She knew this was a sign. "I grabbed her up and put her in the car and took her straight to Dr. (Tina) Neel,” she said. Neel evaluated the mass and delivered good news to Estelle: the 2-pound growth was benign, not cancerous. Neel removed the mass and nursed Beth Anne back to health.
Fourth anniversaryOn Friday, Estelle marked the fourth anniversary of Neel’s successful surgery by visiting the Oklahoma City veterinarian with Beth Anne. They celebrated this year with gifts, like they always do. The celebration is also a reminder that the old, sick dog was worth a second look. "Beth Anne is the light of my life,” she said. "I’m just so happy that I made the decision to go back.”