Saturday, November 25, 2006

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of Bruno-dog yesterday evening.

Those who knew him will remember his immense enthusiasm for new experiences, exploring new places and meeting new people and dogs. He was a well travelled dog, having walked in the Scottish highlands, Welsh mountains, Dartmoor and many places in between.
His love of life was a joy to see.

Bruno "chilling"

As previously reported, he had contracted a tummy bug, and had a swollen prostate. As these cleared up, however, he started to have seizures. Whether the two problems were related or coincidental we don’t know.
Medication prescribed by the vet kept the severity of the fits in check, but could do nothing for the frequency. Finally he was having so many he was unable to recover in between. By yesterday he hadn’t eaten for 2 days, couldn’t stand and had lost the sight in his right eye. We had to make the decision to let him go with dignity.
He will be sorely missed.

We would like to thank Hayes and Borrajo at Birstall for doing all they could for him.

If Bruno had recovered, we were intending to head down to Foxton on Thursday, to join the protest there against the DEFRA cuts ( Unfortunately this was not possible. There is a local event organised for today here at Thurmaston. We’ll probably go down.
We can’t move south yet, Pywells lock just past Leicester is closing for a fortnight starting on Monday.
Our only alternative would be back up to Fradley and down the Coventry canal. We’ve not made any decision yet.

Can’t move for a while anyway, the flood warnings are up on the river.

Birstall Lock this morning

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