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Featured Pup — Titania

Posted by Erich Trapp on August 31, 2011

Titania enjoying Christmas with her family.

Every day, from now until our calendar contest ends on September 17th, we’ll feature at least one of our calendar dog contestants. Today we’d like to introduce you to Titania.

(by Brie Rice)  I am walking for my 11 year old Newfoundland Titania (aka: Tani).  She happily celebrated her 11th birthday September 19th, 2010.  She was first diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 4 years old.  We were able to get her a mastectomy, and her cancer went into remission for 5 years.

3 years ago her cancer came back.  At 9 years old she was too old to go under for surgery for fear she wouldn’t return.  So we are doing everything in our power to keep her remaining days with us as happy and healthy as possible. My Mother, my sister, and I made a “bucket list” for her and we’ve checked everything off and then some. It’s nothing short of amazing that she’s still here. Her tumors grow visibly, and now she has more, including a lymph node behind her front leg, which is another sign of it spreading… but we enjoy every single day as such a gift!

Titania with tiny puppy.

She is a champion show dog, and the best mother and surrogate mom (or nanny) for every litter of puppies to have ever gone through our home.  She is my best friend and my sister.  She’s helped me through some pretty dark times in my life, and she never ceases to be able to make me feel better. Where she goes smiles and love will follow!   She has been such a wonderful part of my life, I don’t know what we will do without her, but until that day comes we will give her all the love we have and all the attention she “thinks” is due her.

I will be walking with one of the puppies she helped raise.  We hope to walk this year in her honor just like last year, and not her memory.  She will be turning 12 years old this September.  Which for a big dog, that in and of itself is amazing, but adding her cancer to that makes her still being with us nothing short of a miracle!

Please help me in my support and love for my dear sister Tani!

To vote for Titania, please follow this link.

UPDATE: We are sorry to hear that Titania lost her battle with cancer September 3rd. Our sincere condolences to Brie Rice and all who loved Titania.

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