This is a photo of my best mate Socks. Socky unfortunately passed away from a tumour behind his eye. As the tumour grew it started to protrude from his eye however as he was not in pain it was only awful for me to watch. Watching my best mate die was one of the most heart wrenching experiences I have ever gone through. However, I feel so blessed to have had those last few months with him where I was able to focus on spending as much quality time together and going on as many adventures as we were able to.
I had the option of chemo or surgery to remove the tumour however due to his age (he was almost 17) and the quality of life he would have been left with, I decided that the best course of action for Socky was to manage his health and enjoy what time we had left together. I had a great team of vets at the Hawthorn East Vet clinic and they helped me manage Socky’s final few months to ensure he was not in any pain and did not have to suffer for one single day. I will be forever grateful for their help and support during one of the most difficult periods of my life.
It’s been 3yrs since his passing and there is not a day that goes by where I don’t think of and miss him. I still have a little cry every now again but mostly when I think of him now I smile and laugh at all the beautiful memories I have and will cherish for the rest of my life. He will forever hold a special place in my heart.