Wallyse (Wally) the Loveable Basset
(Mountain Home AFB, ID, USA)
My Basset Wally was recently treated for lymphoma in February and we all thought that he was getting better. Even the vet we took him to had said he seems to be responding well to his treatments and that the lab work and x-rays look great.
Unfortunately, Wally started showing symptoms again from pre-diagnosis. (Loss of appetite, not wanting to drink, the labored breathing, and laying down curled up in a ball).
The vet said that we could try a stronger dose of chemo for him, but I can't let him go through this again. It was a huge let down for me as I had been given hope that he was fine.
I remember Wally when I brought him home at six months old. (He is just shy of eight years by two months as I write this)
He was a loveable and full of energy pup for a Basset Hound and he would always get such lovely compliments. I learned quickly that sandwiches or anything within reach at the top of the counter was fair game! :)
I would get upset with him, but once he looked at me with those lovely, brown eyes and a wag of the tail, I couldn't stay mad long.
He was a good buddy and brought me many (although I feel robbed of time with him) years of happiness. I truly hope that when its his time to go on Wednesday, that he looks at me one last time with the same love that he did when we first met.
Thank you so much for having this website and allowing us who are in the process of or are still grieving a place to come together and bond. God Bless You.
Mountain Home AFB, ID