This Is For My Dex
by Claire Thomson
June 24, 2013
I adopted Dex back in 1996 from a shelter called "Dogs Trust" here in UK. I had gone looking for a younger dog, to be a playmate and companion for my other dog who suffered from separation anxiety.
When I arrived at the shelter, Dex straightaway stood out to me. He came trotting into his kennel from outside and placed his paw on my hand...
I knew then he was the one!
He was 9-10yrs old as they estimated. A week later I brought him home with me. He was such a loyal and loving guy! He just LOVED to give you smooches and curl up on your lap...
I had 7 great years with him but then disaster struck... Last year he began to lose his fur, he dramatically lost weight and developed lumps all over his body.
I took him to the vet, they originally said he was suffering from allergies and they gave me some medication for him... but it didn't seem to work. I took him back to the vet 3 weeks ago and they gave me the most devastating news after taking a biopsy of the largest lump.
Dex had an aggressive form of cancer and there was nothing else could be done for him. I was heartbroken. They said he only had days to live and advised me to have him put to sleep but I reasoned with them to let me take him home for a few more days.
Those last days were the hardest days of my life but I smothered him with love and spoiled him rotten...
Then, on 7th June this year (2013), I took him to be put to sleep. I cried non stop for almost a week and I still am not over losing him. My boy will always hold a special place in my heart and I know that one day we will meet again and he will have no-more pain and no more cancer.
RIP Dex my sweet guy until we meet again over the Rainbow Bridge...