I have noticed that Guinness is now lagging behind the lowest horse on the pole. He is not moving so well, and a few days ago his turning was really "sore" looking. The vet applied the pinchers to him and he reacted HUGELY.
Tomorrow, we are xraying him to see what is going on, but the vet believes he has navicular disease. No wonder he has been so upset when he has to have his hooves trimmed. I am not ready to hear this news....
I picked up the supposeably "Chester's" ashes today. I talked and met with the vet and told him of my concerns. He had the same concerns and didn't counter mine. He was pretty much telling me that this has happened before. That the owners of the crematory have two jobs and sometimes leave the job to others. It definitely sounds like a horrible place. To find out that it is the only crematory here for Aiken. So, all of the hospitals are sending their pets there. They had small shopping bag with a box in it for me with a certificate of cremation. Inside the box was a plastic heart and inside it a small baggy of ashes. It looked like milk powder to me.
There are no bone fragments (sorry for the graphics.)
I purchased an angel statue today, and a small terrier statue dog. I am going to give Chester his burial and a permanent remembrance of him.