03-01-94 to 25-09-09
15 years and nearly 10 months.
Lovely loyal terrier who will be sadly missed.
Today was a day filled with mixed emotions, firstly because it is a very sad day, one where we as a family had to say goodbye to a very faithful terrier. Our children can’t remember a time where this lovely bundle of fluff was not in their lives. Pebbles arrived at some point in March of 1994, a tiny bundle of Wheaten Cairn Terrier, which is why she was called Pebbles, Cairns are made of rocks and pebbles. Son no.2 was only two years old and they bonded immediately I never had the least of worries that there would ever be a problem with her, she was such a cutie who adored everyone.
I could witter on for a very long time about just how adorable she was, but I’ll just leave you with a couple of snaps.
We knew time was short and were in regular contact with our vet and decided that as long as we could keep her as pain free as is possible we would try to make her last summer an enjoyable one.
And the other overriding emotion has been that we knew she has had the ‘best’ of doggie lives, has been completely cossetted, has always had other dogs for company – which is important if your a dog, and has lived in a household filled with children, dogs, cats and chickens, so never a dull moment and along with that has always had lots of affection – Pebbles did enjoy a good ear rub.
But this week, well we knew, there was nothing we could do, she was in far too much pain, it was time to say goodbye.
Pebbles enjoying an evening in the summer.
A young Pebbles having just opened her Christmas present.
And my favourite photo of her, a powder puff, coming up the rear on a family walk over the fields at the back of Kenilworth castle.
Good night Pebbles, God bless.