Spent the better part of the day at the PVSEC getting Lily’s treatment (now every six weeks). Lily was, as always, perfect on the ride up and an angel while waiting:
The vet techs and doctors sent me this picture from the back room to give me an inside look of the bow selection process:
As hoped, she was given an excellent report, is doing very well, and we go back in six weeks. She ended up with two bows since it is going to be six weeks:
Doc says she has put on a little weight, but you know how it is in the winter.
She deserves all of those bows!
The lovely girl.
Imma need you to start all Lily posts (actually all pet posts) with “SHE’S FINE” just like that in all caps. We’re all on tenterhooks everyday because of Orange Julius Caesar so please, don’t bury the lede on good pet news.
What a sweetie!
Yay Lily!! So good to see her doing well. A real cutie.
Dear lord that’s adorable. Trying, and failing to imagine my dog sitting through the bow trial. Just slap one on, he rocks most colors.
Great news about Lily. How’s dad?
good pix. thanks
Lily looks pooped! Long day for everyone.
@Garbo: We are worriers when it comes to Lily!
What a good girl. What good work by PVSEC.
All the bows! Love the shamrocks for March.
@WaterGirl: When it comes to Lily, RGB, Betty White, I beg you start with SHE’S FINE!!
@Garbo: @Garbo: This, since even though I knew she was okay from the twitter machine, my stomach did drop for a moment when I saw that. Also too, I can’t be the only one who thinks that Lily should rock that whole row of bows on her back!
Lovely girl. Glad she’s doing well. Hope she got a Treat.
@Ruviana: Yes! All the bows for Lily!
LOVING the rainbow of bows on her sweet back. I don’t think I’ve ever known a pet to be that compliant at a vet’s. Especially chemo! Lily is my superhero. Hoping Dad Cole is doing as well.
@Mary G: I know. I can’t believe I asked about Lily and forgot to ask about Dad Cole. ::shaking my head::
I can’t even tell you hard I want Dad Cole to wear a bow.
Lily is wonderful, of course. How is Dad?
This guy needs to STFU:
How’s Mr. Cole?
@Mary G: agreed, anyone characterizing Mike Pence as a “good guy” obviously has never been his constituent. Just because he’s never gone after Biden with his evangelical goons doesn’t merit him getting a pass.
Ready for St. Patrick’s!
@Garbo: So true!
I can’t believe it’s been a year! What a perfect dog.
Two at once for Lily and I’ll wager Papa Cole remains bowless.
Such a good girl. I’m glad everyone is doing well.
@Mary G: Joe has not adjusted to the new reality. I cannot believe he said that. Grrr.
She really is such a great girl-so smart-knows what she needs to do and does it-you go girl!
Dorothy A. Winsor
Always good to see Lily being her good dog self.
Major Major Major Major
What a good girl!!
I’m sorry, Joe, but you are wrong. VP Pence may clean up well, but in no way is he “a decent guy.” He just isn’t.
Love you, man, but give it up now.
Makes me sad.
Such great news about Lily. Hope your dad is doing well too–sending good thoughts your way.
So happy that sweet girl is doing well. Sometimes, inexplicably in this fucked-up world, there’s a tiny bit of grace and justice in the universe.
Joy in FL
I love Lily. So glad she is doing well.
I hope your dad is also doing well.
aawww, dear Lily. Many warm pats fly through the clouds to her sweet head.
@SiubhanDuinne: I love Joe Biden, but he is about to trash his legacy. Stupid and sad. Doesn’t he have anyone around him who can tell him that?
Aww, what a sweetie girl. I could get behind a St. Lily’s Day!
ETA: I see in the top pic that you were rocking your pinstripe overalls.
So happy to hear about Lily. She is a superb bow model!
What a lovely Lily girl. She gets all the bows. Except for Mr Cole’s one, whichever it is.
So glad to hear that she is doing well. She looks so sweet with her bow.
My dog has started seeing an oncologist there. It’s a great facility.
@WaterGirl: Apparently not. I guess I was hoping that Dr. Jill could talk him down from the ledge, but I guess not.
He has such a great legacy as Obama’s VP, and as the goofy, wise, loveable, all-too-human “Uncle Joe.” I hate to think he’s going to squander that out of sheer ego and vanity. Dammit.
Maybe for Pa Cole, a nice bow tie?
awwwwwwwwwwwww. what a sweetie.
Ah, Betty, this is why we love you so.
Well, and your graphic descriptions of Jared, of course.
YAY. Irish Shamrock bow.
@Tinare: Wishing your dog effective treatment with minimal side effects. Lily is proof that medical science can often accomplish absolutely amazing things.
@Amir Khalid: Considering the Cole family proclivity to injure themselves, I’m afraid of what might occur if they tried tying a bow tie. Nice to hear a positive Lilly update.
SubaruDiane in Love ❤️?
Clip-on bow tie, then.
This needs to happen!
@Ohio Mom: Thank you. So far, so good. He’s not showing any adverse signs from the treatment, so hoping that continues and that it works. The best thing so far is that he remains a happy dog.
@Mary G: hey Joe- no one…NO ONE…who goes after women’s rights is a good guy.
Emma is a 7 year old girl who is asking for letters and/ or emails from dogs. She was recently diagnosed with inoperable brain tumors and needs some cheering up.
This challenge was made for us Jackals!
Emma loves dogs
I’m glad Lily is doing so well.
My bunny Rory had her first radiation treatment (which I didn’t know was a thing for pets, and apparently wasn’t until recently) for thymoma, a tumor of the thymus gland.
My vet caught it early at her annual checkup; she doesn’t have any symptoms other than her heartbeat sounding muffled. She’s doing fine so far, and hopefully will continue to do so.
I know! I am in need of a comment or post that includes “John’s dad” and “jaunty” in the same sentence.
Beautiful and loved lady dog is beautiful and loved -even by people who will never get to meet her.
Thank you Mr. Cole. Thank you for sharing Lily’s progress with us.
Clueless, tone deaf Joe Biden strikes again.
He absolutely needs to STFU but of course he won’t.
Such happy news! Thanks for the update!
@Mary G: I went googling to see what Biden was doing in Omaha and it turns out he was giving a speech about how important it is for the US to regain its standing in the world — at least that is what the snippet I saw was about. A clear rebuke to the current administration.
But that comment about Pence?! — that is also Biden. When he’s on the spot, all bets are off.
I still think he could be effective for us as a surrogate campaigner for someone else. Some people will be reassured to see the old hand he is endorsing whichever newcomer to the presidential race we finally select.
@MomSense: Clicking along through past the newspaper article to the GoFundMe, there’s a request to post pics via facebook instead of sending actual mail. (‘m not on Facebook so this is just a copy/paste from what’s publicly visible.
Team Emma – Emmalovesdogs7
4 hrs ·
Hello all! Please share this page as a way for people to post pictures of their dogs instead of mailing or emailing. We are getting overwhelmed with the mail and would appreciate this avenue instead.
Oh thanks. I don’t do book of faces, either.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
@Ohio Mom: It’s amazing that Biden watched the Republicans– including then Cong. Pence and Upton, and McCain and Graham, I’ll assume even Biden doesn’t like McConnell since the general consensus is that everybody hates McConnell– he watched them stonewall Obama and suck up to trump and he still thinks he can rely on the old Senate clubbiness to pass an agenda. I’m not sure if he or Bernie and his look-out-the-window approach is further removed from reality. Biden’s time, if he ever had one wasn’t 2016, was twenty years ago, or more. Maybe back before he turned thirty-five
TS (the original)
@Mary G: He sees bipartisanship where there is none – and thinks it will get him elected. Absolute fool
Biden is a good
personpolitician who wants to see the good in everyone. At one point in time that is exactly what a politician did, looked for the good, glossed over the not so good and wished everyone a hardy good day. He wasn’t going to appease everyone but he would try not to piss off everyone either. He could say all the bad stuff behind closed doors.
Problem is, that system has completely broken down, but Joe hasn’t figured that out. AOC has, KH has, and a number of the others out there thinking of running have as well and AK just wants everyone to get along.
I like Biden personally, but the only value I see him adding to the primary is as a marginal anti-Bernie. It’s tough, though, because he sees the polls that show him as the front runner.
I bawled when John wrote about taking Lily for her initial diagnosis, fearing he would lose her. Seeing a post like this makes my heart lighter and my smile wider. Thanks, John.
Also, best wishes to your pop.
In the words of the late, great Marvin Gaye, Biden needs to “give it up”.
I wish Obama had chosen Chris Dodd or Bill Richardson for his running mate.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
I don’t doubt Biden’s personal goodness for a moment*, but he’s kind of a latter-day David Broder, who can’t distinguish the fine people he’s known for decades, who are so friendly and warm and sent him the nicest notes when his son died, and the things those people do the Constitution, and the American people, the most vulnerable American people.
* but…. he may just be a little infatuated with his own personal goodness
@WaterGirl: Doesn’t he have anyone around him who can tell him that?
Sadly, his family are apparently pushing him to run. I don’t know what you do in a position like that given his complicated family history.
OTOH, if he keeps sticking his foot in his mouth like today, he’ll take himself out of the running right quick, and that’ll be that.
Biden ran for President in 1988. He lost in large part because of a rather over-hyped plagiarism charge.
TWENTY years later, he ran again against Obama and Hillary in 2008 and got his clock cleaned. Obama sweetly offered to make him his running mate. That worked well.
Now it is TWELVE years after his last failed attempt and he wants to run again? He was 45 when he first ran for President. Cool! Now he is 76. Not cool.
“and AK just wants everyone to get along.”
CNN selectively editted clips from AK’s Townhall to paint her as way way more of a Schultz Cofeffe Barista Centerist, than she actually was in the Townhall.
The MSM is buisy misrepresenting Democratic Party members, confident that most voters won’t go to the origional sources or check the push back, but instead, swallow the memes blindly.
Isn’t he supposed to be off quietly somewhere knitting?
Awe Lily…you look so beautiful??
Sending continued prayers for Papa Cole.?
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
That’s the difference between most of the Freshman class that’s kicking it out of the park, and a bunch of the olds, who we have to google every time they actually do something.
@hilts: Yes, what a different world it might have been if Obama had picked someone else for VP. Would that person have run in 2016, would Hillary have still run…? Maybe we would have had almost as many choices as we have this time around?
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
He’s run twice before and got exactly no where. Why does he expect now to be any different? I mean anyone can run for president (yeah I know that’s not exactly correct) but having not even gotten out of the starting gate, twice should be a decent sign that it wasn’t your turn and it won’t be again. But Joe is the quiet uncle who you can leave with the kids or to watch the liquor cabinet at a family get together. Not a bad thing just not presidential material.
Yes I know this.
But I still see her this way. Maybe she will change my mind, which is still open to different candidates, I haven’t ruled her out, she’s just not made an impression on me yet, good or bad. And I don’t watch TV news so I’m not swallowing their bullshit either. She’s just not exciting in any way to me, at this point. I’m here with baited breath, waiting for the excitement.
Whatever shortcomings they may have, Chris Dodd and Bill Richardson are not human gaffe machines. They’ve both mastered the art of thinking before speaking which has somehow always eluded Joe Biden.
@hilts: I agree. I got so used to Biden being VP that I forgot about all the other possibilities that once existed.
Being reminded of them, makes me wonder what other things might have been set in motion had Obama’s VP been someone else. We wouldn’t have had all those cute memes but maybe we would have been spared Trump.
@hilts: in other words, Joe Biden was the media’s trial run on trashing Al Gore.