Our dog Tuppence has had a rough go in the few short years of her life. She sustained a severe eye injury as a puppy and spent years battling immune mediate militias. While her disease almost ended her life and caused a permanent degenerative condition in her rear legs, she doesn't let anything slow her down. She has always shown a fighting spirit and a will to survivor and thrive beyond any I have ever seen. When I think of perseverance, I think of her. She truly thinks she is faster than a speeding bullet and can leap tall buildings in a single bound (or at least tall bushes) and has let nothing stop her quest to become a "pro baller".