Have not had a very good couple of days, as on Tuesday the 6th July 2010, I left for Tavistock in the morning to get seven of are dogs eye tested & all the dogs had clear eye certificates, so drove back the road in good spirits. When I reached home I opened the gates to come in & my husband who had been home, opened the back door & my old boy Smidge trundled down to meet me as he has done hundreds of times before & I drove past him slowly like I have done hundreds of times , but to my horror I felt a bump under my back wheel. I stopped & realized I had run my Smidge over & he was dead. This is the only thing that I can be thankful about is the fact that when he was hit he must of broke his back & spinal cord instantly as he was just winding down when I held him, their was nothing in his eyes. This has been devastating for my family & me. I am going over & over, if only but this will not change anything, I must just think that I was so lucky to have had nearly 14 great years with this wonderful friend, who we have laid to rest beside his Grandmother Lucy in our garden. Rest in peace Smidge, it was a privileged to have known you.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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