My name is Lisa and obviously, I'm from Oregon ... Beaverton to be more specific. Danica invited me to come and post in this forum. I've been over at the Hermes section for a few weeks obsessing about H bags and Victoria Beckham! Good to have a break! Anyway, thought I would share about my little ones. My Avatar is a photo of my 15 yr old daughter Taylor holding our little girl Pasha. She was a Pomeranian but had hair loss due to Alopecia X, so she had an unbelievable designer wardrobe (she is wearing Juicy Couture in the photo). She passed away last August from two forms of cancer, T-Cell Lymphoma, and more specifically, Cutaneous or Epitheliotrophic Lymphoma. Additionally, the lump in her tongue was Plasma Cell Lymphoma. Losing her still hurts me, but I know we did everything we could to help her and keep her comfortable. Anyone struggling with Lymphoma can find unbelievable support here: LymphomaHeartDogs : Lymphoma Dogs in Chemotherapy Now after a lengthy grieving process, we have adopted another rescue dog, Einstein! He is the little boy below. 1 1/2 yrs old and only 4 lbs. He became a rescue dog because he broke his leg while with his "backyard breeder". They didn't bother to wrap his poor leg or take him to the vet. They called our local Pom rescue and said to either come get him or they will put him down. She came, made them sign away all their rights to him, and whisked him away to her doctor. He has had 3 surgeries to finally fix him. Much damage to his leg by the breeders caused this. Now he has two plates and a fused wrist. We adopted him two weekends ago and we are in love! What a happy little boy! Totally in love with my daughter (Pasha was in love with me). We call him Einey for short (Einey with the tiny hiney!). He is learning to use his stairs to get down from beds and the couch.