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Do you remember Dora http://irishsetters.ning.com/profiles/blogs/dora-on-her-14th-birthday ?

well today she is 15 years old !!

Since Dora's last birthday, she had what started as a mammary lump which the vet said we would leave alone because of her age, but it grew aggressively, the vet thought she would not survive the surgery and that the tumour would probrably continue to grow and would reach the point when the skin around it would break open and I would then have to make the decision! Well the worst did happen and the tumour grew to the size and shape of a mango and the skin did break. So I took her back to the vet and said I had made the decision - we have nothing to loose, operate and remove the tumour and lets hope she survives the operation. Well as you can see Dora made a full recovery and is really well!

She truly is a remarkable girl. She comes for our walk with the rest of the team every day and is team spokesgirl if dinner is not on time

We will have her birthday party this afternoon and as last year

( http://irishsetters.ning.com/profiles/blogs/group-photo-at-the-end-... )

will try to get a team photo which I will post

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Comment by Myra Thomas-Rhodes on May 25, 2010 at 10:00am
What a wonderful girl Dora is, Rosie! Enjoy the celebrations, and may there be many more years.
M XXX
Comment by Monique VIRY on May 25, 2010 at 10:01am
Happy birthday lovely granny !!!
Comment by Benny and Pia Hansen on May 25, 2010 at 11:16am
Happy birthday Dora !
Comment by Angela Roberts on May 25, 2010 at 12:33pm
Hope you have a lovely day Dora and you Rosie celebrating such a special birthday. Dora looks in splendid condition for her age, a credit to you Rosie.
Comment by Anna Kazimierowicz on May 25, 2010 at 1:00pm
Happy Birthday, Dora!!! Love this white sweet (even drooled!) head:)))
Comment by Trudy Walsh on May 25, 2010 at 1:02pm
Wow! Congratulations to Dora.
She is looking great Rosie.
Comment by Ewa Wojcik on May 25, 2010 at 1:22pm
Woooow !!!
Happy Birthday, Dora!!!
Comment by Susan Stone on May 25, 2010 at 2:51pm
Wonderful Dora! Happy Birthday to a lovely lady - I'm sure she's having a special treat, give her a hug from Switzerland!
Comment by Cheryl Gorey on May 25, 2010 at 3:10pm
She is just gorgeous, Rosie. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a Grand Lady. How wonderful to have her still. Best wishes.
Comment by Dixie Cruise on May 25, 2010 at 3:30pm
Setters are always young at heart! Happy Birthday, pretty girl.

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