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Joan and I have been concerned about Fred for a week now,he is not confident,moving slowly and generally avoiding us.

We took him to the vet's yesterday and he has been,sadly, diagnosed with macular degeneration and retinal atrophy.He is going blind and it is progressing quickly.He is already starting to learn to cope and we will give him the best life we can.

At the same consultation Ellie had her check up and she has now got cataracts!

Joan and I would like to thank Sue Humphrey for all her help,advice,support and kindness.




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So very sorry to hear this news of Fred - run free sweet boy...

I am very sorry for your loss, Howard. You did everything you could for him.

Such an awful situation Howard, Joan and red heads. Very hard to do the best thing for Fred when you loved him so much. Rest sweetly Fred.

So very sorry Howard and Joan, what a devastating news!!!  my thoughts are with you.

I am so very sorry to read your sad news Howard ...

How tragic. Blessed be Fred. Running in a field somewhere xxxx

Howard and Joan, I was shocked to read your post about Fred.  I am so sorry for your loss.  It is so heartbreaking losing one of these special redheads.  My deepest sympathy to you.  Cheryl x

There's nothing I can say to match what's gone before, except that I feel every sympathy, what a sad time.

Sorry to hear your sad news. Thinking about you both...

Joan and I are very moved and touched by all the kind words and thoughts about our loss of Fred.

You will never know how much it is appreciated.

We just want to say 'Thank You' to you all.


Howard and Joan

Sorry to hear this Howard.  Much love to you all xx

So very sad for you.Fred is now free forever.




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