Hi everyone, just a quick explanation of why I feel sorry for myself and it might also explain why I've not been good at visiting my favourite blogs. My gorgeous Labrador wasn't very good recently and has been at the vet a couple of times. We thought it was the old Labrador hips and she got some anti-inflammatory medicine 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately it didn't really seem to do much good and she just got worse and worse and kept falling over. Not easy to help a 37kg Labrador back up. So last night we had to make the difficult decision to let her go. The vet examined her legs again and her spine and said she thought it was Spondylosis. She said she could give her strong steroids for a couple of days which might or might not help. But we couldn't bear to see her suffering any more. She was only ten and a half and after we lost our Spaniel in May we thought at least we'd have Maddy for a few years yet. My son and younger daughter both appeared out to see her before she went to the vet! Big softies both of them. We live in the country so we were able to bring her home and my husband has buried her now just over the fence in the field next to us.
This is my gorgeous girl yesterday.
I really wish we had bought another puppy in the summer! I hate not having a dog. This morning I was just faffing about not sure what I was doing. You know how you have a routine in the morning (well I did) but now I've not got a dog to walk so what do I do? Don't be surprised if I tell you before long that we've got another dog or pup. We've had a dog or dogs all our married life. A couple of times we had a short time between dogs but for the last 26 years we've always had a dog without a break.
Anyway sorry to bore you with my moans and I'll be back later with the winner of my second mini candy.
In the secret garden
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