Saturday, 17 December 2011


3 years have whizzed by since we had to say goodbye to our precious Toby. I can't believe it's been that long. He is always with us, after all, how could you forget such a loyal pal.
I try to make a scrapbook page for this time and his birthday and am on the second album now as the first one has gotten quite chunky.
So here is today's page:

Taken in 2006 at a lovely little 5-van site in Bugle nr St. Austell, Cornwall, this picture shows the 2 boys sunbathing. Toby was always close - if not sat on - his dadi. We had retired that year and went away for 7 weeks to Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. It was wonderful. The sunshine was abundant  and Toby enjoyed every minute too. We were grateful for that because it was only a few weeks earlier that he had had a stroke after having his teeth cleaned. He had a late reaction to the anasthetic. When we got back home another trip to the vets revealed slight kidney problems so he started injections to keep that at bay. Over the following 2.5yrs, obviously this got worse until it was no longer proper to keep them up. He had fought a brave battle without a single moan and had become quite a hero with all that knew him.
My treasure.


Hels Sheridan said...

wiping away a tear Joanne... how beautiful that you make your pages each year for him... and I am sure that he is with you all the time.. in your heart. I know exactly how godawful it feels and am sending you a huge hug... and AlfieCat is sending a big snuffly snuggle too... lotsa love hun xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Sending you big hugs today. He was such a lovely fellow. Im sure he is looking down on you now, Love Hxxx