We’re a bit late but better late than never, right?

We have had a LOT going on here. After everything we have been through and you, our friends, have been through with us, Mom couldn’t bear to write on here unless we had something happy to share.

We’ll start from the beginning (we promise it gets happier).

The day of Thanksgiving, Rudee started acting weird. Some of you will recall that Rudee is my Grandma’s dog that came to live with us August 2016. He is also the reason Jamison, my cat brother, is no longer with us. Anywho, he started growling at the wall and going into the guest bathroom and barking. He also was becoming more and more lethargic. On Friday, December 14th, he stopped eating. On Saturday, he threw up bile. On Sunday, he was extremely out of it, panting excessively, had a fever, and was breathing very shallowly when he wasn’t panting. Monday morning, he went to the vet. An x-ray showed a mass in his abdomen. They got him stabilized (he had a fever at intake of 105.8) and he was released from the hospital on Tuesday. He still wasn’t eating when they discharged him. Mom and Dad got him to eat boiled chicken but he wasn’t eating very much. On Friday, he went for an ultrasound that showed he had a mass in his spleen, tumors on his liver, and a mass in his stomach. Unfortunately, his lymph nodes were entwined with the masses so it is inoperable. Because he was still lethargic and not eating, a plan was made for him to be euthanized on Saturday, December 23rd, at 11:30. Then, the craziest thing happened – he started eating! Cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chicken, kibble, you name it! So Saturday morning, Mom and Dad canceled the appointment. As of right now, he’s acting almost 100% normal. He’s still panting but he’s running around and loving on Macy like normal.

He’s a Christmas miracle! Told you this had a happy ending.

Mom and Dad are going to let Rudee keep eating whatever makes him happy. When the inevitable downward spiral comes, Mom and Dad will do what needs to be done.

Here are some pics from our weekend.


Here’s a blooper:


We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday!

Love Always,



About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

27 responses »

  1. nordhuesn says:

    You all look marvelous!!!! Glad to hear Rudee got a temporary reprieve. His guardian angel didn’t want your family to have a sad Christmas. Macy looks pregnant in one of her pictures 🙂 Here’s to a great 2018!!!

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    • Thank you! Macy assures you she is not pregnant. BOL! She and Rudee are both fixed so that would truly be a Christmas miracle of Jesus-proportion! Happy New Year to all of you ❤ *ear licks* Noodle


  2. Amy says:

    Nothing like hearing about your death being planned to make you well again! Seriously, I am sorry about the masses, but at least Rudee has time to enjoy some more of life. He sure looks happy up there on the bed. Say, did you all get Santas? And what the heck in on Macy’s ears? Noodle, darling, you look more handsome every time I see you. Hugs and kisses from Mom #2

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    • Hi Mom #2! Mom and Dad are being really careful not to talk about that kind of stuff in front of him. They think that’s an awful thing to do. Yes, we all got santas! Mom said santa did that so we don’t fight over each other’s toys. He also brought us other toys that are in each of our crates so no one can steal em or dead em. Those things are Macy’s ears are doodlebobbers. Well, that’s what Mom calls them. BOL! *ear licks* Noodle

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  3. corkscot says:

    We love stories that have a happy ending for right now. Cancer sucks. Ask Sid about it. We are hoping that you have a joyous holiday and a happy and healthy new year.

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  4. Becky Wells says:

    Oh Noodle! It looks like everyone had a joyful Christmas and you look so cute in your pics! Happy New Year. 🎉🎊😘

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  5. Rudee is a tough cookie. I’m glad he’s feeling better and eating yummy foods. You’re looking adorable as always N. Ditto your little pack…

    Love and licks,

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  6. NylabluesMum says:

    Mee-you mee was goin to bee put to sleep on thee same day about thee same time!! Sort of freeky rite Noodle mee Moodle??? Mee iss relieved Rudee iss eatin an feelin better….any xtra time iss wudnerfull rite?? An mee iss on a strict die-et an paws crossed mee wil bee here fur a long time. Wee sure have had quite a year!
    **ear licksss** an ~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry Penry~~

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    • Siddhartha that is the worst thing I’ve heard in a long time! We can’t leave each other, remember?! I’m so thankful that you had a Christmas miracle, too. I love you BFF! *ear licks* and *paw pats* Noodle

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      • NylabluesMum says:

        Mee-you Noodle mee Moodle mee did not want to go mee can tell you butt mee was so-o sick mee could not even fink strait. An mee wood not eat or drink….LadyMum syringed water inn to mee an sumfing called Rebound Reehydration liquid. It iss purrty tasty an it reelly helped mee get better…..
        Mee LUVSS you all so BFF!!! Mee iss here fur you Noodle!!!
        ~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry Penry~~~

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  7. KDKH says:

    You are all so photogenic! You have great Christmas pictures. I hope Rudee continues to do well.

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  8. What great Christmas pictures! I am sending you lots of positive vibes and AireZen, Rudee!

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  9. That is amazing that Rudee went from all the way down to up again and we hope whatever time he has is happy and full of fun……..looks like all of you had a GREAT Christmas with goodies from Santa Paws………Sending Rudee POTP……..

    Love, Teddy

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  10. Three Pups and a Couple of Kitties says:

    Hi Noodle Buddy, I’m glad Rudee perked up and was hungry enough to eat. I loved the holiday photos! Cuddles for you guys and hugs for your mom.

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  11. Good to hear from you Noodle and especially good news about Rudee. We’re keeping our fingers and paws crossed he has a good number of days to enjoy with you. Pawsome holiday photos.
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  12. chesterspaniel says:

    Looks like you had a great Christmas. Wonderful photos!

    So sorry to hear about Rudee, though. Sending lots of POTP.

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  13. hello noodle its dennis the vizsla dog hay it is nice to see yoo agin my old frend!!! that is skarry abowt rudee i am glad he is dooing better now and i am sending lots of vizsla tail wags that it kontinyoos!!! the hipster kitties send purrs too!!! happy noo yeer to all of yoo!!! ok bye

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    • Hi Dennis! We hope you are feeling okay. We know you had a scare of your own recently. We’ve been thinking about you a lot. We are sending tons of POTP and wishes for a healthy and happy new year. *ear licks* Noodle


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