The Power of The Paws

This is koko here reporting on hero’s condition. Whilst the wounds are still healing, spreading is under control with no new lesions spotted and hopefully the new class of antibiotics would do the job this time round. His appetite has returned and hero has been eating well since. We hope that he will start gaining some weight over the next couple of weeks.

We clean his wounds a couple of times a day, and restrict his movements to avoid further infections or aggravation of his wounds.

The love we received from everyone out there has really touched us. Little did we realize that this little insipid blog of his does reach out to many from far and wide… such sweet serendipity of life.

Thank you for the heartfelt comments, dedicated blog posts and special mentions for hero, and also the emails offering well wishes, advice and suggestions from furiends and strangers alike. We sincerely thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kindness and genuine concern.

If I may ask, please do us a favor by giving the furry friends next to you the biggest squeezy hug ever after reading this… it’s from hero, whom want me to let you know that he is most grateful for all the love sent to him, from you and furry friends.

May the power of the paws be with us always.

On a different note, despite all the suffering he has to endure, hero would still welcome us home each day even though it requires him to limp in pain to the gate. Often, in a medicated stupor, he would make an effort to lick my face even though he has not eaten for days on end. Perhaps trying to comfort us in return, knowing very well of our concern for him. Each time he does that, it ruffles my heart. Such acts of affection are defining moments of a dog’s love for their hoomans... simple, pure and unconditional. I hope he knows it’s reciprocal.

Pei ess: Please spare a moment to visit my furiend, Lola, who is having the FSF sickies too. She is in need of the POTP urgently and hope everyfurry can send some healing vibes to Lola.


Priscilla said...

Dear Hero, we are so glad to hear from your koko that you are getting better, everything is under control and the best part is your appetite is back.
Please keep your fighting spirits and don't forget to eat either! Tell you koko and cheche to get you more snacks and treats and have some great munching fun.
Guess the stock is on the way, our paws and fingers are tightly crossed for you all and we will be thinking of all of you too.

Maggie Mae said...

Such wunderful news 'bouts my dear furiend Hero! Puleeze gives him a hug from me and let him know dat I am still sending him puppy prayers!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

Hero has always been in our thoughts. It is a relieve to read that he is better and that he is eating well. It pains our hearts to see him in that condition in the previous post. Please give Hero a great big hug from us. We will continue to have him in our thoughts.

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh poor Hero!!! We are pleased to read that he is getting better slowly but surely.
Much love
martha and bailey xxx

verobirdie said...

So glad to read that Hero is doing a bit better. I hope the improvement will go on.
Lots of cuddles to him.

3 doxies said...

Dear Koko, we think greatly of Hero and we is very happy to knows he is eatin' and doing really warms my heart. Please give him a hug from us...and one to yourself fur being such wonderful pawrents to him.

Now poor Lola has da sickies:(

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy New Year Hero and family!
We wish you a lovely good year filled with good health and good laugh, a special wish for Hero to get back to your healthy you in no time.
Hero, you're the brave fighter!
We feel so bad for not being around when you didn't feel well Hero, what kind of the long-distance twin brother Mango is?

houndstooth said...

I'm sure he knows that it's a mutual sentiment! We dogs are good like that.

We are so, so, so happy to hear that things are starting to improve! Our paws will be crossed until we hear that Hero's feeling completely better. How much longer until he's a big brother?


Winterdark said...

Hero! I'm so glad you're on the mend. I'll still send ooddles of Power of the Paw. We have to get your weight up so you can keep fighting.


Aksharaa said...

Oh Koko! Thanks so much for this update. we come back each day to see if there is any news and we are so All our love, prayers and wishes are with him. We KNOW he will recover and come out of his pain.
We are sending huge HUGE hugs and licks and wags for HERO, Please pass them on.
And please tell him we love him.
Wags, Buddy, Ginger , Shadow n Mummy too

Aksharaa said...

May we suggest something? We don't know if it is Ok in FSF, but Mummy says Soy protein is the best way to build up the muscles and strengthen bones too. Mummy always adds soya nuggets or soya powder into our chicken. It helps with body immunity, she says. May be you are already using it. if not, why don't you ask your mum to find ot from your vet if it is ok to use in FSF.
wags, Ginger,Buddy n Shadow

24 Paws of Love said...

Heard about you from Pawprints in the Sand. What a trying time you have been through with Hero and so glad he seems to be on the mend. We wish you well and pray for a good recovery.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wonderful - we are so happy to hear that there is some improvement. Please give more hugs and kisses to Hero from his pals here in OP.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Hero, I'm so glad you've taken a turn for the better! Keep up the good work and get well soon!
Much love!
Laney and Mom

jabblog said...

Poor Hero - your name suits you so well. We heard about you from Aksharaa of Pawprints in the Sands of Time. We hope you will continue to get stronger and that your ouchies will go away and stay away.
Janice, Frodo, Jenna, Gus and Winston.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We read an update on Bolo's blog and came right over to say how delighted we are that you are beginning to fell better, Hero. Keep it up!

We are all specialist snugglers over here so we will most definitely follow your advice!

From Tommy and the rest of the Poupounette Gang
in France

Maggie and Mitch said...

We heard from Bud and Ginger and Shadow that you are feeling a bit better, Hero! We are so happy to hear this news! We are sending LOTS of AireZen your way!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lola said...

We are so very glad that Hero is doing better and thank you for the update. He has been very much on our minds and will always be, I think. We really do just love him, and also you both, for sharing him with all of us so beautifully.

lotsa licks, Lola and Franklin

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Thanks so much for the update! We've been thinking and worrying about Hero, so we are very happy to read he is feeling better. We still have paws crossed for a full recovery.

Jed & Abby

Thor said...

We're so glad to hear that Hero is doing better! We will keep him in our thoughts.

Cocorue said...

Thanks for the update and we are very very relieved that he is better. We have been really worried and praying for his speedy recovery.

We will be back to check on him. Take care of yourselves too.

much love and chikisses
coco, tiffy and mumster

sprinkles said...

I've been so worried about Hero and keeping him in my daily prayers. What a relief that he seems to be doing a bit better.

I don't know Lola but I'll stop by and say hello.

georgia little pea said...

Dear Koko,

Thank you for taking the time to update us. It's good of you to do so in what must be exhausting and difficult days. It's fantastic to hear of Hero' s progress and that he's not having any new lesions. He is a little fighter and we can only hope for the best.

My warmest wishes to all of you, both for Hero's recovery and for the baby on the way. Take care. BIG hugs xox

MadameMoiselle said...

Hero and Koko

Thank you so much for taking the time to update us ! We are so so so happy to hear that Hero is doing a lot better now. No words can describe how worried and helpless mommy was when we learn about Hero's sickies.. We really pray for his speedy recovery..

Separate note, we hope the stalks came with the puppy hooman already.. and we look forward to seeing hero with her little sister.


Scout 'n Freyja said...

We have been MIA 'cause momma worked a lot during the holidays. We are so, so sads that you were not well but so, so happy that you are getting betters. We need lotsa' good news this year 'cause so many of our dear friends aren't feelin' so goods.

Two Pitties in the City said...

We're thinking about you and it's good to see his progress. We hope he continues to do well.

the booker man said...


thankies so much for updatin' us on hero! me and asa and mama are SOOOO happy to hear that hero's startin' to feel better and even wantin' to eat again! we are smilin' ear to ear!! the power of the paw will continue until hero is all the way back to 100%! big huggles to ya'll!

the booker man

Lorenza said...

I am very happy to know Hero is doing much better!
I will have my paws crossed for him until he is fully recovered!
We love him a lot!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Oh Hero, we hope you continue to improve. We are all still purring and purring for you to get well soon.
Healing hugs from all of us!

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

Hi! We followed Buddy, Ginger and Shadow over here because they said you were sick but that you are getting better. So happy you're getting better! We read your blog and saw that you're such a sweet dog who makes lots of humans happy. So, keep on getting better!

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Hello Koko and my furiend Hero,

I check your blog often to see how you are doing and I am so happy to hear that you are starting to do had me scared. I'm still sending you lots of healing thoughts for your recovery.

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Elizabeth said...

Buster is so sad Hero still feels sick.
He sends licks and love to his good friend
and hopes he feels better soon
and he sends love to Hero's humans too


Cynthia S. said...

Just heard about Hero's illness. I hope he gets better soon!

northernbliss said...

Get better Hero - you still have many more adventures in your future to tell us about. Stay Strong!!

Linda Sue said...

awwww, Dang. Hero you are such a lovely pooch- We send love and wiggles to you, such a HERO soul, you!
Dexter and his human.

Twix said...

Oh, Hero! I'm so happy to know you are doing better. I've been worried about you even though I've had limited computer time while mom has been helping grandma and grandpa get ready for the transplant. I think I will have an update tomorrow.
Are you getting close to having a sibling? It seems like the time should be getting near????? I know you must be so excited. I miss you my big guy!
Snuggles and love,

Anonymous said...

I go there from Buster's blog,

I can see hero is living up to his name and he has such loving hoomans too.

I send you healing vibes from me and Baxter.

Suka said...

hey Hero,

Great name! The beauty Cocorue sent me and I want you to know that I have my paws crossed that you heal, and I am sending many positive healing thoughts and vibes your way! It makes me sad that you are ill and I hope that you are not in pain.

You are a gorgeous dog! Get well soon!


Anonymous said...

so happy to hear Hero

is well again, I had to pop in to see how he was.