We thought we were losing Jake this weekend. He looked long and hard into the abyss but apparently they don't have room service so he stepped back from the brink and returned to us.
If you don't want to know medical specifics, skip the rest of this graf. Ready? Here goes: He was bleeding internally for a couple of days but it either slowed or stopped. Not only is he not in distress, he's actually eating and asking for the tennis ball.
OK, it's safe to look now.
That photo is Jake and Maisie at the lake here, shot by a friend who was taking them for a walk a few weeks back. A moment later, they made a break for it and -- hello, Labradors -- spent the next half hour refusing all offers to come out of the water.