I rescued her when she was a puppy. It was love at first sight! She was my loyal companion for 7 years before cancer stole her from me. Despite treatment, she lost the battle with lymphoma and was given rest on December 5, 2005.
Pups, Christmas 2004
Unbeknownst to me at the time, this was to be Pup's last Christmas. She looks like she knows something is wrong. I did too, but the vet did not find the diagnosis yet. Despite the lymphoma, she still managed to engage in her favorite Christmas...
Pups May 2005
Pups was fighting lymphoma at this point, going in for chemo treatments at Friendship Animal Hospital in Washington DC. After her death, my family had a portrait done from this photo.
Pups and Nicola
We are both in bad shape, maybe I looked worse:( I had nearly died from a heat stroke in Costa Rica and had just been released after a month in the hospital stateside. I was nothing but bones and bruises. Pups meanwhile was finishing her chemo treatments.