In August of 1999, a sweet little pup with a mohawk was born. A couple of months later, that sweet little pup came home to the Lalla house, and became known as Maddie "Maddog" Lalla. She is my sister-dog, a dog that has grown up to be the most loyal, well-mannered adorable dog in the world... and a true part of our family. We just found out that Maddie has a large mass on the back of her tongue, and 90% of the time these masses are malignant. For cost and travel reasons, chemotherapy and radiation are not possible. Also, the mass cannot be removed without removing her whole tongue. Maddie's vet is attending a conference next week, and he plans to bring Maddie's records and discuss options with his colleagues. There is a shot treatment that is in the testing phase that he may be able to acquire for her. At this point we are asking for your prayers and high hopes that all will work out and Maddie will be with us for many more years. Here are some pictures of Maddie and her family throughout the past couple of years... I wish I had her puppy pictures so you could see that mohawk!
Maddie and me... Easter 2004
Maddie packing herself to come with me to college, 2005
Maddie and Shannon looking for the kitty- 2005
Maddie and her treat trick
Sleeping on her cozy bed
Maddie and me- Wedding Day 10/4/08
Maddie with her wedding bows
(she had those suckers rubbed off by the ceremony!)
Maddie giving me a wedding day hug
Dan escorting my Ma and Maddie
Our whole family
We love you so much, Maddie Girl!!! Stay strong!