Ebony, taken recently by Ben

On Monday, a beloved member of our family sadly nudged us no more. After 8 months battling heart disease (not that you would ever have known) a quick downturn during the weekend meant that Ebony, our 11 year old Afghan Hound was put to sleep.

This is a situation I have grown up experiencing on a number of occasions, and whilst it does seem to get a little easier, I can also say I can’t remember missing a dog as much as I do Ebony - there is a definite ‘hole’ in the family.

However I feel fortunate that I spent just the other weekend looking after her whilst my mum was away, and giving her her medication in a very amateurish way whilst she just looked at me in bemusement - but I had a great time doing it. This just illustrates how much harder these sort of experiences must be for my mum, who cares for our dogs 24/7. Monday must have been just a horrible day.

Kabella Heavenly Song at Pashkym, Ebony - she will be missed.

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