Taking a break

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Well I’m sorry to say my dear winston isn’t improving if anything he is getting worse .The tablets initially seemed to improve on fri and Saturday morning but since then he has gone down hill .I will be going back to vets tomorrow to see what they can do but I think my lovely big boy is letting his life slip through his paws .As one can imagine for Amanda and I this is a heartbreaking situation ,not helped by lack of funds but I have to do what is best for my boy and at moment he isn’t himself and I’m finding it hard to think straight so I feel a break from blogging is in order while I straighten my head out and sort my boy out for good or bad

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  1. Vishy
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 12:35:31

    Sorry to know that Winston is not well, Stu. Hope he gets well soon. Sending positive thoughts and prayers to all of you.

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  2. Max Cairnduff
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 12:57:24

    I’m so sorry Stu. Good luck, and I hope Winston recovers at least for a while.

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  3. Freight Books
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 12:57:46

    Very sorry to hear that, Stu. All the best for all three of you.

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  4. Anne Marie Jackson
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 13:12:02

    Love to all three of you…

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  5. Kathleen Parks
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 13:16:00

    My best wishes that the big, beautiful, loving boy will be bright-eyed soon.

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  6. james b chester
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 13:22:52

    My best to you and Winston.

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  7. Kinna
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 13:31:53

    Oh so sorry to hear about Winston, Stu. Hoping for the best…

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  8. iamamro
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 13:32:02

    Sorry to hear this sir. I know how much you love Winston. Fingers crossed for him.

    Take a break and think a little bit. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

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  9. MarinaSofia
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 13:42:14

    Bless his little heart… and hope there will be comfort soon in yours and that your boy will be better. Thinking of you!

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  10. hastanton
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 13:55:20

    That is so sad ….my heart goes out to you . Our old dog (15) is in a similar situation and it is heartbreaking to contemplate life without him .

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  11. Brian Joseph
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 13:59:36

    I am so sorry to hear this Stu.

    All my hopes to all of you.

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  12. Caroline
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 14:24:06

    Oh man, this is heartbreaking. I hope they can help him. I’m sure you will do the right thing for him, no matter how hard it will be for you.

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  13. Pam (Travellin Penguin)
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 15:15:22

    Our old dog is also heading this direction. Just keep them comfortable and let him know you’re near and he’ll be happy. All the best to your family and Winston.

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  14. sakura
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 15:26:32

    Hope he gets better, Stu. Thinking of you guys.

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  15. Maryom
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 15:27:42

    So sorry to hear this Stu. Hope the vet can perform some sort of magic for Winston xx

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  16. jacquiwine
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 16:07:50

    I’m so sorry, Stu. Thinking of you all…

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  17. roughghosts
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 16:41:26

    Take the time you need to focus on your beloved boy and know that money is not always the answer.

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  18. 1streading
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 17:46:37

    Very sorry to hear this. Must be tough for you both.

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  19. heatherdpear
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 17:59:04

    So sorry to hear that Winston is not responding to treatment. Please know that my thoughts are with the three of you.

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  20. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 18:01:51

    Sorry to hear the news Stu, and sending love and positive vibes for Winston and of course you and Amanda. Hope things improve for him.

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  21. Richard
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 18:38:43

    Sorry to hear the news, Stu–all best to Winston and you and your wife during this difficult time.

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  22. suzigun
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 20:11:20

    Sorry to hear Winston isn’t well. Tough times for you all – will be thinking of you.

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  23. Tony Messenger
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 23:30:34

    Best wishes Stu

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  24. Diane Challenor (@CynthiaBlue44)
    Jul 30, 2014 @ 02:03:21

    I’m so sorry to hear about Winston not being well. I’ve followed your blog for quite a while, so somehow it took me by surprise to hear that Winston is seriously ill.. I thought I would like to send Winston a “Get Better Soon” wish.

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  25. Mel u
    Jul 30, 2014 @ 05:34:00

    So sorry to hear this. I believe we will be united with our beloved pets in the afterlife.

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  26. Lisa Hill
    Jul 30, 2014 @ 09:03:36

    I know how this feels, Stu. My thoughts are with you, Lisa

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  27. sharkell
    Jul 30, 2014 @ 10:52:34

    Stu, a little while ago another blogger at Utter Biblio set up a fund raising page on Gofundme to raise money for a headstone for his daughter’s grave and was overwhelmed with the response (http://utterbiblio.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/score-one-for-humanity/). As a regular reader of your blog and in recognition of all of the free hours you pore into this blog for your followers, I would be more than happy to make a small contribution towards your vet fees if you decided to do the same. I get a lot of pleasure out of reading your blog and would feel very privileged to be able to support you in your care of Winston.

    All the best for you, Amanda and Winston, you obviously care for him a great deal.

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  28. Emma
    Jul 30, 2014 @ 19:20:36

    I’m sorry to hear this, Stu. I hope Winston recovers. Bon courage, as we say in French.

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  29. helen
    Jul 30, 2014 @ 20:20:15

    Dear Stu, I am so sad to read this. My very best wishes to you and Amanda and Winston.

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  30. BookerTalk
    Jul 30, 2014 @ 21:18:39

    Oh poor Winston and poor you for having to watch him suffer.

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  31. Violet
    Aug 02, 2014 @ 06:16:26

    I’m so sorry about Winston, Stu. I checked your Twitter feed and saw your sad news. May he be at peace. My very best wishes to you and Amanda. xo

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  32. Judith (Reader in the Wilderness)
    Aug 02, 2014 @ 21:49:45

    Dear Stu,
    I’m so very sorry to hear about your beloved Winston. I’m glad you and Amanda have each other to help you through your sadness and grief. And, as I try to remember when I lose an adored canine, no dog can ask for more in life than to have had the enduring love of two caring owners.
    Judith

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  33. whisperinggums
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 02:10:55

    So sorry Stu, as I’ve commented on Facebook already. I hadn’t seen this post at that time as I was overseas and not doing a good job of keeping up. Very sad days for you both I know. These dogs, our pets, just melt our hearts and we miss them so.

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  34. Pam (Travellin Penguin)
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 05:00:12

    I have put forward your name and blog on my page as a Most Inspiring Blogger. If you wish to participate I’m sure people would enjoy it. You really are a good inspiration and all a good blogger should be.
    Pam (Travellin’ Penguin)

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  35. Bellezza
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 17:33:02

    My family tells me, at the times that I have suffered, that courage grows strong in a wound. May you find extraordinary courage when it hurts the most. It is hard sometimes to be brave. Much love to you, Meredith

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  36. Seamus Duggan
    Aug 04, 2014 @ 22:18:23

    Stu, we lost our nineteen year old collie this year so I can feel what you are going through. Treasure the memories.

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  37. Geosi
    Aug 12, 2014 @ 11:10:46

    best wishes to winston. sorry.

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