Monday, September 17, 2012

Kiowa Fly Sky

Kiowa Fly Sky ("Piysky", pronounced "Pie Sky"), a four-and-half-year-old fawn female greyhound was diagnosed with osteo last week, and had her right foreleg removed. She will have chemo. I hope that she will do well and be around for a long, long time.

I mention this because I met her at a retirement day just last August. I didn't write a post about it here, although I meant to: I didn't take many pictures because I arrived late and only witnessed the small-dog and cat-testing portion. You'll notice that a number of pictures in that retirement day's gallery happen to be of her. Well, with ears like these you could understand why:

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She is being cared for by a very attentive foster parent who will do good by her. This helps to lift me out of some of my darker thoughts as I try to understand that she's only 4, but was still struck by osteo.

Just four.

ETA: Interested in helping Fastfriends pay for Piysky's $5000 medical bill? There's a ChipIn for that (ends on 31 October) -- and thanks.

10 comments:

  1. We wish Piysky all the best. Our paws are crossed for a happy outcome. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. thanks, molly! your thoughts are appreciated.

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  2. Only four?! :( Oh, poor baby! That just isn't right. I hope that she'll do very well and be with us for a long time to come yet!

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    1. there was no sign of a limp when she arrived from the track, nor was there any sign when she went to see the vet to check on her healed broken right hock. her foster dad noticed a limp only last week. i have pictures of her running with the dog that was used for small-dog testing. how did she run with that tumor in her leg and yet showed no sign of discomfort?

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  3. Only 4? Sucks whenever it happens, but jeez. Hope she becomes a poster child for long-lived tripods.

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  4. What a beautiful girl. Wishing her a good result with treatment and many happy years.

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  5. Not just gorgeous ears but look at those beautiful eyes and smile. She looks a stunner inside and out. Cancer so sucks. Here's hoping this lovely girl has many happy years ahead of her.

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