MAX'S MOM here...
I ask you to please bare with me and forgive me, in advance, but
today is a 'SWEET-BITTER' day for me...
(the 'Bitter' part I will explain later)
so let's begin with the "Sweet"...
I would like to say a really big
to all my blogging friends for the support and encouragement you have given me over the many months of blogging and also with the voting process for the
AWESOME BLOG AWARD!
We are truly humbled and extremely honoured to receive this award from
and would also like to congratulate
on their similar award!
It has been (and is) a great privilege to have been involved in this process and also to be involved with Doggie-blogs in general. We are continually amazed at the friendship and culture of the doggie community. So THANK YOU to Mango for nominating us and also to ALL our friends for every part you played! You are ALL special, special people and we are extremely grateful to have you all in our lives!!!
Now for the 'bitter' part of this post...
It is the most incredible privilege to be able to spend a part of our lives with a beloved animal. It is that much more dramatic when that animal is one which has worked its way into the small corners of our identity - The place, where you and your pet, have formed a partnership where both your identities are inter-twined. Not many folk experience this in their lifetimes - some have been granted this special gift! You might have gathered that Max & I have one of these special partnerships.
When that little pup arrived in my life, 10 years ago, I knew that one day I would have to face the challenge of seperation.
Today I am scared!
My vet diagnosed Max's first MAST CELL TUMOUR this morning.
The tumour is about 1.5cm big and is located near his right foreleg's armpit.
MAX will be going in for his surgery tomorrow morning and they are also likely to remove a large area of tissue around the site.
Quite frankly, I am petrified!