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    It is with a very sore heart that I need to tell you that Matthew was PTS yesterday.
    I bred him myself and he would have been 12 years old on 11th June.

    I find it hard to lose him just two months after Tyson died.

    A big tricolour boy, Matthew had SM which diagnosed through a low cost breeder's scan in January 2005. That was a terrible shock as he had no symptoms.

    He had a grade 5 MVD murmur, although that did not start until he was about eight years old.
    He also had an untreatable anal adenoma. Chemical castration had not worked, and his heart was too bad for him to survive an operation.

    He has been deteriorating for some time and I had been agonising over whether his quality of life was good enough. This week I decided I must let him go before it was too late.

    Yesterday morning we had a last walk with his two cavalier cronies and they all got to try and chase a foolish cat.

    He was put to sleep by Clare Rusbridge, with the lovely Vet Nurse Sandy cuddling him, while I looked into his eyes, told him how wonderful he was and and fed him tidbits. He fell asleep with a morsel of chicken in his mouth, not a bad way to die if you are a greedy cavalier.

    He has contributed tissue to the various research projects.

    There is a great big empty Matthew sized space in our house at the moment.
    Margaret C

    Cavaliers......Faith, The Ginger Tank and Woody.
    Japanese Chins.... Dandy, Benny, Bridgette and Hana.
    Remembered with love......... Tommy Tuppence and Fonzi

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    I am so very, very sorry for your loss of Matthew.
    He was obviously a very much loved boy, and my heart goes out to you.

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    Hello Margaret

    How very ,very sad .Our special thoughts from us all go out to you.
    Brian M

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

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    So sorry for your loss. He lived a good life with you even if he was poorly.
    Sending cuddles from me and murphy.
    Rest in Peace Matthew.
    ..Life wouldn't be complete without a beautiful cavalier at your feet..
    xxxx Mummy to Murphy, aged 8. MVD wont stop my precious boy! xxxx
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    So sorry for the loss of Matthew. x
    Carol

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    Sonny ,Blen ( at the Bridge)

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. You gave him a beautiful life and a perfectlast day.
    BK

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    I am so very sorry to read of the loss of Matthew, thinking of you at this sad time.
    Pam

    and my two special boys Jasper age 13 and Ollie age 3.

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    I am so sorry to hear about your Matthew, you did a very kind thing to let him go, hope I'll be able to make that decision if & when the time comes...sending you a big hug & let you know we are thinking of you at this sad & hard time
    Lucille,

    Des, Penny, Bonnie, Zoe & Georgia

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    I am so so sorry to hear you loosing Matthew so soon after Tyson. Sending lots of
    I am sure he is having fun at the bridge with all his buddies.
    Sabby
    Rosie-06/06 - Ebony-01/07 Harley-08/08
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    Sorry to read of the loss of your Matthew, thinking of you at this sad time.
    Rachael

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