Now, you may not know this, I don't know if I ever talked about him to you guys, but for over eight years our family have owned a dog, a cocker spaniel named Dipstick. He was energetic, playful, but rather scatterbrained. He sometimes got on our nerves but he was a great companion.
Well, this morning my father had to take him to the vets, as he seemed poorly. After running some tests, they found that he had cancer of the spleen. Sadly, due to a mix-up he wasn't insured, and we couldn't afford the fees to pay for any operation that might have made him better. So, at about midday today, he was put down.
Naturally, this is a very sad time for me and my family. So forgive me if I'm not on much for the next few days. I have more important things on my mind.
R.I.P. Dipstick 10/2004-15/03/2013. You really were a man's best friend. Even if I wasn't a man when first we met.
I'm crying now.