Dear all at CAESSR,
It is with great sadness that we write to let you know that our gorgeous springer Todd crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 11th July. We were simply too upset to write sooner.
We adopted Todd on 19th December 2012, and were so lucky to have a wonderful two and a half years with him. He was a bright, friendly, gentle soul who loved nothing more than being adored by his family. We discovered that Todd was deaf, but that he was also so eager to learn to communicate and we developed his own set of gestures that he quickly learned and always wanted to respond to. Todd loved to play, but equally loved to cuddle up and snooze, always positioning himself to have a head rest! Todd was a sun-worshipper and always managed to find a pool of sunshine to bathe himself in. After his previous life of being an outside dog, he certainly proved he preferred his home comforts, politely declining walks in the inclement weather and preferring to have a coat on in the rain!
Todd had suffered recurrent UTI's in the time that we had him, but an underlying cause could never be found. Our vets and even the specialists he was referred to, could only describe him as a puzzle! Very sadly, it was an aggressive infection that resulted in us making the heartbreaking decision to have him put to sleep. He had deteriorated rapidly over a few weeks and wasn't responding to any of the treatment. He spent his last few days on a drip, refusing food and water. The light was fading from his eyes and we couldn't allow him to suffer. At the age of what we believed to be about 9/10, we hadn't expected to lose him just yet.
We miss Todd enormously. He was such a wonderful character and a treasured companion. We are desperately sad to have lost him much sooner than we imagined, but are so grateful to have had him in our lives.
Thank you for letting Todd be part of our family. We were blessed to have known him.
Sending best wishes,
Emma and Andy