Tomorrow is a very difficult day for me. My buddy and trusted companion and friend, Cody, has cancer. Cody has traveled by car with me over 4,000 miles in the past year. He has been a constant companion, close friend, hiking and backpacking partner and even participated with me rock climbing. I took him part of the way up Suicide Peak here in S. California a couple of years ago. He made it quite a ways up and the only way I could get him down was to lower him in a custom made harness by rope.
About a month ago his outside pad on his left rear leg swelled up and became very nasty. I took him to the Vet and he was treated with antibiotics and the swelling went down. It came back and it was examined and x-rayed and the Vet believed it was bone cancer. This past month I have tried antibiotics, moist heat treatments and twice daily wound care. To no avail. Numerous cancerous appearing lesions have appeared on various parts of his body and his appetite and normal spunky self have vanished.
Please think about us both tomorrow. I am going to do the only right thing I know to do and I will have to say good bye to Cody. I am going to miss him dearly.