I just heard that a very good friend of mine sadly had to have their 6 year dog pts. The dog was taken as normal for its daily walk by their friend & dog walker. They visited the local park & Dennis was let off the lead in an enclosed area, sadly someone else left a gate open & Dennis was happily chasing a squirrel when he ran out & into a the road where the inevitable happened & although taken to the vet sadly Dennis had broken his back & had to be pts
Everyone is obviously distraught but there is an extra sadness in that the dog walker's father was called Dennis & he died on the 6th of January the year my friends got Dennis from the rescue so they kept his name in memory, strange that the dog should die on the same date. Even though it is very soon my friends husband can't imagine life without another dog so was just looking at the various rescues when he was struck by another collie cross called Danny & they have applied to adopt him. It also turns out that the dog walker's father, was known as Danny, so a lot of coincidences involved. A lot of people will think that its too soon to be thinking about another dog but they feel that they have a lot of love to give another dog, in memory of Dennis.
Whatever happens my friends' "very special" Dennis will be sorely missed by everyone including their other dog.
I would likely be the same as your friend. After our last dog had to be PTS and the house was empty, I swore that I'd never have just one dog again. I'd wanted another dog before Patch got old but my parents wouldn't allow it.
How sad. They must be devastated. Strange with all the coincidences regarding dates and names - I think it's fate that has led them to Danny - it's not too soon; he will help them and they will help him by giving him a loving home.
caz2golden: On walk today saw a dead branch hanging from a tree over a road. Probably been there a while but have not noticed before! Who do you report it too, tree would be owned by whoever has the field but the branch is over highway?
Sept 5, 2017 20:21:08 GMT
lotsofcats: I would report it to the local council's highway department.
Sept 6, 2017 12:51:54 GMT
caz2golden: sick of poor weather
Sept 10, 2017 14:09:19 GMT
scallywag: chucking it down here
Sept 11, 2017 13:00:00 GMT
caz2golden: Had the drizzle etc yesterday, today was windy which has blown a load of young Manx Shearwaters onto the beaches Dumped a load on the beach cleaner (think we were up to 10 birds) and then I found another so took that to a place of safety!
Sept 11, 2017 16:20:30 GMT
alfiemummy: I've been very lucky today - it chucked it down but only during my lunchtime!
Sept 11, 2017 17:19:03 GMT
scallywag: That was when I got soaked thru thunder hail and lots of heavy rain , Beau was dragging me home LOL
Sept 12, 2017 19:15:41 GMT
lotsofcats: We had very high winds during the night and I slept through it all but if Kobi had barked just once I would immediately be awake.
Sept 13, 2017 12:49:30 GMT
caz2golden: We had the same here Lotsofcats, except I was awake for fair part of it. We had intermittent power cuts too. Felt sorry for the raw pet food delivery man the next morning who was probably coming across a lot of downed trees etc.
Sept 15, 2017 11:07:04 GMT
caz2golden: Frustrating here today, one moment looks lovely but before you have chance to go out it is overcast and drizzling again. Must find weather window for a dog walk!
Sept 15, 2017 11:08:13 GMT
scallywag: It was lovely and sunny here till 2pm then just as I was also getting ready to take Beau out it chucked it down and still is My washing did manage to get dried thou
Sept 15, 2017 14:41:31 GMT
caz2golden: Was ok here today. Dogs enjoyed zoomies session on grass at end of lead walk today, even Sophie tried to join in, making me have to run to encourage her to run too! Madness! Only sorry I could not video it.
Sept 18, 2017 22:17:57 GMT
scallywag: Me toooo would like to see you running about Caz
Sept 19, 2017 10:38:25 GMT
caz2golden: Should have seen me today trying to keep Sophie on course on the beach! lol
Sept 19, 2017 20:00:24 GMT
caz2golden: Back to being drowned rat at work! Now home and warming up.
Sept 20, 2017 14:05:39 GMT
scallywag: What about today Caz it looked to be very wet over there in the West , we have had sunshine here with a breeze , clouding over now but then we are due rain around 5pm onwards
Sept 21, 2017 14:18:37 GMT
scallywag: Did you all get my PM ?
Sept 21, 2017 14:19:00 GMT