Although she is living in a CAPE hospice foster home after her diagnosis of abdominal cancer, Mary is able to motor around the house and the outdoors under her own steam.
Mary participates in all the household activities - barking at the UPS driver, joyfully partaking in her daily meals, napping with fellow elderly canines. Her energy has been steady although some days she is reminded that her body is not always able to cooperate.
The soft couch with the red blanket is Mary's favorite place to settle her bones. We have watched her pull herself onto the couch many times. But if a person is nearby, she emits a little "Boof" meaning "A little boost perhaps?"
Gently cupping her back legs, we lift her onto the blanket where she rests her head and closes her soulful eyes.
Recently a small, 10 lb. Chihuahua named Princess dropped by for a visit. She brought her own bed and left it in the living room where she could easily find it. Mary found it too. The perfect attribute to this bed was that she did not need a boost to settle in for a nap.
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