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magda_indigo 19 418 England
13 Oct 2004 7:07PM
Dear friends, you may not hear much from me for a while.
Yesterday we heard from the vet that our border collie has a tumour, Ill spare you all the details, but its bad news.
Paul and I love living in England, most people laugh in wonder, when we tell them it was our choice.
Moving to another country might sound glamorous to many, but it isnt.
Its tough and if you are a photographer on top, it is not exactly the kind of static job where you really get to know people; we are more like bees or butterflies, flying from job to job, in and out.
Epz has in the last almost year been a great help to me, to combat my solitude; Id love to thank all of you.
This brings me back to our dog, dont categorize us or think the clichd aahh, dog lover, no, animal lover. When we chose a dog, it was what fitted our life best at the time.
In all the 15 years that we had him, he became our friend and companion. Wherever we went, he went, the car his second home.
The problem now is that he is a very young, lively and still very mobile and playful 15 year old.
Always with me, we are very good friends, he feels my moods, when Im happy and on the move so is he, when Im blue, he never leaves my side.
Our dog is our dog, NOT our baby, but he has his place in our lives and home.
On Friday hes going in for major surgery which should give him another 2 years at least, the vet knows him, says hes MORE than worth it and a fighter.
So, Ill try and catch up whenever I can. Thank you for your understanding.
Magda (*:*)
u08mcb 18 5.8k
13 Oct 2004 7:09PM
Its heartening at least that they can do something to help. My last cat was diagnosed with a kidney problem and put down two days later :/

Hope everything works out as best it can Magda.
andytvcams 20 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2004 7:13PM
For Magda and Paul,
I can bear witness to how much you love your dog at the latest Flambough meeting,it was quite apparent that you were one big happy family,so i will be thinking of you and hoping for the best.

13 Oct 2004 7:18PM
I can understand what you are going through, my thoughts are with you both. K.
inkarts 18 61 2
13 Oct 2004 7:24PM
Hope all goes well for Friday. We can very much appreciate the companionship your border collie gives, as we had an amazing cat that never left our side. Bella was with us for 18 years. All will be well.
John & Susan.
Toymaker 20 587 1
13 Oct 2004 7:27PM
Magda and Paul,

At a time like this people tend to say "I know how you feel". Sometimes they do and sometimes they just want to take some of your pain away. We can honestly say that we DO know how you feel and what you are going through right now.

We lost our bestest friend a few months ago and still miss him badly. We agree that they are still pets but, like you and Paul, we felt he was a major part of our family. He knew exactly how we felt and we, him.

Please accept our deep-felt thoughts at this difficult time and we hope things will get better for all of you.

Best wishes

Barry & Nibs
snowman 19 391 England
13 Oct 2004 7:41PM
Magda and Paul,

My thoughts are with you also. Maybe not a child but still part of the family. Give him lots of TLC.

lordposh 19 45 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2004 7:44PM
Good luck for friday..... my thoughts are with you and Paul at this diffcult time.

Big Bri 21 16.7k United Kingdom
13 Oct 2004 7:58PM
Best wishes Magda. I still have some of his hairs stuck to my camera bag ! Smile
keithh 19 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
13 Oct 2004 8:01PM
Magda, Paul.
Well you know what I would say...not going to get all sentimental in public...gosh I'm a blurk....but...well you know.
bpa 18 1.2k
13 Oct 2004 8:05PM
I don't do sentimental (too much pain), but all the best for Friday.

Carabosse Plus
19 43.1k 270 England
13 Oct 2004 8:12PM
Hope all goes well, Magda - and post a pic of the 'canine convalescent' as soon as you can! Smile
Badger 20 4.7k 20 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2004 8:27PM
I understand the attachment and the pain that it can cause. Hope it goes well for you all.
Anthony 21 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2004 8:29PM
Good luck Magda, I hope it all turns out well for you, my thoughts are with you.

jimbo_t 19 959 England
13 Oct 2004 9:09PM
Saddend to hear this, hope it all goes well.

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