Sunday, August 19, 2007


The Highs and Lows of Life

Well, I was on a high this week after I received my Masters phone call and also the fact that I have my 10 year high school reunion tonight which I had been looking forward to for months. Also, I would love to say a big thankyou to everyone for their congratulations! Thankyou so very much! :)

But during the week, Webster didn't seem well. We thought he may have got a cold as he had weepy eyes and a runny nose. So, after he didnt eat on thursday and friday we bundled him off to the vets this morning. He had to have a biopsy on some lymph nodes as the vet thinks he may have the Big C. Poor ol' little buddy. Of course I cried like a fool, but I blame the pregnancy hormones. Nah, in reality, I am just sad. You see, when I was trying to get back into shape after having Kate, we used to go for runs almost every morning together. I couldn't run without him, I just could never find my rhythm. He used to drag me along for the first half of the run and then wear himself out, and then I would have to drag him home for the other half of the run! LOL! We will find out on monday afternoon for sure if it is cancer or not. We have already spoken about our options and while neither of us wants to loose him, we feel it would be best to let him go. While I hope it is just a virus or something, he has deteriorated quite quickly over the last couple of days. We have already started to deal with the fact and we have tidied up the backyard. I picked up all his landmines while Steve vaccummed all his hair up (I never said we were normal for vaccumming the backyard! LOL!).

You know I think it hurts more because this was our 'first' little adventure. We got Webster in may 2000. He was 10 weeks old so the lady gave him to us a bit cheaper, although he still cost $320. He was such a little fluffball and Steve, who did NOT want a dog and was only going to have a look at him, took to him straight away and he was the one who decided we should get him. He was our trial before kids.

I will keep my fingers crossed for a negative result but just seeing him..... here is a pic I just took of him. Isn't he handsome?


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! :)


  1. Congratulations Beth on being shortlisted for the Masters!! That is fabulous news.

    How dreadful that Webster has cancer though...I would have cried like a fool too, although it's not foolish at all hey? Pets are a huge part of our families....I hope the news on Monday is better than you are expecting.

    Megan xx

  2. Some vibes for Webster{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{

    And congrats on the masters news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This time for sure - I will have to renew my sub now!!!LOL

  3. Sweetie, I hope webster is okay. Our fur babies are as special to use as our human babies so I would cry too.

    Lol I had to chuck a sickie when my cat died. He was my baby before Lillee.

  4. Susan (smiles1965)August 19, 2007 at 8:52 PM

    Sending lots of get well wishes and positive vibes to Webster. I am so sorry to read he isn't well Beth. It's never easy when a pet gets sick and they aren't being their normal happy selves.

    He sure is an adorable dog. What a cute photo. I do hope the vet gives you good news. Wishing you all the best xxxooo

  5. Oh, he is a handsome dog Beth. I hope he is ok. Positive thoughts heading your way.
    Love, P

  6. Oh Beth hope it's good news chick.

    Gorgeous gorgeous dog,
    PMSL, Chevy was our trial before kids. Just gotta love that..