You all know our Labraduo. Although R is the elder (8 yrs old) and Shyla is his little sister (4 yrs old), most people now guess the opposite due to Shyla's gray muzzle. I think that all the fear she felt as a young dog has come out as gray muzzle fur. That makes her muzzle a gray badge of courage!
These two adore each other... and I love the occasions when I can photograph them together.
When they can, they cut loose and play! At times like these, R completely forgets his bad elbow. We humans cringe but then smile. We want him to live and have as much fun as possible.
Look at those teeth!
I, with some wonderful and generous help, have been researching the surgery for R's elbow. The odds say that it will make him much better. The hard part is finding a surgeon. We are seeing one next week and hoping that he can convince us that he's up to the task of doing this surgery. There is a chance that we'll have to travel with R to an awesome surgeon. It's all still up in the air.
Meanwhile, R just wants to have fun!