Ping is a star! This picture of her wearing a hat from the Etsy shop All You Need is Pug, which I took in August of 2010, is featured in the Smilers spread in the November/December issue of Bark Magazine. I am so excited! Bark is my favorite magazine and we get a year's free subscription since Ping was chosen. You can enter your smiling dog on their website.
As for Dr. Zira
We got the results of her needle biopsy and the news isn't the best it could be, or the worse. The tentative diagnosis is a Basal Cell Tumor, generally these are locally invasive but tend not to spread. The treatment of choice is still surgery but since Zira has a heart murmur we have to consider that as well. Tomorrow she has an EKG scheduled to see how her heart is doing and based on that we will decide if surgery is a good option.