Our dog Harvey passed away on Tuesday 18th June 2019 after several illnesses. He soldiered through all that was put in his way and was of good humour right to the very end. Here’s the beginning of a series of stories I’ve written over the years all about Harvey’s adventures and mishaps. Summer 2009 Harvey […]
Today I lost a great pal. Harvey’s nasal cancer got the better of him and at the vet’s this morning it was apparent the cancer from his nose was spreading to his eyes and brain.
Harvey was getting worse and a visit to the vet was now urgent. Fearing the worse is always a bad scene and the appointment wasn’t until 6pm.
It’s a calm period since Harvey was first diagnosed with nasal cancer. The turbulence has toned down somewhat, though he did have an episode of a nose bleed a fortnight ago. That was stabilised by our magnificent vet’s, 3Vets, in Larnaca. Since than he’s gone from strength to strength. But, and it’s a big but, […]
Every day is different, if it wasn’t we would all be bored to death. But when you have a sickly dog, you sometimes wish every day could be the same. Harvey’s cancer has been pretty stable over the last few weeks. It was never going to get better, but it wasn’t getting any worse. Indeed, […]
Harvey has good days and he has bad days, but lately they’re pretty good and he eats well, gets around and is enjoying his life.
I am not adverse to making hard decisions, life and death decisions, and I did not want my dog Harvey to suffer.
The cancer is localised and with care and medication we may see Harvey carry on for many months. But equally, it’s obvious this may not happen.
Three chewed wooden clothes pegs during lunch is a record even for Harvey. He must be pinching them from the clothes line, which means he’s jumping up quite high while I’m not looking.
The cancer is, I’m told, not super fast at growing so time is on our side.