday, June 30, 2011

Update, and ramblings :)

Farfel's pathology report came back, and Anthony Weiner was cancerous. The Doc is "pretty sure" he got it all -- but this was the type of tumor that can come back, and usually in the same place.  Farfel is fine, and recovering very well. We will keep a very close watch on it -- because, Farfel HAS to outlive me -- that's the way it has to be  :)

My sweet little Star should be coming home any day now. I am very excited, and can't wait. My goal is for Star and Farfel to eventually "snuggle!"  :)   They are both so wonderful and lovable in their own ways -- it's just they don't see it right now -- their relationship is one of ..... contempt maybe ?  Jealousy? Alpha Dog (STAR, for sure)....?  They give each other dirty looks more than they play.....Star is winning  as far as the evil eyes :)  Now that she will be home forever, and not going away to have babies, I am hoping they have a loving relationship :)

Dogs are interesting people. Sometimes I wonder why humines can't be as wonderful and loving as the canines. Humines really need to take on some of the qualities of canines. They don't lie, cheat, make fun, bully, care if you're "different," care about color, creed, or gay bash.  I don't believe a dog could commit premeditated murder -- however, if a dog kills a person -- usually because they were mishandled by humans -- they are put to death. A humine -- well, just look at the stupid Casey Anthony trial. Yes, I have a lot of time on my hands with this stupid recovery process.  I don't think I know any dogs as stupid as Jose Baez (Casey Anthony's Attorney).  Canines do not do stupid, emotionally hurtful things to humines. Canines are not cruel to humines -- but....look at the cruelty canines receive from humines -- puppy mills, Michael Vick types, and many others who think it makes them a "big" person to abuse an animal -- in my opinion, it makes them a big asshole.

I know if I were to ask Farfel anything --- he would do it, no matter what it was -- OK, it would of course be on his terms since he IS an Airedale, but in my heart, I know there is nothing he would not do for me. I wish I could say the same of some humines I know. Am I taking things too far, and getting too involved with dogs -- maybe, but... Farfel and Star are REAL ... all of the Facebook dogs, and the Blog dogs are REAL -- they have no agenda. They are who they are -- they love and are loved :)

I might be having a bad day (is it obvious?). I think this year is finally catching up to me -- the tests, the emotions, the four surgeries, and UGH the pain.  Getting rid of those softball size expanders for my new soft foobies has been great, but.... it has totally tired me out, and I am tired of putting on the stupid happy face -- well, for today anyway. I do have to say the foobies look pretty darn good, and my Doc said yesterday ... like THREE creepy times.....NICE ...NICE... NICE ......I really think he should have bought me a drink or something. So, I do have the foobies of a 20 year old -- That's great, but.... the body is that of an almost 58 year old. Then of course, there is this ass I have grown over the time of no activity, because as soon as I recovered from one surgery, there was another. I can't do anything for another 4 weeks except walk --- well, I can't walk with the dogs because of the crazy old people (older than me) who walk their dogs on retractable leashes -- Yes, it's my fault because Farfel is not a perfect gentleman -- but, I can't afford for him to pull my arms out of their sockets at this time. Where I live, there is nothing to look at except those old people ... who seriously are near death walking their dogs on those awful leashes -- by the way --- the dogs weigh no more than 5 pounds usually --- and they really piss Farfel off.

Maybe I will take Farfel out for a walk now --- hopefully the old people are napping  :)   Then we will come in and clean the house for Star's arrival  :)  I want to make sure her couch is just right for her and there are clean linens on my bed for her   :)  BUT --- since Farfel has lost a few pounds, he jumps on the bed again :)  They will have to share :) Maybe snuggle ????  :)


I haven't forgotten about Farfel's BackStory -- we are having creative differences -- who is going to write it ???????   Maybe we will collaborate  :) 

Farfel would like to add --- he wishes he named one of his lumps Michelle Bachmann -- but since he did not, he would like to name each and every poop he does from now until the 2012 Presidential Election after her :)

(Farfel has approved this message)  :)

Thank you   :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Farfel is HOME -- and Anthony Weiner has been removed :)

Fafrel has come through his surgery very well !!!!   :)  I think the worst part for him was the way the Vet Tech dressed his wound -- he/she wrapped up his "junk," "privates," etc. I mentioned it to the Doc -- and he immediately tried to move the dressing off Farfel's "family jewels"!!!  Farfel started screaming -- seriously, what man wouldn't?????  I even said that to the Doc -- he kind of had to agree with me, even though I think he was a bit embarrassed. Well, they adjusted his dressing and Farfel seemed much better, although he was walking sideways -- maybe he will start a trend :)

The BIG tumor, aka "Anthony Weiner,"  most likely was cancerous. The Doc said he is pretty sure he got it all. I hope he did.  So, just like the real Anthony Weiner, Farfel's "Anthony Weiner" has been removed. YAY!!

Farfel also had two other lumps removed -- one was a snipey looking cyst who  we briefly named "Ann Coulter." The other lump was a big fatty lipoma -- who we briefly named, "Glenn Beck." YAY -- they are gone as well  :)

It was and is very sad for me to see Farfel in any kind of pain or distress. He is fine though -- I gave him some super-duper pain meds, and he seems to be enjoying them , as well as the pieces of chicken I have given him :)

Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, and comments. All very much appreciated :)  I know you all know just how much Farfel means to me  :)  As a matter of fact, when I called the  animal hospital for a status report, I said,; this is Patti, Farfel's Mom, how is he doing/  :)   I can't refer to him as a dog, or even a pet -- he's my boy  :)

So...the next lumps to be removed (actually replaced) will be mine  :)  That will be Wednesday, and I AM looking forward to it -- gotta get these hard-headed bald guys off my chest  :)  Then... soon Star will be home :)  I really miss the sweet little girl.

Thanks again!!

Patti, and Farfel (who is totally groovin' right now)

Miss Fergi -- smooches to you :)

Lucia -- yes -- that's the Garden Center -- Constantine's Nursery and Garden Center. John and Athena Constantine were my Aunt and Uncle -- they are now deceased, and my very handsome cousin Johnny is the boss. It's a great place. I spent many great times there and even worked in the .... Geranium room when I was 14. ..  :)

Monday, June 13, 2011


I spoke with the Vet today. The cytology report wasn't so good :(  What he did the other day was take a fluid sample from the lump -- Anthony Weiner (seriously, the humine Anthony Weiner seriously needs to be poked with something). The Vet said there was a very high probability that there were cancerous cells. He was talking about all of these "blasts" things... and honestly, at the time I was too upset to really comprehend.

It isn't a lipoma. So... one option is to do a biopsy to see exactly what the cells are -- and then probably surgery -- or, go straight to the surgery and have the entire lump removed. Tomorrow they are going to call me with an estimate of the cost of the surgery. So, I am opting for the surgery.  Finding the funds to pay for the surgery might be a little difficult (I've been off work for over three months) -- but, he WILL have the surgery, and hopefully, as I have always hoped -- Farfel will live forever. Funny thing, Farfel's Vet called about an hour after my Doc called to give me my surgery date to exchange these THINGS I have in my chest.  My surgery is June 22. At the time I got the news, I was excited, relieved, and happy to be rid of these things -- now... Farfel is my concern.

On a very happy note, while I was at the Vets, he gave me some anti-inflammatory meds for Farfel. His exact words -- "In 24 to 48 hours, you will have a news dog!" It's true. Farfel is acting like a puppy, he has energy, and has been jumping on my bed like a crazy-man!  He is very happy. He really isn't like a new dog, because Farfel is always Farfel no matter what -- but he is a more energetic!!! Farfel and I are happy :)

One thing I will not do is -- if it has spread, and Farfel would need Chemo -- I won't do that to him. Yes, I want him to live forever, and yes, I know he isn't -- but, I can't put an animal through a chemo regimen -- or anything that would be painful, make him sick, and just basically prolong his death because I can't part with him. As intelligent as Farfel is -- there are things he just can't express to me, and in no way could I live with myself if I would be putting him through anything that would be inhumane.

If there comes a time when he has to be put down -- I will be there with him. I know many people who cannot be with their pet during that time. It is totally understandable. I have felt the same way at times. It will be one of the most difficult things I would ever have to do -- but, I will be there with him. He is my best friend :) I love him  :)

I didn't mean for this to turn out depressing. I have a million thoughts going through my head. I am sure Farfel will be just fine, and I am thinking positive thoughts -- but sometimes, during times like these, the reality thoughts have to pop in -- Farfel is a tough guy, and I know he knows it isn't time to leave me. I need him :)

Thank you for listening. It helps to write this down. I promise -- Farfel's "BackStory" is coming  :)   Maybe after I get my REAL fake boobies :)  Star should be home soon  :)  Also, thank you for all of your comments, they are very much appreciated, and enjoyed  :)


Friday, June 10, 2011

What LUMP?

I, Farfel, the ONLY Airedale in the Village, have grown another LUMP!  Several years ago, I had a LUMP, and I was greeted with all kinds of ridicule such as: LUMPY Rutherford!  For those of you who do not know who Lumpy Rutherford is, well... he is the fat snotty kid from Leave it to Beaver -- a horrible show -- Beaver was the type of kid dogs would love to bite, or... run away from! I also had another LUMP grow on my chest -- no ridicule there though -- the Vet is "watching" this one -- basically they are lipomas -- fat (ugh) deposits). This new lump is different -- it has grown VERRRRY fast since about February. MOMMY has had a lot on her mind with other things  (her .."lumps" ..hehehe), so MY LUMP has been put on the back burner!!  I am now ridiculed with the name -- IGOR (eye-gor). I am sure you all know the character Marty Feldman played in "Young Frankenstein!" A Classic!  :)

I have chosen to name my LUMP .. "Anthony Wiener!" Just like my lump -- he should be removed!!  MOMMY thought I should name it "Glenn Beck," or "Ann Coulter!"  I don't think "Glenn Beck" is an interesting name (or person), and "Ann Coulter" just isn't right for my LUMP!  There are sooo many choices --- "Sarah Palin,"  "John Edwards," or even "FOX News!"  I like the name "ANTHONY WIENER," and I am sticking with it -- WIENER IT IS!!! Even though all mentioned should be permanently eradicated --- like my LUMP!  :)

So, please send out some "ANTI-WIENER"  thoughts to my MOMMY -- (anti-wiener as in lump --- know what I mean?, hehehe). MOMMY could not exist without me!! It's not only because I am wonderful, perfect, handsome, hilarious, huggable --- but because I am the ONLY Airedale in MOMMY'S Village, and I understand her, and have been through EVERYTHING with her!  I know you all feel about your humines as I do about mine -- I know you understand  :)

Thank you for listening to me, you are all very much appreciated :)


Farfel, the ONLY Airedale in the Village --- "WHAT LUMP?"

Below are some photos of my LUMP -- it IS GRUESOME! It's an Albatross -- an Alien waiting to jump has marred my perfect physique ... hehehehe :)

Anthony Wiener

It does NOT have a Twitter Account :)

Still Smiling  :)

By the way --- Star also has a very special place in MOMMY'S heart. I saw Star yesterday when I got my beautiful haircut :) She did not hiss at me --- YAY!!!  MOMMY spent time on the floor with Star's babies -- and was trying to decide which one was her favorite ---- they all were  :) But, as we ALL know --- I, Farfel, the ONLY Airedale in the Village (I never get tired of saying that!) am MOMMY'S favorite --- Step aside humine brothers --- you know where you stand ...hahaha behind me and Anthony Wiener!!!!