So, Lion and Tigger turned 13 today.
Lion has had cancer since the fall of 2009. Been keeping it at bay pretty well until the last few months or so, but the treatments are no really that effective (though the lymph nodes that are slow growing) this year, there were a couple of times, between the corticosteroids wasting her muscle, to the corneal ulcer that thankfully responded to treatment that we thought we were days away from the end, but she always bounced back and is in really good shape again now. You would never know she was sick and she can still run around, play and wag that little curly tail. We will keep going until she can't.
Tigger is, comparatively great. He had a few seizures a couple years ago, but K Bro is working great for him. He is so different than Lion, more of a bull in a china shop compared to her grace around the house. While they have their fair share of sibling issues, they still hang together, especially against the "puppy", Roo. Often, when Tigger is playing with her, Lion will sometimes come in to defend her brother from the "vicious" play fighting. It is quite a hoot to see the three way attacking going on, nearly silently of course.
A few shots. Sorry, if I have posted some before.
Tigger doing one of his favorite things, watching TV.
This is the Breed All About it on Basenjis. Hearing them baroo really freaks him out, he would try to run up the stairs behind the TV to see if they were back there. Turns out one of the dogs in this, from NYC, is one of Roo's grandparents.