Never Forgotten (Page 2/3)
Pets are like family, and saying goodbye can be one of the hardest things we do. Our pets live on through our memories, and because of this, will never be forgotten.
BellaOwned by Oak Tree
Looking after rescue animals can be very rewarding but there are also bittersweet times if one of them becomes seriously ill while in our care. We are heartbroken to have to announce that one of our much loved, longer term dogs, Bella, has recently succumbed to a very swift acting and aggressive form of cancer. We all dearly want a happy-ever-after ending for the dogs in our care and although it did not happen for Bella, we like to think that she was happy with us. Bella slipped away with dignity, surrounded by the people who loved and cared for her. Often referred to as ‘Princess’, Bella enjoyed being a diva. She spent much of her daytime in the office being pampered. She loved her walks but woe betide any cat that dared to pop up in front of her. She had a special harness made as she would wriggle out of conventional ones. Bella was our very own ‘Naughty But Nice’ and much loved dog.
MeganOwned by Diana
Megan our beautiful German Shepherd Rotti cross. Came to us from a Tyneside rescue centre in 2009. She had been abandoned and was under weight. Amazingly in spite of her poor start' she was everything a dog should be: lovable, friendly, lively, but always protective and full of enthusiasm for life. Always smiley faced. Loved her walks and could've easily outwalked me even after going miles. Barked to get in from the garden and barked to get out, barked to be fed, and barked to get doogie treats and was always interested when the fridge door opened! Liked a bit of a ham treat alongside her cat companions. She lived amicably with my 5 cats! LOL! Intelligent and loving. We miss her particularly for announcing the arrival of the postie and for her unique way of quiet woof chatting to us whilst in her basket. Sadly put to sleep on 27th December due to liver disease. We miss her lots.
OzOwned by Rachel & Andrew Griffiths
Cared for by Rachel and Andrew. We only shared your life for a brief moment, but what fun we all had. You were a true gentleman and an absolute delight to care for. A handsome boy with many friends at Oak Tree, you made everyone smile – thank you Oz, we all miss you. Andrew & Rachel & Rachel too xx
RobynOwned by Maria, Mary, and adopted brother Sparky
Thank you for letting us have thirteen wonderful years with Robyn. She had been with you since July 2003, she was a stray. Robyn joined us in January 2004 and sadly passed to rainbow bridge in February 2017. We would like to thank you for looking after her for several months. Robyn was a loving and very loyal dog who enriched all our lives. Robyn was a black and tan lively crossbreed and sadly some people overlook black dogs, especially with some staffy in there. Robyn, you may be gone from this life but you will never be forgotten. Good bye for now sweetheart, till we meet again, we love you always. Sadly Robyn has now passed away, she had cancer, but we had thirteen wonderful years with her. Robyn was a loving and very loyal dog who enriched all our lives. She did a few naughty things which we laugh about. We say to people, yes she was black in colour but you couldn`t ask for a better dog, and we loved her very much and still do. So we would like to thank you for enabling us to have all those wonderful years with Robyn
FreyaOwned by Jane Archbald
Had to say goodbye to our wonderful little girl on 12th November. We adopted her when she was 6 and had her in our lives for 6 wonderful years. She was a well travelled little lady, she spent several years of her life in France and liked nothing better than to jump into our campervan and go on another adventure with us. She made many journeys back to the UK from our then home in the Charente. We moved back to the UK 3 years ago and she settled down very well to our new home in Scotland. Two years past in October she was diagnosed with Lymphoma and given between 2 and 4 months to live. Amazingly she lived way longer than the time given. We feel so blessed to have had her with us for all that extra time, but are finding it hard to come to terms with the loss of our wonderful funny little lady, and my best friend
MerlinOwned by Dave Lewis
Merlin came to us in 2003 and left us January 2017 aged 14. He was a real character, loyal to a fault and loved by everyone he met. We spent hours on the fells around Keswick and when we left Cumbria for the Midlands his love of the hills and the outdoors never diminished. He went everywhere with us, returning to Keswick at least once a year he was back home. when my time comes we will return to the Lakes together. Sleep well my friend, always missed, always loved.
Cloud Owned by Judith and Stuart Swinsco
Cloud was a 3 legged black Lurcher. We only had 2 1/2 years together before tetanus took him from us in November 2017.A gentle soul, he became a therapy dog and worked in various care homes and who gave companionship and comfort to all his elderly friends, a dog loved by both his family and everyone who came into contact with him. The loss of our companion and “pal” has left a hole in all our lives, a dog in a million, our pride and joy. Judith & Stuart (Mr & Mrs Cloud)