I want to say how utterly thankful we are to have Grey still with us. After losing Harry in August, my friend of nearly 14 years, to hemangiosarcoma, learning of Grey's lymphoma was devastating.
Grey is doing wonderfully, despite his new hair style, fortunately, he's not too vain. When I found him wandering lost in a National Forest in California nine years ago, he was an energetic and playful ball of fur. Harry was in the car with me and patiently waited for two hours while I tried to catch Grey. As soon as we brought Grey home from the vet, Harry welcomed him. With my help, that was the first time Harry saved Grey.
Then, a few years later, we were evacuated during a California wildfire and took refuge at a friend's home. I let the dogs out to use the yard and started making their dinner, when Harry came pounding on the glass window in a panic I had never seen before (or since). I looked out to see Grey swimming poorly in a ash-covered swimming pool and rushed out to rescue him. That was the second time Harry saved Grey.
Then, this past year, Harry became ill. After learning it was cancer and not having insurance, we quickly tried to enroll our other pets. It was then, after Grey's exam, that the doctor discovered his swollen lymph nodes. If Harry hadn't gotten sick, at the rate Grey's lymph nodes were swelling, he might not have lived. That was the last time Harry saved Grey and it cost him his life.
Four months later and Grey is a new dog. He's learned to play again thanks to Katie's exuberance. He's even happy to go to the vet for his treatments -- he loves everyone there. He is now in full remission and we're thankful for every healthy day we have left with him. And, now he has a little sister to look out for him.
You can see him and Katie playing at http://qik.com/video/19298949.
Thanks again. We're all wearing the Frankie's Friends blue bracelets. Grey has his twisted onto his collar.
With humble gratitude,
Scott & Will