I don’t know what will happen to Sophie dog during the upcoming weeks. Part of me feels sad that after only one year with us, Sophie may be undergoing a radical change in her life. I am not a religious person but I pray that whatever image is being shown on the X ray, it is only something benign. However, even if it is benign, an operation may be advised for removing her spleen. From the little research that I have done, the spleen holds lots of blood. So, if something is wrong with it already, there is a chance that it may rupture in the future. It seems that most veterinarians encourage its removal in order to avoid a future emergency. In the meantime, the construction of Sophie’s place keeps trucking along. As the following picture shows, it seems to be a solid foundation.