Avery came to us just about 2 years ago exactly. He was skinny, frightened easily, and could not be left alone. He was being treated for an infection, but not showing any improvement. After long months of vet visits and TRAUMA (he hates the vet and shakes uncontrollably when he must go), it was discovered that he had a tumor in his colon, one that would not be easily removed without significant side affects. The vet said it was a 12-15 month expected life span, and we were so sad. But, now we are blessed to still have him today.
In our house, we agree a lot of love and attention can add years to your life! Avery loves long, slow walks, playing with his toys, riding in our raft during the summer, and going anywhere in the car. He also LOVES to eat fresh veggies every day! Avery is a great dog, he listens to commands on the first try, and he is so eager to please. We feel blessed to be able to provide for him, because he makes our lives rich.