Our vet described seven-year-old Miss Tara: “She is very happy and unbelievably sweet; she speaks volumes with her eyes and seems to desire only love and attention.” A mom to many puppies and in pretty rough condition with skin and severe ear infections, she ended up in a shelter where she resided for many weeks. While getting her health care needs thoroughly assessed and addressed, our vet discovered she had cancer in her lungs. Soon Tara was living the fairy-tale life of a princess on her hospice mom and dad’s ranch where she thrived for another year-and-a-half.