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    Those of you who remember when I was active in this forum (I've now gone onto another system) may recall mention and photos of my constant companion, Dibnah the Jack Russell.

    Well, a week ago today we had to make the tough decision to have her put to sleep. She was suffering from kidney failure.

    We got Dibnah from the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home back in January 2010 when we lived in Scotland. She had been handed in as a stray, at about 18 months old, but had been kept there for a succession of operations until she was deemed fit to be rehomed. We never knew her history before that, but can only presume that she original came from an English home, as she had been docked. Back then, docking unless for medical reasons was illegal in Scotland but not in England. Anyway, we enjoyed almost 6 years of bliss with her, she accompanying us on all our UK holidays and only being separated once when we visited Australia. Her sudden kidney failure came as a complete shock to us earlier this week, although looking back with hindsight she may have had problems for a very long time, but well-masked. But we could not see her suffer - that is a luxury we have with our pets which we do not have with our human fellows.

    We fully intend to rescue another JR as soon as the right one finds us and adopts us.
    Last edited by StephenL; 6th January 2016, 08:36 AM.
    Stephen

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    So sorry to read this, Stephen, I know how much Dibnah meant to you. You have done the right thing in ending her suffering, I only wish that the same could be done for me when the time comes.

    Let us know when another JR finds you, in the meantime I wish you the best Christmas possible under these sad circumstances. At least you have many happy memories and photographs of Dibnah.
    John

    "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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    • #3
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      Sorry to hear and commiserations, I know only too well the heartbreak losing a pet.

      Paul

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      • #4
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        Sorry to hear this news Stephen.
        Stewart

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        • #5
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          So sad to hear this, Stephen, like you, we enjoyed Dibnah,s company, always a heartbreak when one loses a loved pet.
          The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.

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          • #6
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            Sorry to hear this, Stephen. You will have lots of happy memories to keep, and I've no doubt that you gave her the best life you possibly could.

            John

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            • #7
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              So sorry to hear that Stephen I know how much she meant to you and can truly sympathise with you.

              I Know it is sad that their lifespans are shorter than ours but think of it this way it allows us to experience unconditional love more than once in our lifetime.I'm sure you will eventually find a JR not to replace but fill your life once again.
              Regards Paul.
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              • #8
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                Sorry to hear this Stephen. We all enjoyed your enthusiastic pictures and tales of Dibnah.
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                • #9
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                  So sorry to hear Stephen. It is a tough time having to face that decision.
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                  • #10
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                    So sorry to hear about your mate ( lens cloth) you will have so many happy memories to keep you going until a new JR comes into your lives. Ed
                    Ed

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                    • #11
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                      Sorry to hear that sad news Stephen. If and when you feel like it how about sharing some of the classic Dibnah shots on here. We wont mind what system you used to take them, just happy memories.
                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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                      • #12
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                        Sorry to hear that. When a new companion finds you share the news and a photo with us.
                        It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Phill D View Post
                          Sorry to hear that sad news Stephen. If and when you feel like it how about sharing some of the classic Dibnah shots on here. We wont mind what system you used to take them, just happy memories.
                          OK, here's a couple. You may have seen some of them before







                          Stephen

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                          • #14
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                            Happy memories
                            The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.

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                            • #15
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                              Sad news Stephen, it is never an easy decision to take but equally rarely if ever is it the wrong one. I know you will have many fond memories and equally as many photographs of your 'faithful friend' that will make you smile and help to ease the sadness you must be feeling.

                              You may not have had Dibnah for many years but from all the posts you used to contribute here it was/is clear that she was much loved and a better home she could not have wished for. So when the next 'right one' comes along she/he will be a very lucky dog indeed and I am sure will become another 'faithful friend' in return.

                              Wishing you and your family the Merriest Christmas possible ( under these sad circumstances ) and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

                              Kindest regards, Simon
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