Very sadly we had to say goodbye to Tilly (Tilly May when we met her) last month.
Apart from arthritis she had remained in good health and was still very energetic but unfortunately she developed a tumor on top of one of her front paws. It grew quickly and was inoperable (we were not prepared to consider amputation at her age) and then while we were on holiday she broke the skin and her paw soon became infected despite everyone's best efforts.
Tilly was a wonderful, affectionate family dog and we feel blessed to have had her for seven years. She made human friends wherever she went and strangers were constantly commenting on how pretty she was and how youthful she looked.
We are all missing her terribly and finding it hard to readjust to 'life after Tilly' but at least we have so many happy memories and hundreds of photos of our time together. I attach one quite recent one of Tilly destroying her last 'pheasant', one a long line to suffer the same fate!
I hope all is well with you and everyone at CAESSR.