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Comment #5442769 by Marie Gunbay

Marie Gunbay Sep 9th 2016, 10:15 AM #

Agree 100% Fintan. Our dog Blackie was diagnosed with Cancer at Easter and the vet gave him 3 to 6 months.
We are dreading the time when we will have to make that decision because we do not want him to suffer.
He is doing well at the moment…. he is on medication (including human insulin…the canine insulin wasn’t working)
He still has a good quality of life, still enjoying his walks and paddles in the sea and his grub. His coat is still lovely and shiny and his tail is always wagging. We take him to the vet every two weeks for a check up and to have his blood sugar tested. Its costing us a fortune but he is worth every penny. We have him 14 years such a big part of our lives.


A black and shiny coat
An old face and a cold nose
A doggie breath
A doggie smell
Round and cuddly
Big Brown eyes
Likes to sit and stare
His needs are simple
A bowl of water
A dish of food
A pat on the head
A scratch on the ear
A soft cozy bed
A walk on the beach
A swim in the sea
A ride in the car
Sniffing trees
Chasing cats
Shedding hair
Sharing our lives
Walking and running
A wagging tale to tell
They are the best
Our loyal and gentle
Four legged friends

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"She makes you less selfish": Life lessons learned from a rescue dog

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