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27th November 2009, 10:08 AM
Hi All,

Just a short note to pass on the sad news that our darling Mungo (who we got as a rescue through Karlin in August 2007) passed away at home last night. All three of us were with him as he slipped away peacefully.

This has come as a terrible shock to us, as he had been in fantastic form, and showed no signs that the end was near. We were renewing his meds on Saturday, when the vet recommended that we have him xray-ed to monitor progress. His xray was on Monday and, as expected, his heart was very enlarged. A change in meds followed, in an attempt to help his condition. Sadly, it didn't work.

Our comfort comes from the fact that we had 2 wonderful years with Mungo, and he was happy, active and relatively healthy to the very end. Even yesterday at bedtime, we were saying how well and happy he looked. One hour later he yelped once (to call us I think) and passed away in Hugo's bedroom. We were able to hug and pet him as he left us.

All I can do now, through tears, is to thank Karlin for letting us have 2 fantastic years with our lovely Mungo.

Nick, Emer and Hugo.


Brian M
27th November 2009, 10:36 AM

So sorry to hear this tragic news ,but he must of had two happy years with you .Best Wishes to you all.:(:(:(

27th November 2009, 10:44 AM
I'm very sorry to hear this.You must be devastated,he was well loved and had everything he needed during his last two happy years.

27th November 2009, 11:29 AM
So sorry to hear that Mungo has gone to the bridge. Thinking of you all at this difficult time :hug: :hug: :hug:

27th November 2009, 12:03 PM
Oh no, I loved Mungo :( I'm so sorry. I remember his pictures and how he flourished in your care. Such a lovely and much loved boy :hug:

27th November 2009, 12:14 PM
:( I am so sorry. :hug:

Claire L
27th November 2009, 12:45 PM
Aw Nick, I am so sad to see your post this morning :hug: I remember when Mungo first came up for adoption and I offered to go get him from the pound. I was so worried that we wouldn't get there on time so I made my hubby drive out the day before to make sure we knew how to get there and how long the drive wouild take. I remember rolling down the window and saying softly "don't worry little man, we'll get you out tomorrow"

The next day we arrived to collect him and the girl put him in my crate. I could hardly lift it up to carry it to the car and tbh I would rather have scooped Mungo up in my arms but I knew the less he was handled by different folk the better. He cried a little in the car and I sang to him and it seemed to soothe him. The we met Coconut and she took him to meet his forever family :lotsaluv: and the rest as they say is history.
I'm so glad that he got to have two wonderful years with you and that you were all able to be with him as he passed peacefully.

My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time and I hope in time that Mungo will send you another little Cav to love.

27th November 2009, 02:07 PM
So sorry to hear this news, my thoughts are with you.:cry*ing:

27th November 2009, 03:49 PM
Mungo, such a sweet little man, his special personality leaped across the internet and miles to touch so many. He had a loving time with you these years and how sad to see him pass. Run free, little one, forever.:cry*ing:

Cathy T
27th November 2009, 04:21 PM
I am so sad to hear about Mungo. I remember when he first came to you. What a whole new life you gave this boy. I think it's wonderful that he was able to pass over surrounded by your love. Rest well Mungo.

27th November 2009, 05:05 PM
Always so sad to lose them, but you had obviously given this dignified old chap an amazing second chance. The love shines through your post.

RIP Mungo and healing thoughts to you, Nick :l*v:

27th November 2009, 05:31 PM
Nick, my heart is with you and your family -- I am so, so sad to hear of Mungo's unexpected death. I remember when you first contacted me about the possibility of a rescue cavalier and the first lovely pictures of your son with Mungo when he first went to you and had a needed haircut! It was clear he fit right in and was very much a part of the family for the time he was with you.

As Claire recalls there were several people who helped to get him safely out and to you as well and I am sure each will feel he was a little extra special to them and I know will mourn him too.

I am thinking of you all at this difficult time.

27th November 2009, 06:11 PM
im so sorry to hear about Mungo. I also remember his story and was so pleased that he went to such a great home with you. You certainly made his last years the best :)

27th November 2009, 08:00 PM
So very sorry to hear about Mungo - I hope that it is a comfort that Mungo had two happy years with you, and passed away surrounded by those he most loved.

He saved you from having to make the decision for him - a last gift to you.

Remember him with love and I'm sure the happy memories will be a comfort to you.

27th November 2009, 08:39 PM
I'm so sad to hear about Mungo, I remember his story and I'm sure he loved every minute of the 2 years with you :flwr:

27th November 2009, 08:41 PM
How sad! So sorry for you losing your special friend. You're in our thoughts.

team bella
27th November 2009, 09:59 PM
Nick I'm so sorry that's very sad news. He was a very beautiful dog. He was so lucky to have found you and you him. You gave him a wonderful home and love.:hug::hug:

27th November 2009, 11:06 PM
aw...i am so so sorry to hear of ur sad news....

lady and amber
27th November 2009, 11:35 PM
Im so sorry for your sad loss, I am thinking of you all at this difficult time.

27th November 2009, 11:43 PM
So sorry to hear your sad news. Thinking of you .

27th November 2009, 11:49 PM
So sorry :( ....my thoughts are with you.

28th November 2009, 11:11 PM
So sorry to hear about Mungo. His memory will remain in your heart always.:hug:

29th November 2009, 09:27 PM
Thank you all so much for your kind wishes. It really does mean so much to us at this awful time.

As Karlin said, Mungo really seemed to touch so many people at the time of his rescue, and since then. Special thanks should go to Karlin, Claire and Coconut, who were instrumental in Mungo's rescue and bringing us together. Also thanks to everyone else who was emotionally involved with Mungo, as can be demonstrated by the threads at the time of his rescue. Reading back through this has been exceptionally moving, and demonstrated how loved Mungo was.


We have a huge, cavalier sized void in our lives right now, and there have been many, many tears shed at the loss of wonderful Mungo.

When my heart can bear it, I will post some pictures of Mungo during his too short time with us.


amanda L
30th November 2009, 02:11 PM
I am so sad and sorry to hear about Mungo's passing, I remember the time when he went to live with you and your family, he touched so many peoples hearts. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time:flwr:

1st December 2009, 03:07 PM
I have been busy with family (human and canine) and work and am just catching up on Cavalier Talk after a break. What a wonderful life you were able to give Mungo. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. It always amazes me now these dogs touch the lives of so many of us who live 100s and even 1000s of miles/kilometers away. I hope when the time is right you and your family can open your hearts to another dog in need, Cavalier or otherwise.

Cathy T
2nd December 2009, 03:09 AM
Made me so happy to relive Mungo's travels to you. I had to chuckle at Karlin's post "the very big issue will be finding him a home". No one knew then that you were waiting for him Nick....and he for you. You were so lucky to find each other. Give your heart some time to grieve but always remember what a great blessing you were to Mungo. He lived out the rest of his life living like the little prince he was.

If anyone would like....type "Mungo" in the search function and you can pull up several threads Nick started with pictures of Mungo and his amazing transformation. I just did....and it made me smile through my tears.

2nd December 2009, 09:15 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about Mungo, it's obvious how much he was loved...

3rd December 2009, 01:51 AM
Just catching up here, and I teared up reading your sweet farewell to Mungo. He was truly loved and cherished. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. :hug:

6th December 2009, 09:09 PM
Hi all,

I promised to post a few pics in remembrance of our wonderful Mungo.

Starting from the time he was in the pound:


His first night with us:


After a haircut!:


When Mungo's coat grew back:


With his special friend:


Pretending to be a canine model:


Enjoying the garden:




And finally, our last photo of dear Mungo (a couple of weeks before he died):


We will always miss Mungo, but he has sent us a new little cavalier :dgwlk:to care for. More news soon!

Nick & Co,

Love my Cavaliers
6th December 2009, 10:39 PM
What a difference a haircut and a whole lotta love makes!! Mungo was a stunning boy after he came to live with you. I'm so happy you were able to bring out his essential "cavalierness". Run like the wind Mungo and be happy at the Bridge. I'm so sorry Nick.

6th December 2009, 10:53 PM
It just goes to show what love can do :hug: I had a big soft spot for Mungo. :(

Looking forward to hearing about the new addition and hoping he/she will help fill the gap a little. My best wishes to your family.

Margaret C
7th December 2009, 04:47 PM
I have read Mungo's story with a lump in my throat.
A very special dog and very special people too.
You were lucky to find each other

7th December 2009, 06:25 PM
Oh my, what a story and what a precious little dog he was.

Thank you so much for sharing your photos, especially for those of us who joined CT after Mungo arrived with you. The transformation was amazing, as was all the TLC you continued to give him - such a heartwarming rescue story.:wggle:

Can't wait to hear about the new arrival ......icon_whistling

Cathy T
7th December 2009, 11:44 PM
Can't wait to hear more Nick!!

What an incredible transformation. He was such a dignified little man when he came into rescue and turned out to be beautiful on top of his dignity.

Rj Mac
13th December 2009, 12:49 PM
We were so sorry for your loss, and used to love reading about Mungo and seeing his pics, just wanted to say you are in our thoughts :flwr: