Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Reasons to be Cheerful

Tom the vet phoned today with the result of the test he did on Tilly about ten days ago.
He took some cells from a lump on her chest. It didn't feel like the normal lumps and bumps dogs get. It felt hard and not very mobile.
But - I could shout this from the rooftops - there are no malignant cells. I need to keep an eye on the lump, but no treatment necessary.
Nothing to do with writing perhaps, but the best news I've had for a while.


  1. Hooray for Tilly! Long may her barking fill the air!


  2. Lumps and bumps aren't as bad with dogs - possibly because they don't know the dreaded C word and expect to just go on living. WE've just lost our 18 year old dog - he'd had several malignant tumours for the past 8 years

  3. That's very true, Glynis. I'm so sorry about your dog. A wonderful age to reach - we had one until he was 17, but it doesn't make parting any easier does it. I agree with Julian Clary, they should live as long as we do!