I like you approach Helen.
Breaking news, Bomff yesterday afternoon started to look and act loads better, hes now eating more than he was and is being much more interested in things. We can not believe the difference in him, on Friday I had to carry him into the vets as he was so poorly, that's when we had that dreaded conversation, but decided as he wasn't in pain, to have the 'last weekend' with him. We are completely shocked how well hes looking now, we will have to go to the vet tomorrow morning just to show them, a phone conversation will not be believed.
My friend up the road saw him on Friday and again today, she's 83 and had dogs all her life, she said she had never seen such a poorly dog one day, looking so well a few days later, she's always known them to be gone very quickly from his point on Friday.
We understand that he might suddenly deteriorate at any time, we will will just take each day as it comes, but today is fantastic.