In May my third son A got married to a wonderful young lady that we are now proud to call our daughter. They had a beautiful out door wedding with the reception in a small hall near by.
And yes I was a bit teary eyed to start with. I was always raised to hold it together in public, but .... sometimes it's a little hard!
|Our youngest two kids at the wedding.|
So.. we have been busy with church as usual, and went to the shore for pastor's convention at the end of May. That's always a fun time of seeing friends we don't see too often.
Our beloved dog Katie became ill towards the end of June. She started favoring one of her paws. We thought she had something in between her toes but she wouldn't let us look at it. So we took her to the vet. We got her usual summer arthritis meds and he said to bring her back in a week if she doesn't get better. So we waited a week and a half and my husband took her back.
By this time her one paw had started to get swollen and she was still favoring it and licking it a lot. - The doctor xrayed it and said it was as he had feared. She had bone cancer and by the time the dog shows symptoms, it has already spread throughout her body. He said it would move quickly.
In the above picture you can tell that one leg is larger than the other. This was taken in May. We didn't notice this until we went back and looked at the picture.
So in 3 weeks time she wasn't eating much, lost the use of the one leg completely and had a large growth a little larger than a baseball on the first joint on that leg. Her breathing was also heavy. Last Friday I saw she was starting to chew on that leg. We knew it was time. So we took her to the vet and sadly had her put down.
It was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I held her as she passed on. ~ ~ ~
I do believe she is happy now and romping around her old friend Yuka who passed last Thanksgiving.
Well as usual I have gone on and on. We are preparing for vacation in a few days so I will take some NE Pa. pictures and New England pictures and try to blog again when we get home. ~ Take care and ... Happy