I took Indy to the vet yesterday and I’m afraid his tumour has grown so large that the skin is dying off. It’s inoperable because of his age and his stroke history so the decision has been made to put him to sleep next Monday. He’s been struggling for the last nine months and it’s the kindest thing before he gets in serious pain. My heart is breaking writing this, it makes it too real.

Indy in the Snowdonia National Park in Llanfairfechan in the prime of life.


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  • j Kirk Photography                      Kirk Friederich
    j Kirk Photogr...over 2 years ago

    I am so sorry!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you.

    – Michael Haslam

  • Marriet
    Marrietover 2 years ago

    I hope you get to the point where you can celebrate your great relationship. It takes time.
    I am sorry this had to happen for you and Indy. Take care and know that there are a lot of RB’ers
    who care about you. XX Marriet

  • Thank you for your kind words.

    – Michael Haslam

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  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 2 years ago

    On No, Michael I am in tears right now, your beloved Indy ! Oh Michael I cannot tell you have terrible I am feeling for your heart and for our beloved Indy

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 2 years ago

  • Thank you for your support and sharing the news, my one consolation has been the overwhelming reaction and support I have received. I am not alone in my love for my special lad.

    – Michael Haslam

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenover 2 years ago

    Dear Michael ,my heart is so heavy reading this , we lost out beloved Border Collie to cancer 16 months ago ….even now we have tears .They are the most precious companions & best friends one can ever have . Indy is just completely beautiful ………………..I know so well how treasured he must be …….he will live in your heart forever …my deepest sympathies that you are going through this

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    I am so sorry, sure you have some wonderful moments to kindle!

  • Thank you, it’s a price to pay for the happiness and love he has given me, here’s where I earn it, hard as it may be.

    – Michael Haslam

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    I’m so very sorry. It is a devastating thing :(
    You have no choice. Love to you xox

  • Jane  mcainsh
    Jane mcainshover 2 years ago

    Oh no !! Michael my thoughts are with you and Indy , I am so sorry to hear of this and know how much you love him , we all do .
    He’s a beautiful boy , this image is a wonderful one.
    my heart goes out to you , I’m so sad.
    hugs Jane

  • Thank you, it’s going to be unbearable but it has to be done for his sake.

    – Michael Haslam

  • Thank you for your kindness.

    – Michael Haslam

  • JeannieM
    JeannieMover 2 years ago

    :( One of the hardest but most loving things you can do. Such a gift to share that kind of love with these members of our families.

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