Gone But Not Forgotten




Sadly, Buddy was put to sleep recently after a gradual decline with liver failure. Although I feel very sad now, the purpose of this email is to let you know what an absolutely fabulous companion he has been throughout the last 10 years. He's been such a lively character and definitely a cheeky boy, always on he lookout for treats, which neighbours would love to offer him! He enjoyed company but found boisterous children a bit too much, and I did learn that if he came up to me and put his head on my lap it was not to express his love but to say 'Mum, get me out of here!' Over the years we have had lovely holidays, especially in the Lake District, Northumberland, and many times in Suffolk and on Exmoor where he absolutely delighted in swimming in the River Barle, looking as sleek as an otter! Close to home, in his younger days he often swam in a little bit of the River Severn as well as springing through fields of wheat and barley (whoops!).

I miss Budddy very much now but I do have lots of lovely memories of the times we had together. And especially, I'm very grateful to you for enabling me to adopt him. He gave me so much fun, and I hope I gave him lots too.




 John, it is with the greatest of sadness that my beloved, beautiful, strong, gentle special girlie Lily passed away in my arms on Tuesday. I am devastated, and crushed. She was my absolute world and my best friend. Such a beautiful gentle special girl, it is so unfair. She had cancer tumours the worst of which were on her colon and it was this that she succombed to a month after diagnosis. I cannot believe she is gone I just can't.

I wanted to write to let you know - I had the honour to love and look after her for this past nearly 3 years and it was truly an honour John. I remember seeing her for the first time at the Vets and I knew, she had a love of life and a wonderful outlook. I don't know what to say or do at the moment - I cannot even go out for a walk it is so so painful.




Over eight years ago we adopted Candy who became ‘Red Alert’ or just ‘red’ from you. She was a very nervous little dog who took her courage from our 6 year old Cocker, Harvey.

In November we had to say goodbye to Harvey at the grand age of 15. It was sad, but expected. We were all a little lost. Red had adjusted well with lots of fuss and walks to encourage her to make new doggy friends so we were considering a companion for her, but she was diagnosed with Chronic Hepatitus. This was a sudden shock, and after much discussion in the family, we decided that we would not let the end of her life be filled with stressful medications and treatments as she was nearly 11. We did what we thought, and John the vet agreed, was the kindest thing.

Kind Regards

Rachel and Linda



Miley had to be put to sleep yesterday. She was only 5 and a half, and came to me on 14th December 2016. She was my life from then on until 14th December 2020. 4 beautiful years, a very loving dog who love me as much as I loved her.

She went off of her food for a couple of days, went to vets and then specialist vet hospital where she had MRI, CT SCAN and Lumber puncture to find she had a tumour wrapped around her spinal cord. I could not put her through major op for it just to grow again or fail anyway that I gave her anything she wanted and intense palliative care with full pain relief but had to let her go. Heartbreaking, we were soulmates.

Thank you for these 4 years with Miley my beautiful Springer, I love them, they are beautiful little people.

All the best, keep safe

Anne Ringer in Memory of Miley



Hi, I rehomed a gorgeous spaniel from you, Poppy, back in 2011, she was an amazing dog, and gave me so much happiness. 

Unfortunately she had to be put to sleep last week, she went for a routine heart scan as she was on vetmedin for a minor heart issue, but unfortunately they found a tumour :(
She has been my companion for the last 9.5 years and life is definitely much emptier without her.  I've attached a few photos of her over the years, she was a gorgeous dog.

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