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This is a photo of Beau taken the 2nd day we were together. He was 4 months old. I'll never forget the moment Beau first looked up at me and reached deep within my heart and soul.
My precious English Setter girl, Misty passed away unexpectedly at 3:30am today. The only consolation is that I was holding Misty, reassuring her and telling her how much I loved her when her heart rate slowed and she took her final breath, so she was not alone. Misty hated to be alone. Right now my spiritual faith is non-existent but I hope Misty is with Hobson again. I really do not know how I am going to get through each day without my precious girl. Even though Misty has had some health problems this has been a terrible shock for me.
My Beautiful English Setter boy, Hobson died in my arms at around 8.30am yesterday, 28 December 2015 at the University of Queensland veterinary hospital in Gatton. Unbelievably, Hobson was still fighting and did not want to let go. The Hemangiosarcoma cancer had spread to his chest. The fluid was building up in his chest and Hobson was having problems breathing. I could not allow him to suffer any more. Fortunately the veterinarian on duty at the Emergency Department has treated Hobson and he knows us both well. He ensured that Hobson died with respect and dignity. I have been advised that all the UQ staff are crying for Hobson and for me. My most Beautiful and Extraordinary English Setter boy, Hobson. My Darling Boy.…
Since his discharge on 21 May 2014 from the Intensive Care Unit of The University of Queensland (UQ) veterinary hospital in Gatton, I have been taking Hobson to UQ for regular check-ups and tests at a minimum of every 4 weeks for the last 17 months. The UQ veterinary hospital is approx. 4 hours return drive, depending on the traffic. In the 4 weeks from 10 September to 8 October 2015 I visited UQ weekly because I was concerned about Hobson.
At his 4 weekly checkup on 13 August 2015 Hobson was the best he has been for a long time. I had recently found a registered animal chiropractor who uses gentle manipulation and she had enabled Hobson to get up easily on his own without assistance and to walk strongly again.…Continue
Today, 26 July 2015 is Misty’s 4th Birthday. I found a pretty card for her with butterflies and birds. Here she is in bed with her Birthday card, not impressed with me at all because I had a camera in my hand.
My challenge today was to groom Misty and bath her, not that this is any kind of fun for Misty. I managed to get most of her grooming done but ran out of time to bath her. Her walk was much more important.…Continue