Papa’s Progress

Dear pals

Just a quick update to let you all know that Papa @PuppyNumber7 had his second session of chemo yesterday and all went well. He is at home resting now.  We have an anxious wait now for 4 or 5 days to see if he suffers any side effects. He came through well last time so we have all our paws crossed that he will sail through again.

He has also adapted well to life as a Tri Paw and is getting around and doing everything a dog needs to do very well.

If you can, please spend some time with us on #TomsPorch where you will find pals to chat with, comfy cushions to rest on, soft blankies to cover up with and most impawtantly an all day buffet, bar and BBQ.

Love to you all from

Chloe @ourChloePup xxxx9679B9C6-0007-47F6-854E-FA31078980BD


Happy News

Dear pals

I know many of you are anxiously waiting for more news about my beloved Papa @PuppyNumber7 so am delighted to share his latest words with you on his progress

“*….wot a pawsome day today is! T’was the morning of many firsts. For instance, I went on a looong patrol and am all smiles, actually laughed a couple of times. I am figuring out how to scratch again after a poo (just using my back legs). I am developing my gait. And I have joy in my step again. Nan’s so happy, and it seems, so am I! *thumping tailwags*

He has come through the first round of chemo with very little in the way of adverse side effects and we feel that we can now relax a little bit and enjoy every day again.

Your support and encouragement has helped immensely to get Tom to this stage of recovery. Thank you all so much for your love, supportive messages and suggestions for keeping Tom happy and active in his recovery phase.

Love you all


Chloe Archer-Puds

Chemo Begins

Dear pals

Papa @PuppyNumber7 is having his first chemo session today. It was scheduled for 4pm Queensland time. Most likely Papa, Nan & Pop will be quite tired on their return, what with battling rush hour traffic on top of caring for Tom but once there is any news we will update you. Please keep sending all of that love. It means so much to us whilst we battle this disease. Efurryone is welcome on #TomsPorch to sit quietly with pals, light a candle or enjoy the all day buffet.  We love you


Chloe Archer-Puds


Papa – Update

Dear pals

Just to let you all know that Papa @PuppyNumber7 has had 2 check ups at the vets this week. Stitches have been removed and the last bit of infection is healing well. His next visit is on Thursday this week to see one of the senior vets and discuss chemo

Thank you so much for all your loving words and messages. Nan appreciates them all so much and we draw a lot of strength from them. We are the luckiest fambly in the whole world

❤️ You all

Chloe Archer-Puds xxx


Qualification for Crufts!

Well it was a wet and cold day for Rita’s @ausifairydust first show of the season – the West of England Ladies Kennel Society held at Malvern – but it didn’t dampen our spirits. Nerves were in evidence as was to be expected and the small rings and cold weather did not encourage the competitors to show to best effect.

Despite this Rita achieved a 4th in Post Grad and a 3rd in Limit. The latter gives her a qualification for Crufts 2019. With the Crufts qualification safely under her collar Rita will be able to relax and enjoy the rest of the show season.

Rita’s yellow rosette for 3rd place will be winging its way to Australia soon for her beloved Grandpa Tom @PuppyNumber7 to add to his collection.9BB123AC-5E64-4026-8D86-61B0CA4E206E

Another Ride on the Rollercoaster


Papa recovered well from his biopsy

Dear pals

This is not the news we wanted to give you but the second bone biopsy has confirmed that my dearest Papa @puppynumber7 has cancer of the bone.

Nan & Pop have discussed treatment options with Dr Terry his specialist oncologist and have decided that amputation of the affected limb followed by a course of chemotherapy will give Tom the best chance of a good outcome.

So, *swallows hard*  Papa is booked in for surgery tomorrow (Tuesday 17th April) and will stay a couple of days in vet hospital under the care of Dr Terry and his team and will be back home to meet his new grand daughter Janie by Friday.  After about 2 weeks he will start a course of chemotherapy  The infusion will be given by drip after a blood test and he will have 4-5 treatments each 3 weeks apart.

Papa is in excellent health otherwise and is on a special cancer fighting diet which Dr Terry has praised Nan highly for.  We will share the details if anyfur is interested in this please ask.

Papa is a fighter and he wants to be back on the soccer field as soon as possible kicking a ball around with lickle Janie  It may take him a little while to get used to being a tri-paw but he will do it, of that we have no doubt.

Please can we ask again for you all to keep Tom and his family in your thoughts and prayers, if you say them in what is going to be a trying few months for them. We very much appreciate all of the support that you have given us so far. It means so much to know that we have such dear kind and caring friends all around the world and we love you all very much.


Chloe Archer Puds



Life is a Roller Coaster


Dear pals. 

We have news that we would like to share with you, some good news that we hope will bring a smile to your face and some news that will  sadden or worry you.

To share our good news first Merly @Ausimerlin and I would like to announce that we are expecting a new puppy. She is a girl Labrador to be named Janie and she will join our little family on 17th April. We are both thrilled as is Rita @ausifairydust who is looking forward to having a little sister to play with.

It’s Merlys birthday tomorrow 6th April and he says this is the best birthday present I could have given him. He hasn’t stopped grinning since I told him.

Now for the rollercoaster.

The day after we learned we were expecting  Janie our dearest Papa @puppynumber7 was at vet hospital for investigation of a swollen wrist and a limp. We were making light of it and thinking maybe a touch of arthritis or a sporting injury as Papa does fancy himself as a young pup on the soccer field.  

However the results from the vet showed the presence of bone cancer, news which has devastated us.  The vet was concerned that the cancer would already have spread, most likely to Papa’s lungs. But the good news is that a scan showed his lungs to be clear.  We have now had preliminary results of a bone biopsy and this is inconclusive and further tests are being carried out and we will hopefully know more by the weekend.

Soooooo *deep breath* we are asking for pals to kindly keep Tom’s fambly in your thoughts while we deal with this. We are all staying positive and know that the love and support of our amazing Twitter community will help us face whatever is in store for us over the coming weeks.  

Thank you for reading, we love you all




Chloe Archer-Puds

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