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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 Susan Mogony on May 25, 2010 at 4:02pm
Happy birthday looking great!
Comment by Gayle Sheridan on May 25, 2010 at 6:47pm
Congratulations to Dora and to you Rosie, she is looking great. Marvellous constitution. Hope she has some nice treats to share with the rest of the family.
Comment by sammi pease on May 26, 2010 at 2:57am
Well done Dora..what a star...!!! Have a very, very special Birthday party...!!!
Comment by Lynn Spencer on May 26, 2010 at 5:38am
A very Happy 15th. Birthday to you Dora. You are such a beautiful girl.
Hope you have the best birthday ever & get lots of lovely doggy presents.
Comment by ursula wilby on May 26, 2010 at 8:31am
Happy happy happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Alicia Ferrón Vidán on May 26, 2010 at 1:41pm
Happy birthday honourable Lady, we are proud of you!!!!
Comment by McBIRDY - Jean DUHANT on May 26, 2010 at 2:01pm
Happy birthday DORA !!!!!!!
Wish sincerely to have the opportuneness to wish your BD next year !
Many hugs to her !
Comment by Maggie Smith on May 26, 2010 at 3:12pm
Happy Birthday Dora - you look to be enjoying your walk. Hope you have many treats

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