Hi Christine, sorry to hear Jack not to well hopefully the antibiotics will do the trick, whats wrong with Harry why did he have stitches? Finlay very well at moment it's easy to forget he's not well, there are a couple of schools around here he loves all the attention he gets from the children on there way to school he even lay down on grass this morning so this little girl could get a better fuss of him, he is a big fuss pot, i'd like to see a show not sure about entering Finlay, think he'd be like Harry and play to the people watching, but i think it's a nice hobby to have, he's taken all his soft toys out in the garden and now lying between them in the sun, loves lying in the sun, only thing is i've got to run around soon to take them all in before i go to work, hope the boys are better soon, take care Ellen & Finlay xxx
Hi Christine, hope the steroids work better for him, Finlay once had a cyst on top of his head, vet said leave it for couple of weeks then he would see how it was and take it off, but before we went back Finlay bumped it on patio table it scabed over then a week later droped off leaving a little bald spot, he is a strange dog but it saved a little operation, he's in the garden arranging his soft toys in the sunny spots as a said strange dog, but i love him, have a nice weekend, Ellen & Finlay (",)
Hi Christine, so sorry to hear about Jack, i didn't see it i've only just come back on as Clare has been putting some photos on for me, it must be the hardest thing to do, it rearly worries me about Finlay, he's been asleep most of the day but now wants to play in the garden, give the boys pleanty of cuddles, you all need it, sending you cuddles from us xxx
Hi CHristine, so sorry to read of your loss! I know how you must be feeling, especially as Jack was still a young dog. I read that he had been ill for some time but had coped reasonably well. I am sure he had a very full life and enjoyed it while he could, the final decision you took was an act of love. I realise I am very fortunate that Bramble, despite being 12 years old, is allowed to have a bit more time with us. These moments make us realise just how much they mean to us.
glad to hear from you, reading your message i shed a few tears Finlay came over for a cuddle and a lick of my face it's like they know, your right it is nice to hear from other people on here they do know what your going through as everyone has been through it at one time and we all know how upsetting it is, because we all love our dogs so much, as you said particularly as you had to do so much to help Jack, i'm sure it's a comfort to still have Harry and Merlin, i'm affraid i'm not very computer literate, i dont e-mails, i didnt know about the private messages untill someone sent me one and i just tend to reply when i get one, we can keep sending these messages as we said befor we can type for England, was lovely your vet sent you a note, that was kind, do keep in touch, take care, love Ellen&Finlay xxx
Hi Christine, hope you had a good day with your little grandson bet it was lovely to see him and the rest of the family, i didn't do much at weekend just went for a couple of drinks saturday after work as the young lad i worked with got a promotion but that ment he had to move to a different betting office, i'll miss him we worked together for 3 1/2 years got on well i think it was because he was same age as my eldest daughter.
sorry to hear you are not well, it's good your husband can donate a kidney it's a big thing for both of you, you will have to take it easy. how did the boys do at the show? i can imagine it was strange being there without Jack. My first boy died while i was out such a shock to come home and find him, couldn't get out of my mind that he was all alone, Paddy wasn't well so took him to vets they said he might not last long but they kept him in said they would do there best for him, about 2hours later got a call to say he'd gone again i wasn't with him, they left me in 91&2004 and i still miss them both, which is why i waited over 5years befor i got my little sweetcheeks it's just so unfair he's not well. think i know the web site you mean she said i should put something on about Muffin & Paddy i mite do. I'll have a look on youtube but it doesn't always work i think as i only have a dongel (pay as you go internet) it's not as good,
Take care Christine, give the boys a cuddle from me,
Christine, thankyou for your message. I'm hoping you're feeling a little better but it certainly does take time. We now have an English Setter puppy who is just 7 months. Delightful but naughty as I think all Setter puppies are. She thinks the world revolves around her (lol).
When we lost Megg, my Irish girl Tess was so very sad, for many, many months but she did slowly come through it. It wasn't until I felt she was completely back to normal before we thought of getting another pup, around 15 months. Then she didn't like or want Grace. I was devastated but thankfully she came good & accepted Grace. After all, we got Grace for her as I didn't want her to be an only dog anymore. Tess & Megg were babies together so Tess had never been on her own.
Your dog will come through this too; I guess some seem to take longer than others.
Thank you for your friend request. Your words make me feel as if I have connected with a kindred spirit. I am sincerely sorry your Jack has died. I cannot imagine your heartache. I cope very badly with my grief even though I believe the same as you, that my beautiful animal children have come to me to know unconditional love.
You say you were naive 5 years ago with the breeder from whom you purchased Jack. I have been even worse. I never imagined that a registered English Setter breeder would specifically choose the runt of the litter for me, knowing about Beau, Hammer and Rose, not tell me the puppy was the runt, lie to me about the litter, and subject my poor little Annie to such trauma. My Annie was a tiny, malnourished, innocent baby girl. I do not believe there is justice when dealing with Canine Control Councils and the RSPCA but hopefully one day in some way the breeders of Jack and Annie will be made accountable for their dishonesty and their cruelty. xxxxx from Susan and Hobson