She is gone.
She fought so hard but in the end cancer won.
Our hearts are broken.
Cancer should not define her. She raced until she was 4 1/2 and came in to our home as a foster. We always said she walked in, jumped on the couch and said "About damn time". She crawled in to Jason's lap and was always happiest there.
These were when she was 'just a foster'...
August 4, 2007 we made it official (on our wedding anniversary) and named her Cali for California (where we got married)
She loved to play hard
From the Smokey Mountains in Gatlinburg, TN:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 times)
And to add to her amazing resume, she became Delta Society therapy dog certified and went to the VA hospital and boys homes for four years. Her first visit to the VA Hospital I had a friend take a photo by the statue honoring women and dogs for their service in the armed forces.
Since January, she started having problems and was diagnosed with T Cell Lymphoma. She battled through several chemotherapy treatments and an experimental monoclonal antibody treatment. I honestly think this kept the Lymphoma at bay. The cancers took their toll. But she honestly didn't start to 'show' the effect until about a month ago.
Cali (JNB Baby Beth) 3/17/03-12/6/15