I dare you to not smile when a lab is licking your face.
Candy is Coco's sister, and part of Sylvia's fur pack. She came to their house when she was just a puppy, as soon as Coco was healthy and adjusted enough to get a friend.
Candy was the runt of the litter at the Upland California Animal Shelter, and Sylvia's husband took a liking to her.
As soon as she came home Coco showed her the ropes,"bullying" her affectionately and doing other things big sisters do. Although, technically, it was eventually Candy who became the big sister, much to Coco's chagrin.
Last year, Candy began having a tough time getting around. In fact walking became nearly impossible. Sylvia did lots of research online and changed a number of things for Candy to help her improve. She gives her hip and back massages, stretches her legs, and takes her to the beach to swim. The dog takes glucosamine and fish oil, while snacking on healthy things like strawberries and apples. Candy went from being immobile to running around chasing squirrels and scrub jays!!
Thanks so much to Sylvia for sharing Candy's story! I look forward to telling you about the final member of Syl's trio sometime soon. Please, if you haven't shared your story, or you know someone else who could contribute, get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org