Gone But Not Forgotten



Hi, I rehomed a gorgeous spaniel from you, Poppy, back in 2011, she was an amazing dog, and gave me so much happiness. 

Unfortunately she had to be put to sleep last week, she went for a routine heart scan as she was on vetmedin for a minor heart issue, but unfortunately they found a tumour :(
She has been my companion for the last 9.5 years and life is definitely much emptier without her.  I've attached a few photos of her over the years, she was a gorgeous dog.



Dear Di,

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Chewie died a month ago today. We are absolutely devastated.

Chewie was the most adorable and loving boy who lived life to the full. Everyone who met him loved him and he was always ready for a cuddle. The grand-children adored him and he always made sure that he was on one of their laps, or was snuggled up next to the youngest if he was asleep. Our SOS Breton/Brittany rescue misses him, as Chewie was the guard-dog and Luna supported him in chasing next door's cat, barking at the neighbour's goat and playing football with the resident hedgehog. He was also the time-keeper re dinnertime and circled the island in the kitchen to alert us all. He was so funny.

When we re-homed Chewie we were not sure whether we wanted a third dog, but he worked his charm on us at the kennels and we fell under his spell very quickly. We had never had a Cocker Spaniel before but they make a fabulous family dog and we adore the breed. There'll always be a space in our heart for a little, black Cocker.

We wish you well with CAESSR and thank you for bringing the beautiful Chewie into our lives.

Best wishes,
Jane and Mike



Sadly I have to tell you, that Molly, a Springer bitch which we rescued from your centre on April 30th. 2015, has had to be put to sleep.

When we got her, she had a scare, and a bony lump on the back of her neck,, and we always laughed at the way she walked, looking like a model from the back.

Over the past year, her back legs got weaker, and we often wondered if there was nerve damage, but she always wanted to go out for walks, though towards the end, would stumble on rough ground, and sometimes had to have help to get out of ruts. once on her legs, she plodded along and looked as though she could go on all day.

On 23rd. September, when Michael got up, he found that even with help, Molly couldn't stand to go outside, and we knew the end had come. She had been out in the fields the day before.

We have never had dogs on laps or furniture, but Molly had been with us for almost a year, when one day, she slowly crawled onto my lap, and perched on the end of my knees. I hadn't the heart to push her off, and over time, she relaxed, until she would climb up, and lie like a baby in my arms.

Molly the sixth and last Springer we have rescued, would have been fifteen in December, and was. probably the craziest of them all. A party trick was to carry two tennis balls in her mouth.

We still have a rescued fifteen and a half Springer Spaniel, and it was a toss up which one would go first.

Our regret is that we are now too old to do any further rescuing, as Michael can only walk very short distances, and I am only able to keep up with very old dogs.

Thank you so much for providing us with such a funny, and lovely little dog. Everyone loved her.

Margaret and Michael



Dear Di and Ian

Unfortunately we have had to let our lovely Black Cocker Meg go last week. She was ill and rapidly became worse so we had to make that dreadful decision. We think she was about 13/14 so we had her for a good long time since we adopted her from you

Meg was a delight from the moment we adopted and brought her home, Always full of life and eager for her walks in all weather and was well known about the town. We had many happy years and times with Meg, she like all Cockers loved food and was an eager helper in the kitchen ready to sweep up any dropped food. Meg loved her toys and balls (which she would never retrieve).

Thank you for letting us have the best of times with our best friend Meg.

Caroline and John




Dear Di and Ian

Last Friday morning we very sadly said goodbye to our darling Flossy, aged 15 years and 2 months.

We adopted Flossy from Caessr in November 2012. At the time she had suspected Cushing’s syndrome but, after several blood tests, this was ruled out and she went on to live a very full, healthy and happy life.

Flossy brought real joy and delight to all of our family and close friends. She was gentle and loving but full of fun and spaniel enthusiasm. She leaves a huge gap and we miss her so much. We were so blessed to have her for the time that we did and are very grateful to you for making this possible.

So, thank you to all at Caessr for all that you do to unite spaniels with loving families. We’ve heard that things are quieter at the moment with demand for spaniels far exceeding supply but imagine the situation may well change again in the future.

With best wishes and grateful thanks,

Moira and Malc

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