Saturday, May 19, 2012

Is 3 Years Really Possible?

Even our most loyal friends and readers are shocked to learn that the third anniversary of Shiva's osteosarcoma diagnosis and subsequent amputation has come and gone without the usual fanfare.  But really, what more can be said?  At this point, even hyperbole fails to capture the magnitude both of this achievement/happy accident and our gratitude.  After all, this is a dog that "should" have died in 2009 and gives new meaning to the term "outlier."   

Therefore, we choose instead a simple, heartfelt 'thank you' to all those who have been with us at any point along this journey, and move on to sharing with you what keeps her engaged and around.  It really begins and ends with her girls.  Without them in Shiva's world, who knows?

Shiva and Kennedy, one of her favorite reasons for living.
Shiva and her beloved Olivia, along with that pesky kitten.

There are others to be sure; the little ones are just the most important.  Here are a few other shots of Her Royal Redness enjoying her Bonus Time in the sun.

Basking in her yard.

Willing me to put down the camera and pet her.

Come to me, squirrel.  You know you want to.

Enjoying a sunrise together.

Resting on a trail in Ft. Pulaski, Tybee Island, GA

As close as we could get to Tybee's beaches with a dog.
She's done a thorough job of showing us how to be in - and enjoy - the moment.  If this happens to be her final Spring (which we've been saying for three! years now), let's enjoy the heck out of it.  Hope we see you soon!


  1. Three years is totally amazing! She's a true Tripawd Warrior Princess.

  2. Sweet Shiva... Realizing you've passed the 3 year anniversary of your cancer brings tears to my eyes. You truly are a blessing and inspiration to all; two, three, and four legged. Thank you for sharing your bonus time with us.

    Amy Willis