Dear Editor,
Last Wednesday afternoon, we noticed our beloved black lab Mia was not well. Even the word walk meant nothing which was very unusual as it normally starts a series of barking and begging. By evening she was having trouble walking and lifting her head. She would not eat or drink, could barely walk and her head hung very low.
We did not know what was happening and of course you think the worse. She is almost ten years old so we thought maybe it was a heart attack or stroke.
Thursday morning, I called the veterinary clinic in Shawville and explained my situation. The receptionist although very sympathetic explained how they were totally booked for the day. She must have detected the anguish in my voice as she told me to hang on. After a few minutes she came back and said, “have her here for 11:30 and be patient.”


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