Last Tuesday was a horrible day. We had to say goodbye to Homer, our most loyal, clever and beautiful friend.

He was 12 and a half, and had serious heart and lung issues for the past two years. Our vet was marvellous and the medication probably allowed us enjoy an extra year with Homer.

But the fluid on his lungs was becoming unmanageable and when he was unable to even lie down on Monday night, we knew it was time. Our vets nurse also has a cavalier and was fully aware of what we were going through. She made sure that Homer had a very peaceful and dignified parting.

The house is so empty now................