So, I noticed a while back that Dobe had a bump under his tail about 8 inches down from his rectum. At first I didn't think anything about it because I had seen him get kicked and he had a small cut there. I thought it was just an abcess until I noticed another spot about 5 inches left of the first on in the middle of his left butt cheek. :,,( So yesterday I ran him by the vet and sure enough, he is developing melanomas. Dusty (the vet) said because of their location, we can try to take them off so I am supposed to bring him back Monday morning at 9am to have that done. I am really worried because he is my baby and he is so young to be developing those. He is only 7 and I can't bear the thought of losing him. I know that it will probably be years, if ever, before it really starts to effect him but it still breaks my heart because I know what is coming eventually. When I was a kid, we had an old gray mare named Frosty who had them really bad and I can't stomach the thought of Dobe going through that. I don't have any pictures of it or I would share but I was just really worried and needed to vent somewhere.
Thanks for listening and maybe you can enjoy these pictures of more worry free times with Dobe.
His very first picture about a week after we brought him home. We got the paint at the same time and broke them both. (sorry for the poor quality, copied from an old polaroid)