We are in the last hours of Lady’s life. She had her cancerous spleen removed in November, underwent chemo and now has it spreading in her abdomin. She’s slower but still aware. Her picture will not transmit, or I’d send it to you. This has been our family dog since my husband gave her to our now 16 year old ten years ago; my husband died on Father’s Day 2006.

This is a double blow for our daughter but the gradual adjustment has been helpful to my daughter’s acceptance of Lady’s imminent death. Even now with little energy, if one of us cries for any reason, Lady pulls up her strength and licks the tears away.

Katie from MD