I had intended to keep this blog current by posting at least every two weeks.
I sat down to compose an entry on Sunday, March 14th, with my beloved blue-tick beagle, Farfel, resting next to me. He had a rough night, showing signs of a tummy-ache. Little did we know it was the beginning of the end. He was suffering from a liver abscess, and an ultrasound scan found a liver tumor and very cystic kidneys, both the result of years of medication first for Cushing’s disease and then for Addison’s syndrome. After 15 years, it was time to say goodbye, which was on Monday the 15th. Heartbroken, I put the blog aside for a while, because every time I sat down to write, the feelings of emptiness and sadness came up, often overwhelming me. (Hey, what can I say — I’m a “dog softie”!)
As the saying goes, “time heals all wounds” (or you die from them), and it’s now time to get back to work and blog away. Apologies for such a long absence after such a prolific publishing period (only two articles — get real, Shags!).