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I'm 57 years old, working full time, wife, mother and grand mother, wishing that I wasn't working full time! I love and enjoy our children and grandchildren, our dogs and cat, our garden and allotment. I love crafts - knitting, sewing, crocheting, patchwork and restoring old furniture. I love to go to country auctions and love thinking that I've got my self a bargain!

Friday, 4 January 2013

Our Flossie



Flossie
 
(k.c. Starlight Katie)
 
2004 - 2013
 
 

 
Flossie sadly passed away last night - when we came home on after work on Wednesday night, she didn't look too good so we took her up to the vets who told us that she had a tumour the size of a melon - he said that she wasn't in pain so we brought home and was going to take her back on Saturday to do the right thing but she was worse last night and we couldn't leave her so we went back to the vets and she went to sleep at 7.25pm with us holding her, loving her and telling her how much we loved her.She's buried under the clematis arch in the garden.
 
The house today seems so empty despite having Tillie and Daisy - Flossie was such a character and so full of energy, so loving and so devoted to us.
 
She came from a farm, not far from Oswestry, we went to see the puppies, they were in a barn, the gentleman was out so his wife helped us, we chose what we thought was a bitch, paid our money and brought 'her' home - we got a phone call later on that day to say that we'd been given a dog who had been promised to a little boy - he had one bitch left that he had wanted to keep but would we exchange the dog for this bitch to not disappoint the little boy - we said yes and headed back up the M54 to meet the farmer and exchange dogs! That is how Flossie came into our lives.
 
She would dance for a walk, dance for a slice of pork pie, always loving, always happy. She was a well travelled little dog, she's been all round St Ives, Marazon and Boscastle in the south. Gt Yarmouth, Bacton and Cromer in the east. Barmouth and  Aberdovey so many times(came with us on our honeymoon to Aberdovey) in the west. When we stayed at Porthmadog, my hubby used to drive onto the beach at one end, leave me with Flossie, drive up to the top end of Black Rock sands and wait for me and Flossie to walk up to him - she loved to go in the sea and chase the seagulls - she didn't just run the length of that beach but the width chasing seagulls! Then there was Criccith, and Abersoch beaches she loved.
 
Then 2 years ago we went all the way up to north of Inverness - we choose the cottage for Flossie, it was a fisherman's cottage on the beach and she ran the length of that beach, every time we took out for a wee, she was in the sea, it was so close to the cottage and she came with up to John O'Groats with us.  Me and Floss  sat outside Glenmorangy distillery together, both of us sniffing the air, me for the lovely smell of the whisky being distilled and Floss cause there was probably rabbits in the next field!.
 
 
 
 
 

Flossie was the most loving and devoted little dog that anyone would have the pleasure of owning - we were so lucky we had that 'pleasure' for 9 years - Rest in peace ,my lovely girl
I miss you so much...........
 
xxxx

22 comments:

  1. What a lovely tribute to her. She was so lucky to have such a lovely family as yours.

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  2. I am so sad to hear you lost your lovely girl. I have a poorly dog at the moment, so I can only imagine how you must be feeling after having to say goodbye.
    Flossie will have known she was loved right up to her very last breath.

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    1. Thanks Kath, I hope your dog is feeling better soon - i hope she knew I was with her to the end, it was the very least that I could have done for her - she gave us so many laughs and happiness xxx

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  3. I am so very sorry. I wish I could take your hurt away.
    Jane x

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  4. What a lovely life your beautiful dog had.

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    1. Thank you Jill - Because I work and they spend the days waiting for us to come home - it always seemed only fair that they came on holiday with us and we've had so much fun with them xxxx

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  5. Oh I am so sad for you take care Lesley.x

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  6. So sorry to hear about your loss. I can't imagine what you must be going through - take care.
    June

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  7. Bless you, how sad to hear about Flossie. As a fellow devoted dog owner I totally understand the joy they give us. Take care x

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    1. Thank you and you're so right it is a pleasure to have the love of a pet xxx

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  8. So sad when a loyal dog friend passes away. They leave such a huge gap behind them. Xxx Empathies

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  9. It's terribly sad when you lose a pet. Hugs from me.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  10. So sorry Trudie. I've only just seen this - I don't know why the post didn't come up on my list. So sorry to hear of Flossie's passing - you certainly gave her a good life. Love and hugs. x

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    1. Thanks Scarlet - hope you're ok, take care xxx

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