It is with a deep deep sadness I have to tell you that we helped Rory to the Rainbow Bridge on Monday 10 October 2016. Our great big, sweet darling boy has gone. We are utterly heartbroken.
He had been unwell for a short time and last Wednesday we took him to the Vet. He had a temperature, high heart rate and seemed very unwell. After checking him out our Vet diagnosed what she thought was a chest infection. He was given antibiotics and we brought him home.
He did seem to rally, but by Saturday was really bad and stopped eating. We once again had to help him to walk with a sling as he had no strength in his back legs. We kept up his fluids and antibiotics and he again rallied Sunday, but Monday morning was again very flat and we took him back to the Vets thinking he would go on a drip and perk up till he started eating. Upon further examination, our dear Vet, whom we love dearly, found a large painful mass near his stomach. He had shown no signs of pain before this. Another of our Vets also checked Rory and after discussing all options, we decided our big darling boy could not suffer anymore. For the last six months his legs have been getting considerably worse. It broke my heart to see him trying to walk.
He left us surrounded by his loving family. I told him I loved him and kissed his dear sweet face.
It is so bloody unfair. Rory, my big goofy boy, you never complained. You had your stupid embolism and got over that, you chewed your feet, you had gastro and now the shitty cancer has taken you. I want you back. I miss you so much. My heart has broken. Run fast run free Rory. You deserved so much more. Five years and three months is not long enough. Never long enough. We will love you forever big fella. Always will. You gave us your sweet pure love and asked for nothing in return. Oh Rory, I miss you and our home is so empty without you. Stella is on your big bed. We don't know how she will be without you to boss around.
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