Friday, November 14
A trip to the vet's and some bad news....
Our lovely Labrador, Bonnie, has been a bit off the last few weeks - not keen on her food (MAJOR indication of something being wrong), lethargic and unhappy. Oddly too I had noticed that the shape of her snout has changed. The tip of her nose is pointing up higher, and she seems to be permanently baring her top teeth as a result. As she is pretty ancient (about 14) I took her along to our lovely family vet, Dr Bob. He had a look inside her mouth and gave me the very sad news that she has an inoperable tumour on the roof of her mouth. I cried. She has been with us since she was nine, adopted from my cousin who didn't want her any more. She has been the most lovely, loyal and gorgeous dog, and the kids just love her to bits. Alice is too young to understand, but my DS and big DD are going to be devastated when I tell them. Basically all we can do is give her pain relief and make the 'big decision' when she appears to be in too much pain. Dogs are such wonderful, faithful friends, and to lose one is like losing a part of you. I will endeavour to make Bonnie's remaining time with us a happy one, so I am off to give her some more ham off the bone as a treat.
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