A very bad day at Rock HQ. Spotty, the star of so many adventures died. The cancer got too much and rather than see it destroy him totally he was put to sleep and helped across the rainbow bridge by our favourite vet. We did have time for a last family photo, hes sat centre with his two litter mates and two younger siblings.
We also had four short walks, he couldn't manage one last adventure as we had planned, so instead we wandered down the lane a few times with the demi clan.
As a last act of defiance he took the broom on his last walk, something for me to fetch later, along with countless other items he's hidden on the slopes of the bonsai mountain.
Looking at him you would not think he was so ill.
But we knew, he knew, and he, strangely sat and howled for a minute or so, and the vet arrived.