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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Another Day, Another Sadness

Sadness in a smile
Eyes of brine

Last night I said goodbye to my young spaniel boy, Chester - two weeks after saying goodbye to my great dane girl, Dayna.

He became extremely aggressive a few days ago and attacked our scotty for no known (at the time) reason.  He was being conservatively treated for swollen genitals but on Friday he wouldn't eat or drink and my wonderful daughter-in-law and I took him through to the vet again.  He was put on a drip and medicated over the weekend.  Yesterday, the scan showed that cancer had spread throughout his body and, even with chemotherapy, the prognosis going forward was not good.  It's difficult to think that the cancer was never picked up.  He has been in and out of the vet for the better part of a year.  Not for any disease-related problems but for other things such as yeast fungus and ear infections.  He'd had blood tests at these times but these showed nothing - they didn't even show anything this time.  His bloods looked good.

Chester loved, really loved people.

Just loving his humans

He also really loved cats and they loved him in return.

Chester and Serena - loving each other
 He'll now be running pain-free and grooming his kitty friends across the rainbow bridge.


  1. I'm sorry you had to say goodbye. Our furry friends just don't live long enough.

    1. Hello, Alex and thank you

      No they just don't, do they?

      It's been a long time since I've been back on the Blog, hasn't it? :)
      I'm gearing up to do the A-Z again this year and thought that a topic like Animals of Africa would be quite informative.
      Warmest regards