Letting Go – Flora would have been 10 Years

So as a family we celebrated Flora (our beautiful dog we lost to a leptospirosis infection) by burning a candle in the garden, to remember that she would have been 10 yesterday. I still miss her, and it certainly brought a tear to all of our eyes. I think I certainly have reached the point where I can start to let the loss of her … Continue reading Letting Go – Flora would have been 10 Years

Flora – Further Sadness

Very emotional this evening.  Have received the paperwork back for the claim on our pet insurance for the treatment of our dog Flora.  She sadly was put to sleep on the 03/10/2014. Having to deal with the insurance aspect of things brings back all the emotions around the situation, and still raises questions about the Lepto4 Vaccine.  Although as a specialist in the field of … Continue reading Flora – Further Sadness

Leptospirosis – What is it?

Due to the tragic loss of my dog Flora, I have spent a lot of time researching Leptospirosis, and thought I would share my findings about it. So what is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease which is zoonotic, this means that it is transferable to humans and animals, in both directions. It is a nasty bacteria that has over 200 separate strains, and when … Continue reading Leptospirosis – What is it?

Flora - My beloved lab

Difficult Times – Leptospirosis

To say the last week has not been difficult would be a lie.  I recently, just 8 days ago had to battle with some very difficult decisions – which ended with me putting by beloved Flora to sleep. Flora was an amazing dog, a Labrador with the most gentle temperament.  I will miss her so much, she was not even 10 years old.  We only … Continue reading Difficult Times – Leptospirosis