MacGregor is my seven year old bagel rescue... that is, he's beagle and bassett hound. Last year, he lost his good buddy Flea to prostate cancer. This year, MacGregor is himself considered a senior citizen and had to get a senior check up. So I took him and his little beagle buddy Zane to the vet, since they both needed Bordetella vaccines... Seems like it's getting to the point now at which dogs are almost as complicated to take care of as kids are, but I digress.
Anyway, MacGregor is mostly fine. Just has a little stiffness in his shoulders and needs a dental. The vet found a small mass in his hind leg, actually close to his butt. She wants to remove it, so when he has his dental done, we'll get the mass removed. I don't really want to deal with canine cancer again... at least not so soon after losing Flea. I doubt MacG has cancer, but you can never be too careful. So I guess later this month, we'll take him in and get this taken care of. Thankfully, we don't live near our nation's capital anymore, where these kinds of things are so much more expensive to take care of.