A photograph of my beautiful dog- BOYDEN



Here is a photograph of one of my beautiful dogs. He is a Golden Retriever X Bearded Collie. Name - Boyden - Age 12 yrs.

I've had Boyden and his sister Sophie, since they were a couple of months old. They have brought nothing but joy into my life. I've adored them from the moment they crawled into my heart on the day I brought them home from the breeder. They (particularly him) have been constantly at my heels since. The breeder sold them, as fortunately for me they weren't pure bred.

I can't believe the dogs are twelve years old. Where did the years go? Mostly in wonderful walks, love and friendship.

A few weeks ago I had a terrible shock, I found a huge lump on Boyden's front leg. It hadn't been there the day before. We rushed him to the vets. Diagnosis - a snake bite- he was issued with lots of medication and instructions. He did seem a little woozy for a few days and then he perked up. I realise now it must have been the medication.

The lump stayed. Worried we had a second opinion. Diagnosis-an inoperable tumour, it's far too large, and Boyden is far too big a dog to have his leg removed. They don't know what type the tumour it is.

Devastating news at the time, but slowly I've come round to thinking maybe it is a benign tumour? Perhaps it won't spread further up his leg, it might just stay as it is.

He is a happy dog, not in any pain, he loves his walks, my chair, and his food. Oh, and he still has that naughty streak.

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Boyden passed away on the 7th July 2013. My heart is broken.

RIP my wonderful friend

I will always love and miss  you.