My dog found my dads cancer before we did
I want to start off by saying at the time we had two dogs, now only have one.
So one day my dogs started licking the side of my dads head, any chance they could get they’d prop themselves up onto the back of the couch and lick the side of my dads head, but only one side very intensely.
We never really looked too deep into it, just thought it was very cute and a little odd. This continued for about two years, we had forgotten they even did it at this stage as we were so used to it.
My dad ran marathons, loved running and had pain in his leg that he chalked down to muscle pain, until he went on holidays with my mom, and fell.
So when he came home his doctor evaluated him and said there’s nothing physically wrong with his leg, and referred him onto a neurologist.
The neurologist found a cancerous tumor, and where was it? The exact spot in his brain that my dogs were licking over.
After getting lots of it removed, the dogs never licked his head again.
It’s been almost 5 years since my dads terminal brain cancer diagnosis, he has since been diagnosed with motor neurons disease on top of it all,but my dog has remained my dads most loyal, supportive best friend.