As 2012 draws to a close, Mulligan celebrates yet another chance at life. Thirteen years ago we considered his rescue and adoption a solitary mulligan, befitting the time honored tradition of one chance at a "do over."
In 2011 we added a rare second mulligan to his CV when we chose amputation as a treatment for an aggressive osteosarcoma in his hind leg. Despite predictions of a 6-12 month survival, Mulligan will be celebrating his 24 month cancer-free anniversary on December 22.
Earlier this year he was offered an unheard of third mulligan when a life threatening breathing issue required immediate surgery.
Mulligan capitalizes on these opportunities by remaining a loyal and contented family member of the Shaffer household as well as the Elcona Country Club extended family. Both he and I wish you a new year filled with opportunities to start over.