Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Just Five Months

These pictures of Rufus and Jess
were taken a couple of weeks ago.
I remember thinking that they reminded me of a Pushmepullyou.

I don't remember being unduly worried about Rufus then,
and yet I think it was about that time that we started having concerns about him.
He had developed a limp.
Similiar to Jewel.

Yesterday, a visit to the vet
confirmed, that like Jewel,
Rufus has bone cancer.

At the moment I'm typing this using one hand.
My other hand is continually stroking Rufus
as he lies next to me on the sofa.
He doesn't like me to take my hand away from him.

Poor lad, so strong and robust.
I think at the moment we are feeling a bit stunned by the news.
In only just over 5 months,
we are looking at losing another of our dear greyhounds.


Sarah said...

You know Lynne, I meant to email you back and say how sorry I was about Rufus and I didn't-so sorry and so sorry to hear about your poor lovely dog. It does not seem fair when these things happen. We are so lucky to have lovely animals in our lives and it is almost unbearable to think of losing them. x

Anonymous said...

I'm so very sorry, Lynne. I am stunned also. How very heartbreaking for you and Mike; please hug Rufus close for me, also. Sending my love to you all.

What Remains Now said...

Lynne...I'm heartsick for you. Just getting to know you at such a sad time. I know you're giving Rufus tons of lovin' and I'm thinking of you all.

Kath said...

Extra hug for dear Rufus and one for you too, Lynne xx

Helen said...

So sorry to hear this, Lynne. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love x

Daisy said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear this, Lynne. This is such sad news. Big hugs to you and to Rufus. I know how much he means to you.

Tracey said...

Oh no ... I'm so sorry to hear that Lynne. My thoughts are with you. x

Tina said...

Oh no, this is so sad. Enjoy every second you have together and let him live for the rest of his life.
I recently found a blog with beautiful pictures only to read a few days later about the dog having been diagnosed with bone cancer. The treatment seems to go well so far and I like the attitude. You might check it out at
Tina and the gang

Ash said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Lynne. Sending lots of love and prayers to you and Rufus!

Ash said...

Oh boy! ain't there always something....take care.

Annie said...

Oh Lynne, I am so very sorry ... huge hugs to you all, and a very gentle earpull for Rufus (I'm guessing greys enjoy those just as much as whippets :D )

Lynne said...

Thank you for your heartfelt comments. Mike and I take great
comfort in them.

Zuzana said...

I have been off line recently, but I am so sorry to learn this. It is devastating to loose a pet and it must be terrible to know yet another one is facing this terrible disease.:(( Sending you lots of warm thoughts and hugs,

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne - I'm just catching up after being ill last week. What sad, sad news ..... my thoughts are wth you. Love Anne x

Sandi said...

Oh Lynne, my heart goes out to you and your dear Rufus.....such a sad thing to happen....

Polaris said...

Hermoso perro...espero que todo haga bien