Today it be Auntie Penny’s 13th birthday. Mum got her when she beed 12, so Auntie Penny now be officially older than Mum was then.
Although it a very happy day, it also gived us some bad news.
For the past while Auntie Penny been showing her age more, she not hear so good and get out of breath easy. This last week or so Grandma noticed Penny seeming to have trouble breathing and making nasty gaspy sounds when she get excited or fall asleep. So the day afore her birthday she went to the nasty vets. Although Auntie Penny like all peoples so not mind really.
It did not be such good news. Auntie Penny has got heart disease/failure. She had to stay in the vets all day for x-rays. It not too bad, just a thing of old age I guess, but she got to try and take it easy. At the moment she has fluid around her heart and on her lungs, so she on some tablets to make that go away. In a week she has to go back to see if it gone. If it not, we not know what will happen, if it is then yay! She has to rest while the tablets kick in, hard for Auntie Penny to do! She a springy spaniel!! She on some other tablets that she will has to take furever now to keep her heart good and hopefully she can live for many years more on them, but if they not work, well, Mum says we will see and cherish what time we does have. But for now, she still happy, she still nutty and naughty and sweet, she still PENNY! And today be her Birthday! Hurruff!