My old Border Terrier had to be put down with Cancer before Christmas, and just after Christmas my eldest daughter found an 8 month old Springer Spaniel needing a new home as he wasn't wanted where he was!
The good news was he was free, the bad news is that in the past 4 weeks he's been to the vets 4 times!
The final triumph today was 165 miles from home he trips and it looks like he's broken his elbow!
I was working in Clacton on Sea today so thought I'd take the dog and go for a lovely winter walk along the beach after work. we'd done about 2 miles and were just stepping over a small breakwater and he stumbled and then sat there howling! I had to carry him all the way back to my van and then find a vets in town to get him checked over they stabilised him bandaged him up and then we came home. £100 so far!
Tomorrow I've got to get him to my vets and then there'll be xrays then he'll need sedating again whilst they put him in plaster.
Ho hum it doesn't look like I'll be going on holiday in the summer!