Friday, 28 August 2009

I'm still here, with some sad news

Just in case there is anyone out there wondering where I have been, well not very far, just had a few busy days.
Brian has been off work for a few days, and our old dog Ben died on Thursday morning. Ben our Dalmatian had been ill with a heart condition for 18mths, he was on medication all that time and it didn't stop him, he had a good life still enjoyed his walks, he got 4 or 5 a day. But a few weeks ago he really slowed down and started to show his age nearly 13. He started to have difficulty breathing and got slower and slower and on Wednesday we had a sleepless night with him Brian and I between took turns to sit with him, and next morning we decided it was time to let him go. We new it had to happen sooner or later, and we knew it was the right thing to do. So on Thursday Brian took him to the vets and came back heartbroken. The vet said that one half of his heart had stopped working.
We had planned to go to the County Show that day and was meeting up with our daughter and her husband and our Grandaughter Grace so we went there and had a good day and it helped us take our mind off what had happened, and today we had another family day at Warwick Castle and had a brilliant day, but it seem strange coming home to an empty house, we are not going to get another dog just yet, I think we will wait until Brian retires, we have always had a dog but the time is not right just now for the commitment that a new dog brings.

Sorry this is a long blog today, but thank you for taking the time to visit. I really do appreciate everyone who visits and leaves a comment, and I promise to try to visit everyone soon.


  1. oh heart is breaking for you...been there and it is so hard to say goodbye to a faithful friend but you just know it is time....big hugs and sending lots of bloggy love....Kath xxxxx

  2. It's so very hard isn't it Carol,Our old Sam went in his sleep whilst Andy and i sat stroking him, but Monty had to go to the vet...i know how exactly how you are feeling....i still miss them now 7 & 8 years down the line....

    Big Hugs to you and your Hubbie
    Carol x


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