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Today is the day, two years ago, that our beloved 11 month old puppy Eva passed away far too suddenly from a diagnosis of AIHA.  As I always said in her legacy, please please please always check your dogs gums as this is how you detect the anaemia which is part of AIHA.  For Eva it was too late.


To my darling Eva,

Today is a day that I thought would get easy but I sit here writing this to you with tears in my eyes as I remember the day all too clearly that you were taken to the rainbow bridge.

I will never forget the pain in your face, the bark that told me very quickly that something was wrong and you were suffering, holding you in my arms all day long, your muzzle growing cold, you asking us to put you at peace.  You were taken from us so so quickly that I felt I never had a chance to say goodbye as I wanted to. 

Ollie would have been a wonderful little brother for you and I know you look down at us and laugh whenever he gets chased by the cats and smile when you see that he is happy just as you were.  He lives alongside you and we carry you in our hearts.  Whenever we see a rainbow we know you are there, just the same as the day you left us and that rainbow shone brightly in the sky on our way home from saying goodbye.

I will mark your third birthday in a couple of weeks time here so that it keeps your memory alive. 

We love you so so much little Red Spirit, I hope you are running free at the bridge and know that one day we will be together again.  Say hello to the Amblins and the Cordarraghs who have passed to be with you and take care of them with your young bounding spirit.

Miss you red.   Always in our hearts.  You were my first girl and will always have a special place which will never be filled.

Mum and dad xxx



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lovely tribute to eva nicky she will always be with you. such a young age to go to rainbow bridge but shell be running free xx
I just cried right the way through reading your piece. We lost one at 5 and that was bad enough. It must have been very distressing to lose one so young.....

Such lovely words which made me cry - you loved her so much but she will always be with you.My heart aches for you as I sit here waiting to hear if my precious Hattie has survived surgery for bloat. XX

HI Lesley, how did Hattie get on? x

Dear Nicky,

We feel your deep sadness as our beautiful Ruby was diagnosed this same day last year with AIHA and we lost her last September after alot of fight and two trips to the Royal Veterinary College. We had 7 special years with her,but to lose your Eva so young is very painful. Your tribute words are very special and made me cry too.


Run free, Eva.You were so young ..Kind words full of love, nice remembrance of beloved friend
Oh Nicky this is such as sad story, I'm so sorry you had to lose your lovely little Eva so young, it's never fair & so hard too understand when that happens but I hope Ollie continues to bring you joy for many years to come.
It is so sad losing a dog and even more at such a young age. It must have been very distressing for you. One year and 3 days ago I lost my Ginger. I knew that she would not grow old because of her diseases. I fought a long battle before I lost it. You never had a chance to do something. Thinking of you.
Nicky......... So very sad cruel and unfair for you all ........ I wish I could ease your pain but all I can say is she is free of pain now .......... xxxxx
A touching tribute to your Eva - too short a time to be with her. I hope all your future 'reds' help ease the pain.

how lovely

thank you everyone for your kind wishes.  There were a few tears shed but Ollie kept me company all day long.  And when I got sad he came and lay next to me and looked at me as if to say 'please don't be sad mum, she's in a good place now'.  Doesn't stop me missing her but my god am I glad we have got Ollie.  My best mate. 




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