Friday, 16 November 2012

Run free dear Herbert Sherbert


Sorry I haven't been in touch with you in the good times but unfortunately we had to let Herbie go yesterday.  As you know he had problems with his back legs and recently he started to lose balance as he turned round, he never complained when fell over but he started to have problems even walking up the steps into the house.  For the last couple of days even if he turned his head the back left leg would give way.

Herbie had a fantastic life and he brought a lot of happiness to Dennis and me, it is sad that he couldn't have lasted longer ...  Thank you for letting us look after and love him for the past 9 years, the house seems very empty and quiet. I have enclosed some photos of him taken throughout the years.


Jean Croydon

Run free Stinky Pete

Hi Sarah & Paul,
I am very sorry to tell you of the death of "Stinky Pete"", Jack Russell, on the Isle of Wight this morning. He was about 13 we think.We had adopted him from you in about August 2007. He had come from LAW to you.
He was a wonderful dog and we loved him so much. He was ill only the past week and on the second visit to the vet they found a massive tumour in his bladder for which nothing could be done. We put him peacefully  to sleep. We are shattered. Although this is not the first time we have lost a beloved companion, it never gets easier and we know it won't be the  last time. We still have Lucy JRT but she is 16 and very frail, too old to introduce any new dog  More pain to come but obviously we all think it is worth it for the love and companionship. If you could mention him in Rainbow Bridge we would appreciate it.
Best wishes to you all.
John & Jane Schmeltzer

Friday, 6 January 2012

Run free Wally

Hi Sarah and Paul,

I am writing just to let you know that unfortunatley we have had to say goodbye to our dear beloved dog Wally.  We had to have him put to sleep on xmas day as he had a stoke during the night of xmas eve and was unable to stand up.  We were lucky and thankful to have had such a wonderful companion from you many years ago when he was advertised as being blind and picked on by farm dogs.  We instantly fell in love with him and knew that we could provide the love, care and affection that he needed.  Wally has given us many years of happiness and we will miss him dearly.  We think Wally was 13yrs old, his pals Katie (aka Kita), gemma and chalky all miss him too, but we know he had a great life with us and he made our lives great too.  Please could you forward this to his former foster mum Trish and please thank her for allowing us to have such a lovely dog..........we will never forget him.

Love Rachel, Lou and Marj xxx

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Run free Pippa Eden

Dear Paul & Sarah

It is with great sadness that I write to let you know that we had to let Pippa go to sleep for the last time last night.

For the last 2 years she has had problems with stiffness etc and her hips had started to fuse together. 

About 2 months ago she was seriously ill with trouble with her pancreas and liver.  We thought we would lose her then but our fantastic vet Christina kept her for 3 days and managed to pull her through.  Pippa had to take medication to support her liver for a few weeks but seemed to recover well.

On Monday she went off her food, we thought she had probably picked up something at the farm.  It seemed with her once a scavenger always a scavenger no matter how much food you gave her.  Then on Tuesday she started to lose her balance so off we went to the vet.  She was checked all over and it was thought she had probably had a slight stroke.  Christina said we would try her on medication as when this happens with an older dog,  they very often settle down albeit with less mobility. (All the tests she has had showed that she was probably about 10 – 12).

Yesterday Pippa did not want to get up, she refused all food and would not drink, she came outside and  laid on the patio watching me in the garden.  Each time I looked at her she would wag her tail, but no amount of coaxing from me would she take food or water.  It was if she was telling me she had had enough.
We took her to see Christina for the last time at 5.30pm, she said that she could have kept her and rehydrated her then try steroids, but this would have flared her pancreas up again.  So all of us including Pippa decided enough was enough, (Usually when we are in the vets no matter how ill she has been she always scrambled for the door). This time she just laid on the floor having a fuss with Christina.

Pippa laid on my lap and went to sleep for the last time.

Although we only had her for 3 years the pleasure that Pippa has given to us is beyond measure, thank you for letting us adopt her.

Thank you.

Brenda and Dennis Eden