Gone But Not Forgotten



Good morning,

Just wanted to let you all know that sadly we had to let Nellie go over rainbow bridge last evening.

We adopted her from you in April 2012, picking her up from the vets just after being spayed. She came to live with 2 older brothers, Morgan and Freddie, and slotted in perfectly. She'd met all of the springers we've brought into our home over the years and remained in charge to the very end. Unfortunately she was stricken with both hip and elbow dysplasia together with osteoarthritis and though we considered hip replacements because her front legs were so compromised we decided to make her as comfortable as we could for as long as we could with pain relief supported by hydrotherapy. Over the last couple of weeks it became clear that her legs had all but given up on her but stoically she tried to carry on.

Nellie was one in a million and she's left a huge Nellie shaped hole in our hearts. Thank you for letting us give her her forever home.

Kind regards



When we adopt a new doggy member into the family , we all probably presume that we are going to outlive them. But when the day comes and they leave us forever, we can never be prepared for that indescribable pain that we feel however many times we've been through the journey before!!

The utter helplessness and emptiness!!

And as it is now with my wonderful Megan who came into our lives in October 2019!!

From the day she arrived she took over! Every couch , bed , cushion, pillow chair she commandeered!

Although she enjoyed her walks - into everything always - she was a true couch potato!!

In the evenings when I settled into my recliner chair to watch TV she would jump onto the neighboring stool and slide over my shoulder onto my knee with her bum still on my shoulder and there she would remain all evening long!!! She was definitely " MUMMY'S Girl" !!!

At the end of December 2021 she vomited one afternoon ( well dogs do occasionally ) but within three short weeks cancer was confirmed and we made the awful decision!!

I was cradling her on my knee at home in her favourite recliner chair when the time came! She knew how much I cherished her!!

I have my other babies with me at the moment thank God but to say that Megan was special is an understatement !

What a character and what a privilege to have had her in our lives although for such a short time - two years & three months!!

I spoke to Di yesterday on the telephone and I thank you all at Caessr for everything you did to save Megan from the neglect she was suffering before I knew her - You are all angels!!

And please be assured - she could not have been more loved, cherished and adored!!

Thank you CAESSR for the wonderful , unforgettable time I had with Megan!!

Difficult to imagine at the moment but the time WILL come when I can look at her picture without this awful sense of loss that I'm feeling now!

Love you always Megan!!!!

Hilary & Mike


It's with a very heavy heart our lovley Charlie ran over the rainbow 🌈 Bridge on 4th December.
Myself and my mum would like to thank John Powell for giving us 7 happy years with Charlie
He was a gentle loving boy sent from heaven sleep well baby boy.

Leesa and Melissa


After 11 years passing since Charlie was adopted from Caessr  It is with an extremely heavy and heartbroken heart to have to report of Charlie’s impending passing.

Having fallen ill in the past 7 days we, our family have had numerous conversations with vetenarians and following extensive medical treatment and blood tests carried out he has been found with kidney failure and given the only real option of sending him to his eternal sleep.  This has quite understandably left all devastated by the news and we are rallying around him with renewed vigour to ensure his last moments are filled with all the love we can muster. I myself have a very heavy and painfilled heart as I considered him my best buddy and we’ve had numerous happy walks and adventures together. I am not looking forward to Tuesday but I do draw some comfort in the fact that we all were so privileged to  have him as part of our family.

In tribute of our lives shared together, his last moments will be carried out at home where he will have the comfort and warmth to carry him on to his next journey. He will always play a role in our lives even if only in memories.

From all of us. We thank you for introducing us to this wonderful soul who we came to love and adore over the years.

Kindest of regards




November 3rd 2021 and it is with a very very sad heart that I have to inform you Bailey ran across the Rainbow Bridge.

He passed away in my arms.

Took him to vets today with cough, organised heart scan & xrays next week after vet carried out a thorough examination.

But it was not to be.

Rest in peace my darling Bailey.

You will be sorely missed 😢

Alan and Kay

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