Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: One year on...Rupert

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    North Scotland - east coast
    Posts
    9,960
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default One year on...Rupert

    Hard to believe but it's a year today since we lost our precious Rupert - the dog in my avatar, I haven't wanted to change it yet.


    Here is the original post http://board.cavaliertalk.com/showthread.php?t=28316


    Well that dreadful raw pain has eased - but the sadness will always remain. We have learnt to live without him - something that once seemed impossible. He was such a huge part of our lives, our very first Cavalier - it's his fault that we fell in love with the breed.

    He saw us through three house moves, the loss of FOUR Cavaliers, including his beloved companion {and ears after he went deaf} Fillipa. He was always with us - he was very demanding, insistent and determined - and had us extremely well trained But we adored him for it!!

    He was also the most loving, handsome, happy boy you could meet, and everyone did indeed fall in love with him, he is missed by so many people.

    After losing Cruz in August, we were not going to have another boy {we still have Teddy}, as it's difficult with having girls as well. However Tommy came into our lives and had some of the same "magic" as Rupert - we often think that Rupert had so much fun the first time around that he has come back to us again!!


    Tommy does so many things that remind us of Rupert - he goes to sit where you want to sit, he always has his head in the cupboard when you open the door, he was in the shopping bags the other day, by the time I got to the kitchen he was sitting on the floor with a packet of custard creams , munching his way through them!!!

    Later the same day, I had got out Rupert's old coat for Fufu to wear on a walk. I went to put it on Fufu, and Tommy came straight over and lay on it, as if to say, "that's mine". He's never done that with any other coats ...he isn't quite as mischievous though yet - thank goodness!!

    So life goes on - I think we will always carry that sadness, but have many, many happy memories, and are slowly forgetting the last few days when he was so ill. Poor Fufu has been ill this week, with exactly the same condition, Pancreatitis - hard to deal with, but fortunately she seems to be coming through it.


    I know many on the board will remember Rupert, that is perhaps his greatest legacy, all the Cavalier friends we have made...
    Nicki and the Cavalier Clan Our photos www.scotlandimagery.com
    Supporting www.rupertsfund.com and www.cavaliermatters.org

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Cork,Ireland.
    Posts
    2,563
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Oh Nicki,
    How did I not realise you had lost Cruz too?
    It's been a very hard year for you and I remember last year's posts of course.
    You've posted a lovely tribute to Rupert,every word tells just how special he was and how much he meant to you.
    No doubt he'll always be remembered with affection and pride.
    Sins

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Dublin,Ireland
    Posts
    3,037
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Nicki, I remember well your sad post this time last year.

    I don't think I will ever forget Rupert, he stills looks out at me from my computer Thankyou.

    Hugs to you and yours today.
    Gus(blenhiem) Pippin(tri) DJ(ruby)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    County Durham
    Posts
    1,045
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Rupert was an amazing dog and I was privileged to meet him just the once.

    It was a tribute to Rupert's strength of character and determination that just weeks before he left for rainbow bridge, he was chasing my cats up and down the stairs . Cailean joined in with the evening of mischief. Nicki and I were so pleased to Rupert and Cailean meet up, as they were related ... and couldn't you tell!

    Rupert, please have a lovely day and if you can, would you round up Cruz and everyone's bridge babes for a special game of chase. x
    Proud member of The Spaniel Trust - putting the trust back into spaniels.
    A Charity registered in Scotland SC038987

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    San Diego, California
    Posts
    8,700
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Rupert was such a special boy. Being your first Cavalier, that will never leave your heart. He was such a royal looking dog but his silly antics showed the mischevious pup he really was. I love that Tommy seems to be channeling some Rupert for you.

    You are missed Rupert.
    Cathy
    Loving mom to Jake, Shelby and Micah

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    North Manchester
    Posts
    531
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Thinking of you Nicki



    Nanette
    HollyDolly

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    North Scotland - east coast
    Posts
    9,960
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    Thank you for all the lovely posts.

    I couldn't look at Rupert's photo without welling up yesterday, but feel a bit better today - I'd organised a Christmas Party for our dog training club so had to go to that and it gave me something to focus upon.


    Fran, I too was so thrilled that Cailean and Rupert got to meet - and share some of their puppy moments. Hard to believe that within just a few weeks they were both gone - and within days of each other

    I'm sure they are all together waiting for us somewhere...
    Nicki and the Cavalier Clan Our photos www.scotlandimagery.com
    Supporting www.rupertsfund.com and www.cavaliermatters.org

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Prenton Cheshire
    Posts
    4,716
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Hi Nicki

    Best and sincerest wishes to you Nicki ,Rupert will live in your heart and be by your side forever.

    brian
    Brian M

    Poppy the Tri, Daisy the Blen, Rosie the Ruby and Lily the B & T

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Stirlingshire, Scotland
    Posts
    309
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Best wishes Nicki, you have my thoughts
    Ben (Blenheim)

    Still missing Toby (Blenheim) and Ciara (Black and Tan)
    www.tobydug.co.uk

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    2,918
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I'm glad Rupert sent Tommy along to keep you company. I still have a Christmas card with Rupert on it................ a beautiful little man!!!
    Claire
    Once owned by Rudeepoohs
    then rescued by CaraMia and Minnie Moo.
    Missing all my girls every day....

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •