This is my Ruby. Look closely. Do you see it?
On her back right hip, you can see the cancerous growth that ultimately took her life this past February. But look how happy she is in this picture. She’s smiling. That brings me immeasurable joy.
Subcutaneous hemangiosarcoma is a deadly cancer that originates in the lining of the blood vessels, and results in a very fast-growing malignant blood-filled mass. The National Canine Cancer Foundation estimates that the time from discovery of the tumor until death is approximately six to eight weeks. We discovered the lump on December 23, 2014, and she crossed the bridge on February 1, 2015.
But she’s smiling. So rather than focus on the cancer, I’ll focus on that. She was a happy girl.
Ruby would have been twelve this month. So this Wordless Wednesday I have no words. Just smiles as I remember my best friend.