Gone But Not Forgotten



It is with a sad heart we have had to say goodbye to our beloved Lucy this afternoon.
She has filled our lives with so much joy.
RIP Lucy run to the end of the rainbow and find Tilly, we will miss you.

Love Alan and Kayxxx




Really sad news- we lost Maisy tonight. She's been declining for a few weeks and the weeks between her trips to the vet were getting shorter. Needless to say, we are absolutely devastated - we knew the end was near, but kept hoping she would pull through. She will stay in our hearts forever. Thank you so much for allowing us to have this time with Maisy - she was the most perfect dog we could have wished for. We've asked for her to be cremated and we'll be picking up her ashes so we can keep them with us.



Hi John

Unfortunately Oscar passed away at the weekend, very unexpected as no sign of illness whatsoever. Had his usual walk on Cannock Chase with both of us on Friday afternoon but within half an hour he was very uncomfortable and in some distress. Took him to vets at penkridge and after bloods and a scan thought he had acute pancreatitis left him there overnight but took a turn for the worse on Saturday evening and he had a further scan on Sunday morning . He had a growth against his pancreas so nothing could really be done a very hard decision was then made with a very heavy heart to let him go quietly and without any suffering. After over nine years of having him must say gave such pleasure to both of us and everyone how came into contact with him such a star. So really need to put the beating heart back into the house I realise that we can never find another Oscar but would like to give another rescue a forever home. However Anne says must be golden and of course a Cocker. 

Best regards




I am writing to you today with the devastating news that we have had to finally say “goodbye and sleep tight” to our wonderful Basil!!!

I travelled up to Stoke on Trent July 22nd 2014 to meet and bring home Basil (Teal as he was then) – a 10 year old Springer who was needing a home as his Gamekeeper owner had lost his job.

When I arrived, Basil was gazing lovingly at Mrs Powell and I remember saying to her “I hope he gets to love me as much as he obviously loves you!” Mrs Powell looked at me surprised and replied “But I’ve only just met him!”

That just summed up my gorgeous Basil – he simply adored people!

And sure enough as soon as we arrived home in Warwickshire, I became his Number One Love and he became mine! (I have four other dogs and although one shouldn’t have favourites, Basil and myself were a love-match made in heaven!!!)

We had five glorious years together – holidays in Wales at least six times a year – he loved chasing a ball on the beach and boy did he love the sea!! Well – he was a Springer after all!!

He became ill with vestibular disease (similar to a stroke in humans) a couple of years ago but he handled the illness extremely well – He eventually lost the very appealing head tilt but his balance was rather wanting! We were always telling him to take more water with it!!

He also became incontinent but had a wonderfully colourful variety of nappy bands!!

The stories I could tell about my precious Basil would fill a book!

I know he was fifteen years old but my God when that day came when you just knew his time had come and you make that decision to call the Vet – it’s utterly heart-wrenching!! I was holding him as we said goodbye!!

At the moment I find it difficult to believe that I’ll ever smile again – I feel so empty!

Thank God I’ve got my other babies to keep me going but I can honestly say that – to me – Basil was one in a million!!!! So very special!

We were privileged to have Basil even though the pain and sorrow is excruciating at the moment!!

He has certainly left a very large hole in our hearts!

He has given us five years of utmost pleasure. He was the loyalist, sweetest dog I've ever owned - and there have been a few!
When God made Basil He completely excelled Himself!!
Thank you “All at CAESSR” for all the wonderful work you do and especially for bringing Basil into our lives!!
Hilary and Mike



Hi Ian & Di

I am writing to you with some very sad news. Our dog, Barney, passed away yesterday after a year long battle with cancer. We had him since he was 5 years old (and he made it to 13.5 years old) and he brought so much joy into our lives. We are grateful to the charity for placing him with us to care for him.

It was a very rare form of cancer to which there was no cure. However, we put him on chemotherapy which bought him some more time which we all enjoyed to the full as we both retired about 12 months ago. The first chemotherapy did not actually work but he was a great fighter and he bounced back when we tried another type of chemotherapy.

We were in close contact with the vet throughout this time and his advice was invaluable. He never complained when needles and drips were inserted and he quite looked forward to visiting the vets as there were lots of nurses fussing over him which he enjoyed immensely.

He had so much love for all people that he will be sorely missed by everyone that he came in contact with.

At the moment we are not looking to replace him as it will be a very hard thing to do but I think that we will get another dog in the future and may be back in touch with you when things are less raw.

Thank you again for all the great work that you do - the re-homed dogs are very lucky indeed.

Best wishes

Doug & Jill

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