Posted in Animals and conservation, Family life

Soon I’ll say good-bye to my best friend, Boss

It’s been two week’s since my son, Blake and I took Boss (9 year-old Staffy) to the vet. She had a small lump but her stomach had enlarged suddenly and she’d quickly lost weight. I told myself she just had an upset stomach but I think I was kidding myself.

Robyn, our vet, said she would do a blood test and x-rays but she suspected a tumour. We left Boss and I took Blake home and went back to work. We were both upset that Boss was so sick and we hoped it wasn’t terminal.

Our worst fears came. Boss has an inoperable tumour. We’ve taken her home and we’re making the most of our days left with her. She’s been my best friend for so long I don’t know what I’ll do without her.

I hope you’ll indulge me as I post some Boss moments. For now here’s a recent picture (it’s from a phone so not so clear) of Mahli, who’s now bigger than her adoptive mum, and Boss, showing the tumour size around her girth.

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Donna Munro is the author of The Zanzibar Moon and Kendwa's Secret, freelance writer, blogger, graphic artist, content writer, book marketer, administrator, web editor and book reader. She's been published in Take Five, The Australian Woman's Weekly, For Me, She, That's Life, Woman's Day and Club Life (as well as smaller publications). In 2017 she formed Warm Witty Publishing to self publish her debut novel 'The Zanzibar Moon'. Donna lives on the Gold Coast with her husband, youngest son and the weirdo Staffy Mahli. She adores being a grandmother but still feels young. She often joins her husband's pool cleaning business, just for fun (but is unsure if she's all that helpful). She keeps fit and has a fondness for elephants (she sponsors Tundani in Kenya) and owls. You'll often find her digging her toes in the sand while reading a novel at the beach.

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