The final farewell  by beryl

The final farewell

With a heavy heart and tears , we said our last farewell to our little boy Alfie He had reached the grand age of 15 yrs and over the past few months - life became difficult for him . The most difficult thing was to take him to the Vet's this morning . In spite of the covid restrictions and not being able to go into the surgery with him We were able to go to the garden and Alfie was placed on a blanket on a table and we were able to be with him as he was put to sleep - much more pleasant an experience than in the clinical atmosphere of surgery room . I am sure Alfie is in a much better place - chasing rabbits in his doggy heaven !
( Photo taken some time ago )
Sorry I am not up to the usual commenting on your work tonight !
I am so sorry for your loss as I know how hard it is to part with our animal friends as they really are part of our family. Big hugs but a lovely photo of your dear little Alfie
September 29th, 2020  
Very sorry for your loss
September 29th, 2020  
So sorry to hear this.
September 29th, 2020  
So sorry for your sad loss, my thoughts are with you on this sad day.
September 29th, 2020  
Such a sad day Beryl, so sorry for the loss of your fur child. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
September 29th, 2020  
So sorry for your loss of Alfie. I've loved seeing your photos of him. It's heartbreaking when we lose our pets who have shown such love and devotion. I'm pleased you were able to be with him in his final moments.
September 29th, 2020  
I weep for and with you in your heartbreak
September 29th, 2020  
Oh I'm so sorry to hear of your doggy loss. Love and hugs to you at this sad time. Lovely portrait though Pam.
September 29th, 2020  
Oh Beryl, I feel so much for you & Gary....the worst decision to have to make but we know when it’s time. I have missed Archie in your photos recently so thought he must not be up to scratch. You did the right thing, sometimes we keep our pets longer than we should just for ourselves...I know we did that with Jenny.
Be proud of the wonderful home you gave Alfie. Xx
September 29th, 2020  
Heartbreaking time when we are required to make those decisions. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
September 29th, 2020  
Oh no I am so sad to read this Beryl! It is so heartbreaking when we loose our beloved fur babies - they really are our family and so loved! You both have so many wonderful memories which you will always be able to treasure! Big hug xx
September 29th, 2020  
Sweet
September 29th, 2020  
Bep
This must be heartbreaking, Beryl. Your Alfie was one of my favourite dogs on 365...
September 29th, 2020  
Sending much sympathy, Beryl. Those of us with beloved pets understand what you are going through at this time. We care.
September 29th, 2020  
So very Sorry Beryl to hear of your's and Gary's sad loss of dear Alfie. Pleased to hear you were with him in the garden at the end but such a heartbreaking decision to make for one so loved. He had a good home and life with you and you must have many happy memories of him through the fifteen years he was part of your family.
September 29th, 2020  
oh so sorry Beryl, you have so many incredibly happy memories of 15 years which is a huge achievement. I hope those many memories can comfort you
September 29th, 2020  
Oh Beryl, I am so sorry. I am glad you could be with sweet Alfie in the garden. My heart breaks for you and Gary, Alfie was such a dear part of your lives.
September 29th, 2020  
So sorry to hear about Alfie who has featured in many of your posts.
September 29th, 2020  
So sorry for you lost. R.I.P Alfie.
September 29th, 2020  
So sorry for your loss
September 29th, 2020  
Oh dear Beryl so sad to read your news. It is awful letting our fur babies go and the house will be so quiet without him. I have missed seeing Alfie in your recent posts, but I am sure he will be skipping along in doggie heaven now and at peace. Take care, my thoughts are with you and Gary.
September 29th, 2020  
Oh Beryl I am so very sorry to read your news - dogs generally aren't that big in size but they give so much and leave such a massive hole ...
September 29th, 2020  
Beryl, i feel your sadness.
Remember the good times and joy Alfie bought to your home and life
x
September 29th, 2020  
So sorry to read this news. It’s so heartbreaking to have to say goodbye to our loyal pets. I’ve enjoyed your photos of Alfie through the years. Always thought he’s such a handsome puppy! To be outside was so much better than in the noisy clinic. Take care- my thoughts are with you & Gary.
September 30th, 2020  
So sorry to hear of your loss Beryl, it is so hard when you lose a pet!
September 30th, 2020  
That is a more respectful and loving goodbye than we could give my Uncle who died in a hospital all by himself. That is such a lovely peaceful shot.
September 30th, 2020  
I am so sorry, Beryl. It is a deep loss, but you will always cherish the memories of your much-loved Alfie.
September 30th, 2020  
Oh Beryl....dear Alfie.....we have loved his photos you have shared with us over the years.....Thinking of you at this sad time....
September 30th, 2020  
So sorry to hear your news Beryl. Pets are a great loss, when their time comes. We felt exactly the same after ours passed at a similar age. They are part of your life for so long.
September 30th, 2020  
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Thank you all very much for your lovely messages and condolences at this very sad time . Today the house is so empty - No one to greet when I came downstairs " good morning my littleboy "!! No one sitting by my side at breakfast to share my toast . no one under my feet when I was preparing lunch ! My hairdresser came to trim my hair this morning - her 1st response when she came into the house "where is he then !" Gary is also missing him so much ! thank you all :)
September 30th, 2020  
I am so sorry, Beryl. Hugs. Pets are such a wonderful part of our families and it is so sad when they leave us.
September 30th, 2020  
@mittens Thank you so much Marilyn - for your kindness and words of understanding ! :)
September 30th, 2020  
@beryl I can so believe it....it’s the welcomes you get....
September 30th, 2020  
What a sad loss of your beloved Alfie - my thoughts are with you at this difficult time, Beryl.
September 30th, 2020  
So sad. But you know it was the right thing to do.
September 30th, 2020  
what a sweet photo, I'm so sorry, I understand your pain I felt it too when we left our pinscher and our dachshund....but they will always remain in our hearts
September 30th, 2020  
@miss_molly @mave Thank you both - so good to have friends , and your words of comfort !
September 30th, 2020  
@santina Thank you so much Santina , for your kind words and understanding :)
September 30th, 2020  
This is very sad to see. I have seen many pictures of him in better days.
October 1st, 2020  
Alfie has been part of your photographic journey for so long! I just associate a wire-haired foxie with you Beryl. Its so sad but the right thing to do!
October 1st, 2020  
How sad I am to read of your sad loss, I've seen many of your photos taken of Alfie which I'm sure you'll look back on with very fond memories.
October 2nd, 2020  
Very sorry for your Loss Beryl.
October 2nd, 2020  
Sorry I missed this Beryl, at least he isn’t suffering any more.
October 6th, 2020  
@carole_sandford Thanks Carole - missing him so much !
October 6th, 2020  
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