About 6 years ago Pip and Charlie were booked into the kennels. Their owner an elderly lady had gone to hospital. As she had been sick for some time neither Pip nor Charlie had been clipped so it was rather hard to see what sort of dogs they were – Pip was a Silky and Charlie a Poodle but they both looked like balls of fur with eyes. The original week long book stretched into a month and then two months. Finally we got the call Mum had died and no-one really wanted the two dogs – so we adopted them. They were clipped and out popped these rather cute little dogs – pip the older was full of mischief – loved nothing more than running past the kennels and stirring up the dogs – as if to say I am the boss here now. They were very much Susan’s dogs from the start. When it was Susan’s turns to do the pick ups and deliveries they would sit next to each other waiting for her return – a round trip takes between three to four hours and they would not move from their post until she returned.
The last few weeks Pip began to deteriorate – numerous visits to the vet but she was just not getting better – as she was only 13 we kept hoping she would pull through but last week it was getting just too bad – difficulty breathing and completely off her food.
It is never an easy decision to make is it but we said our goodbyes and buried her near the house and now when Susan is out Charlie is there waiting – but I am sure that Pip is still there looking out for her just as she has always done.