Gone But Not Forgotten

KES

Dear John Di & Ian,

It is with great sadness that we have to report the loss of our dear Kes. We took the heart wrenching, but in our eyes, correct decision to end her suffering. She had recently undergone an operation to remove a mammary tumour, but post operatively had suffered severe breathing problems. She was 15 yrs old.

Kes came to us originally, as a short term foster, post major surgery for pyometra and a series of mammary tumours. As an ex breeding bitch, she had really been through the mill, and when she arrived with us she wasn't expected to survive the night. The next morning, she was a different dog and our short term foster turned instantly into a permanent home ! That was over 5 years ago - the start of a new life for her, and for us.

She settled in well with our other dogs and rapidly became Jane's shadow, literally following her everywhere. The only time she strayed was exploring a rabbit hole on Barlaston Downs.

Our lives have been greatly affected by Kes - she is, and will remain sadly missed by Jane, myself and our two other CAESSR adoptees Jasper (a Springer) and Amber (a working Cocker).

Tony and Jane

HONEY

It is with very great sadness that I am letting you know that our very dear cocker spaniel, Honey, passed away on Monday. She was nearly 11. She had developed liver disease and had been on a drip, on and off for weeks. For the final week she wouldn’t eat, so was getting weaker and weaker. We couldn’t bear to see her get really low, so we took the very hard decision as there was no way back. Honey brought us so much pleasure during the 5 years we knew her and we were so lucky to have had her in our lives. Being a rescue dog, she always had her “issues” but in many ways that served to emphasise how special and unique she was. She was affectionate, possessed a delightful, playful personality and was so, so beautiful. Being of small stature, many people assumed she was a puppy (and she continued to behave like one until the disease took hold). She will be so sadly missed.

When the pain has lessened we will, at some point in the future, come back and see you again, and rehome another.

Best wishes Jerry and Lisa

DIXIE

Hi John,

It is with deepest sadness that i have to inform you that Dixie has had to be put to sleep today, she had a brain tumor a few weeks ago and her health had gone downhill since. She was an absolute pleasure to have and she will be missed very much!!

Thank you for letting us have her and be assured she has had a great time over the past year!!

Thanks again

Mark

OSCAR

 

Dear John,

It is with great sadness that I have to let you know that we recently lost Oscar. We discovered a lump a few months ago that was diagnosed as cancer but Oscar did not know he was ill and kept on running, splashing and wagging his tail as per usual. He had regained a bit of weight after becoming very skinny and it looked as if he would go on for quite a while. Unfortunately, being Oscar he charged into a hedgerow as was his style and got a thorn in his eye and within a few hours his eye had turned a milky white.

After consultation with vet the only option was to remove the eye, but after further consultation with the opthalmic specialist it was felt that given Oscar's underlying condition he would be unlikely to make a full recovery from such an operation and that the best course was sadly to put Oscar to sleep.

It was a very difficult and heart breaking decision, he had filled out lives with love and mud but he went off whilst still a happy dog after a lovely walk running in the fields, it would not have been fair to make him suffer the operation and then had to do the same thing. He was a special dog and will be with us always.

Graham & Lyn

HENRY

 

Dear John

I would like to thank CAESSR for giving me the pleasure of adopting Henry back in May 2010. It is with much sadness and devastation to tell you that I had to let Henry go a few weeks back due to a sudden health issue. I would like to think i gave him a loving, caring and active life which as far as I know wasn't what he was used to. He gave me (and my growing family) much joy for the past, nearly 6 years with his 'grumpyness' as I called it and his puppyish, goofy ways even at the age of 12. Henry was such a character and spoilt rotten. I miss him so so much, as does my other cocker. Our house feels empty without him and very quiet, as he put all the noise into our home!

I wouldn't hesitate to adopt another rescue dog from yourselves. At the moment I need time, even now to come to terms with my loss.

I have attached a picture....or two, of my handsome boy.

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Claire and family

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