Friday, 2 April 2010
A sad farewell
Sadly, today we have had to say our last goodbyes to our faithful canine companion, Bruce.
We returned from Carlisle yesterday and went to collect him from the kennels this morning. The kennel staff told us he'd become much wobblier on his pins (we had told them he was really showing his age) and apparently they'd had to lift him up and carry him out to the runs in the mornings.
We decided, as a family, that now was 'the' time and we made our pitiful trip to the vet, where with great skill and compassion, we were able to see him finally put to rest.
We will miss him terribly - we had him as a rescued dog from Dogs Trust for 12 years, so there will be a big gap in our lives - but we have good memories of a fun-loving dog who entertained, delighted and loved us all.
I've never known a dog that laughed like him - but this mischeivous scamp was a cheeky little devil!