On Saturday morning we woke up to our first snow, and Alayne got this shot of Widget skittering across the yard. One of her meds now requires that we give her the first dose at 6:30 a.m., so every morning Widget does a bright and early pre-pill romp around the yard. On Saturday, relishing the first snow, Widget was bucking and twirling and running, tail bobbing, woo-ing as she went.
When you see her like this, it's just hard to fathom that she is undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma and has serious heart disease, too. You'd just never know she was sick. She's been active, bossy, vocal -- in other words, her typical self, except in recent weeks she seems even more so.
I had mentioned before that in our experience treating canine cancer over the years, dogs usually tolerate chemotherapy much better than people do, but Widget has surprised us with how great she is feeling. Her well-being going through this has exceeded our expectations. So we feel incredibly blessed these days.
Final 2013 Shelter Challenge Underway
The final round of the Shelter Challenge for 2013 began on October 28th and runs until December 22. You can vote every day here. To search for us, type in our name, Rolling Dog Farm, and Lancaster, NH 03584. We just won another $1,000 in the previous round, so your daily votes do bring in serious money for our disabled animals!
Please note that I cannot help with technical or voting problems. I also do not have an "inside track" to anyone at the Shelter Challenge, and I don't know any more about the contest than anyone else does. So if you find yourself having issues, please consult their FAQ page here and their Rules page, which is a pop-up you can find linked on this page.
Thanks for your votes!