Leo came in to our lives coming up five years this year at around four months old. He had had a bad start in life and got shown love and affection by SOS and Jenny whom he lived with until he came to live with us.
From day one he settled in, making himself at home. He loved the weekends we spent at the caravan and loved his walks. He participated in the Easter beach walks held and was a regular winner at the annual SOS dog shows, winning the heart of the judges and raising money to support those who had
At home, his favourite place was on the sofa or laid upside down on the chair. When he was very tired he would stand at the door to upstairs and wait for us to tell him to go to bed, not his bed in his comfy basket, he wanted the bedrom and the bed where the sun was shining through the window for him to sleep!!
For such a large dog, he was a loving dog and loved his cuddles more than anything, literally laying on top of us, he couldn't get any closer! He was the best thing that happened to us and he will be missed by all of us and to those who had the pleasure of meeting him. RIP Leo, we love you x
We had Alfie 2 years before he passed away - he was an elderly chap rescued by Save Our Strays, he had very poor eyesight after a necessary operation to remove ulcers, yet despite this he remained independant with lots of personality and character, which meant he was very popular with all who knew him.
As his sight deteriorated he became more dependant on me - he would follow my voice whilst out for walks and would fret if he was left alone at all, so with the help of family and friends we ensured that never happened again.
Alfie was never a cuddly dog he loved to be next to me but grumbled and grunted if I tried to fuss too much with kisses and cuddles - despite this he was my constant little companion and losing him has created a huge gap in my life as i realise how much I depended on Alfie, as much as he depended on me.
Alfie is my third old dog and although it is always heartbreaking when you lose them - the rewards are beyond words :-)
Now you are over the rainbow bridge little man - run free with your sight returned and know that you were very much loved xx