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20 March 2016 - 4:16pm

Happy Birthday, Otis!

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Today is my precious black and tan miniature dachshund, Otis, last day to be 15 years old.

Tomorrow he will be 16 years old, which for those of you who know his story is an absolute miracle.

I call him my "miracle baby," AND my "million dollar baby," among other names, because he has been through so much in his almost 16 years.

Part of the reason is here with us today is due to past and present members of CL, and this includes our dear CL-Ed, of course, so that is why I am posting. I want to thank you all for contributing to his cancer surgery that gave us several more years with our dear Otis - our amazing survivor.

Otis' quality of life is still very high, although he is now clearly a senior. According to the online dog calculator, he is 80 years old now in human years.

He still loves his walks, he will run sometimes, and he "romps" around - that is the only way to describe it - when he is excited. His greatest pleasure in life is still food and treats. He sleeps more now. He plays toys, but not quite as often, and his hearing and vision are definitely limited, yet he does not appear to be in pain or unhappy in any way (except when he cannot get his treats, lol) He is definitely more white around the muzzle and his paws, but he is very handsome still. lol

I am not going to drag this out - I just wanted to report in and on this important day give another BIG THANK YOU to all who helped with his cancer surgery, and to the Dog and Cat Cancer fund who helped with his follow up oncology visits and chemo. It has been over three years that he is cancer free!

THANK YOU for being part of our lives and for even caring about a very important member of our family - OTIS! Smile

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20 March 2016 - 11:01pm
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Great to hear that Otis is well. Happy birthday Otis!

Can you post a picture hope?

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20 March 2016 - 11:52pm
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My computer that has all my photos is out for repairs. I will take a few of him tomorrow when he opens his presents (he loves to open his own presents, lol). It would be fun to post one of him when he was younger and one now. I will try to remember when I get my other computer back, which should be soon.

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21 March 2016 - 1:31am
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Happy Birthday Otis! 16th and 80th birthdays are big milestones whether you are canine or human Smile

Look forward to seeing those photos Hope.

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21 March 2016 - 12:43pm
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Happy Birthday to Otis! I think you should throw him a Sweet 16 party, maybe let him fuss over getting a Porsche or a diamond encrusted water bowl. Beer

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21 March 2016 - 5:21pm
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Happy Birthday to Otis! I think you should throw him a Sweet 16 party, maybe let him fuss over getting a Porsche or a diamond encrusted water bowl. Beer

Too funny! We did say "sweet sixteen," but we did not say "never been kissed," because he has had a million kisses. lol I have probably paid for both of the above through the years with this guy. lol

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21 March 2016 - 10:06pm
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Ok you've both lost me there. Confused

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29 March 2016 - 2:00pm
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Oh, it is heart-felt story, hope777.
Dogs are a heaven's gift to our kind and dachshund is one of my many many favorites Smile

I wish all-time happiness to your family Smile

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29 March 2016 - 11:03pm
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CL-Ed wrote:

Ok you've both lost me there. Confused

He turned "sweet 16," CL-Ed and that is a BIG ONE! lol He is now 80 in human years.

MY GOAL is to get photos up this weekend!

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29 March 2016 - 11:05pm
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Oh, it is heart-felt story, hope777.
Dogs are a heaven's gift to our kind and dachshund is one of my many many favorites Smile

I wish all-time happiness to your family Smile

I am a complete dachshund FANATIC, lol. Everyone is always giving me dachshund decorations. When Otis went through his back surgery an online stranger even painted his portrait for me. He has been spoiled and showered with gifts his entire life. lol

Thank you!

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