Sunday, September 19, 2010

Murphy update

My apologies for not blogging sooner but after Murphy's treatments, getting the book proposal out and fleshing out the concept for a TV show have been my biggest priorities.

There's another reason, too. My mother's Alzheimers has overtaken her and she's gone. I wasn't prepared for it and though there's nothing I can do it's been breaking my heart. But I must focus on my pack and my mission now.

We're starting to see the effects of the radiation therapy on Murphy now. He's been losing fur around his eyes but just today he lost a big patch on his snout. This was expected but that doesn't make it any easier to witness.

The good news is Murphy's energy level is up & he's playful again. As soon as I arrived in Memphis, last Tuesday whatever 'issues' Hudson had with Murphy were resolved. He hasn't growled at him nor shown the slightest signs of aggresion. Papi put his house in order and I'm pleased our pack is back to normal.

We'll be traveling the next 2 months & have lots of things in store...

puppy up!
Luke & the Notorious Fuzzybutts

5 comments:

Timberwolf123 said...

Went through someone with Alzheimers & I'm sorry you're dealing with that along with everything else. It's a lot to deal with. I'm glad Murphy is doing better & that the Alpha restored order to the pack....they're great creatures but they need order.

Wish you well with all of your future endeavors.

Hugs,

Bill

Heart of Texas said...

Oh Luke, having lost two loved ones to Alzheimers I feel your pain. So glad you have the Fuzzybutts to help you in this time of need.

Anonymous said...

Luke: I am very sorry to hear this news of your mom. Please KNOW that you are in our hearts and minds as always. Looking forward to seeing you and the boys!! Can't wait and I am excited for dog camp too.
Travel safely and see you in just a couple days!
Love, Patty

Raising Addie said...

Hi Murphy!

We are glad that you are feeling better and playing! That's a great sign :)

Luke, we are very sorry to hear about your mom.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Anonymous said...

It's so hard to see Murphy losing fur as part of the consequences of the treatments, but it's something people need to see and be aware of -- part of the 'education' process that helps in decision-making. It's good to know his energy is good and issues with Hudson have been resolved. Looking forward to the book!