Dear Dr. Joyce, Nurse Kathy and my staff of sweathearts:
When my family discovered I had cancer, they cried and cried for days. I got real depressed too! Who knew the little bump in my behind could end my life???
Having cancer was pretty scary; my family didn't know how it could be overcome. Then, we met all of you who gave me hope and lots of loving.
As much as I enjoyed coming to your clinic to see my animal friends and all the pretty staffers, that radiation table is not something I call a "walk in the park"! I didn't care much for that part of the visit but I like all the attention! As for my little bald butt...my family makes me wear underpants when I suntan(they can be so embarrassing!).
But...here it it is one year later and I am cancer free! I am a very lucky pup because of all of you! If needed, I would do it all again. Thnak you for turning our pain back to happiness. I love you all from the bottom of my heart!
Licks & Kisses
The little dog with the big personality.
July 9, 2008: Teddy Penta was treated at ACIC with radiation therapy in May of 2001 for an incompletely excised soft tissue sarcoma over the rump area. This letter was written and picture taken one year after completeing treatment. His cancer was ultimately cured and he lived another 5 years beyond his radiation therapy. Teddy was such a loving , happy spirit although he is missed, we will never forget him.