My little Finnish Spitz, Ama, was diagnosed with copper storage disease a couple of years ago. It has been a long and difficult journey to restore her to some semblance of health, with her blood test results again causing concern as little as four months ago. A new medication was our last hope and, hooray, so far, so good. Her latest test results have shown a dramatic improvement. We can see this in her sassy attitude. The ensuing ruckus is never-ending.

About a year into her treatment, I spoke to the vet about how Ama’s treatment was bankrupting us. The staff suggested I put her on YT (or something like that)! What the heck? Is that a thing? Does your dog go viral and then all of a sudden people want to buy merch? I suppose I could make some Ama “fan” T-shirts or I could make a fund-raising calendar of her cuteness. Is that how people monetise their pets? Anyway, needless to say, we are not doing that, even if she is ridiculously cute and loud. Yes, I am biased.

Check her out. Irresistible. Yes, I can video and pat a dog simultaneously (new skill).

It will be Ama’s 8th birthday next month. What a dog, what a dog, what a dog. I love dogs, but I am particularly a fan of Finnish Spitz.

Better get back to her.

Kind Regards.
Tracy.

41 thoughts on “All My Trials – As I Was Saying

  1. I’m so glad you have found a medication to help Ama. It’s too bad we couldn’t get our fur babies on our medical insurance. Ophelia sends early birthday wishes to Ama. They are close in age, Ophelia turns 8 in December!

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    1. It was very stressful, especially when the treatment doesn’t appear to be holding. She is holding steady now though. Touch wood …
      No, I don’t have pet insurance, Margaret. It is too expensive.
      Each 3 monthly visit is about $250 and her meds $120 for three months. And the fish for the special diet $40 a week. It adds up. The big costs were the initial diagnostics, liver biopsy, endoscopy, etc.

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  2. I am so glad to hear that Ama is responding to a treatment at last. I wonder if it would be hard to set up a “Fund Ama” button, or something along those lines; I would gladly help with a donation.

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    1. We had to economise, Irene, but we were able to cover her costs without undue hardship. I think those sort of fund raising campaigns should be saved for those who have to choose between putting food on their table and medical costs. But thank you for your moral support. It means a lot.

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