This page is for members to place an obituary in memory of their dogs.
Please send a favourite photo and a short commentary (preferably 60 words or less) to the Secretary to be included.
4th December 1995 – 14th March 2008
In memory of our dear Veo who will always hold a place in our hearts – she had such a sense of humour, never outgrowing her love of a game of “chase” round the dining table. I will always remember Veo looking so beautiful as she played with her pups. Veo spent her first months in the company of Katie and Tilly – Katie who was the guardian of the dogs who followed her into the family and took such good care of them. We like to think that she is reunited with her old friends.
This picture shows her winning Best Veteran in Show at Southampton in 2006
Malcolm and Phyllis Andrews
and also Antony and Sophie
4th December 1995 – 6th February 2007
My beloved Lily was helped gently to the bridge when the inoperable liver tumour left us no hope. She was just 11 years and we feel cheated.
She was never the showgirl like her dam Lucy (Liefkees Annike) but to us that didn’t matter as she had a charm all of her own and love brimming over
It was as a partner with her mother in brace classes that she truly excelled and together they won at all the major championship shows.
At home she was a perfect companion and the mealtime alarm clock! She loved to be cuddled and enjoyed her life to the full, both at home and on our many holidays, winning friends wherever we went.
Her passing has left a gaping hole in our lives but her memory will live in our hearts for ever. How can God provide such perfect companions yet allow us so little time together? Until we meet again darling Lily – be happy.
Sorely missed by Peggy, Tom and Jane Saunders
Kaja and Anja
Foxifayre Beautiful Noise
Zipper (AKA The Furry Cannonball)
26th June 1995 – 4th November 2006
His Mother was a champion, his Father was too;
There was much speculation ‘bout how well he would do.
The classes he’d been to didn’t mean a thing;
The training forgotten when he entered the ring.
But in front of the camera, not a paw was put wrong;
He would be Mr Gorgeous and stand all day long.
Zipper was a great character who will be remembered by his legacy of lovely dogs here at Flatmeer and all who ever met him. Thanks to Beryl, Brian & Gina for allowing us to be owned by such a special dog and to Jane, Conway & Emma for looking after him in the last few years.
Anji Marfleet & Dugald Somerville
14th February 1991 (?) – 29th October 2006
We never knew your date of birth because you were a rescue
We always thought you were put on earth for both of us to love you
You were so loyal and tried to please and stayed around us daily
You mothered all our other dogs from Cyril down to Bailey
Everybody loved you so everywhere we took you
From Championship to open shows we never had to book you
But then one day you felt unwell and we noticed that you’d changed
We took you to the local vet your welfare to arrange
They only gave us awful news that your complaint was bad
And some day soon we had to lose our companion, we were sad
Although you never suffered much to see you was heartbreaking
For you were getting old as such your body parts were aching
A big decision we both made to have you put to sleep
Your look had told us what to do an appointment you had to keep
You’d lived a happy carefree life for nearly sixteen years
Although we’re sad to see you go you’ll never see our tears
For tears of joy are what we weep for having you so long
We don’t regret a single week the memory makes us strong
We remember all the happy times when you were well and bold
Running around the open fields and playing in the cold
With both ears sticking up so high and tail wagging to and fro
Playing with all your many friends I know they’ll miss you so
Now you run in doggy heaven with all that passed before
You’re young again and we’re forgiven we couldn’t have loved you more
You live in our hearts forever
Sharon & George Rose
Veklee The One and Only at Esorkees
18th March 1996 – 7th May 2006
Lest We Forget
That look in your eye as we said goodbye
A moment we’ll never forget
Your pain has now gone as ours lingers on
But for ten years we had no regret
We think of those years as we hold back the tears
That memory will not leave us lonely
We both loved you so it was hard to let go
You will always be our One and Only
You will be in our hearts forever
Sharon & George Rose
Ch. Venway Rakker
20th September 1991 to 26the September 2005
Today we have had to say goodbye to our lovely boy Rocky. He lived fourteen happy and very healthy years. A great ambassador for the breed and an excellent stud dog. We have his 2 1/2 year old daughter at home, so he lives on in her. Rocky always enjoyed good health but, in the end, old age caught up with him. He enjoyed life, the girls and food until the end. A few days ago his legs finally gave up on him and he couldn’t get up, his dignity was gone. This once proud and independant dog was ready to join his old friends in the shade of the hazelnut tree.
Rocky: You will always be remembered and have a place in our heart. Memories never fade
Judy and Bill Crawford
24th October 1991 – 31st May 2005
She lived her 13 ½ years to the full. She had the sweetest nature and loved everyone.
She just excelled at “ being there” and we adored her.
The perfect showgirl, mother, grandmother and friend. We will never forget you Lucy darling.
Until we meet again.
Peggy Tom & Jane Saunders, – Lily & Kaja