I’m so sad to tell you that on Thursday morning Mr Hicks had a stroke and we had to say goodbye. I’m absolutely heartbroken. I hadn’t been able to bring myself to write about it here, but a month ago we were told the tumour on his leg had started growing quickly and he only had approximately two months left.
But in the end, the cancer – which didn’t hurt and was isolated in his leg – played no part, apart from helping us prepare for what has happened now and for making us appreciate and enjoy him more over the last month.
Mr Hicks was an amazing dog who really knew how to have a party. I remember one dog groomer saying he had the ten times the personality of the other dogs who came in.
Unfortunately, Hicks also had ten times the health problems too, but he always dealt bravely with his troubles and rarely stopped smiling.
Hicks enriched my life in so many ways and brought me so many friends I would have otherwise never met. He also taught me many things. I thought I’d share some of them with you.
Mr Hicks’ Rules for Life…
Just because you have a bad start in life, doesn’t mean it can’t get better…
Never be afraid of a little mud…
You can always have a party, no matter where you are or what the weather.
However bad it gets, there’ll be better times in the future.
Treat everyone as a friend.
Tell your mum you love her a million times a day.
Spend plenty of time with your friends.
NEVER turn down a biscuit.
Always get your beauty sleep.
Break the rules.
Thank You Mr Hicks. It’s Been an Amazing Adventure!