The day I wish never happened

Last Tuesday I awoke to the sound of my dog Cleo coughing repeatedly. After checking on her we discovered lumps on her throat. Fearing the worst we made an urgent appointment at the vets later that day. The vet examined her and found another lump near the top of her hind left leg. At this point our minds were going a thousand miles an hour. Then the words “it looks like possible lymphoma.” We felt the world swallow us up. There is no other way to describe it. They wanted her in the next morning for a biopsy. We went home in a daze. The next morning we dropped her off at 8.30 not knowing what to expect. We also had to drop off the car for its MOT so when we did that at 9 we waited in Tesco. An hour or so later the a phone call arrives …

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Best laid plans

It has been another struggle this week. Energy levels low all the time no matter what I do. I thought to myself “at least it will be a nice weekend” before the storm kicked in last night. I love the sound of a storm. It feels strangely soothing much to my wifes disgust (she hides her head under a blanket) but it is not how I saw the weekend going. I suppose it is the classic Welsh weather and bank holiday link rearing its head! It is still warm though so there is hope. However, today I don’t plan on doing much. I’m thinking a day of just chilling is on the cards. I may try my luck in Ark again. Although it is better playing with friends and someone’s internet is still down (BT are not known for their speedy installations.) I’m sure Matthew is hating it as much …

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