Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy 6th Birthday to ME!!!

Hi all!  Let me first tell you that me the Tucker and my turd of a little brudder are doing just great.  We had a wonderful summer and love each other so much.  But, this post is ALL ABOUT ME!
I Tucker, am 6!  Yes I am getting up there in age for a big Great Dane, but I feel great.  I'm more active than I have ever been and Tyson keeps me young. 
I luvs opening presents!
Playing wif them and even sharing.
 And who can forget cake!!  Yum
 Thank you all for following my six years of life so far!  I look forward to many more birfdays!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

We've been hiking, walking, running playing, splashing and swimming!

Let me start with - Tyson is a crazy swimmer!  He just did it on his own out in the ocean and now we can't stop him - that pup loves swimming and chasing everything you throw to him! I swear he is a lab disguised in an english mastiff body.
 Me?  Oh no the Tucker doesn't swim.  I loves splashing and sticking my face under, but my bum is not getting wet. 
 We've been spending some evenings at the pond.
 I took Tyson for his first hike! I was an old pro even wif my arthritis.  We just do hikes that are shorter (like a mile or so) and not as demanding on my knees.  The next day I just rest and I don't even limp.  I carry the bowl and the poop bags in my backpack.
Tyson carries our water. He is a really strong boy now.
I've also taken Tyson on my favorite walkies and some new ones.  Can you see my rainbow I found on this walk?
 We've not been around much but we are both doing well.  The hoomans are spending lots of time wif us outside now that the weather is finally good.  We plan to have a very active summer!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Yeah! Tyson is OK - he's just special

I want to thank everyone for their good wishes for my baby brudder Tyson.  He is going to be just fine.  We finally got some answers from a super nice Ophthalmologist.  Tyson has multiple embryonic development issues in his eye.

Issue #1 (the brown spot on the left side of this photo)
- normal tissue in an abnormal location, in Tyson case it's more like skin. It isn't causing any irritation but may be more reactive since it's in his eye. Treatment is not warranted.

Issue #2 (the weird strings that make him have a constellation like look)
Persistent Pupillary membranes
- Strands left over from embryological development. The strands rarely grow outward in the eye but do not cause any problems. No treatment is needed.

Issue #3 Long Eyelids with mild tension in the sides (why you can see the whites of his eyes)
- This is causing some droopiness and exposure of the pink tissue in his eyes.  This may cause intermittent redness and irritation. The pupil size getting smaller was a response to irritation of the eyes.  If it occurs again, sterile eye wash to flush the eyes should solve the issue within 24 hours.

Overall Tyson's eyes are healthy!  He's just special because he developed differently than he should have. The Strands issue is very rare for the membranes to grow out so Tyson had lots of pictures taken so that he can help teach other Veterinarians, this was the Ophthalmologist first case of it.

We are all so thankful for your support, the great news and the care that the specialist provided.  We can now go back to playing and enjoying life knowing that Tyson will get to live with normal vision.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Power of the Paw needed for my baby brudder Tyson

I just spent the evening at the emergency vet wiff my brudder Tyson.  He has something wrongs with his eye and the vet doesn't know what it is.
When the Momma got home to gives belly rubs, during Tyson's belly rub she noticed his eye was red (which I mean our eyes are always reds and droopy) but the pupil was really small, there is some cloudiness.  She called the emergency vet and they said to brings him in.

There is inflammation and the small pupil but no scratch.  The vet said it may be uveitis but couldn't confirm. See Tyson has a weird thread like line in his eye he had since a baby.  Also, he has a brown spot on the white that may be a mass.  Since nothing in his eye ever changed our vet thought it could be a development issue.

Here is a picture of Tyson's eye from when he was a baby with the weird thread thing. It's is right eye and it almost looks like a constellation in this picture.
Tyson got to come home but has two types of drops (one to open his pupil and one for inflammation).  We are suppose to watch him closely this weekend, go to our regular vet on Monday, and then we will need to go to a specialist.
It breaks my Dane heart to see my Momma so sad not knowing what is wrong.  For now we just treat the symptoms (to hopefully prevent any permanent damage) and wait until we can find answers. If any of you out in blog world have experienced an issue like this we'd like to know.  

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Tucker is still here

Hi All - yes the Tucker is still here and is doing well.  My knees are feeling much better and I'm still my same old self, just sleeping a little more as I get older.

My brother Tyson is growing up, he went for his neuter day last week and is catching up to me a 138 lbs. He's still crazy and I'm starting to wonder if he'll ever calm down.

I had my checkup last month and my heart-worm and Lyme test came back negative and I was diagnosed with Arthritis.  My vet put me on an aspirin regimen with my glucosamine and fish oil and I'm feeling great. I'm officially a senior dog now as I'm 5 1/2 years old.

This winter has been endless and very cold.  I've spent a lot of time indoors so I'm looking forward to adventures outside this spring and summer.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

An Update on us

I know I hasn't been around in forevers but it's not really my fault.  It's my turd of a brother Tyson.  See he's not a good little sweetheart puppy like I was.  He's got tons of energies and is a lot of work for me and the hoomans.  

I hurted my knee a little (yep again, the opposite one this time....) after Christmas so I am limited to walkies and only tug with Tyson.  I'm not allowed to run outsides with him or do zoomies for awhile.  poo.  Don't worries though the doc says my cruciate ligament  isn't torn this time, just arthritis is my knees. It's rough now that I'm considered a Senior dog.  However, I will do zoomies when given the chance - so Momma says that's a sign that I feel fine.  Plus i can lift my good leg and stand on my hurted one to pee :)

Anyway the little turd is growing up and we are all spending lots of time training him (Momma says I'm the best big brother a dog could ask for!!) Tyson is going to be a good boy too he just requires loads of attention and he has tons of energies (like serious lab energies in a mastiff body). He's 7 months now and 125lbs.  He'll be catching up to me soon, I is 155lbs.

We've been going on adventures again when the weather is warm enough and I is excited to take Tyson on his first hike.

Oh yeah and Vader and Rugen are fine too. Tyson is learning that they are not for chasing.