A vintage pic of Ivy, no less!
Here she is back in October of 2007. We'd had her for about a year and a half. She'd gone from less than 7.5 pounds to a wee bit more than 10. "Almost fat!" our vet had cooed....Ivy was a particular fave down at the office, as much for her survival story as for her calm and cooperative demeanor during checkups.
She'd crash out on the couch to nap and would eventually turn on her back. If she was completely out, there'd be a wee sigh, a heroic stretch, and one or both back legs would remain straight up. She would stay like that for 45 minutes to an hour. It was mind-blowingly cute.