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Brody playing fetch.

Two weeks ago we noticed Brody’s left eye was looking extra red and maybe slightly swollen. I took him into the vet expecting them to tell me he had scratched it or somehow it was infected…give me some antibiotics…and send me home. Instead, we were sent to a doggie ophthalmologist.

Our vet had her suspicions, but it was confirmed that Brody has a growth growing behind his eye and it is pressing on the eye. We were absolutely crushed. (Thank you all for your outpouring of love when we found out.)

Brody playing fetch.

Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow and we are very anxious. The plan is to remove the tumor (if it is not too large or intrusive) and his right eye. They will biopsy the tumor after removal and let us know if it is cancerous or not.

I could tell you all the thousands of reasons why we all love Brody — and there truly are thousands — but instead I wanted to share how he spent today doing his favorite thing in the whole world…playing fetch.

Brody playing fetch. Brody playing fetch. Brody playing fetch. Brody playing fetch.

Brody playing fetch. Brody playing fetch.

Brody playing fetch.

We love our crazy little raggamuffin, so very much.

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  1. Monica

    sending you guys good vibes. I will be at the vet as well tomorrow. With both of our 20 year old cats, who are suddenly feeling their senior years. I hope the news is good all around..

  2. Carolec

    So very sorry that Brody has to go through this, and you, as well. Will be saying a prayer for his recovery and good health. Stay strong … so many of us have gone through this … you have many shoulders. Keep us posted.

  3. sandy

    I know what you are going through. Our oscar had a tumor in an area that would have caused him to be incontinent. He was 13 years old and after discussing options with the vet we came to the conclusion that at his age surgery was not a good option. We had him for another year until the pain.became too much for him and then we let him go. We will always love him and have great memories and pictures. Leaving is the hardest part of life whether it is a person or a pet. I will pray for your beloved friend and you.

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      I’m so sorry for your loss. We lost our Oscar to cancer as well a few years ago. He was the dog we grew up. It always sucks.

  4. Carrie Peck

    I hope everything goes ok with Brody’s surgery. My cat had a tumor so I know what you are going through.

  5. Nancy

    Sorry about your dog hope things turn out good for him he is so cute prayers all around I am having surgery tomorrow to. God bless

  6. Kathie Ray

    Prayers for Brody, I know how much you love him because I’m a doggie mama. I pray they can fix his eye without much damage to the eyeball. Either way he will be loved, and all the better for it. God please take care of Brody, heal his sick eye and take away any doubts about cancer. Cancer took the life of my Miss Spotty Dotty and it really hurts. They are our babies, our little hairy people, and give us love unconditionally. God Bless and keep us posted on Brody’s recovery

  7. raquel from J.C.

    Ohh All the best for Brody!!!! I’m sure he’ll be back to play fetch very soon! I’ll remember you all in my prayers

  8. Cathy

    OH, good luck with the surgery!! Praying that everything goes well and that the tumor is not cancerous. Dogs are pretty good at bouncing back…he’ll be playing ball sooner than you think. Love your blog!! =D

  9. Dena

    I’m sure your fur baby will come thru with flying colors :) Mine is 15 and has good days and bad so I know your anxiety well. God bless!

  10. Jim Morgan

    I know you all are devastated. Doggies are part of the family and if my Chloe had a potential bad problem, I would be. I have heard if I didn’t have a dog my wallet would be full, my house would be clean, my heart would be empty. Doggies; God’s gift to people.

  11. DeAnna+Novak

    I’m so sorry to hear about Brody. I too know that feeling when your baby is sick. I hope everything turns out well for Brody. We had 19 wonderful years with our kitty Bobbi.

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      I didn’t realize you had a kitty named Bobbi! We have a kitty named Bobbi as well. I’m sorry to hear you lost her. It’s always so difficult. We lost one of our other kitties back in August and it still hurts. Sending hugs!

  12. Amy @ Fearless Homemaker

    We love you, Brody + we know you’re going to do great! We’re all sending good vibes your way from the Fearless Household. =)

  13. Marjory Betchkal

    Thinking of you all. Wishing Brody the best of luck, he is so adorable. Prayers that once the surgery is done, that is all that has to be done. He will still be adorable after. Prayers.

  14. Judy G

    Wishing Brody a swift recovery from his surgery. My prayers will be with him today and with you also. I know how attached we can get with our furry children. Again, my best wishes and prayers to your family and Brody.

  15. Nancy

    Brody is adorable! Sending love and prayers for his operation and speedy recovery. Our pets are like family to us so I can understand how worried you are feeling over sweet Brody XO

  16. Caroline, England

    Sending lots of love and positive thoughts for Brody’s operation and recovery. Our dogs mean the world to us so I can fully empathise how you must be feeling. Sending Brody a gentle stroke xx

  17. Julie @ Willow Bird Baking

    My pup just went through her own vet scare last night, so I know that sinking feeling in your gut all too well. Sending up prayers for you and Brody. I hope everything turns out just fine and he is all better soon <3


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