White Dog pawed the phone away from my ear so that she could hear, too. It was Cindy, Dr. Julia's Number One. The pathology report from Puff's tumor was back and all was clear. The tumor was benign and the margins removed had been clear all around. While there are never any guarantees, the growth was not likely to reappear elsewhere in her mouth nor trigger any other abnormalities. Puff would not need to see the good doctor until her semi-annual wellness exam.
White Dog did not even wait for me to end the call before running off to tell Puff and the rest of the White Dog Army the good news. The song was deafening but made me happy as the Army crowded around our matriarch to congratulate her.
Puff just smiled and wagged. SHE had known that once the tumor and bad teeth were removed all was good but to see everyone else filled with that same confidence and joy due to the report's confirmation made Puff's day.