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Casey the Pirate

His Puppy is Back

March 1st, 2018 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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It struck me yesterday that the puppy in Casey is back.  We’ve all seen that puppy, even in our older dogs, when the mood strikes them.  They’ve got that great big smile, the energy level ticks up a notch, and that tail’s a waggin’.  Shucks, Jake can barely walk some days with his lumbosacral stenosis, but when it’s time for a bye-bye, he gets his puppy on, starts prancing, his tail goes up, and his ears start to bounce.  He’s on a mission.  I see this referred to as our dog’s “sparkle” here on TriPawds, but I like to think of it as “Puppy”.

Well, Casey lost his puppy last summer.  I shared in my initial post that he just seemed to get really old really fast.  Sure, he was happy to see us and eager to go on walks, but something had changed.  Now we know that his cancer was likely the cause, and with the cancer gone (or at least controlled), along with the pain, his puppy is showing again.  What a joy.

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • benny55


    Great observation about how much Casey wasn’t feeling his “inner puppy” until that bum leg was fone!! 🙂

    Soooo glad he’s feeling good now! And it still gets better-:-) Tha ks for the great update!

    Hugs to all and “puppy Jake” too

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  • jerry

    YESSSS! You bet that cancer tried to steal his puppy away. We saw the same thing happen to our own Jerry, but like you, in hindsight. When we compared a “before amputation” photo to one about 3 weeks after, it was so obvious the cancer was hurting him so bad, it was aging him. Not anymore. With that bad leg gone his puppy came back too. I’m so glad you see this happening for your sweet Casey!

  • sebastiandoodle

    Such awesome news!

    You are so right about equating sparkle with being “puppy”. That puppy energy is awesome to see in a puppy, but when an older dog shows his “puppy” side especially after overcoming obstacles in their life, those are the moments that bring the waterworks of joy.

    So glad to see that Casey has his puppy back!

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