Celebrating his 9th Birthday–Jake’s dedicated owners presented Jake for assessment on May 5, 2009 unable to walk on all legs and with severe arthritis in both elbows. On May 6, 2009, Jake underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and was diagnosed with two long term spinal cord disc compressions in his neck. On May 8, 2009, Dr. Lane performed spinal cord surgery to remove the two compressions. Jake was hospitalized for 14 days during his recovery. Because of Jake’s desire, fortitude, and his owners love and perseverance, Jake is now walking, happy and pain free. We are happy to provide Jake with many more birthdays.