Lemmy was entered in his first oval meet last weekend. He won his first race handily and got tough draws for his second two, in which he placed 4th and 3rd. He came in 25th out of 44 whippets and was high opposite D dog. He is crazy for the lure and really loves to race.

Photos from Sat:
Photos from Sun:


Happy 16th birthday Nemo!!

Our Nemo turned 16 today, quite a feat after being diagnosed with lymphosarcoma 5 months ago. He lost an eye, defeated mast cell cancer, liposarcoma and survived having a 1 lb lipoma removed at 13.5 yrs old. We celebrated with a special birthday meal – in his salad days he used to get a birthday Whopper but as he’s aged we switched to healthier and more digestible treats. I don’t think we have much time left, one of his prescapular nodes has been growing rapidly, about the size of a plum now. He also incontinent, deaf, blind (only sees light/dark) and suffers from dementia. He still does love to eat and so I made him a special dinner in honor of this major milestone.

Today he got a meatloaf cupcake, frosted with beef baby food on a bed of four cheese mashed potatoes surrounded by sardines.

I think he approved.

Lemmy – 18 months

We went to Ponte Vedra beach last weekend and got some nice shots of Lemmy. He delighted in chasing birds, jumping in the surf, tossing seashells in the air and looking for crabs.