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We’ve made it this far…

Today marks 5 months since Caira Sue had her right shoulder blade and leg taken away from her and sent in for tumor research.

My sister and brother-in-law are in town visiting and yesterday we went to the coast. I know, lousy weather…but they came from Maine, so to them it’s warm!

DSC02925We went for a walk on the beach and Caira Sue had a blast. There were lots of smashed pumpkins (some kind of Pacifica tradition? I wasn’t sure) and Caira had to pee on every single piece…not sure what THAT was all about.

DSC02933This is a crab she spent some time around….he was dead and missing all but two legs, but that didn’t thwart her one bit.

Later my brother-in-law and I took Caira for a little cliff hike.

DSC02940DSC02943They enjoyed the view looking over the cliffs. The view was nice, and it really wasn’t too cold. It was very peaceful watching the big waves coming in.

On our way back, Caira took off up into the trees. I thought she was after a rabbit and I had to use my mean voice to shout her name. Oh no, no rabbit. Caira Sue ran up into the trees to grab a tennis ball. Really? I think she can smell them from 100 ft away!

DSC02951So, another good day playing, hiking and chasing balls. Yay, Caira Sue!


   Dane Mom Sue wrote @ December 11th, 2009 at 1:42 pm   

Hey Caira Sue!

It looks like you had a blast at the beach. We love all of your pictures. It is so wonderful to see you enjoying life… just like a Tripawd should!

You rock!

Sue and Nova

   admin wrote @ December 11th, 2009 at 1:47 pm   

Another good day indeed. Having lived ten years in Eureka, CA I can honestly say there is no such thing as a “bad day” at the beach.

   jakesmom wrote @ December 11th, 2009 at 2:03 pm   

Caira Sue looked like she had an awsome time at the beach!!! What a nice day spent with your sister and brother-in-law!!

Sending kisses to you and your sweet Caira Sue!!

Angel Jake’s Mom

   krun15 wrote @ December 11th, 2009 at 8:57 pm   

I agree- all beach days are good days! (only 6 years in Arcata).

They have to do something with all the left over pumpkins from Half Moon Bay- so I guess its bomb Pacifica.

I love to hear Caira Sue is having good days- happy 5 months and you keep on rounding up tennis balls…

Karen and the pug girls.

   Codie Rae wrote @ December 11th, 2009 at 11:23 pm   

Yesh indeed! Happy 5 months girlfriend! Keep on rockin’ Caira Sue, we looooove U!

CR and TR, and SB, and ML, and RK (aka FTE)

   Opie wrote @ December 12th, 2009 at 2:21 pm   


There is nothing I like better than rounding up a feral tennis ball…they are the best ever. Especially one that has spent the whole winter living wild under the snow. Those are tough to tame, but I am King of the feral tennis balls! Opie

   Peyton’s Path wrote @ December 13th, 2009 at 2:48 pm   

Caira Sue you have the best adventures! We love all of the pictures. I wish we had some nice weather and water to hang out near. My newest post has some of the bike rack sculptures for you to enjoy! Let us know which ones your Uncle create!

   maggie wrote @ December 17th, 2009 at 11:07 am   

Nice pictures! Very cool….being from Maine, too, we’d take that weather anyday..especially today at a balmy 9 degrees in the SUN!
5 months………..keep rockin’ girl! Woohoo!

   Cynp wrote @ January 2nd, 2010 at 9:19 pm   

Hey friends,
WOW!! Glad to see Caira had such a super day at the beach! I know my finny loves a change of scenery…
Looks like she’s doing SOOO well!! You must be really proud of her…
Just a quick question: Does Caira have a hard time swimming with only three paws?? I’m looking forward to my first spring with Lord Finny. Thanks!! :o)
Fin & Cyn

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