A week after they were born, I heard a story about a little girl who was in the Children's Hospital in Seattle going through chemotherapy. This little girl, Ava, was our Two Rivers neighbor and a dog lover. Ava and her Mom, Dad and sister spent hours and days at the hospital. They always looked on the bright side and were up for any happy distraction. So, I asked them if they ever had the time could they help me name these special pups.
Mom said that Ava thought about it long and hard and came up with: "IV" and "Chemo". I am sure that those two words meant a lot to the entire family.
I am super excited to share with everyone that Ava came to visit IV and Chemo this Fall. She is a gorgeous, proud, strong cancer survivor. IV must have felt the connection because she shared many kisses and Chemo was happy to let her pull our some of his shedding fur. Ava had followed the pups last season and knew that both dogs had been on the championship Copper Basin 300 team, run the Yukon Quest (or YQ 300) and finished Iditarod. She said she'll continue to root for them!
Ava gets smooches from IV.
Here is a link to the website post we did 3 years ago: Introducing...