Dada’s Note: Since Dennis injured his hip last Monday, which resulted in the discovery of an inoperable osteosarcoma in his pelvis, he has clearly been in a considerable amount of pain that is not completely alleviated by medication. Yesterday, he started his six-treatment course of palliative radiation therapy to relieve the pain of the osteosarcoma. His doctor says that we will know by mid-January if the treatment was effective. Fortunately, the odds are in Dennis’s favor, as over 70% of dogs do respond to palliative radiation treatments for pain relief. We will keep everyone posted on how he is doing.