Update on Sally Ann: Sally Ann had the baseball-sized mass removed from her belly a few weeks ago. She bounced back from the surgery amazingly well—she was up and wrestling with Dodger the next day! The mass was sent out for a biopsy and, unfortunately, the news was not good.
The sweet girl has an aggressive cancer; mammary adenocarcinoma. The options were limited for her. Another aggressive surgery to get better margins plus perhaps chemotherapy, or just keeping an eye on things and seeing if and where it metastasized.
The vet was not much in favor of option one, as our girl is 10 years old and we have no idea how long she had had the mass. So, we’ve opted to just keep an eye on her and see how things go.
But, given that the cancer will likely reappear, and that she may have six months, nine months, or a year and a half, she won’t be available for adoption. No one has told Sally Ann yet that she has cancer, so she remains as happy and as delightful and spunky as always.
Last night we had a visitor who sat on the couch, unaware that he was sitting on HER end of the couch. Sally Ann sat politely in front of him, getting as many pets as possible. Soon, she lifted her paws to his knees and was standing on her hind legs, sniffing his face.
Eventually, she started working her way onto the couch, between the visitor and the arm of the couch. He moved a bit to give her some room, and she continued to push him out of the way—out of HER spot—until she had enough room on the couch! It was hysterical to see her working to get what she wanted!