Goodbye Friddy

On Thursday we lost another of our wonderful old dogs, Friddy, due to an hemangiosarcoma in his chest. His passing rips another piece of our hearts away and his absence is keenly felt by us and our other house dogs. His favourite spot lies empty and Caoimhe still looks for her special old friend to … More Goodbye Friddy

Goodbye Mermaid

Mermaid finally gave up her struggle against cancer on Sunday. Stoic to the end, despite increasingly obvious signs of distress, she remained the epitome of calmness and serenity. She carried her age with grace and refused to let her failing body affect her demeanour and behaviour. Mermaid came to us in 2009, when we first … More Goodbye Mermaid

Goodbye Boof

Come on then, old man.It’s impossible to believe we won’t be saying that to our wonderful Boof any more. The emptiness he leaves behind is incompatible with his diminutive stature, a small dog, huge of heart and personality. He still seems to have a presence in the house, his favourite spot lies empty and our … More Goodbye Boof

Goodbye Xaros

On a hot, sunny Wednesday afternoon, Xaros quietly lay down in a corner of the shaded yard he had wandered into, just an hour or so before. With no warning, no drama and no uproar from the rest of our dogs, he simply passed away. There’s still a feeling of disbelief that he is gone, … More Goodbye Xaros

Goodbye Hop

On Thursday, we lost our larger than life sized character, Hop.Diagnosed with a couple of inoperable tumours in February, and given a warning that we wouldn’t have long with her, we’re torn that we got longer than expected, but still not long enough with our crazy girl. Hop was bred by friends of ours and … More Goodbye Hop

Goodbye Niko

On Monday, we lost our gorgeous big boy, Niko.A larger than life character, probably the happiest dog we’ve known, it’s impossible to believe that he has passed so suddenly. He leaves an enormous hole in our hearts, and it will take time, as always, to come to terms with his loss and to try and … More Goodbye Niko