This is a very hard email to send out .....
A few minutes ago our beloved family dog Sam, had to be put to sleep.
The vet who is a family friend came to our house and it was done where he was happiest.
He had cancer of the brain (ironic as my mother died of the same thing 6 years ago).
He was a beautiful dog who looked after his family with all his heart. He was there for all of us through our hard times and Mum will now be able to pet him again.
We love you Sammy