This may appear to be a defnite departure from my mission for this website ~ I want always to focus outward and celebrate what's new, fun, beautiful, and interesting about Tucson...but today is my Rottweiler's birthday and I want to celebrate by sharing his incredible story with you.
This great dog has achieved the heroic age of 12 years ~ despite the "best" veterinary neurological specialists in Phoenix telling me 10 years ago that with my dog's profound health problems he probably wouldn't live to see his 3rd birthday. So along with my wonderful Tucson vet, Dr. Jack Quick, and his fabulous staff at Pantano Animal Clinic, we have 12 candles on his birthday turkey burger today! I'm writing this to simply make the point that hope, love, and optimism are powerful medicines.
Happy birthday, Grizzly!