Sweet Dreams My Boy

My lovely dog Tikka

 

It only seemed like yesterday that you were 9 weeks old and ready to come and join our family. To have an exciting adventure with us. A wonderful 15 year adventure to be exact. You instantly fitted in and became a part of our family. You brightened everyones day with your boisterous puppy ways. You grew up into the most loyal and friendliest companion I could ever have wished for. We walked for miles across the chase, amongst the woodlands, sometimes we wouldn’t see anybody for miles. We would be in the middle of nowhere, but I never feared because I had you by my side always watching my back.
 
 

You were a big part of the family

 
You were brilliant with the kiddies, especially when R & S came to stay over and when my two came along you guarded them with your life, never far away, just lying close by, watching always watching.

tikka and the kiddies

You loved your comforts!

tikkas comforts

Always getting up to some kind of mischief!

mischievious tikka

And when I looked all over the house for you that day, I remember my heart being in my mouth because I couldn’t find you! But in the back of my mind I knew you must be in the house somewhere! And there you were, I found you all snuggled up in the ironing basket out of all places!

tik in basket2


You enjoyed life

 
You LOVED the seaside. I remember how you would come to life on the beach, running in and out of sea. You weren’t a spring chicken, but that wouldn’t stop you, it was like you were a pup once again.

tikka in the sea

 

I remember when you were diagnosed with cushings disease which on it’s own is a horrid illness and can sadly be the ending for most. But two years after you were still as fit and fighting strong.

But then you got weary, with more and more ailments to contend with, it all become too much for you. The sparkle slowly faded from your eyes. I was there Tik, I was there for your every need, as I have always been. I saw your poorly old body giving up. I knew deep in my heart, although I didn’t ever want to admit it out loud, you were not in that happy place as you once were. I was with you right to the end, stroking you, comforting you, kissing your head, never leaving your side.

“My best friend, don’t worry, now is the time to leave all of that pain behind, no more suffering, no more fighting, just peace and a world of never ending fun once again, and one day I promise, I will be there to meet you, so we can be together again.”

Until then,,,,Sweet dreams my boy xxxxx

sweet dreams my boy

 

30 Comments

    • JayneJuly 25, 2016 / 7:19 am

      Thank you for your lovely message hun, means a lot x

  1. JoannaJuly 25, 2016 / 9:09 am

    Aww sorry for ur loss what a beautiful dog. Pets become part of the family so it’s horrible when they are no longer with us.

    • JayneJuly 25, 2016 / 3:17 pm

      Thank you Joanna,
      It really is very hard.

  2. Dean of Little StepsJuly 25, 2016 / 11:34 am

    Awww. How sad. So sorry to hear about your dog. It’s heartbreaking when our furry bestfriends who are really part of our family have to leave us 🙁 We’ve had to say goodbye to one too, years ago. I still cry when I think of Mutt. I still miss the old boy. x
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    • JayneJuly 25, 2016 / 3:18 pm

      Thank you, I don’t think they ever leave us really, always in our thoughts x

  3. Marie BarberJuly 25, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    So sorry for your loss what a beautiful dog, even though sad it’s also lovely to hear of how much he was loved and what a great life he must if had with you and your family 🙂
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    • JayneJuly 25, 2016 / 3:18 pm

      Thank you for your kind words Marie 🙂
      He was the best x

  4. RachelJuly 25, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    This made me cry, such a beautiful post and such an amazing friend he was, RIP little one x

    • JayneAugust 2, 2016 / 9:51 am

      Thank you Rachel x

  5. JoannaJuly 25, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. Pets are part of the family and their departure hurts same as a humans. Remember all the good moments together, you will always have him in your memories.

    • JayneAugust 2, 2016 / 9:52 am

      Thank you for your lovely words Joanna x

    • JayneAugust 2, 2016 / 9:53 am

      Thank you

  6. the frenchie mummyJuly 26, 2016 / 6:56 am

    I am so sorry to hear the news. Animals always take a big place in our heart… #MMBC

    • JayneAugust 2, 2016 / 9:53 am

      They certainly do, thank you.

    • JayneAugust 2, 2016 / 9:54 am

      Thank you Jenni, Yes it was the best 15 years x

  7. Fi Ni NeachtainJuly 26, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, it’s so hard to lose a beloved pet, they become part of the family. That picture of Tikka in the water is beautiful 🙂

    • JayneAugust 2, 2016 / 9:54 am

      Thank you for your kind words x

  8. Ana De- JesusJuly 26, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    Oh 🙁 poor Tik, he wasn’t just a dog but your best friend and a beautiful soul at that. I hope he is in a happier place now and at peace. We are all here to offer support and hugs hun xx
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    • JayneAugust 2, 2016 / 9:55 am

      He was Ana, thank you so much for your support, I really appreciate it xx

    • JayneAugust 2, 2016 / 9:56 am

      We certainly did, thank you.

  9. AlinaJuly 27, 2016 / 5:23 am

    My condolences. Looks like your dog had a full life and that’s all that matters, loving that he hid in the iron basket hehe.

    • JayneAugust 2, 2016 / 9:56 am

      Thank you, yes he was full of surprises like this! Always making me smile.

  10. Kara GuppyJuly 27, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    I so sorry you lost your beloved dog but at least you have 15 years of fun memories of him xx
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    • JayneAugust 2, 2016 / 9:57 am

      Thank you so much Kara, we certainly did have many fun years together xx

  11. DebbieAugust 1, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    Oh Jayne, I have a tear (or two) in my eye after reading that. The only downfall about being a pet owner is the end, when we have to say goodbye. It’s heartbreaking. Why can they never slip away quietly in their sleep? Last year I quietly prayed that our old dog would slip away in her sleep, hut she didn’t. Maybe it’s to test our loyalty, because I’ve those final phone calls to the vet are the hardest phone calls to make.

    I hope that Tikka is up there, running through meadows with a whole pack of other muts, waiting to meet up with their owners again and until that day I hope he is happy and painfree.

    xx
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    • JayneAugust 2, 2016 / 10:00 am

      Thanks so much for your lovely words Debs, made me cry (doesn’t take much at the moment though)
      That’s exactly what I wanted, just for him to slip away peacefully, such a heart wrenching time.
      Give all of your fur babies a big fuss from me xx

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