A Song For My Dog

23 January 2021

I had the worst news given to me on Dec 31 2020. I discovered that my beautiful Havanese dog ‘Ewok’ had advanced liver disease and the vet said there was nothing I could do about it.

Ewok is only 2 and a half years old and my best buddy in the whole world. I decided not to have children because of my Rheumatoid Arthritis and so I poured all of my love into Ewok instead (and my nephew Jimmy). Needless to say I was absolutely devastated.

Apparently it was congenital and he’s been sick the whole time. I thought he was just a super chilled out dog, but it was his liver all along. He didn’t display any symptoms so there was no way of knowing. It was only when his belly started bloating that we discovered it.

The vet gave him a couple of weeks to live, which is when I wrote this song. I still went ahead and got him supplements and these special liver meds and put him on a special diet.

I’m happy to say that three weeks on, he’s still ok! He’s such a little fighter and he is still waggling his tail and enjoying walks… although much shorter because he hasn’t got as much energy. Its all about quality of life for him now.

I know that the end will come, but I’m so grateful for every day that I get to spend with him. Pets truly are our best friends and bring so much love and joy to our lives. We are all so blessed to have them with us.

Nicola x

Ewok - Nicola Milan (4)
Ewok - Nicola Milan (3)
Ewok - Nicola Milan (2)

Please feel free to share stories or photos of your gorgeous pets below. I’d love to see the fury friends in your lives. xxxx

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