Gone But Not Forgotten


09/01/2003 - 08/01/15

Stan came in to our lives in July 2004. He was 18 months old and a total hooligan. He had been in a cage for the best part of his young life. So there was a lot to do.

Initially Stan was our son's dog. Stan came to us every working day to be "dog-sat", along with our other dogs and he slotted in really well. A lasting memory is of him arriving at our house at 8 am riding "shot-gun" in the front of our son's partner's sports car, and dashing through the garden to collect his early morning treat.

He was famous for one special day—Stan was the model on top of their wedding cake — not the bride and groom — but a Springer Spaniel.

Stan came to live with us permanently when our first grandson was born. The last six years have been "interesting" — never a dull moment. Yes, Stan was a handful — a total Springer Spaniel. Prodigious food thief —spinning a pan of Spaghetti Bolognese over the hob and kitchen floor. Stan had quite a collection of incidents —too many to mention here — but one look from those big brown eyes was enough for him to be forgiven and he knew it. Despite his "challenging" behaviour we persevered with him and he did eventually calm down, especially as he grew older. Stan became a much loved and precious family pet. He was gentle and patient with the grandchildren and very loving to all he met. Stan returned all the work we all put in with him during those first few years a thousand fold - he will be a hard act to follow.

Stan passed away suddenly in the early hours of 08/01 — the day before his 12th birthday. We are totally bereft. Stan was a huge part of all our lives — OUR VERY OWN "STRONG-MINDED" BUT "DARLING BOY."

Norma, David and Philip and B Edwards


Dear John an Di

It is with sadness that we write to let you know that Harvey lost his his fight for life on Sunday aged 11 years and 7 months.

Harvey and his sibling Sam joined us in the Forest of Dean in 2011 when they were 8 years old. We knew that Harvey had a stent fitted as a puppy and soon after his arrival here, our vet put him on daily medication as he was showing signs of breathlessness. This served him well and he enjoyed daily woodland walks and regular trips to the coast where he chased seagulls and swam in the sea. Harvey, a blue roan, was a stunner and frequently received compliments about his good looks and big dark brown eyes. He and Sam were adored by all of the family especially our grand daughters.

The ageing process gradually took hold and he found it more and more difficult to keep pace with his brother. In August this year he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Additional medication to relieve fluid retention and to control his blood pressure was prescribed giving him a further 4 months with us. He never complained and retained his dignity to the end when we needed to make the dreaded final visit to the vet. Harvey and Sam had always lived together - soul mates. Harvey was the more anxious of the brothers and experienced high levels of anxiety if separated from Sam.

Sam was with him until the end. We miss him terribly but are now dedicating our time to Sam to help him adjust to being an only dog. Sam is helping us adjust too.

We feel privileged to have had Harvey in our lives and will never forget him.

Bob, Daphne and Sam (17-12-2014)


Dear Diana,


Sadly we must inform you that Jasper died last Friday evening .He had been a bit under the weather since lunch time and we thought that we may need to go to the vet the following day, however we went out for a short time in the evening and when we returned he was dead.

We had been on holiday in Wales during the week and Jasper enjoyed playing on the beech — I hope that the enclosed photograph taken two days before he died conveys this.

When he came to us we took him to the vet who told us that he had a heart murmur and our new vet confirmed this just before we went away and was talking about ECG etc on our return, unfortunately we were not in time.

He has given us much joy over the last two and a half years — certainly the most gentle dog we have ever had. We hope that we also hope that he felt wanted and loved over the same period.

Alison and Robert (01-11-2014)


Hi Ian,

I adopted Indie from you over 4 years ago, she was a blue roan cocker, she had to be adopted as her owner had to go into care and could no longer take care of her. Anyway, I am writing with sad news that Indie passed away on Saturday (06-10-2014), she was diagnosed with Pancreatitis not long after I got her and its been a under control for a long time, however, she's been poorly recently and she started having seizures and was struggling on Friday early hours into Saturday. My partner and I took her to the vets first thing on Saturday and knew it was time to let her go.

We are heartbroken as I am sure you will understand, but I wanted to say thank you for letting me adopt her, she was an amazing dog, full of personality, love, cuddles, snores and selective hearing when the fridge door opened! We are missing her terribly, she has left a huge Indie shaped hole. She is still here with us in spirit I'm sure.

Thanks again for giving us the opportunity to be part of her life, she was the most amazing dog

Yours sincerely



Dear Ian

We adopted Clyde. 19/07/2010. We are so sorry to have to let you know Clyde passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, 19/10/2014 in our arms.

Clyde gave us four fantastic years as we gave to Clyde. Clyde was our world and we miss Clyde so much we our lost without Clyde.

The pictures are of Clyde enjoying himself on one of Clyde 's many holidays.

Thank you to everyone at CAESSR for giving us our special boy

Lee and Denise

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