Sorry, everyone, but we have lost Meg, our Miss Best Friend. It was only when we were back on a train a couple of hours ago that we re-entered radio contact, the mountains of Snowdonia having left us completely cut off since the last communique, and caught up with a lunchtime message from the Northern Gentleman. She completely lost the use of her legs, which happened once before: when it did, the vets solemnly warned us that if it happened again that was it, since she was already on the strongest everythings they could prescribe for her. The Northern Gentleman and his missus got the vet to come out, who and said the situation was hopeless, so … it’s always so sad, but her declining months have contained a great deal of ham, and I really don’t think she has been unhappy.

8 Responses to “Sadness”

  1. Buttongrrrl Says:

    I’m so sorry to hear Meg has died. She was a faithful friend to all. She will be deeply missed. Mx

  2. Lampy Says:

    Sorry to hear about the old beast, she was an optimistic and cheery soul, and I’m sure we’ll all miss her.

  3. French Correspondent Says:

    All our condolences. Such sad news… We loved Meg dearly and will not forget her lovely way of ‘talking’ to her ham.

  4. Eleanor Says:

    Sorry you have lost your good dog. This week at Wildacres Retreat (an artist, writers, and etc. hideaway in the NC mountains) we met a theological type whose most recent pastoral placement was as the Chaplain at the Vet School in Raleigh. His primary mission was to help vets and owners deal with grief. We do love our best friends.

  5. Jon Says:

    I’m very sorry to hear this. I did enjoy reading about her.

  6. The Man From Maryport Says:

    What a shame. Very sorry indeed to hear the sad news. Meg was a very good dog indeed.

  7. C. Shepherd Says:

    I’m very sorry about Meg. I’m just a random reader from the internet, but I enjoy your blog and have especially enjoyed the posts about Miss Best Friend. It sounds like she had a wonderful life with you.

  8. Jane Says:

    Thanks for your good wishes.

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