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Hi everyone! It’s Walter here. Last week we had a great stretch of nice weather and we made sure to get out and enjoy it. Mom was there to catch some of the fun we were having.

I don’t know why this fly wanted to go for a ride on my head.

There is more mischief going on around here too. As you all know I had a lump removed from my mouth a couple of weeks ago. I’m all healed and feeling great now. We got the report from the pathologist this weekend and it isn’t all bad news but it isn’t great news either.

Mom says my portrait might change a little in about a month.

The good news is that the lump isn’t any type of aggressive or metastasizing cancer. What I do have is an Ameloblastic fibroma. These typically are locally invasive and often regrow in the same area. Because of that I’m being referred to an Animal Dental Specialist. The closest one to us is about an hour and a half drive away near Syracuse, NY.

According to my mom I already have an appointment for November 12th where it is expected that I will see the doctor in the morning and then have surgery that same day. The good news is that I only have to make one trip to that doctor. They will probably remove the two teeth that were closest to the lump and a small part of palate next to those teeth. I will be able to go home later that day. It’s going to be a long day for my mom who will have to hang out somewhere to wait until I’m ready to go home.

The bottom line is that I still need your crossed paws and pawrayers so keep the POTP coming.

I’m blowing raspberries at the pathology report.

Millie wanted to get in on the mischief today and has an opinion on my upcoming surgery as you can see above. I’m sure she is just glad it isn’t her.

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Hi everyone. It’s Millie here. First off mom wanted me to thank all of for your kind words and crossed paws for Walter.

The weather was nice, although a little hot today.

Well today has been a weird day. Before we went downstairs this morning mom changed into regular clothes (as opposed to just going downstairs and having breakfast in her jammies). We always know something is up when the pawrents change into “going out” clothes. Then she and Walter went outside before he had any breakfast (usually we get breakfast and then go out). Before I knew it I heard the car starting up and after a while mom came in without Walter.

I looked all over the yard for Walter.

A little while later I asked to go out to the yard and looked around for him.

First I looked to my left and then to my right.

He wasn’t outside so I was stumped.

I waited to see if he was hiding somewhere.

The weather was nice so I hung out for a while to see if he came back.

Mom tells me that Walter has been at our vet all day getting that lump thing taken out of his mouth and getting his teeth cleaned. (Maybe his breath won’t be so bad now. BOL!) According to the vet they successfully removed the lump and we have to wait a week or two for the pathology report on it.

He is home now and was happy to get some food in his belly. The vet said that Walter’s x-rays all looked good and he didn’t need any teeth taken out. Also there was no indication that the mass affected his jaw or teeth. If we are lucky this lump will be a benign epulis and need no further action. Even if it is one of those things another one might grow back in the same place or he could get another one somewhere else in his mouth but we will deal with that when and if it happens.

Thanks again to all our friends and some new friends for all your support. We will keep you informed when we know more about his lump. Now Walter would like us all to gather in the big bed for a long snuggle session.

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Hi everyone. It’s Walter here.

The leaves are starting to fall around here.

We’ve been enjoying some great fall weather around here lately. Some days it feels like summer and the next it is more fall like.

I need a little help from my friends

That’s right everyone I need a little help. You see about a week ago dad discovered that I have a growth in my mouth right behind my upper right canine. Last week I took a trip (or two) to the vet and it was determined that it must come out.

Today I’m taking it easy

On Tuesday I’ll be going in to have the lump removed and while they are in there they will give my teeth a good cleaning.

I hope they don’t mess up my smile

The best case scenario is they only have to remove the lump and maybe a couple of teeth and nothing else will have to be done. The worst case scenario might happen after they take a closer look at what is removed and I don’t really want to talk about what might happen after that. Unfortunately these types of growths are common in boxers and I’m half boxer. The good news is that the vet doing my surgery is a long time boxer owner and has done this type of surgery many times.

The bottom line is I could use all the Power of the Paw you could offer this coming Tuesday. I’ll make sure to have Millie give you an update after she hears from the vet.

I’m joining The Cat on My Head for their Selfie Sunday blog hop.

You should check out the hop to see some of the other selfies. Thanks for stopping by.

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