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I found out Sunday that my beloved little dog, Rubi, 4 1/2 years old, has cancers on her tongue. The vet is investigating options, but according to the info I was able to gather on the internet, Rubi's chances of survival are not good.  Even if the cancers, 3 tiny nodules, can be removed, this kind of cancer recurs often.  There may not be enough room to remove the lesions completely without impairing her ability to eat or drink.  The fear I have for her is overwhelming; I can hardly breathe.  She lays by me, not in pain yet, unknowing that her future is so short.  She is today the same happy dog she has always been but for how long?  When will I be able to let her go for her own good? I hope I will be strong enough to do it before she is not the dog she is now. She and I accept any good thoughts/prayers/healing wishes.

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