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Tuesday, 9 March 2021

My Boy

 I have sad news to tell you.

Our lovely, mad dog, Tipper was put to sleep last week.  He had a cancerous toe which was removed before Christmas successfully and he was just fine.  Unfortunately about a month ago he started licking his paw and it transpired that the cancer was back.  It was really aggressive and we had several trips to the vet to have his paw bandaged as it kept bleeding.  The option was to amputate his leg, or put him to sleep.  We decided as a family he wouldn't cope with a missing leg, so sadly, we took the other course of action. 

He was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Labrador cross and was 12 years old.  There was nothing he liked more than being tucked up in a bed under the covers,

or finding a patch of sunshine to lie in.

He did something everyday that made us laugh.

Thankfully Mr Clicky arrived back from America and had some time with him before he died.

Sleep tight, my boy.  We miss you.

Bye for now....Clicky Needles.


  1. Run Free Tipper!

    You were the bestest human family for him. You chose his freedom from pain and fear over your desire for his companionship.

    They leave huge pawprints on our hearts.

  2. Aww.. I'm sorry to hear this. I am sure he knows what a loving family he was with and appreciates you all. Sending hugs from Oregon. ((hugs)), Teresa

  3. Oh I'm so sorry. What a handsome boy, they do leave huge holes in our hearts when they leave us. Sending hugs xx

  4. Oh, I'm very sorry to hear this; he looked like a lovely dog. Our Jess (black lab) turned 11 last November and these days spends most of the day snoozing on the sofa.

  5. I’m so sorry ... they leave such a huge gap in our homes and our hearts when we lose them 💜

  6. So sorry to hear of your loss. They leave a big hole in our lives don't they. I hope with time you can look back with a smile at the memories.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss! Losing such an important part of your family is so sad. Amanda xx

  8. Sending hugs - they do leave such a large whole in your heart 😢 you'll have to hold on to those lovely memories and keep them safe 💛

  9. I am so, so sorry. He sounds like just the very best! I am sending you loads of hugs to get you though this tough time.

  10. So sorry to read of your loss. What a sweet face he had. I'm glad Mr. Clicky was able to get home in time to see him. Hugs to you.

  11. The final act of love that none of us want to make. Hugs. xx


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