Chilly Update!♥♥

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Chilly Continues to Spread Joy!

*Update on Chilly’s Final Tour:

Most of you have read about Chilly’s cancer diagnosis. All during the month of June, we watched the tumor growing very quickly. Although he remained very much himself, we braced ourselves and prepared to say goodbye. Much to our surprise and delight, something remarkable started happening!

*The Tumor Started Shrinking!

Chilly has been taking an anti-inflammatory medication. His Mom (Dr. P.) has been monitoring his tumor closely. Remarkably, she saw the fast growing tumor start to shrink! He is still eating and drinking normally and enjoying life in his very special Chilly fashion.♥ It is still there, and it is still cancer, however this new development is giving all of us more time with him.♥

*We Are Grateful for Each Day!

When we first learned of Chilly’s condition, we knew our time would be short. When the tumor began growing so quickly, we feared the end would come very soon. We are over the moon with joy that he is still with us! He is still his happy self, spreading love and joy wherever he goes! These last three months have reminded us that life truly can change in an instant. We are so very grateful for each new day he is with us. Even in his illness, Chilly reminds us to focus on what is genuinely important in life and to be grateful.♥

*The Tour Continues!

Follow our Facebook and Instagram to see where Chilly will be popping up around Richmond for hugs and love. Do you have a photo of yourself with Chilly? Please post it with the hashtags #chillythepoodle and #chillysfinaltour. We love to see the happiness he has spread!♥

 

 

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64 comments on “Chilly Update!♥♥

  1. Jan Grubb Brubaker on

    I’m so happy to read the positive news. Keep the love going Chilly !! Love you, Jan (your foster mommy)

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  2. Kate Foster on

    Love this update. So happy that the tumor is shrinking and you are getting this special gift of time. Enjoy every moment…. I know you are!! Hugs!!

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  3. Paula on

    Wow, you go Chilly!!!..you still have more work to do before you leave us and I’m sure everybody is glad to hear you will be around longer than anticipated. Sending light, love hugs and smooches!

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  4. Julianne Verrier rescuer in northern virginia on

    so happy to hear the news. I will keep my fingers crossed for this handsome doggy.

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    • Veronica on

      Thank you so much! It must be all of the good thoughts and well wishes that are keeping him with us for a longer time!♥

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  5. Jo Hovey on

    I am so happy for you and for Chilly! He is such a wonderful dog 😀 Hugs to all of you for the work that you do.

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    • Veronica on

      Thank you so much!♥ You are Caitlin’s Mom, yes? Please send her our love! We still use the leash/collar she bought for him♥

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  6. Carla on

    I am so excited to read this awesome news about Chilly! What a blessing he is to so many! Thank you for taking such great care of him!

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  7. Amy Hollister on

    Lori and Jake – so happy to hear Chilly’s good news! Wonderful to have more time with your special poochies!

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  8. Kay Love-Wood on

    OMGod. As happy tears run down my face I’m so thankful as I’m sure everyone there is also that Chilly has rallied to fight for his life. Everyone out here is cheering him on to stay with us all longer. Keep up the great work you all do there.

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  9. Dyan Holloway on

    Wow!!!! Awesome news! Anything that can extend life without suffering is a gift! Enjoy your’s! All of the love, prayers and good vibes he has and will receive on his final tour may also be helping the fight. Keep on keeping on, Chilly!

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    • Veronica on

      Thank you! We agree…he looves love so we are making sure he can soak up as much as you guys want to give him!♥

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  10. Christine Bartol on

    Such wonderful news! Helping Hands gave us another year and a half with our beloved dog after a cancer diagnosis and tumor removal. Keep up the amazing work and sending love to Chilly!

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    • Veronica on

      Thank you so much Christine! We are so glad you and Kiwi had some more ‘good time’ together♥ We certainly understand just how much that means♥

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  11. Adrienne Bullock on

    The Bullock Family are so grateful for Othello’s successful surgery and we are praying for Chilly” healing

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    • Veronica on

      Thank you so much Bullock family!♥ Chilly sends his love to your handsome Othello–so glad to hear he is doing well!♥

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  12. Theresa Dougherty on

    Yay! Yay! Yay! Hearing about Chilly just made my day. So glad the world gets to enjoy his sweet smile and indomitable spirit a little longer yet. <3

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  13. Julia Krebs on

    THIS HAS MADE MY DAY❣️❣️❣️❣️
    Prayers for Chilly will continue.
    He continues to spread the love❣️
    ❤️🐾💜🐾💙🐾💚🐾💛🐾❤️

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  14. Sue Shank on

    So happy to hear!! When my dog had her first bout of malignant melanoma, she took the anti inflammatory piroxicam, in addition to supplements. She survived. 2 years later she had half her liver taken out along with a tumor. She survived that. In Jan. The melanoma in her mouth came back after 4 years (they had previously only given her 3-9 months. We had her on supplements and medical marijuana. Unfortunately it did not cure her cancer, but I believe it gave her more time and she never, ever need pain meds.

    So you just never know!!! We try to ignore life expectancy information as best we can and just soldier on.

    Go Chilly!!

    Much love, Sue and Eva The Megaesophagus Wonder Girl. Who by the way has lived to be over 7 years old in spite of the 1 year life span she was given!!

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  15. Tammy Penland on

    You go CHILLY. That dog is a gift from god he was put here to spread LOVE and JOY. He will be prayed for by many as he is on the prayer list at my church. I know when we have been waiting for our fur baby at the clinic CHILLY was a comfort to us. He has more to do on this earth.

    Thank you for all that you do for all of the Fur babies. God Bless you and CHILLY!

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  16. So glad that tumor is shrinking chili going to continue to pray that it will continue to shrink away so you can stay with us a long time you are a special dog chili as well as your mom and dad and your brothers and sisters prayers for you every on

    So glad that tumor is shrinking chili going to continue to pray that it will continue to shrink away so you can stay with us a long time you are a special dog chili as well as your mom and dad and your brothers and sisters prayers for you every day chili continue to be strong and we love you very much

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    • Veronica on

      Thank you so, so much for your good thoughts!♥♥ Chilly loves all of the love and loves you all right back!♥

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  17. Judy & Nathaniel Taylor on

    We are so elated to hear of Chilly’s new prognosis, hope he continues to get better.
    Dr. Dyer removed our dogs infected uterus last August 2017, “Wisdom” is doing great.
    We Thank Dr. Dyer and her staff for such genuine care and concern for our dog.
    Fondly, Judy& Nathaniel Taylor(Washington DC)

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    • Veronica on

      Thank you so much! I will be sure and show this to Dr. D! Please give your Wisdom a big hug from all of us!♥♥

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  18. Clyde T Smith on

    I so glad he still hanging in there. We love our animals like life itself. When we do that they see that and gives them something to fight for and they what to keep living for you. Keep loving him like you always had and he will love you right back and keep fighting for his lge so he can stay with you as long as he can. God bless Chilly and you. GO CHILLY!!!! We love you 😍

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