How IS Alfie doing, you ask?

I think I worried a few people with some minor changes I made to my social media profile accounts. I switched up my Instagram photo for the first time in 2 years, and my Facebook photo was “only” 6 months out of date with me gazing out of some window. Switching it up caused some alarm to a few friends who love Alfie as much as we do — so sweet!

A few days ago he went in for another bout of treatment. He’s doing great, and he’s still adventuring out with me as these days become numbered when it’s just the two of us. Soon he’ll have a little broski tourin’ around with him, that or my husband joked and told me that he’ll look after baby while Alfie and I adventure about in the funzo vehicles, ha!!! I mean, alright!

Alfie’s been a bit of a picky eater these last 2 weeks or so, which is definitely concerning for us. But I’m trying to keep positive and thinking the 3 walks a day, plus 5 meals a day is filling up his belly pretty good. He definitely needs a bit of stimulation throughout the day and although he loves his routine (he loves the couch, and grunts at me when I’m making my own breakfast, to come sit with him lol), adventures are totally his thing.

A few years ago I was loaned the Lexus NX200t, which I’ve now classified as my favourite vehicle of all time. Easy to drive, easy to park/judge and for me, no blind spots. Well this past week I had the joy of taking the Lexus NX300h out, and it toally reminds me of the previous one we had. I didn’t want to give it back, and that’s kinda rare! I mean, obviously a lot of the vehicles I take out for the week are great, but there’s far and few that I’d actually buy (even if I had the dollars for it).

The first day that I got the NX300h out, I mentioned that it would probably be the vehicle we’ll be driving to the hospital while in labour. And a few people mentioned I should probably protect all-the-cars I sit in, in case……. that water breaks. So, yep, I was sittin’ on garbage bags, Alfie’s potty-pads that we had left over (new obviously lol), and towels. Cause lord jumpin’s I don’t want to be ruining a brand new $50k vehicle! Oof!

No baby yet. But I’ve had a few people reach out to me and ask if our baby was here – I’m just MIA due to a head/sinus cold. And today (yes today Monday January 29) I’m forcing myself to nest. I haven’t gotten to the nesting phase yet, but we have no freezer foods made. I’m quite miserable (lol) if we’re being honest, with the whole cold-thing knocking me out. Though I needed to take charge before baby comes, so we have a few meals packed away in the freezer.

So far on the agenda:

  • two dozen egg muffins
  • chicken taco’s in the slow cooker (I usually serve on top of spinach, or cauliflower rice and lately I’ve not been making the avocado dressing)

I plan on making more food today while I can. Up next, I might go for a mac’n cheese to freeze. Then, pre-chopping some veggies, and storing them in the freezer for easy access for when we want quick meals, and make some cooked meat to freeze as well. Man oh man, I hope this cold subsides before baby arrives, let me tellya that much.

Many thanks for the fun times, Lexus. Alfie always enjoys these adventures, and I’m so glad you guys love him too.

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Alfie’s Adventures in the birthday convertible

Well folks, Alfie had one fantastic birthday, let me tell you that much. And a huge thanks goes out to Mazda USA for providing us with a birthday convertible for our sweet pup. Yes – I pitched it, solely for the purpose of Alfie’s use.

You want to know why? Because that’s the only thing that will make him smile this huge, these days. Almost two weeks ago we received the worst news that Alfie (who has lymphoma and is terminally ill) only had days left. So far, he’s going strong and is our little fighter. We’re hoping he becomes a miracle puppa. So far I think we’ve gotten everything down pat with regards to his medications, when to walk him (when his belly is all squeaky, or if he gets suddenly aggravated and barky), and feed him small frequent meals a day (which is 5….lol). He’s lost quite a bit of weight, but that’s due to the cancer, unfortunately. I’ve been updating everyone on his status on Instagram stories as much as possible, and people thoroughly enjoy seeing his little face, and rooting him on. So much love for this little fella!

His 8th birthday was on October 23, and we followed suit, similar to my birthday back in May. We didn’t get the car until the 24th so on that weekend, we drove down in the “California Convertible” as I like to label it (the Mazda MX5) and had a beach day in Santa Cruz, all catered to him. It was perfect. Brought his snacks, his meds and all hahahaha.

When we came back at sunset, we watched the airplanes come in, back in San Jose, and it was the perfect ol’ day. Couldn’t have asked for a better day at all.

This is my first time actually driving the MX5 myself, since the other two times I was in it, they were standard transmissions, and I didn’t want to take a chance learning on a review car, haha. So, I was peppin’ around all week with Alfie in tow, roof down constantly – even if it was a bit chilly. COuldn’t wipe that smile off Alfie’s face, which in turn made my entire week so much better.

Each day is a different story with our sweet pup, but luckily this past week he’s been “himself” with how well things are going.

Lymphoma isn’t curable, but it is treatable. At this point, Alfie’s lymphoma has taken over his little intestines, and is growing. We can only hope that we’re making his last while with us, the best he’s ever had.

Thank you again Mazda for being so understanding, caring, and best of all making my little Alfie smile.

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POM Friday

Regal AlfieI haven’t done a POM Friday post of Alfie in ages. Although his photos sneak into blog posts every now and again, I really missed taking him out on adventures each week, snapping pics – and posting them every Friday.

So, it’s back for the time being. Many people love his sweet smile, but don’t get me started on how bossy he is to strangers and other dogs! Whoooo….wee. That smile doesn’t last for long when he’s ready to boss someone around, let me tell ya.

Here’s some sweet photos I took of him last week!

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