This is a close friend of mine and her pup. They love each other the way only best friends do. They have been through some difficult times and are going to embark on one last difficult journey together. Xena was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma and has less than a year. That sounds like a short time and by most standards it is short, way too short. But by another standard that all pet owners who have experienced loss know, it is a long time. It is long in the sense that she has to prepare for that final goodbye. It is long in the sense that she is trying to share every day, every moment, every experience like its their last together. Emotionally and psychologically that is an eternity, and I wish her the best with this journey. She is a proud, strong woman and she has a fierce heart to those that have her affection.