Back at the clinic, we set to work removing all his ticks and treating Todd for tick fever (while someone took care of trying to remove the hundreds of ticks from the car). We discovered Todd had testicular cancer and a severely enlarged, infected prostate. The infection was treated with antibiotics and the cancerous testicle and scrotum were removed.
Todd was pretty pissed off when he first got her but he’s now much happier, and is out of his kennel, chilling in our back garden with the other resident dogs. (Or, more accurately – ignoring them all and stealing the best bed…) We initially had every intention of dropping Todd home but he’s blind in one eye and too vulnerable, so – with the blessing of the Colombo locals we spoke to before his road trip – he’ll stay here with us unless we can find him a new home to live out his best old man life (we reckon he’s between 10 and 12 years old).
TODD, YOU’RE A BIT GRUMPY SOMETIMES BUT WE’RE OH SO HAPPY WE FOUND YOU!