The news is in


The v*t called with the results. It’s not what I hoped for.  The sample taken from my leg contained melanoma. This means that it has spread and there’s no sense removing the lymph node in my leg-it wouldn’t matter.  They decided not to put me through chemo or radiation. He knew a man who underwent radiation and said it was hell. While that man was in the waiting room for his radiation treatment, he talked to a woman who was doing the same thing. The woman said that radiation was much worse than childbirth. They’re letting me finish my life naturally as long as life is good. When it becomes a burden, They’ll help me cross. I have about 3 months left but it could be as short as one month or as long as six. I’m a terrier and I don’t surrender easily so I’m going for at least a year so I can tell the v*t, “I told you so”.

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I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

105 comments on “The news is in

  1. Oh no. This is not the news I was hoping for either. I hope you and your mom are okay. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. 🙂

  2. I know you are a terrier and they are brave and strong. I cross my paws for as much time as possible dear Scottie Lady.

  3. All of our paws are crossed for you, even our peeps!!!!

  4. Oh my dearest Kyla …… this is too sad to bear ….. but knowing you, you’ll give it a good kick in the ass and enjoy life to the full, and we’re positive you’ll meet that target of a year. Mama’s a bit worried about me too, I keep telling her to take me to the …. you know who …. but she’s too scared. I’ve shown her your post and she’s resolved to be as brave as you and so we’ll be off to the vets next week. Big loves to you my bravest and bestest friend xxxxxx

  5. Reblogged this on Sparhawk Scotties and commented:
    C’mon folks, we all need the POTP for our true and loyal friend Kyla ……

  6. Kyla, we are so sorry to hear the cancer had spread. We are putting our paws together and the cats are sending their very best healing purrs we hopes you get your year and maybe with the power of the paw even longer. Miracles can and do happen. ~Fenris, Tuiren, Socks & Scylla from ATCAD

    • I love cats. The v*t’s office has a resident cat and she has a sense about dogs. With some, she goes back to safety. When I come in, she’s looking for attention and is very relaxed. I guess the reason is that when I was rescued, I was with a lot of cats who were in the same boat.

  7. Well, I think everyone will agree this is not the news we had hoped for. I’m your your peeps will be giving you lots of snuggles!! We’ll be having POTP parties with my fellow Scotties here! We’re happy your I good spirits, though!

  8. What do I say. Kyla you have been a delight in my life and you will continue to be my friend till the end sweet Kyla. If I were there I would hug you, squeeze you, kiss you and just tell you that you are the bestest Mexican Scottie ever.
    Sweet William The Scot

  9. This is so not the news we hoped to hear. We are so very sad that the “C” has spread. You have been through so much already, and we crossed our paws that you would have good news. We agree, with Bobby…kick its A** and enjoy your life to the fullest. And snuggle with your peeps, they will need extra snuggles. We’re sending our strongest POTP to you, sweet Kyla.

    Braeden, Seth and the Peep

    • Such is life. I’m not scared, just worried about the peeps if I’m not around to keep them out of trouble. I’m not certain that Kaci and Kali are ready for the responsibility.

  10. Palapala hoʻālohaloha. E ola aku. Aloha no,

  11. 私はしばらくの間、長生きするつもりです。

  12. ohhhhhhhh…….Loves and kisses Kyla, we are standing by you, nothing but the bestest!

    Susie & Sidebite & Peeps

  13. Wise decision. We had to make that choice with Daisy. We’ll keep our paws crossed that you feel well for the whole time you have left.

  14. I am sorry to hear this sad news. I hope that your time with everyone is un-painful and full of love and treats. Your peeps have made a very wise and brave decision not to put you though the treatments. I am sending love & peace to you and your peeps.

  15. Oh Kyla, we are so sorry to hear. We hope you feel well and keep fighting in true Scottie style.
    We will be thinking about you and sending you good thoughts.
    Lots of love and lickies from Dougall and Floyd.

  16. Oh no Kyla, dis just stinks. I wuz really hopin ya wuz gonna get good news.

    Keep up da terriertude and keep on fightin, ya know we don’t give up easy. And eat a whole lotta green beans too.

  17. It duz stink… worse dan one of Travis’ poops… real stinkarino… I wuz hopin’ yer news would be better…

    Remember we’s terriers– and we don’t know da meanin’ of surrender… keep up da good fight and make sure to git as much spoilin’ as ya can…lots and lots of treats and eats, my furiend…

  18. We are so sad for you and your family. Keep your Scottitude attitude up at all times.We love you.

  19. Oh Kyla, I’m so sorry. I wish you as many green beans as you can eat, and as many hugs as you can stand.

  20. Oh noes. Oh gurl, this sucks. I am so sorry. Butts, we should thinks of all the thingies you can do NOW!!! Lizard huntin’, bone chewin’, bossin’ around the youngin’s, green bean eatin’…. LOTS to do Kyla!!! And of course, i will keep you plied with lots and lots of margaritas!!! Made with only the top shelf tequila ☺!
    I have no doubt you will surprise everyone…I thinks you’re just that obstinate!!! BOL
    {{{{hugs}}}} to your peeps ♥
    Ruby ♥♥

  21. Kyla we stopped by to say thank you for visiting us when we lost our Sweet Greta. Now we see that you are in need of some prayers yourself. we will be praying for the year and more!
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  22. I’m so sorry. Sending hugs and love your way.

    Monty and Harlow

  23. I’m so sorry to hear your news. But I’m also one to believe in the POTP because of my own experiences. And although it’s a hard and sad road to travel, these days of grace I know will become treasured ones that are most precious. Know that we are sending prayers for peace and comfort for what we hope are many, many days ahead!

  24. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I won’t accept it.
    All I can say is Eat More Green Beans.
    Love ya girl.
    Pees…. I got my paws pressed tight together for you and your peeps. POTPs.

  25. Oh, dear me. Whitley sent me here…sorry to get to meet you under these kinds of times.
    Sending lots of POTP to you and Growlmy sends her thoughts and hugs to your peeps.

  26. Oh this is sad,But you have a great outlook on life,and though I don’t know you very well,I do thank you for coming to see me when I have been poorly,So I am sending you lots of super Speedy Snuggles to help you reach that one year and party like there is no tomorrow….hehehe want some pirate carrot Rum…?hehehe its good stuff,xx Speedy

  27. You are indeed a strong terrier and I have no doubt you’ll face this was grace and dignity.

  28. I can’t tell you how sorry we are. We are so sad for you. Rest assured you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending virtual hugs and our love.
    Best wishes Molly

  29. Stay strong Kyla. Eat up and store energy for the good fight ahead. You are a brave one… Our thoughts are always with you… You are never alone. God bless!

  30. You’re a brave kid Kyla.

    No tears because now is the time for hugs, and, perhaps…. some of the things you haven’t been allowed to eat because of your pancreatitis?

    I’m not going to worry about you because you know what to do, but I am worried about your people, and I hope they know they can call if there is anything I can do.

    • I’m worried about them. Not now but after I’m gone. Kaci and Kali will be no help in keeping them in line.

      • I’ll check in from time to time to make sure they’re all being good.

        They’re lucky people, Kyla. Of all the billions of people in the world, you picked them. Just being there, you changed them in ways no one or nothing else could. That makes them very special. As long as they remember your Kyla-ness in all it’s glory, and not focus on the Sad Time, you will always be there.

        We’re thinking about you…

  31. Kyla, I was hoping for better news. But you’re right, you are a Scottie and you’ll say when it’s time for you to take your leave. I will be keeping you in my prayers.

    Aroo to you,

  32. Oh Kyla, I read this earlier and had to go away from it. It’s too sad. I have fallen in love with your dogness. You are a true one of a kind scottie and I know you’ve been trying to prepare us all for this but seriously, this sucks! I hope you show that v*t who’s boss and hang around for waaaay longer than he/she thinks. I hope your peeps are ok. I really do because if I were them, I’d be a complete mess – days off work and gobs of tears. Here’s some virtual pats and hugs and rubs.
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  33. Oh, Kyla – we have no words. We think Kim from Golden Pines said it lovely – these days of grace. We know that your peeps will cherish you ten fold until you are called home to the bridge. And when that day comes we will be there with your peeps and for your peeps to help soothe the ache. POTP and much love and light to you, your peeps, Kaci, Kali and Kismet.

    Edgar and his mum

  34. We are sad to hear your news. Scotties are fighters, though and you will give it a good go, I’m sure. Peace to you and your peeps. It’s OK to cry and it’s just as OK to be happy and live to the fullest as well.

  35. Kyla we are so sorry for not seeing this post sooner. What can we say dear friend? We are here for you and your peeps, we support your / their decision 100%. We love you lots old girl xoxo Wally & Sammy

  36. Kyla – You’ve got the fighting spirit of a Scottie in you. I know you will surprise the V-E-T and us all will your strength. I’m incredibly heart broken to read this news. Know that Heather, Mr. K and I are thinking of you and your peeps. Love you, Kyla! Much love, The Scottie Mom.

  37. any friend of Stuart is a friend of ours. I pray for an extended remission for you. XXXX

  38. Kyla, I have no doubt you will outlive us all. but sending you big hugs all the same xxxx

  39. Darling Kyla, this is not what we wanted to hear butt we know what a toughie you are. You won’t be going anywhere for a long time. Love you tons and love to your peeps. xxxooxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  40. Kyla I am so sorry to have read this, you are one tough cookie and I know that you will exceed any expectations the vet has for you. Enjoy each and every day! Sending hugs and wags!

  41. I’m so sorry and hope everyday is without pain. 😦 Take care of yourself and your humans!


  43. So sorry to hear about your test results. You’ve got a great group of friends around and the start of the Highland games should help to lift your spirits.

  44. Your furriends Molly and Alfie told me you were very sick. I’m so sorry to hear this, sweet kyla. Sending Extra Healing Pawkisses to make you feel a little better ❤

  45. I read about your sicknes over at Mollie and Alfie. I’m so sorry But read this. My mom once had a 12 years old mix who got testicular cancer detected at the vet. Mom and Dad agreed with the vet, they would take their dog home and when the dog felt bad they would come to the vet who could help him over the Rainbow Bridge. The vet figured that they would come after a month. But he was first bad after 2 years, so do not give up hope.

  46. I’m late reading this.
    Sad news, but I hope your time left is pain free, long and full of joy.
    Your people are doing a very selfless thing, let you go with dignity instead of making you endure a painful treatment.
    I can’t imagine how hard it’s for them.

  47. Kyla and family I am sorry to hear of your unpleasant diagnosis. We have a similar situation going on with our old boy Cody. He’s a Rhodesian Ridgeback, and is almost 12y.o. He has a pair of large malignant tumors, and we also decided not to put him through major surgery and chemo, as the vet said surgery would be very hard on him, and teh recovery would have certain challenges. So far, he is doing better than I expected, and I am happy for him. His life is still good–the good days outnumber the bad hours.

    Stay strong for your humans Kyla. This is hard on them too. But you are Terrier-Tough, so I know you can do it!

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  49. Yow purrty curmedgenney Kyla iz Nylablue here frum Da Purrfect Pad….me n me Mum, Sherriellen wanted to come over n say we iz sowwy ya iz so sick n we hopez to pawricipate in yer Gamez….
    Me haz bin chronick sick fer 18 monthz…so me nose what ya meen ;bout livin fer another yeer…ya go gurl 😉
    Yerz Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum
    Pee ess: Me Mum haz a softie spot fer Scottiez…she waz best furendz wif one many yeerz ago….

  50. I haven’t been around blogville for ages Kyla and I am so sorry that you have this news. I recently had a lump removed but I was okay but The Help said the same as your Mum & Dad, no chemo, no suffering.
    You are one fantastic terrier, make the most of every sausage, bacon treat and piece of cheese that comes your way and I hope you stay around long enough to amaze everyone 🙂
    And when you do decide you are tired and want to go over the Bridge please say hi to Zac and all our pals there and say everyone loves them and misses them as we’ll miss you too.
    Party on Kyla….. party on 😀

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