It is definitely a very merry Christmas around our house this year! Rilley got to enjoy another round of night time patrols to keep an eye out for Santa, soon family will be gathering for dinner and he will be hoping something will drop, and not to mention presents, lots and lots of presents! In all seriousness, most people would not have had the opportunity to do so much for their pet. It seems as though all of the stars were aligned in Rilley's favour as the day he was formally diagnosed with a meningioma, September 10, 2010 to be exact, we received an email from Dr. Ohlfest confirming that Rilley was a possible candidate for the clinical trial at the University of Minnesota. What are the chances of being given a shot at being accepted into the last opening of such a ground breaking study to treat his exact type of tumour? And right when we needed it the most? Had it had not been for all the caring professionals, we would not be celebrating this Christmas with quite as much enthusiasm. This experience has truly been the best possible present.