Jane started her life with us when we rescued her as a pup who was living in an abandoned building. She and her brother were part of a pack we were working to trap, tame, and home. Jane was never chosen and lived her life in our “shelter area” along with her brother and half a dozen others. Last year, we made the decision to transition the last of the “shelter” dogs into our own family. Just about the time we were to begin that process, I discovered a lump on Jane's right front leg. Three trips to the vet finally resulted in the diagnosis of a tumor that would require removing Jane's leg. Here is an excerpt from my post last Summer about Jane and her tumor:
I spent most of the weekend worrying. This was the year of transition. The plan was to bring Jane and Tarzan (and Muffin and Mandy) into our own family pack. I was looking forward to having them a little closer - this would provide even more opportunities for hugs, conversation, and connection. I thought about what I went through with Waggles. I didn’t want this to be the beginning of the end for Jane. I wanted her to have the opportunity to live as a full-fledged family member for the next several years.
I had been extremely worried that when they went in to remove the leg, they would discover that the cancer had spread too far. I just wanted Jane to have some years ahead to spend in comfort and in a family – and NOT as a “shelter” dog. The report I received immediately after the surgery was this - Not only had the cancer NOT spread, but the tumor was removed and Jane's leg was saved.
This past weekend, my heart dropped into my stomach when I discovered a lump in the spot where the tumor had been removed. I called immediately and was given an appointment for Thursday morning. So that's today. Jane and I will go in this morning and talk to Dr. S about what to do now. Obviously, there will be another surgery. Jane is eleven years old, but she still runs and bounces and LOVES to dig holes. I don't want her to have to adjust to living with three legs at this stage of her life. But at this moment, I'm not sure exactly what the future holds. Nothing will be done today – this is a decision-making day.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, I showed you gifts the Winnie's Wish kitties received from KR and Cheryl through my brand new Amazon Wish List. Well, yesterday I received ANOTHER package from Amazon's Wish Fulfillment Center. Yay! Yay! Yay! Look what came this time.
Now here's the thing. NONE of these packages has come with a name announcing who sent the gift. I knew that KR and Cheryl were fulfilling Wishes because they alerted me to be watching for the gifts. But I have NO idea who sent the kitty litter. Reveal yourself wonderful person!! There's no way for me to describe what a great feeling comes with receiving something from my Winnie's Wish Wish List. Every time this rescue operation receives something without me having to buy it, that is money I can stretch in a different direction. THANK YOU awesome Wish Fulfiller, whoever you are . . .
Please send a prayer for Jane. Have a good weekend!