This is my dog Dora -previously featured on dogshaming, who I’m now proud to reverse shame.
In March of 2011, after an emergency splenectomy, Dora was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma. The oncologist said that even with chemotherapy, Dora would likely only live 6 months, but we crossed our fingers, and said our prayers, and started her on a low-dose chemo protocol in order to give her the best life possible for as long as we could.
That was 30 months ago. And she’s still her wonderful, hoarding, food stealing, loving and adorable self, so if she wants to defy her diagnosis, I’m happy to reverse-shame her for it.