We had to have Winston euthanized today. About 6 weeks ago he began favoring his left front paw. After watching it for a bit, and seeing no improvement, he went to our veterinarian who took x-rays and discovered a tumor growing under Winnie's left shoulder. He told us it was probably malignant, was painful, was beginning to affect his lungs, would continue to grow and there was no way to fix it. He told us we could give Winnie a lot of Meta-cam and see how it goes. And we did that but it grew and grew to where our boy could almost no longer get around and could not take care of himself - he was a constant mess. He stayed as spunky as ever with a good appetite but it was just too much for him and for us. How we will miss him.
Here are some older pictures, one with his mate Lucky from when he was still alive.
We are going to take a couple of days off here and get our heads and hearts back together. I know how much you all thought of Winnie-Pooh-Pooh.