I am so, so happy to report that my sweet, ten-year old yellow lab, Jilly is still living!
In February, the vets found a mass on her spleen. They gave her 3-4 months with or without a tricky surgery and a few more months with chemo. I wrote about it here.
After much consideration, we decided to give Jilly the best quality of life with the life she had left.
And she is living the life! She still walks 2.5 miles to the park everyday, unless it's really hot. She barks to play ball. She forages for plums, strawberries, blueberries and tomatoes in our backyard and garden. She snuggles next to me while I write and watches from her bed while I throw in the garage.
But that's not all, of course. Jilly deserves the very best and she gets it. She gets chicken liver with every meal. Peanut butter cookies (broken into small bits) every time she looks cute, which is most of the time. She now has a cool pad for hot days and an air conditioned room to keep cool at night.
Best of all, is Jilly is not only alive but living it up. Silly and sweet and talkative and loving as ever. We wouldn't want it any other way.