Thursday, September 27, 2012

In Loving Memory

This post is long overdue, and to be honest I think is largely responsible for my lax blogging of late.  On the 9 of Sept, 2012 we lost our wonderful old dog Buddy.  My mum came up to watch my SJ ride at Champs, and after we'd finished she told me that Bud was currently at the vets, and the prognosis wasn't good.  I'd noticed a tumor growing just in front of her left hip some time early last spring, but being an old dog with a bad hip & tendon, the decision was made to let nature take its course.  After she collapsed on a walk, her veterinarian ran some tests and determined that her tumor was now bleeding into her liver.  This was lowing her iron levels, causing severe anemia and eventually, death.  An unpleasant way to go, to be sure.  She was brought home from the vet clinic, & fed a steak dinner.  However, the pain soon proved to be too much for her to bear, and so the vet kindly preformed a house call and put her down that night.  I wanted to find a good picture of her to post, but for some reason I don't have any on this computer.  So we'll have to stick with this for now:
 She was such a gorgeous girl- these photos really don't do her justice.


  1. I'm so sorry!! :-( She looks like a wonderful dog. It is so hard to lose our pets, as they are our family. Hugs to you.

  2. :(
    Good dogs always seem to leave us too soon.