Gone But Not Forgotten



Di and Ian,

Mimi was put to sleep on Tuesday. She was just short of her 16th birthday. She had dementia and was becoming increasingly confused but in the end the arthritis and her back legs were giving way. We both new it was time. She fell asleep with her head on my lap in the garden at Mrs Darling vets. She had a huge fan club locally and will be missed.

She is with Ian (her previous owner) and Bolt now, beyond the Rainbow Bridge. I was very saddened to hear from Yvonne that Bolt had died.

Best wishes Joanna. 



Our beautiful little girl Poppy went to the Rainbow Bridge this morning. She was 15 years old and a dose of food poisoning from some food she picked up in the road proved too much for her body along with her other existing elderly ailments, she had she has been very poorly. She has been under the vet for 3 days, but at home, and they had made her as comfortable as they could but there really wasn't a way forward so we have let her go to a happier place.

Its heart breaking, the house is empty. We have given our little rescue girl a good life over the years since she came into our lives. Poppys orignal name was Sparky and she certainly brought sparkle into our lives and all who knew her. We will miss her so much

Kind regards

Debra and Eric 



Hi John, Di and all at CAESSR

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we are writing to let you know that today (Sunday) we had to make the heartbreaking decision to say goodbye to our beloved Boo.

He took ill late on Thursday night and after a visit to the emergency vet and a short rally on Friday he deteriorated rapidly to the point where it was kinder for him that we made that awful decision.

He came to us in January 2013 and in the time he was with us he brought lots of joy, laughter and fun to our family, friends and all who met him. He will be greatly missed by us all.

Boo, you were simply the best and although now gone you will never be forgotten, ever.

Bill and Sheila


Hello Ian and Di,

Sadly I am writing to let you know we made the really hard but right decision to have Murphy put to sleep on Tuesday evening. He was i struggling with his hind legs collapsing, eating and drinking, along with being very old (possibly about 15) and basically increasing weaknesses.

He became blind 2 years ago due to progressive retinal thinning. A more stay at home boy and certainly a cuddle bunny evolved.

He was such a privilege and joy in our lives and we were so incredibly lucky to have this bumptious but brilliant boy for just under six years. He was such a character, so loving, determined and adventurous in his younger days No hedge was impenetrable, I lost count of the times I had to crawl down the banks of the beck to fish him out when he couldn’t scramble out after chasing ducks or even just a swim when his stubby little legs couldn’t get him out. Always me finishing up wet along with him... he was not the best or elegant of swimmers!

Huge paws with a huge heart, our special Murphy who will forever live in both of ours, he will be so missed.

Sue and Brian


Morning Di, Ian & John

It is with a very sad heart that we have to inform you of the loss of our beloved Molly.

She was poorly on Saturday and deteriorated rapidly; she had x-rays today and had an enlarged heart that was pushing on her windpipe. So the sorrowful decision was taken.

Although we adopted Molly in 2018, the short time she has been with us, she has given so much love and loyalty, and we hope that she has felt the same way about us.

What makes this harder is we lost Lucy our Springer, to Cancer in October 2019, as with Lucy’s loss, Molly’s will leave a big hole in our lives.


As I write this poor old Bailey is looking all over for her.


Mum & Dad
Kay & Alan

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