Happy Tails

Karl aka Malone

Amy Gowertz - Sunday, June 23, 2019

Karl (formerly Malone) is a blessing in my life.  He makes me laugh every day.  He is definitely the king of his domain here, keeps guard of the back yard and lets passers-by know that though he’s small in stature he has a big voice.  Initially reticent, he loves to cuddle and greets family members with boundless enthusiasm and screeches of excitement.  He loves to go for walks or to sit on a stool in the kitchen looking out the window.  He keeps me company in my office every day and has his own executive office chair to sleep on.


Sadly, I have recently found out that he has cancer (adenocarcinoma of the anal sac) and it has spread to his lymph nodes. A final ultra-sound test was done at VCA Care and the veterinarian agreed that the cancer has spread beyond the stage of being operable without causing incontinence, discomfort and expensive chemotherapy treatments which would only prolong his misery.  He is currently not in pain and is on a special veterinary-prescribed diet.  He’s happy and will live out the rest of his life without invasive measures which would only cause him distress. 


As long as Karl is not in pain and the quality of his life with me remains superior he will live out his days in my home as a contented and much-loved pet.





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