Hollie came to us when she was six months old. She had been abused and neglected and was a very frightened little girl. She drove me to distraction at first .... running off up the mountain, chasing sheep, cats, rabbits and putting on spanny ‘deaf ears!’ However, she became the most gentle and patient dog you could wish for. Last year she got her passport and we took her and Bramble to France for a month in the campervan. This year has been a struggle for her. Over the past 12 months she has 4 strokes but got over them, deteriorating a little with each one. Each morning we would go for our walk and she had to be in front, leading the way. On our way back home, there was a stream, where she would run down the grassy bank to have a drink and lie in, to get her belly wet before coming home for her breakfast! I am going to miss my beautiful companion who supported me through happy and sad times. However, as she was such a giving little pal, we are going to give another spaniel a ‘forever home’ You never ‘replace’ a dog you’ve lost but give a home and love to another, to share the next part of your life with.
Cheers – Jude xxx