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    Default Remembering Rupert -11th June 1996 - 12th December 2008

    Our precious boy left us two years ago yesterday after sharing our lives for 12 1/2 wonderful years - I tried to post yesterday but was having Internet connection problems


    We have so many precious memories - despite suffering with Syringomyelia, going deaf at the age of 2, and in later life suffering badly with arthritis and eventually Pancreatitis, he was a very happy, waggy tailed boy who loved everyone and made friends wherever we went.

    You can read his story here http://www.cavaliertalk.com/forums/s...Rupert-s-Story




    I thought I would share a few special photos of him.



    First day home - exhausting for both of us!!







    He was awfully cute as a puppy - but how something so small could create so much mischief was a mystery to us!!






    With his "Mummy", Bryony, when we visited - he was about 2 here [he got in with her and she lay her head on his back, it was a lovely moment]





    On the beach at Sea Palling, Norfolk - I think he would have been 4 or 5 here





    Food was one of his favourite things in life!!






    In his senior years - Firemore beach, nr Poolewe on the West Coast of Scotland





    and at home, in the snow




    he wasn't so keen on the snow baubles though



    I always loved this photo but felt there was an air of sadness about it, like he was leaving us...although it was taken a few years before he died







    He loved to pose for photos and would wish you all a Happy Christmas





    We were very honoured when asked, earlier this year, if the fundraising project to raise money to fund MRI scans for older Cavaliers, for research into Syringomyelia, could be named for Rupert. I have been with this forum since the very early days, and Rupert - and his exploits! - were well known, hence being asked Obviously Rupert also suffered with Syringomyelia, which was well known.


    We did not realise at the time what a phenomenal success the project would be - we are very close to the 10,000 mark!! This is amazing in just 10 months - so I would like to take this opportunity to pass on our very grateful thanks to everyone who has helped in any way - every 1 really does count. Special thanks to Karlin as without this wonderful forum, the project would not have happened.


    A very special thanks to my friend, Tania - who has embraced the fundraising with considerable enthusiasm, and dedication - and has worked so very hard this year. I really appreciate all her personal support for me too - and help with producing the cards, calendars and recipe books [it is due to Tania that we have managed to raise so much money from these, as she very kindly donated nearly all of the costs of production]



    Perhaps in memory of Rupert, you might like to help by purchasing a calendar, Christmas cards, the Rupert's Fund recipe book or bidding in the auction? Or even sending a donation, maybe in memory of your own loved ones?

    http://www.cavaliertalk.com/forums/f...-Rupert-s-Fund
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    What a beautiful tribute and what a wonderful little man he was.
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    Nicki, thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful pictures of Rupert, what a beautiful boy

    What a wonderful tribute that the SM fund has his name and what a wonderful amount of money to be raised in less than a year.

    Sending and thinking of you xx
    Carol

    Proud Mummy to Kaley, 9 year old Tricolour
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    What beautiful photographs of Rupert and what lovely memories you have, he certainly was a very handsome cavalier.
    Pam

    and my two special boys Jasper age 14 and Ollie age 4.

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    Thank you so much for sharing your precious story of Rupert's life!
    Mommy to....

    Chamberlain (10 month Male Blenheim Cavalier)
    Sasha (6 year old Female Great Pyrennes)

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    Thank you Nicki for sharing Rupert with us. He seemed like quite the charachter. I loved the stories you told of him being a little "naughty" He always seems to put a smile on my face even if he is no longer with you, his spirit lives on brings joy to others.
    Anne Proud mother of Elton 5 and Angel Ella

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    Did not mean to post that icon...
    Anne Proud mother of Elton 5 and Angel Ella

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    This is a lovely tribute to Rupert. Putting this together must have been very difficult.

    I am sure I speak for most. Before Ruperts Fund I had a feeling of total frustration, living with two sick dogs and knowing there are a lot more people in the same or worse situation.

    Ruperts Fund has given us all a focus. Everyone has been given the opportunity to help, however small or large that help is, it makes a big difference and it is meaningful. This takes the edge of this feeling of total helplessness and despair.

    We are glad to be given the opportunity to do something that might one day stop this beautiful breed from suffering.
    Tania and The Three Cavaliers!
    Dotty!- A Sweet Little Tri
    Molly - Pretty Tri Dougall - Gorgeous Blenheim

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    My feelings are what many on here have felt about Rupert and Rupert's Fund. It's amazing how we've all banded together in this, I am so glad to have found you all/the forum and somehow make a difference and help our precious cavaliers.
    Desrae, guardian of two tri-coloured cavaliers, Belle 3 years old and Bobby 1 year/8 months.

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    Sorry I didn't realise the significance of yesterday's date until I saw your post, Nicki. What a wonderful tribute you have compiled for Rupert, so moving and so telling.

    I think we are all glad that Rupert's Fund has become the focus of so much determined effort from members of this Forum to make a contribution and play our part in doing what we can to help the breed we all love so very much.

    Well done to all concerned, and sweet dreams, Rupert - you were a great comfort in your lifetime and continue to be inspirational today
    Marie-Anne taken over by
    Hattie (Blenheim) Poppy (Blenheim) + Lucy (Shih-tzu)
    Louie, Joss, Peppa, Megan, Victoria all waiting patiently at the Bridge

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