The Governor called at the 11th hour..

I was going well until last weekend. I started pooping inside and refusing to eat my customary shredded apple on top of my food. The peeps could live with that. Then Tuesday, I started panting and wheezing and yesterday I was lethargic. The peeps called the vet because some of the symptoms of my melanoma were appearing. They made an appointment today to send me to the bridge. It was so bad that I didn’t even want green beans and let 2 sit on the floor for five minutes before Kaci and Kali got them.


I spent a lot of time in corners and in my crate


The doc looked me over and said that there was one more thing we could try. My problems could be pain related or cancer related or some combination of both but I was on a light pain regimen. I would be put on a medium and then a heavy if needed. This might work but not if the melanoma and not the pain was the cause of my problems. The peep jumped at that chance. If it is the cancer, I may not have a week. If it is mostly the pain, I could have another month or two and I’d certainly like to spend the holidays with my pack and friends like Lilly, the rescue greyhound next door who already said her goodbyes.


Kaci even had an obituary post ready to go-the only thing left to do on it was to fill in the time of death. The attitude around here has gone from gloom to joy. There is the extra vet and drug bill and there goes the budget so I’ll be sending out e-cards.


All I can say is “AROOOOOOOOOO-it’s great to be alive.”.



About Kismet

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.

101 comments on “The Governor called at the 11th hour..

  1. I don’t know what to say except that I LOVE YOUR GOVERNOR. A wise, wise, wise person indeed. Wise beyond words that one.

    Kyla, it’s times like this when I want to reach through the screen and hug you madly. Give you lots of kisses. And all the strength you can handle.

    I think I’m going to cry.

    I know the peeps are crying.

    I don’t know what to do except send you pawsome karma (not the frog).

    LOVE YOU KYLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. OH KYLA we are so glad that the peeps and Dogtor came to this…. we are Crossing our Paws that you will feel like eating your beloved green beans… very soon…
    We pray that you will be with us until….. WELL beyond the HOLIDAYS..
    POTP POTP Dachshund Vibes >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    CROSSED PAWS POTP POTP AND we are asking SANTA Paws to PLEASE grant us this Wish… to allow you to be here as long as PAWSIBLE.

  3. Sweet Kyla I will continue to say prayers for you…the thought of you leaving now b4 Christmas makes me so sad….I KNOW you are not feeling well darling gril…I hope the new treatment buys you the time you need….
    Here is a BIG {{{{HUG}}}} for you & some more (((((HUGS))))) for your people!
    Much love Sherri-Ellen & Angel Nylablue ❤ ❤ ,3

  4. Oh sweetie, we are on top of this with some SCOTTIE POTP….we are pulling for you to get through the Holidays!.

    WE will always loves you
    Susie, Sidebite, Shadow, Mom & Dad

    • I know you guys will. If I don’t make it, at least I got a reprieve. The peeps thought they’d be crying right now (again). They’re crying, but the tears are of joy.

      • Well, we know Mom and Dad are really concerned…Mom has had a tear or two…you please let us know if anything happens good or otherwise, OK

        Susie & Bites

  5. It was wonderful to read a happy ending. We are keeping you in our thoughts. You and your family have been great friends and we wish you the best always!!!!

    • I feel I have to make it to March if I can. Well, at least to the middle of February but if I shoot for March-that’s a good goal at this point.Of course, if it isn’t the pain-I could be gone next week. That’s why every second (and morsel of food that I can eat) is precious.

  6. Oh Kyla I KNOW how hard this is…for you & for your humans. I made the most of that last week with Nylablue & even tho’ it was still so difficult I knew we had qualtiy time together…
    You are one amazing poochie!
    Love Sherri-Ellen & Angel Nylableu ❤ ❤

    • I’m a fighter. In 2002, when I was rescued, I was in a small apartment with a lot of dogs and kits. I’ve always respected cats because the ones I’ve known were in the same situation-misery loves company. My peeps think I’m exceptional because I try to make friends with Rottweilers and cats and just say “Hi, I’m Kyla-glad to meet you”. Cats are shocked when I do the same thing to them.

  7. Kyla you are indeed a wonderful Scottie….
    I will pray ectra hard for you ok???
    You are a **STAR**
    Love Sherri-Ellen & Angel Nylablue xxxxx

  8. I know how precious any extra time can be so I’m glad to hear there’s hopefully still some gas left in the tank. Here’s to lots of love filled moments.

  9. I’m so happy there was something else to be done. Excellent news.

    Have a woof woof day. My best to your wonderful mom. 🙂

  10. Im sorry that you were feeling bad. I hope it is the pain and that you will have some extra time Kyla. Give Kyla a hug for us.


  11. Hopin dat da pain meds help ya feel better. Sendin lotsa POTP and westie kisses. Da howlidays wouldn’t be da same wifout ya.

  12. I wish you a wonderful new year Kyla, at the very least, and the well being to let you eat as many green beans as you could ever want.

  13. We are crossing out paws that it is just the pain, but we know we don’t always get what we wish for. We’re sending lots and lots and heaps of love to you and your family.

    We’ll be remembering our Kendra on the 14th, the day she went to the bridge.

  14. Kyla and Peeps, I know the feelings of gratitude that are being felt to have been given a day of grace or a reprieve from the Governor to be able to have have another sunrise together. We are sending lots of prayers and good vibes that there will be more days of grace ahead.

  15. Kyla, I’m glad you’re still with us. My heart is hurting at the thought of loosing a friend. I know your peeps will make the best of your remaining days. I wish I could give you a big hug and a good sniff. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

    Aroo to you,

    • You could make your Wednesdays not so worthless if you could hypnotize my peeps. “More treats for Kyla” “More treats for Kyla” “More treats for Kyla”. That works for me.

  16. Sendin’ big Texas-sized hugs and lotsa Westie kissies (I luvs to kiss da folks until dey giggles… I won’t stop till dey do!) and big prayers, too, dat ya gits sum more time wiff all of us and help us to see in da New Year…
    Luv ya, Kyla!

    • My peeps know about Texas. She graduated from a certain Technological Institution in Lummox, er, is that LoveOx,, or Luvbugs? He spent time in Darlington, near Useless. I don’t think I have that right-I wasn’t born yet and wasn’t there. I got to go back and get my factoids straight.

  17. I am glad I got to know you and that you said “Hi, I’m Kyla-glad to meet you” to me.
    You have brought joy into my life and how ever many days you have left it only matters that you spend them pain free and knowing that you are truly loved.
    Sweet William The Scot

  18. Kyla – we are sending our best pug POTP and prayers for you.
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  19. One day at at a time, sweetie….POTP! Aloha.

  20. Kyla, you do what you need to do butt if you could hang in there just a little longer we’d be so happy. Oh dog…mom is balling her eyes out, she is very emotional lately.

    We are sending you all our love and POTP and pain-free vibes. Tell Kaci and Kali and the peeps that we are here if they need us.

    BIG, gentle licks,
    Wallace and Samuel

  21. Oh I thought I was going to say goodbye to you after your last visit,that made me very sad,but now I’m happy once more so Starting today I’m going to send you super sized snuggles to you everyday till its time to say bye bye,So here it is sweetie one super super sized snuggle on it way!xx Speedy

  22. We so pray the pain meds give your sweet one a little more time. We so know know how hard it is and we think back to our time with Pip last year with a heavy heart. We pray you see a few more sunrises with your baby. In our thoughts and in our prayers.
    Best wishes Molly

  23. Kyla I’m glad you got a reprieve, my new friend……I’m hoping the medium pain relief gives you more time with your family for the holidays and that you are able to enjoy the extra time and not be feeling sick or uncomfortable. I’m sending you a special Sammy hug…I know it’s not much, but it comes from my heart.

    Love, Sammy

  24. Darling Kyla, you know how much we love you and we are praying you get to see Chriztmaz with your pack. We thought you were going to tell us you had gone, phew! tears rolling but happy you are still with us. Love you tons xxoxxxxxx

  25. POTP to you Kyla, but the best wish is to be pain free and see the Spring of 2015. Hugs to you and your peeps. You are one of the best.

  26. Kyla I’m so glad that this dogtor saw a chance…. I cross my paws and my mom said she want’s nothing from Santa, just a chance for you to spend as much time as pawsible together. I hope Santa heart that wish and he agrees.

    • Santa is still talking to your staff? First they killed Sponge Bob and now they’re on a campaign to wipe out hortensias? Santa can see where this is leading-your staff is going to do away with Horton of “Horton hears a who” fame.

  27. […] is the first day of the rest of Kyla’s life. That’s a happy thought when you think about it. I mean, really think about […]

  28. Thank you, Stuart. That was beautiful. AROOOO

  29. Oh Kyla! I am so happy you are alive too!! I love you to bits and hope the meds help you and give the peeps a good holiday with their girl. Big hugs and pats to everyone over there.
    Love, Alyssa, Mr Fox and Scruffy

  30. Kyla, dear Kyla – we don’t know what to say. We saw Stu’s post first this morning and went into a panic. We are so sad, but so relieved at the same time! We are sending you POTP and in this holiday season wishing you true comfort and Joy. May you enjoy the days that are ahead of you, however many there may be.

    much love and many prayers,
    Edgar and his mum

    • Panic time was early yesterday. Relief time is now. The holiday season is when I came here in 2002 and brought joy to Them. I really didn’t want to leave now and have them be unmerry.

  31. Celebrate every day as if it’s Christmas dear Kyla – bet your folks think it is each day they wake up and see your face. Hope the pain meds work and you can face those green beans.

  32. Oh my dog! Why didn’t we get this post! Kyla, hang on in there. We ALL LOVE YOU. And I’ve included you in my Christmas Carol, so you’ve got to hang around – that’s an order! Stay strong, eat everything (not that you wouldn’t) – look for the line in my Christmas Carol – it’s just you and you’ll enjoy that (but you won’t be able to eat it). Anyway, I popped across to get your web address to add a link in my poem. Love you!!!!!!!!!

  33. Oh gurl! I am SO glads you got that reprieve!!! I wanna give that Governor a donation!! I am so happy you are feelin’ betters and are gonna boss your minions around some more! I thinks this deserves a couple of Green Bean Margaritas!!! I’ll come overs with a couple of pitchers! Do you thinks they will mix with your pain meds?
    Sendin’ some extra POTP!
    Ruby ♥

  34. Kyla, We are praying that you and the Peeps get to spend a beautiful Christmas together and much more. We also send our strongest POTP that you will be pain free, and able to enjoy all the green beans and Peep love you could possibly imagine. Tell Kali and Kaci to back off the green beans, you’re still in charge!

    Waggies and love,
    Braeden, Seth and Riley

    • Those 2 do come looking for my beans if they finish before I do. I get the biggest portion because I’m the biggest. Kali learned the hard way to ask, not take. Unfortunately for her, the answer is always “NO WAY”.

  35. Kyla we were afraid that is what you meant when you said you were going to get sleighed. We have grown to luvs you in the short time we have known you. We are so glad that you have some more time with your Furamily. Sending POTP so you don’t hurt. Purrs and soft woofs so your Pawrents know we care.
    Marty and the Gang

    • I’m not out of the woods for even Christmas yet. We’ll find out how I react to the new drugs. In any case-it’s only going to buy a coupld of months. The peeps and pups here want me around for the holidays. That sounds like a better plan than yesterday’s plan.

  36. Joyful, joyful, we are joyful!…..POTP to you!

  37. Take care Kyla! We are rooting for you!!

  38. That’s a great Dr Pokey you have there

  39. Oh keeping fingers and paws crossed!

    Monty and Harlow

  40. Kyla – Do not scare us like that! I’m so glad the V-E-T came up with another option. Fingers and paws crossed for you, sweetie. We LOVE you! Much love, The Scottie Mom.

  41. Hi Kyla,

    I just wanted to stop by to say hi!

    Rachel & Rooney

  42. we are thinking of you today and hope that you are doing well!

    Edgar and his mum

  43. Kyla Kyla… Hope u ride out this rough patch! Sending prayers your way…

  44. Sending big prayers and lotsa luv from Texas…

  45. We send our love and hugs and we so understand as do so many of your sadness. You are both in our thoughts and prayers. We are with you all the way….all of us in Blogville.
    Best wishes Molly

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