I'm so sad to say that the day I had been dreading came yesterday and we lost Buffy last night.
In the end all quite quick and unexpected. The two of us had been having a productive crafty session with her laying at my feet as usual, until she started vomiting and hemorrhaging mid afternoon, our vet referred her direct to the Animal Health Trust at Newmarket for a blood transfusion but after a few hours she was so weak I had to make that horrid decision and she died looking comfy with her head on my lap.
The scans showed the disease had spread to her liver and heart, although the reason for the haemorrhage was unclear and until yesterday she had remained bright, happy and playful. Two weeks turned into ten weeks and she showed incredible resilience till the end.
The guys at the Animal Health Trust were as always fantastic and caring and we are so lucky to have the Countries leading animal research and medical centre so close, it's not the first time we have been there over the years.
I shall miss her like fury and my craft room where I've been sitting for hours since we got home seems so empty, but I'll get my act together a.s.a.p.
Buffy left with George front, son Alex's lab and Abbey, daughter Joy's who we lost last October
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