Peanut was born on June 30th 2002.
We brought her home a few months later.
She is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x with a Jack Russell.
Beautifully natured, loving family pet.
My son was born 8 months later, so they have grown up together.
I had never owned a dog before, but my wife had several times.
Though I was apprehensive about sharing the house with an animal that would likely pee and poo on the new carpets, and chew through expensive speaker wires, I relented when she said “let’s get our own puppy”.
Boy, am I glad I did.
I loved her so much.
The last 4-5 years she has slowed up quite a bit, naturally through older age, and carrying 20-30% more body weight than is ideal for a dog her size.
This pic was taken in May…
Whilst I knew she may only have another year left, her last medical check up was all good, and the ex tells me that her general health has been reasonable.
Unfortunately, she’s had a couple of bad nights sleep recently, and deteriorated quite badly Sunday morning.
The Vet told my ex a heart condition that could not be treated to provide any meaningful quality of life.
Apparently, it can come on quickly with Cavaliers.
There was no other choice really
Even though I haven’t lived with the puppy since 2005, I made it a point to show her as much love and affection every time I went to the house to pick up Jnr bltn.
She will be sadly missed…
My son took this blurry pic after giving her a treat on Saturday afternoon just before we left for the game.
Whilst I noticed her breathing was a little more strained than usual, little did I know that 24hrs later, she would be with us no more.
I needed to share, and thank you for reading.