We are so heartbroken, he was such a sweet boy, so gentle and kind. Even though our time was short with him we feel so grateful that we had him in our lives to love.
In March Cliff had surgery for what we thought was an infected anal gland. But it was discovered during the surgery that it was actually a tumor at the anal gland duct and it was cancer. A very fast growing cancer that is normally found inside the mouth.
Sending a special thank you to Dr. Erin Cantwell and the staff at Camino Al Norte Animal Hospital for taking such good care of us and Cliffy. ((( ♥ )))
RIP Sweet Cliffy, Mommy & Daddy love you so very much! XOXO
November 12, 2001 - May 5, 2014
My name is Cliff, as in steep hill to climb. I am 11 years old. My name couldn’t be more appropriate really because as you can see I have quite a climb ahead of me.
You see, my mom got me from a shelter many years ago and although she tried her best to take care of me, she lost everything and hasn’t been able to feed me good food or take care of my severe allergies. I have lost all of my fur and my skin feels more like a tough elephant than a snuggly pug. It is really uncomfortable and even painful to say the least. Think about the worst case of poison ivy and imagine it all over your body. That’s what daily life for me has been like.
That is not all. I smell really bad. Not your average pugs breathe or even pug farts bad, but yeasty infection bad. I want to love and play with my humans but no one really wants to play with me in this condition. That makes me really sad. It’s not my fault I didn’t get the care I needed, when the problem started. This could have all been avoidable.
The dogtor tells the nice rescue ladies that with the right family and lots of medical care and something called “TLC”, I will make a full recovery in time. I am not sure what “TLC” stands for but it sounds terrific and I can’t wait to remember what feeling good and itchy free fells like.
My mostest favorite big wish is to finally be comfortable enough to snuggle again! I sure hope there is a special family willing to look past my extra tough exterior and see that underneath all of this fur, wait… I mean, where all of this fur should be is just a lovable, huggable, cuddly pug who deserves a “re-do” and a forever snuggle buddy.