For those of you who were following Bookworm Blather a year ago, you’ll probably remember the angst I went through when my then five-year-old lab-mix, Bailey, was diagnosed with cancer and underwent the amputation of her right hind leg. If not, you can read about it here. Bailey made an amazing recover. Today marks the one year anniversary of her amputation.
She’s in better shape than she’s ever been in. We still fight the plumpness factor. I swear, she has the metabolism of a garden post. But we monitor her diet carefully, and since the summer heat dissipated, she’s been running with me. Yes, I started running religiously again last Memorial Day. I don’t go far, and I don’t go fast, but I go consistently. And so does Bailey. She can run three miles with no problem. Not bad for a three legged couch potato, is it?
Here’s to another cancer-free year!