And my dear friend Janice, who runs Hearts on Noses Mini Pig Sanctuary, lost her beloved dog Buddy today. He was diagnosed with cancer just over three weeks ago, and today asked to be set free. You can read Buddy's story on Janice's blog, here. Buddy always made me smile, a big, somewhat clumsy boy who would push against me or look at me with big eyes hoping I would pull a treat from my pocket. Whenever I arrived at the sanctuary, he would come strolling down the driveway to meet me as I opened the gate to drive through and then would walk along side as I drove up to the house.
I took this photo of him on my last visit, just days before his diagnosis.
My heart goes out to Else and to Janice; I am so sorry, my friends.
Run free Ernie and Buddy.