A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

Another day, another chemo


Not for me. Or Kenton. So that’s good, and I am thankful for that.

Any animal owner knows that it hits just as hard when your pet is sick.  He doesn’t understand what the problem is, and can’t make decisions, so you have to do the best you can for your pet.

Tomorrow it’s Fitz’ turn at chemo again. He is still doing well, few side effects other than feeling a bit under the weather on “the day”. His lymph nodes are much less swollen, and the vet says he is responding well.

I hasten to add – we are not looking for him to be cured. Cures can and do happen, but vets don’t give you that expectation. It’s quality of life for as long as it makes sense.

Milo  helping during olive harvest 2011

Milo helping during olive harvest 2011

To add to the mix, Milo is also seeing the vet. He has an ulcerated lump on his testicle, and the vet is thinking it could be a mast cell tumour. Boxers are prone to them, so she wants to remove it and examine the cells.

Let’s hope she’s wrong.


Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

2 thoughts on “Another day, another chemo

  1. SO sorry to hear Milo has an ulcerated tumor and hope it turns out to be benign. You’re so right that when the dog is sick, it hits hard, as he is a member of the family and explanations are of no use. All our best wishes for Fitz having only short-term side effects and good luck to Milo with tumor removal and no mast cell problem. xo Diane and Dick