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Cemil’s One-Year Ampuversary Celebration

One whole year!  I remember a year ago–Cemil had been limping for about 3 weeks.  I tried to treat him with rest and finally took him to the vet, on Thursday,  January 15th.  They couldn’t find any problems so they decided to x-ray his leg.  I had to wait in the lobby area.  Dr Montoya came out and invited me to come in to an examining room where she told me that she had some bad news.  She said that when they tried to position Cemil’s leg to get a good shot, he screamed.  That was her first clue that this was not something simple.  The x-ray showed the distinctive sunburst and thin thumbprint, which she showed me, and she told me what it meant.  I was in shock.  He was only 3 years old and had been in very good health.  All I could think was that I was going to have to put him down, and soon.  As I was trying to gain control of myself, Dr Montoya told me that amputation was an option that I shouldn’t rule out.  She told me to do some research, that she’d be back in the office on the following Tuesday and I could let her know then what I wanted to do.  I found Tripawds and decided to go ahead with the amputation and hope for another 6 to 8 months with my boy.  Thinking about his fourth birthday in October made me cry every time because I doubted he’d make it there, although I never let on to him.  And now look!  It’s one year later and he has no signs of metastasis that anyone can find.  God has surely blessed me!

Since Cemil’s favorite thing to do is meet new people, he celebrated by doing just that.

Day 1:  Go to work with Mom.


The Boss, Fariborz, likes dogs and offered Cemil a piece of bread–the only thing in the refrigerator that he might like (olive bread–a favorite of Fariborz too).



Cemil stationed himself where he could keep an eye on all comings and goings, and snoozed while we worked.


Then, he decided that Fariborz’ office was where the action was.  Or was he hoping for another piece of olive bread?


Mom thought that the purple pimp hat was a must to end the day.  Cemil doesn’t seem to agree.


On Day 2, Wednesday, Cemil had to stay home because Mom goes places he can’t go.  Her friend Ginger came over and congratulated Cemil, which made up for it somewhat.


We had chicken and spinach with yogurt sauce for dinner, and Cemil enjoyed it all.

On Day 3, Thursday, Cemil had an appointment for a check-up with Dr Williams at Bishop Ranch Vet Center.  Dr Williams took over his care after he’d healed up from the surgery.  She’s the one who recommended the Hoxsey-like Formula and the ImmPower; she also put him on Vitamins A&D.

"Is there a needle in your hand??"

Dr Williams took him around to see everybody in the back (and trimmed his nails), and then the front desk people gave him treats.

And then the celebration had reached the end of its three days.  Let’s see…lots of new people, lots of treats, people-food for dinner…Cemil is happy.  Mom is happy too.

Published in: Cemil's Outings on January 30, 2010 at8:15 pm Comments (7)

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  1. on February 14, 2010 at 5:27 pmPeyton's Path Said:

    Happy Ampuversary Cemil! I think the pimp hat looks cool on you!!

    Good day indeed! Keep them coming!


  2. on February 7, 2010 at 11:21 amromeo2 Said:

    Belated Big Ampuversary Cemil! We are trying to catch up on all our good wishes! What a special celebration for you and your family! You are an inspiration to all of us big guy.
    Love, Eve and Romeo

  3. on January 31, 2010 at 11:19 amcemil Said:

    Here’s a link to the Hoxsey story:
    If you Google Hoxsey formula, you’ll find lots of information. Harry Hoxsey was a colorful guy and his formula is pretty controversial. I think his main problem was that he claimed to have discovered a cancer cure, but he didn’t back that up with scientific studies. We get the Hoxsey-like Formula made by Wise Woman Herbals. If you go to, you can find a place to get it.

  4. on January 31, 2010 at 9:26 ammaggie Said:

    Happy 1 Year Ampuversary Cemil!!
    You rock, baby!!! 🙂

    My Mom would like to know about your Hoxsey formula? Do tell!

    Tracy, Maggie’s Mom

  5. on January 31, 2010 at 6:26 amMackenzie's Mom Said:

    Hoppy One Year Ampuversary!!! Pawesome for sure!! Wishing you many more celebrations to come. (That means eating more of all that good people food and all those good treats too.)

  6. on January 30, 2010 at 11:50 pmmaximutt Said:

    Amazing story! Keep rocking Cemil!!

  7. on January 30, 2010 at 8:59 pmkrun15 Said:

    Congrats to our giant buddy on such a wonderful milestone!
    Cemil- Maggie wore the fairy wings- you can wear the pimp hat!!
    Or Mary maybe you need to follow Nova’s mom- put it on him and take pics when he is asleep!!

    Karen and the pug girls

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