We truly did not dare to believe that Sheba would be with us for her 12th birthday. It’s been a long hard road for the last almost 2 years, with 2 surgeries to remove cancerous lumps, and then a move to a new home which I feared would cause her too much stress and compromise her immune system. We got to the Summer of Sheba, though she gave us a couple of scares during that time, with her UTI and then later a seizure. The lumps on her side returned before summer, and x-rays showed the cancer had metastasized to her lungs and other places, so we thought we would be blessed to her have her just through that time.
What a true blessing that she is with us for her birthday. Our girl is a fighter, and through all of this time, other than the recovery from the surgeries, and the couple of scares, she has been happy, feeling well, and going strong. We lost Sheba’s brother and litter-mate, Moses, at the age of only 8 to cancer. Heck, we feel blessed to still have her at age 12, never mind fighting cancer along the way.
Sheba is all about her family and that’s why I included these photos, one when she was less than a year old, and one current of her with siblings.
Sheba and I want to thank our readers and blog friends for taking this roller coaster ride with us, and providing us much needed support along the way. So we are having a huge giveaway – with three different prizes!
First Prize is a Pet Treater subscription box!
Now you might know that Luke is our official Pet Treater spokesdog, but over the summer he let Sheba have one of his boxes, and if you are not familiar with their product you can read that post by clicking here to learn more about it!
Second prize is an Isle of Dogs prize pack! Winner will receive some of the products from each of the photos seen below; two bags from their Daily Essentials line and one shampoo and brush spray from their new CocoClean line (your choice of each):
*Disclaimer: The above prizes have been generously donated by Pet Treater and Isle of Dogs. They are in no way responsible for the content of this post.
Now those giveaways will be open to USA residents only, but we don’t want to forget our international and our kitty friends either! So there will be a separate giveaway for the prizes below, which are for cats and dogs, and it will be open to everyone! This will be coming directly from us, so we’ll also be including some other special goodies depending on what you have for pets.
Everyone is welcome to enter the 2nd giveaway, and you can do so through the Rafflecopters at the end of this post! We kept them simple!
Special thanks to our friend M.K. Clinton for coining the hashtag #StayStrongSheba (used in the rafflecopter tweet), and to Isle of Dogs and Pet Treater for joining our celebration by providing prizes!
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR SWEET AND SPECIAL SHEBA!!
First giveaway open to USA only; both giveaways open to 18 years or older, void where prohibited by law. Giveaways start October 25th and end November 2nd at 12 am EST. Pet Treater and Isle of Dogs prizes provided by sponsors, Wag ‘n Woof Pets is not responsible for fulfillment. Twitter does not endorse this contest.
Happy Birthday, Sheba!
2 Brown Dawgs says
Happy birthday Sheba and we hope for many more!
Tenacious Little Terrier says
Happy Birthday Sheba! I hope it was truly special in every way!
Dalmatian DIY says
Happy birthday, gorgeous girl! 12 looks great on you. Long distance barkday best wishes from Oliver and Humphrey (and even a little birthday nuzzle from cat brother Tiger). 🙂
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Happy Birthday Sheba, so glad you are here for your bday and hopefully many many more.
Tiffany's Diamond Dogs says
Sheba, you’re a true Golden Warrior! You look incredible 🙂 Happy Birthday sweet girl!
Theresa Spaid says
I hope you had a Very Happy Birthday Sheba! I am so glad you got to celebrate it!
Happy Birthday Sheba!!
Pam and Sam says
What a glorious celebration! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SHEBA – twelve is a considerable age anyway, but considering all you have been through it’s beyond fabulous. You are one VERY special girl and I know that being happy has kept you here to be with your lovely family. We ALL love you and hope that you have so much more time than anyone can even imagine here and now – loving life!
Big Birthday Hugs, Sammy and Mom Pam
M. K. Clinton says
Have a wonderful 12th birthday, Sheba. OMD! Those baby pictures made me cry. They were so adorable. ♥ We love you, girlfriend.
Lynn LaChance says
Happiest 12th Birthday to sweet Sheba, so awesome! Love her!!
Caitlyn Orr says
Happy birthday beautiful girl!
OH Jan, I’m so thrilled to wish your sweet, precious girl a VERY Happy Birthday! You have done an incredible job giving her the support and treatments she needs, I hope you have a wonderful celebration today!
Karen Cantlin says
Happy Birthday Sweet Girl Sheba! You give your mom and dad so much joy, we are so glad you are celebrating your 12th birthday! Have a wonderful day! Trixie, Susie and Jack send their love and best wishes too!
rachel monn says
happy happy birthday sheba!! we hope you have the best day ever!!
The Daily Pip says
Happy Birthday Sheba!!! Have a wonderful day celebrating with your family. I am so happy that you are all together. Enjoy every minute!
The Island Cats says
Happy Birthday, Sheba! Enjoy your celebration!!
Edie Chase says
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Happy Birthday, Sheba! Keep on going strong! You are one lucky and very special girl!
Aw, happy birthday!
Two French Bulldogs says
Happy Birthday beautiful girl
Lily & Edward
Mrs Lorna J Griffith says
Happy 12th Barkday Sheba sweetie. Enjoy your special day. Kisses on your nosey. Tu-Lei sends sloppy licks and kisses xx
Happy birthday, Sheebs! 12-year-old doggies are the best! Or, at least that’s how old we think Mia is. Every day with a senior dog is a gift! Here’s to many more!
Brian Frum says
Happy Birthday beautiful Sheba from all of us! You are such a special lady!
Dolly the Doxie says
Sheba is a very special dog indeed and we feel very special getting to know her at all. Love Dolly
Sharon Gilbert says
Happy Birthday Sheba! You look amazing and you do not look 12 years old. Have a wonderful birthday!
Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom says
#StayStrongSheba … I love it!
Happy, Happy Birthday to a very sweet, very special girl!! We Oakes Girls LOVE you, including Angel Callie! We all send you hugs and kisses…
Caren Gittleman says
Happy Happy Barkday Sheba!!!! You are STILL beautiful!! Wishing you a most special barkday with lots and lots of treats!! xoxoxo
easy rider says
Happy Happy Birthday dear Sheba… you are a tropper and I learnt so much things from you about the secrets of life… many thanks!!! Have a super pawty with hugs&kisses and tons of love!
Ellen Pilch says
Happy Birthday Beautiful Sheba!