The best present under the tree

More: Pistol has been by my side since he was 8 weeks old. He is my protector, loves to snuggle, and has saved my life in more ways than one. Pistol was diagnosed with cancer in October 2021, and I had to make a decision to put him down or amputate. Less than a week later, he was undergoing surgery to remove his front left leg. He saved my life, so I had to save his. No questions asked. This is our life now, even knowing the complications he could have as an older, heavier dog.