Some of you may remember that in November 2008, we adopted two 10 year old cavalier brothers, who had been left alone in the house for 9 months, after their mum died.
Samson and Harry both had MVD, Sam was the worst with lots of symptoms.
In February, he started collapsing, and was put on an array of tablets, but the vet was always gently sympathetic at every monthly checkup - it could be any time - his heart will just stop.
On Saturday 11 April 2009, they had both had a lovely slow walk over the fields, enjoying the strong sunshine for this time of year. We went out for an hour to do some shopping and when we got back, Sam didn't come to greet us. He was lying on the rug by my side of the bed, for all intents and purposes looking as if he was asleep - but he was dead. I can't believe how devastated I am, my lovely gentle, waggy, happy boy - I wish I had been there for him - the tears are pouring down my face as I write this.
We buried him in his favourite sunny spot in the garden, by the pond, where he loved to watch the fish. He was wrapped in his soft doggy blanket and in a large box with a lid.
In time, we will plant a flowering bush there for him.
We showed him to Harry, and so far he doesn't seem to be affected, time will tell. It probably helps that the other two cav's are still here, so that is the same.
I will miss him so much.
Be strong,happy and healthy at Rainbow Bridge, my lovely boy, run like the wind with the sun on your back. Wait for us.