Flicka

Flicka_Lucas_CleoFlicka_Lucas_Cleo Norman OK ✭✭✭
edited October 31 in Welcome

Pet's name: Flicka
Pet's Hometown: A quiet place in Oklahoma
Pet's Birthday: 1st March 2006
Pet's Gender: Male
Breed: Blue Heeler

A little more about Flicka

FLICKA (the black/blue/white one !)

I rescued Flicka from a dark stinking bug infested Hell Hole. I had recently married a lovely American gent and come to live in the U.S. I had had the best girl in all the world in the UK... my Cleo. She was a black German Shepherd. She had died 18mths before I came here. Once I was here I was desperate for a dog and only lasted being here 2 mths before I found Flicka ! He was around 16wks old when he came into my life.

Bio:
Flicka is very protective of me. He takes a while to get used to new people.. but once he does he loves them dearly. He takes to women better than men. We are working on his problems with people. He is such a loving soul with his ''family''. He loves to play in the water and recently introduced his little brother Lucas to the Lake !
UPDATE FOR FLICKA'S 3rd BIRTHDAY 1st MARCH 2009 Today is my Beautiful Boys 3rd Birthday. He was not supposed to see this day... he was a throwaway abused pup ... 12 hrs from death. This is a guess date... he was around 16 weeks old when he rescued me. He has grown into a wonderful dog. He still has one or two problems... but lets face it.. who or what doesnt ?. His loyalty is unquestionable and his love is unconditional ... and so is mine to him. He stood beside the hole in my heart that was left when Cleo died and he quietly built a bridge over it to my soul. Happy Birthday Beautiful Boy. When you curl up beside me at days end and let out that long contented sigh... simply KNOW it is the greatest gift you could ever give me
UPDATE FOR FLICKA'S 4th BIRTHDAY 1st MARCH 2010. Beautiful Boy ......... Happy 4th Birthday .1st of March is the day I have given you as your birthday. We will never know exactly when it was.. but maybe a new day that WE chose when you came and our love will help make up for whatever they did to you the first 16 weeks of your life.We have worked so hard this year to bury the last of the past ..... those issues that still haunted you. We have done well ..... we are work in progress!. I love you dearest boy.. you are so loving and loyal. That sigh at days end is still the BEST thing you could ever give me . Happy 4th Birthday Flicka ..... Love from Mum , Dad and Lucas. UPDATE 10th MARCH 2010 : Tonight Flicka gained his CGC. I am SO proud of him. This has been a rollercoaster 4 years... and seeing this night is more than I could dream of. We have a point to work from ... and as I have always known... never give up... never drop the leash. I love you Flicka.
UPDATE FOR FLICKA'S 5th BIRTHDAY 1st MARCH 2011.Beautiful Boy ....... ten days after your last birthday you made me even more proud. Despite all your problems... you achieved your CGC . I cried that night.. so SO proud of you. We are still work in progress.. but you have done so much this past year. Then ,you and Lucas looked after me and never left my side after the surgery I had. Between you, you checked on me and simply laid close to keep me safe. Every night when we go to bed you curl up tight beside me and I lay my hand on you and simply know you are my Heartshine. There are big changes coming this year.. and hopefully it will give us all a wonderful place to just "be". Happy 5th Birthday Flicka ..... Love from Mum , Dad and Lucas.
UPDATE FOR FLICKA'S 6th BIRTHDAY 1st MARCH 2012. Beautiful Boy... we finally got you a safe fenced place this last June to walk and sniff and just simply lay in the shade and "be" ! Your own 2 acres... your own Retreat.You finally felt easy enough to even initiate play with Lucas. We've come a long way in 6 years sweet boy. Still work in progress... but such big strides ! You still look to me to be safe and secure and thats ok.... I will love and keep you always... as you... rescued me. . Happy 6th Birthday Flicka... Love from Mum , Dad and Lucas
UPDATE FOR FLICKA'S 7th BIRTHDAY 1st MARCH 2013.
Beautiful Boy... how did we get to seven years !? You have continued to grow into being "you". You still find new people and other dogs hard. We dont see many of either.. and yet... you are better and more relaxed. Smiles.. still work in progress.You regularly initiate play now with Lucas ... your spirit is beginning to find the wind beneath its wings.. Our Good Night cuddle is still the most treasured of gifts. Happy 7th Birthday Sweet Boy ... Love from Mum , Dad and Lucas.
UPDATE FOR FLICKA'S 8th BIRTHDAY 1st MARCH 2014.
Beautiful Boy ... Oh my.... 8 years old ! I think you have finally become the dog you were meant to be . You will always bear mental scars ... but to see you with lucas playing in your own safe place is everything and more I could have asked for., Some things dont change... you are not easy with strangers and other dogs... but you let us guide you .The Good Night cuddle is still the golden time of my day with you. Happy 8th Birthday Flicka ... Love from Mum , Dad and Lucas.
UPDATE FOR FLICKA'S 9th BIRTHDAY 1st MARCH 2015.
Beautiful Boy......... Nine wonderful years. You are so loving with your family and protective of us. This year I have noticed you getting older. You are in good health but now have less of the Puppy and more of the Statesman ! There are still difficult things for you... but this year when John came.... you licked his face. That brought tears all round ! Our cuddle at night is so very very special. Happy 9th Birthday Flicka ... Love from Mum , Dad and Lucas.
UPDATE FOR FLICKA'S 10th BIRTHDAY 1st MARCH 2016. Beautiful Boy......... Ten amazing years. Its been a really hard year as we lost Lucas to The Bridge so suddenly. You miss him too. You are beginning to show you are getting older.. and you recently badly hurt your leg... but we are making it all better. There are still difficult things for you... but we love you so very very much. Our cuddle at night is so special. Happy 10th Birthday Flicka ... Love from Mum and Dad
UPDATE FOR FLICKA'S 11th BIRTHDAY 1st MARCH 2017.
Beautiful Boy......... Eleven amazing years now ! This has been another difficult year with Papa getting sick but he is now thankfully ok. You my Darling Boy have been always beside us. We love you very much. You are aging now.. that is as hard for us as you. Your mended leg seems to be ok.. but you have slowed down. There are white flecks coming in your black eye patch and ears... smiles.. yes.. the white gets to all of us. I help you onto the bed now but those bedtime snuggles are still the gold at the end of the day. Happy 11th Birthday Flicka ... Love Mum and Dad.

Forums Motto:
NO-ONE is gonna sneak up on my Mummy

UPDATE FOR FLICKA'S RAINBOW BRIDGE DAY
Flicka ~ 1st March 2006 ~ 30th October 2017 ~ There is another Star in the sky tonight

Flicka died in my arms at 5pm today as the Vet and I sent him on his next Journey. My Beloved Troubled Boy is troubled no more.

Flicka (My Beautiful Angel) & Lucas (My Gentle Angel) & Cleo (My Beloved Angel)
Flicka's Page
Lucas's Page
Cleo's Page

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Comments

  • Flicka hope you can help us all! Stopping by to say hello

  • BuddyAngelAbbyBuddyAngelAbby Aberdeen/Saskatoon ✭✭✭

    Hi Flicka! Hugs to you.

  • Hello my friend!!

    Tracey, Fenway, Isabel and Angels Baxter, MacKenzie and Indigo

  • Flicka_Lucas_CleoFlicka_Lucas_Cleo Norman OK ✭✭✭
    edited September 21

    Flicka - August 2017

    Monday 7th... a cancer diagnosis from Blue Pearl after excision of tonsil tumour. (I am still locally with my trusted Vet of 11 years but we had to go to this big Vets for the op. They were and are being incredible)

    Flicka vet report.

    Its been a very scary 4 days but we have better times coming.

    Vet definitely thinks that the 2 doses of the new medicine after the cancer op probably caused the trouble and stripped out Flicka's intestines of the good bugs. He honestly feels Flicka should not be on that medicine for roughly the same reasons as we have also had doubts.

    Those doubts are... first this reaction (which is pretty common but not a definite for all dogs) would be a regular thing and whilst it may retard some pre-cancer cells.... it will trash Flicka's liver and kidneys and liquid poop is no way to live.

    It was worth a try.. but not worth the side effects. So... we are all on the same page. No more of that med.... and we will have the time we have and all enjoy it

    We will still see the Oncologist on the 31st... just to update all of us and say Thank you too but we don't want more pills etc and a scan is pretty pointless. Its more to just to sign the chapter off.

    Meantime... my vet has given Flicka Metronidazole for 8 days to rebuild the good guys in his gut. He always has live yoghurt on his food anyway so that will help.

    This has been a rough 2-3 weeks but I feel we are all on the same page now.

    31st August

    Today we had to go to the big Vet in OKC for the Cancer report. We had already read it.. but she explained it fully.

    She is a wonderful person. Flicka gave her a kiss.... that is rare for Flicka.

    It really comes to this. The cancer will come back but we are going to take the days as we have them.

    We may only have 3-5 months at worst ... and we may have a little more. He may also just prove us all wrong and live long and happy

    Right now Flicka is back almost to his happy self. The changes when they come will come fairly quickly.

    Even if we had decided on treatment with Chemo.. we probably would only have a year more. The medicine they did try him on made him very sick and we have had 10 days of getting him well again after that. No more... no more treatments... except if he needs he will have pain medicine. but he is fine for now.

    So.. his quality of life is priority and we are going to have no treatment but he will see this Vet again in 3 months time. She will be our guide as well as our own Vet.

    For now... we make his Life Party a GOOD one.

    Its been a very long hard day... but it too shall pass.

    If things change faster... we can go and see her any time. In an emergency we could get there in about 90 mins. That clinic is open 24/7. My vet is just normal hours and not weekends.

    Flicka (My Beautiful Angel) & Lucas (My Gentle Angel) & Cleo (My Beloved Angel)
    Flicka's Page
    Lucas's Page
    Cleo's Page

  • Love you big guy...Stay happy. <3

  • DroopyDroopy Johnstown ✭✭✭

    Love You Flicka!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  • roscorosco ✭✭✭

    <3 Flicka <3

  • DeaDea NH ✭✭✭

    Lots of hugssss Flicka <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  • HersheyHershey San Francisco ✭✭✭✭

    You go, Flicka!! Keep on having fun, a pawty evfurry day, and no more scaring mommy!

    Hershey
    When you're chocolate, life is sweet!

    My Welcome Page

    Winkie's Welcome Page

  • Flicka_Lucas_CleoFlicka_Lucas_Cleo Norman OK ✭✭✭
    edited September 22

    Now you are all making Mum cry !<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    Flicka (My Beautiful Angel) & Lucas (My Gentle Angel) & Cleo (My Beloved Angel)
    Flicka's Page
    Lucas's Page
    Cleo's Page

  • The_Wild_OnesThe_Wild_Ones Phoenix ✭✭✭✭

    We Love you!!

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  • Flicka_Lucas_CleoFlicka_Lucas_Cleo Norman OK ✭✭✭

    Love you right back Wild Ones ! <3 <3 <3

    Flicka (My Beautiful Angel) & Lucas (My Gentle Angel) & Cleo (My Beloved Angel)
    Flicka's Page
    Lucas's Page
    Cleo's Page

  • Love you Flicka. we will always be here for you. <3 <3 <3

  • Flicka_Lucas_CleoFlicka_Lucas_Cleo Norman OK ✭✭✭
    edited October 1

    <3 <3 <3 Miss Debbie

    Flicka (My Beautiful Angel) & Lucas (My Gentle Angel) & Cleo (My Beloved Angel)
    Flicka's Page
    Lucas's Page
    Cleo's Page

  • LucyLucy Jacksonville ✭✭✭

    This is awesome. Flicka Momma is glad she met the sweet you...Keep being sweet we love you...Luv Ya

    Angel Minster Jr and Misty, Lucy, and newest Kitty Sammie

  • Flicka_Lucas_CleoFlicka_Lucas_Cleo Norman OK ✭✭✭
    edited October 1

    <3 <3 <3 We love you Mama N

    Flicka (My Beautiful Angel) & Lucas (My Gentle Angel) & Cleo (My Beloved Angel)
    Flicka's Page
    Lucas's Page
    Cleo's Page

  • Walker_AlexandriaWalker_Alexandria Goshen ✭✭✭✭✭

    Loves you all <3

    Walker and Alexandria Welcome Page

    A hundred hearts would be to few to carry all my love for you.
    Author Unknown

  • Flicka_Lucas_CleoFlicka_Lucas_Cleo Norman OK ✭✭✭
    edited October 17

    Bunny... we are making the days good days. . HUGSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    Flicka (My Beautiful Angel) & Lucas (My Gentle Angel) & Cleo (My Beloved Angel)
    Flicka's Page
    Lucas's Page
    Cleo's Page

  • Bunny_PrincesseLilyCGNBunny_PrincesseLilyCGN bathurst ✭✭✭
    edited October 17

    I am sure you are <3 I am also sure it isnt easy . big hugs to you

  • Flicka_Lucas_CleoFlicka_Lucas_Cleo Norman OK ✭✭✭
    edited October 19

    Hugsssssssssssssss and Thankyou !
    @Bunny_PrincesseLilyCGN

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    Flicka (My Beautiful Angel) & Lucas (My Gentle Angel) & Cleo (My Beloved Angel)
    Flicka's Page
    Lucas's Page
    Cleo's Page

  • Flicka_Lucas_CleoFlicka_Lucas_Cleo Norman OK ✭✭✭

    Flicka Update - 21st October 2017

    __
    The San Francisco trip was all and more I could have hoped. Nothing disappointed and that is saying something when it is about a dream that has been in my heart for 58 of my 62 years.
    __
    Long long cuddles with Flicka. We missed each other a lot. While I was away he had a bad couple of days but then got better and he is doing ok. I was afraid at one point.... but it didnt happen. he was safe here at home with Jay
    __
    Flicka is doing ok.... sleeps alot more now and that is good. He loves his food still and that is good too. The Tylan Powder goes on his food twice a day (I have gone back to splitting his feeds ... easier on his tum than one feed ).. its helped alot.
    __
    19th Nov we go back to the 'big vet' at Blue Pearl. She is so lovely and is the oncologist. She just wants a hands on check over.. and its a good thing to do. That will get us to the end of first 3 mths of the 3-5 mths predictions .
    __
    I do not know what to think... I WANT to get Flix well past the 5 mths.. to have him stay on this fragile but ok plateau.... but I dont know if we can.
    __
    So..... we take it day by day. The good days are more than the bad ones by a way right now. I will not leave him again.. and we are still making each day count.
    __
    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    Flicka (My Beautiful Angel) & Lucas (My Gentle Angel) & Cleo (My Beloved Angel)
    Flicka's Page
    Lucas's Page
    Cleo's Page

  • HersheyHershey San Francisco ✭✭✭✭

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    Hershey
    When you're chocolate, life is sweet!

    My Welcome Page

    Winkie's Welcome Page

  • Bunny_PrincesseLilyCGNBunny_PrincesseLilyCGN bathurst ✭✭✭

    Big hugs for you and Flicka <3 <3 Glad you had a good time on your trip!

  • Walker_AlexandriaWalker_Alexandria Goshen ✭✭✭✭✭

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    Walker and Alexandria Welcome Page

    A hundred hearts would be to few to carry all my love for you.
    Author Unknown

  • The_Wild_OnesThe_Wild_Ones Phoenix ✭✭✭✭

    @Flicka_Lucas_Cleo I am so glad you had such a great trip and that Flicka did okay while you were gone! Continued prayers for your sweet boy.
    ...

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  • roscorosco ✭✭✭

    Flicka, that is wonderful that your mum had such an awesome and satisfying time with Hershey and Winkie!
    Sending "I Love You, Flicka" in the way we dogs do:

    <3

  • Flicka_Lucas_CleoFlicka_Lucas_Cleo Norman OK ✭✭✭

    Thankyou Everyone !
    __
    Today wasnt so good really . Flicka is beginning to really slow down. Just taking a day as it comes. I have had a lot of work to do outside today and I just went and cried out there so he cant see... nor Jay. I keep telling myself its going to be ok.
    __

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    Flicka (My Beautiful Angel) & Lucas (My Gentle Angel) & Cleo (My Beloved Angel)
    Flicka's Page
    Lucas's Page
    Cleo's Page

  • HersheyHershey San Francisco ✭✭✭✭

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Auntie Pam <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    Hershey
    When you're chocolate, life is sweet!

    My Welcome Page

    Winkie's Welcome Page

  • Sandy_Kramer_etcSandy_Kramer_etc Bangor ✭✭✭✭


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    No Longer Lost BOL

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    Sandy aka Thumper
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    We celebrate my birthday and Gotcha Day on Jan 3 though we do not know when I was born

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    We celebrate my birthday and Gotcha Day on Jan 3 though we do not know when I was born

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