NO MORE CHEMO!
I will say, I had a pretty good day today. I got a grilled turkey, bacon, and cheese sandwich from Jack in the Box and the girl at the window thought I was cute. Yipppee!!! I don't get a chance to pick up girls too often. But then on the highway, two other ladies were giving me the eye and smiling at me. I guess I'm just a lady's man after all. Mom thinks so, anyway.
Well, then we got to the vet. Kenny carried me -- I clung to Mom, but she pried me away and gave me to Kenny. I like Kenny, but for some reason he always wants to stick me with a needle. Today was no exception. And then my oncologist, Dr. Taylor, came over and felt my lymph nodes and stuck me again. She's nice -- for a vet -- plus, she saved my life. So, since today was my last chemo day I wanted to thank her. Mom helped me write this poem for her. I think she liked it because her eyes got kind of watery.
Dedicated to my vet, Dr. Taylor
before I got sick
and then I wouldn't bark
and wouldn't eat.
and you did find out...
but I was so sick, you told them only maybes.
Mom prayed to hear my bark.
After that first chemo
I felt better.
I caught a mouse my first day home!
Did they tell you that?
I chomped it down
first meal in forever they didn't have to
Still, you said guarded.
I can respect that.
I felt guarded too.
You were the one who discovered
why I was anemic
and prescribed a little pill
Mom and Dad hid it carefully
in bread so I'd eat it.
And now I eat everything.
Tonight I stole the bread off the dinner table.
And I bark too...
in the daylight and in the middle of the night.
in those days when I was so sick
before your medicine and their love cured me
the only thing she wished for
was my bark