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    It is with deepest sadness we had to bid farewell to our beautiful ruby girl, Tandie.



    Tandie came to us almost two years ago as a rescue through Karlin. We'll be ever grateful for the time we had with her. She had an estimated grade 4 murmer when we got her, but was ever energetic, lively and playful, right to the end. She was put on fortekor a while ago at the first sign of symptoms, but never really fully responded despite eventually being on 4 types of medication. A trip to the cardiologist showed a very enlarged heart, and a grade 5 murmer. She was in good form right up until Thursday night when she first appeared ill. She was taken to the vet first thing Friday morning, and she got an injection to help the fluid on her lungs and in her stomach. She was peaceful and sleeping all day Friday, still wagging her tail, still good natured. She eventually passed on in her sleep, with Dougal lying beside her.

    She will be sadly missed by both Billy and myself, and her other half, Dougal.



    Some of our favourite memories of Tandie (of which there are too many to mention, but I'll try and do a highlights!)

    1. The way she would curl her lip when decidedly unimpressed about something, like when she was wet, being groomed or being made to wait for some food. And most definately when playing in the snow.


    2. Her bloodthirstyness for animals smaller than her; be they cats or lobsters


    3. Her love of new experiences, always relaxed or excited. Never frightened. She loved boats, cows, donkeys and the nearby woods.


    4. Her charm, her lovingness towards us and dougal. The way she always loved to sit beside me with her head in my lap.

    We miss you Tandie.
    Cecily, owned by Dougal (B&T boy, age 2) and Dora (Blenheim female, age 2, rescue)

    Cavaliers at the bridge, much missed and not forgotten: Aggie (tricolour female) and Rio (Blenheim female) and Tandie (ruby female)

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    Cecily, I am in tears reading your post. This must be such a sad time for you and your family, but at least you have so many happy memories from your years together.

    Run free Tandie in the glorious sunshine at Rainbow Bridge
    Ollie Roxy Bailey

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    What a beautiful tribute to a sweet little girl. I'm glad you had those two years together. It's very clear from the way you speak about her that you loved each other dearly.
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    So very, very sorry to hear about Tandie, it is obvious from these pictures and earlier posts what she meant to you, and what you all meant to her, my sincere thoughts are with you at this very sad time
    Andrea
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    21/Dec/05, Gabby ruby girl 8/Nov/07, and Felix the cat 4/April/10



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    I'm so very sorry to hear Tandie has passed on. It is so clear from your post how much she was loved and how she was such a big part of your family. I'm glad that she got to spend her last few years in a home where she was loved and cherished. My thoughts are with you and yours at this time.
    Tanya, Mark and Cleo (Blen Girl Born 5th May 2006)

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    I am so sorry. Thank you for sharing such wonderful memories of sweet Tandie. She and you are so blessed to have journeyed together for a time in each others lives.
    Mary-owned by Maya, Scout, Jazz and Sassy
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    I'm so sorry for your loss of little Tandie. So glad she got to spend her last 2 years being loved by you and your family. Thanks for sharing your happy memories and photos of her. Please give Dougal an extra hug from us.
    Cathy Moon
    India(tri-F) Geordie(blen-M)Chocolate(b&t-F)Charlie(at the bridge)

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    Oh Cecily..I am so sad reading this. I remember when you first got her..such a sweet little girl..She was well loved.
    Gus(blenhiem) Pippin(tri) DJ(ruby)

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    Oh Cecily, I am soooo sorry to read this. I had a great week with her when I fostered her just before she went to you.
    You all must be devastated. She was a gorgeous dog. A little "Sweety".

    Here are a few photos of the time she was with me:



    BK

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    Thanks everyone for the kind thoughts.

    And thanks so much Brid for posting those photos of Tandie! Those pics were the first I'd ever seen of her. She came to us happy and relaxed so she obviously enjoyed her week with you and Phoebe also!
    Cecily, owned by Dougal (B&T boy, age 2) and Dora (Blenheim female, age 2, rescue)

    Cavaliers at the bridge, much missed and not forgotten: Aggie (tricolour female) and Rio (Blenheim female) and Tandie (ruby female)

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