Monday, August 27, 2007

The V.E.T.

I had to go to the V.E.T this weekend for my annual check-up. I love going to the VET! Mom takes a bag of cookies with her and I get treats for laying down nicely at her feet or ignoring other dogs that come in the waiting room. I charmed the pants off of two ladies by staring at them & smiling. They told Mom about 10 times "You're dog just never stops smiling".

I do have a pretty great smile...see?

This trip to the V.E.T. was great because they didn't steal any of my blood, nor did they stick me with any needles. I also found out that I've lost 2 lbs!! And Mom thought I was gaining weight. They did put that thing up my butt and I just can't understand why they haven't come up a better way to judge how HOT I am. They could've just asked Dot.

I have a little baby lump on my leg that Mom wanted to have the Vet check. It's so little, Dr. F couldn't even find it. Mom does this massage thingy on me every week to check for lumps & bumps and I love it because I just lay there while she rubs me. That's when she found it. This is where it is on my leg.

So she showed Dr. F where it was and they don't think it's a cyst. Because it's so small, they want to wait to biopsy it if it gets any bigger. So that just means Mom will be massaging me every single day & that's just fine with me!!

It made me feel like roachin'!

Mom likes the funny noises I make when I roach...till the stupid white dog comes along & ruins my fun!

(Back to the Vet visit...I'm pretty freaked out about this whole diagnosis. My Vet thinks it could be lymphoma because the lump floats & is not attached to the skin. I almost passed out when she said the C word. Right now it's the size of a pea...and trust me, if that thing gets any bigger Sherman will be at the Vet in a nanosecond to have it biopsed. She doesn't feel the lump is big enough to put him through the whole process right now though. I love this Vet & trust her. She assured me it could stay the same size for a long time. Let's just hope that's the case.)


Jasmine said...

*touch wood* Sherman will be just fine! his smile says it all :)

BamBam is one who hates the vet - he shivers thruout, and will try ways & means to run when we sit him on the observation table.

Goofy said...

I don't really scared much at the vet... I normally just stay calm and let the vet do whatever he wants.. mom always tell me, the vet wants me good...

Clover said...

Sherman does have a great smile. I am thinking good thoughts for you and hope everything will be fine! Sending my pug puppy kisses...
Love Clover xo

Boo said...

oh shermie, that white dog, sigh! i bet you were soooooo enjoying the baby talk and when mom ask you to show your tummy you didn't even hesitate to show it off! LOL

wet wet licks


Ruby Bleu said...

Shermy, I'll be thinking good thoughts for you on this buddy...and crossing all my paws!! Oh, and with a smile like that it's no wonder Dot is in love you with!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Stanley said...


Being able to pose like that on command (especially for a belly shot) coupled with that winning smile, it will do a lot for your modeling career, man! You're always winning over the ladies... of any species.

Cool about the daily massages. Hope your lump stays small or goes away completely. All my AireZen coming your way, buddy. Stay healthy and SMILEY!

Do you ever just want to kick that little white dog's a**? She's cute, for sure, but doesn't she know the code? NEVER, EVER, interrupt a good hump, a good roach, or a baby talkin' hooman!

Goober love & hugs,

The Furry Kids said...

You have an awesome smile! We're crossing paws and sending lots of pawsitive thoughts that the lump is nothing icky.

Frasypoo said...

I hope it does not turn into anything serious !
thats a great smiley picture!

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Sherman - that is a lovely smile you have there!

I hope you get your lump sorted out, I have some too but they won't do anything about them till my liver function improves.

take care, love and licks, Marvin xxxxx

2shibas said...

Sherman's mom,

Try not to freak out. Just keep up with your daily rubs and keep an eye on it. So many times these dogs drive us nuts and it turns out to be nothing. I'll be keeping him in my prayers, though.

Wiley & Fievel's mom

Sparky said...

Sherman, my mama is watching a lump too - very close to where yours is. I have a biopsy done, and they said it was just fat. How dare they even say that!

Randi said...

Gee, were quite the trooper at the vet! I have some little lumpies on my legs too & they are not attached..just kind of float..but I always have them checked out & the vet says the same thing..nothing to worry about unless they get bigger...I love your roaching video! That's what I do too!
Love & Licks,

The Brat Pack said...

Sherman, I coulda told em how hot you were all the way from Texas!!

Don't worry, we're all sending good vibes your way and we know you have the best parents ever to take care of you.

Lots o' love,
Dot-Spot & my bratty siblings

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Wooo Shermie... I loved the video of you twisting on your back showing your belly. Sorry that you have some lumps. Just have your mom keep a close eye on them! I am sure you will be just fine :)

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Wooo Shermie... I loved the video of you twisting on your back showing your belly. Sorry that you have some lumps. Just have your mom keep a close eye on them! I am sure you will be just fine :)

Eddie N Peaches said...

Sherman, we're pulling for you. You're gonna be around for a loooooong time! We just know it!

Lola, Eddie tagged you! Come check it out on our blog.
Pooches Smooches,
Eddie, Peaches & Bella

Joe Stains said...

sherman I am sure its just a little piece of handsome that broke off and is floating around in your skin! I am sure you will be fine. Tanner messes me up when I am roaching too, little brat!

Balboa & Mommy said...

oh no,

You are such a good mother, and will know if that lump gets any bigger and will take care of Sherman.

Sherman is in good hands.


Sophie Brador said...

Hey Sherm, I sometimes get those small little bumps, but on my back. My auntie Judy, who is also my vet, draws fluid out of them and looks at them under her microscope and then tells mom, it's just a fatty lump and nothing to worry about. Can you believe it?! A fatty lump on moi? I don't think so. I think they are beauty lumps. Maybe your's is a beauty lump too,

Rockford said...

Hi Sherman - You do that belly thing pretty good! Darn that white doggy. We hope you don't have to go back to that vet, even though she's ok with mom. We'll keep our paws crossed for you. Stay well, Kisses and non-Alpha hugs - Mati and Rocky

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket & Daisy said...

We keeping our paws crossed for you and sending puggie vibes your way.

Pacco de Mongrel said...

hope that it was nothing serious...

Lorenza said...

Hi friends.
I love Sherman's smile!
I really hope he will be ok!
That was a big grrr for poor Lola!
Have a good night

Eddie N Peaches said...

OMD, we missed the tag you tagged on us! We must've been busy guarding or eating or something important like that! Thank you for that tag!
Pooches Smooches,
Eddie, Peaches & Bella

ROSSI said...

Oh Sherman.. u sure have a nice smile.. and ur mom treat u well to give u massages and tummy rubs.. that is in heaven.. oh, just hope and keeping our paws crozzed that the lump will dissappear in a blink of time!..

Golden Rossi

Cubby said...

boxer healing vibes for Shermie!

leah said...

way to go sherman's mom for finding the little bump before it became a problem! i'm glad you're not feeling sick and are as happy as can be. i'm sure you'll be fine!

and fig makes those weird noises when she roaches around on the bed too. and then that little naked albino dog likes to interrupt her.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Sherman got such a great smile and you have so much fun roaching. I'm keeping my paws crossed for you that the lump is nothing serious

~ Girl girl

Amber-Mae said...

Oh Sherman, i8 hope it's not lymphoma or something bad like that...Poor you! Oh, you have the bestest widest smile I've ever seen in a manly dog Sherman, heeheehee!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Simba said...

I hate the vets now, I use to like it until they stuck sharp things in me. Hope you are ok and keep smiling.

Simba xx

Huskee Boy said...

I don't like visits to the vet too... they are scary.
I hope that everything turns out well for Sherman!!

Em said...

Mollie likes vet visits: more strangers to charm and kiss, and our vet is great with animals.

Hope your lump stays where it is and doesn't grow any, you handsome boy.

Licks & kisses from Mollie & Em

FleasGang said...

Hang in there Jen. We're sending you fuzzy faced kisses :-)

The FleasGang

Koobuss said...

Oh Boy,

Whatever the lump is that Sherman has, sounds like you found it in time. Good luck, sweet Sherman!!

You are right about your smile. It's pretty great!!

Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

Blue said...

Do hope alls well!
As, you liked my first effort @ Scattergories,I've tagged you in my 2nd effort @ the game!

Pats to all

Fei said...

Oh dear,

I hope everything will be fine with you!

Crossing my paws for you my friend.


wally said...

Shermanator--I am keeping my paws crossed for you (which makes it ery hard to walk). As it happens, my ma ape found a little lump on me this morning, though on my chest. Yeesh! Maybe you have a sympathy lump? Or I have one? Or maybe we are just growing little tiny versions of ourselves? How cool would THAT be?


Kapp pack said...

Sherman, I have had two lumps my bipeds had removed and they were both the "ok" type of longs as the vet gets all of it if it gets bigger you should be A-OK

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Katherine and Pippa, said...

I'm hanging in there for you Sherman. Hope it all turns out OK