Gone But Not Forgotten


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

Jimmy and Syd

Dear All,

I am terribly sorry to tell you that Jimmy and Syd passed away last week.

Inseperable as always they were put to sleep peacefully together cuddled up with me by our lovely vet Mark. Syd had a second stroke and Jimmy's condition had deteriorated very rapidly. I have been too upset to write to you until now. The loss of 'The Boys' as they became known to our friends and family has left a giant hole in our lives, but we have many many happy memories.

Jimmy, alias 'the alarm clock' who demanded his breakfast at 7am on the dot and supper at 6pm, who would only turn right when out walking and who loved to collected shoes (the smellier the better!)

Syd, sweet little Syd who never fully recovered from his first stroke, who was very wobbly when out walking and loved to be fed Big Soup from a spoon whenever he was feeling a little under the weather.

Our Boys were devoted to each other, walked and played together, slept together, even ate from the same bowl. We loved them to bits and miss them terribly, but it is comforting to know that they are still together. Here are some photos of them.

Best wishes

Nancy, Josh and Alex. (03-10-2014)


Three weeks ago today, our Louie passed away after a short illness. The loss of Louie has left a huge hole in our lives. Louie bowled into our lives in July 2011. We went to the kennels in Stoke to meet him, the lady brought him out to meet us, as he came under the counter he grabbed a bag of treats. We walked him around the field, sat down, he cuddled up to us, gave us kisses and stole our hearts. Louie quickly settled into his new life with us. He couldn't believe he could sit on the sofa, come into the house when he pleased and even sleep with us. Sometimes, well most of the time in the first month, you would wake up, open your eyes to find Louie standing over you and watching you intently with those large brown eyes of his. When you made eye contact, you got a massive, sloppy, wet kiss, this was his way of saying thanks.

Louie was a very loyal, trusting and loving boy. You could see the effects that being given up by his previous owner had on him, I don't think he ever really recovered from the hurt of that. He became a pet dog. We introduced Lola and Meabh and they became a close little pack.

In September 2013, we located to Dorset. Louie went to the beach everyday, his favourite pastime was beach combing. Out on our walks we would be stopped at least two or three times so people could make a fuss of him, this he really enjoyed, as he loved people. Louie loved his girls and always looked after them out on walks. Lola, the cocker spaniel, is an ex breeding dog and she was scared of everything when she first arrived. Louie would always stand between her and male dogs, out on walks to make her feel safe. When Lola had been with us for a month, she needed to be spayed, it turned out to be a difficult operation, due to all the litters she had had. That night, Lola slept downstairs, I stayed with her, so did Louie, every time she made a sound, he would come and wake me up to go and check on her.

Louie was a larger than life character, affectionate, loyal, with a great sense of fun and he lived life to the full. Louie may have gone but his memory will live in our hearts forever.

Paul and Michelle (27 April 2014)

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