retro, yes, I need a good day of camping. I cancelled my reservations for camping last night and tonight because I want to set up in daylight for my trial run. I Just returned from a trip to a Veterinary specialist out of town, plus stocking up all kinds of food for my dog who is not eating much. I got canned dog food as he isn't eating his regular dry food, baby food meat, soft dog food, a variety of treats, and pedialyte for replacing electolytes when needed. The news was rather grim today after ultrasounds and biopsies. He has advanced, aggressive prostate cancer. A dog's prostate is supposed to be the size of a pecan. His is the size of a softball. Plus the cancer is in his bladder somewhat, and in his lymph nodes. The Vet thinks it is also in his lungs and says he may have pneumonia. I am going for treatment of inflammation and associated infections, and pain management. He is definitely hurting. Surgery would not likely accomplish the desired result due to the advanced stage of the cancer. And I don't want to put him through chemo. He is still on for various camping trips to come. After all, he is my buddy and sidekick, though I expect he will be spending even more time napping than usual.
I hope you both get to enjoy some camping. May he be strong enough to go and enjoy the time with you.