Newlyweds ditch Las Vegas honeymoon to care for poorly dog
A NEWLYWED couple cancelled their honeymoon to Las Vegas and used the money to treat their dying dog.
Clare and Ceri Morgan were all set to fly off on the luxury holiday after their wedding at the four-star Vale Resort hotel, when they discovered their prized pooch Teeto had cancer.
Vets said he would need an operation and chemotherapy costing more than £7,500.
The pair from Morriston are so devoted to the five-year-old American bulldog they cancelled their dream trip to Las Vegas.
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Garage worker Ceri, 36, said: "We were looking forward to our dream honeymoon but Teeto had to come first.
"He's such a special dog, we had no hesitation. We had to use the money for his vets bills."
Poorly Teeto had his right leg amputated and underwent a course of chemotherapy to fight the cancer in his right shoulder.
Bride Clare, 26, said: "We told the vet that it didn't matter about the money, just do whatever it takes to make him better.
"We can go on honeymoon again when we've saved up but a dog is for life and we want Teeto around for a lot longer."
Teeto was recovering at the newlywed's home yesterday Senior nursery nurse Clare added: "He's a very big dog but he is managing very well. The vets are all quite shocked at how well he is managing."
Teeto was taken to a vet in July after Ceri spotted a dog with similar symptoms, such as a limp on its leg, being diagnosed with cancer on a TV show.
Ceri said: "I looked at Teeto and he looked at me as if to say, 'You should watch this'. It was absolutely crazy how everything fell into place. If I hadn't seen that show, we would have lost him."
The couple travel more than 80 miles to near Bristol every three weeks to take their dog for chemotherapy treatment.
They said Teeto's amputation and aftercare cost will total around £5,000, with six courses of chemotherapy costing £400 each.
Ceri said he and his wife didn't think twice about proceeding with treatment.
"We had to do it. Don't get me wrong, the honeymoon that we wanted was a dream honeymoon, but it doesn't make a difference."