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.

4 thoughts on “Pebbles

  1. Barbara says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your love and life with Pebbles with others! What a sweet dog she was and what joy she has brought to you and your family…that is so evident in your story of her life with you. The photos are so sweet and, like you, I think the last one of her looking so fluffy is the most delightful of all…what spirit!! Sending hugs and love to you and your family today and throughout this time of both loss and remembrance!


  2. Cheryl says:

    Oh Mandy what a wonderful tribute for a wonderful dog. Being new to this whole animal love I now cannot imagine my life without all the critters we have. My heart is heavy for your loss and the tears flow freely…Pebbles surely felt as blessed as you do. I will give all my animals an extra hug tonight for loss as well as Marina's. SO sad. Many consider my animals spoiled and I always comment they did not ask to live with me. Since they have agreed to the arrangement though I will treat them with kindness and love and respect and try and give them the best life I can. Hugs to you and your family.


  3. Jenny says:

    So sorry to hear you've had to say goodbye to Pebbles. The time we have with our pets is never long enough, but I can see what a happy and loved little fluff ball she was. I hope the gap in your heart becomes more bearable and the sweet memories stay.


  4. amelia says:

    Oh Mandy how sad..It breaks my heart to read this and I'm sure there will be a hole in your heart and home for a long time to come.We have had a lot of dogs in our time but I can never harden my heart to losing them. We have four now, having lost the fifth last February and although we spend a fortune in vet bills, it's worth every penny to keep them as long as possible.Hugs and kisses to you and yours.xoxox


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