Solas, the light of life !


Today felt like the first real summer’s day this year, there was a real air of excitement  from everyone on Dollymount Strand as my husband and I walked along with the water ebbing in and out between our feet. Our dog Solly was running frantically in the water, hard to get her attention as she kept her nose close to the water, don’t really know what she’s trying to catch ! However, one thing I know is this little black adorable Cocker Spaniel has  cancer and has been on chemotherapy tablets called Masivet for the last three years.  To see her run on the beach today, so full of life, it is hard to believe that she has a mast cell tumor on her left side of her small body, and about two weeks ago we got the dreaded news that the cancer had gone into her liver.  She is still on steroids, just on four a day now, so for the moment no more getting up in the middle of the night to let her out to wee because of all the medication she was taking, making her thirsty and hungry.

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You might be wondering why I have this on my blog but I’m hoping someone out there might be able to suggest a home remedy for Solly.  I give her a teaspoon of kefir with her dry food in the morning and it has stopped her ears from getting red and itchy.  Later in the day I give her chicken with ground turmeric.

The leader of our pack is our daughter Buzz, who is away In London working but comes home nearly every six weeks.  She’s  great for Solly, every time bring her a small soft toy to play with and sometimes by the time Buzz is going away again she has chewed it into pieces.  So, as one of her carers I’d love to know if there was  something else I could do for our special little sweetheart. Our son Casper is also away working In New Zealand but is doing work in Europe from the middle of May and hopes to spend some time with us all later on in his stay.  Another reason to help Solly stay well until then and perhaps longer!