OUR WONDERFUL MERLIN HAS GONE (16.12.2016)
On Friday 16th December, Lorna wrote to us with the news we all dread hearing. She told us “My heart is broken
Unsurprisingly, Lorna is feeling very sad and tearful and on the verge of falling apart but Andy, who, with his Mum
Merlin must have been about 16yrs which is absolutely amazing by any standards but especially for a dog who
On the fateful day, Lorna instinctively knew something wasn't right in the morning when Merlin wouldn't eat
Lorna hoped he would be able to move after a rest but Merlin remained there all day. It seemed he had lost
Lorna said “They came in the evening after surgery and it was obvious to us all that all I could do was let him
He left this world with the dignity he always had. He was gracious and seemingly thankful for the last act of kindness
He was a true Goldie from the insatiable appetite for food and life to his obstinate, stubborn pig headedness,
He was truly a beautiful spirit and, although very different to Zena, he was equally mine. He was with me for
MERLIN (was Perry)
PERRY was a stray who was never claimed so he was very confused and sad. The reason, no doubt, that he was dis-owned was because of the possible expense involved in treating the lump on his shoulder. We had this removed at the same time as he was castrated and he was given the "all clear".
MY BIG DAY 27.10.2013
Mum was thinking about that day and she thought it would be nice to mark it, even though it made her cry again thinking about our darling Zena and how much we all miss her every day. There have been other dogs since of course (six at the last count!), and we loved them all dearly, but Zena was a very special girl. Ma says that I am her very special-est boy, but then she only has one and that’s me, so I think she is trying to pull the hairy stuff over my eyes with that one!
As you will see from my thread, I have turned into a right obstinate old git and I do love to play on it. It takes SUCH a long time to go for a walk these days as I have my head in the hedgerows or sniffing in the long grass and no amount of coaxing will get me moving until I’m good and ready! Mum says that Judy (who is 21 in December) is easier to walk than me.
I don’t understand why we have to be in such a hurry. I mean what harm does a bit of torrential rain do anyone? Mum says it is no good for my arthritis or her temper but what does she know? We all have lovely big waterproof coats so I don’t see the problem.
These humans don’t appreciate a really nasty smell or last night’s chips strewn in the grass the way we do either and, anyway, I can still move pretty quickly if I see a cat or a squirrel and that’s what matters surely?"
2013 IS A SAD CHRISTMAS FOR MERLIN AND HIS FAMILY
Could you be the one to put the smile back on poor Perry's face again???????????
UPDATE ON MERLIN (was PERRY)
MERLIN and ZENA WAITING FOR SANTA
Lorna says: He is a perfect darling. He has really settled in well and loves to follow us around. If we are in different rooms, he tries to keep a paw in each room just to make sure that he knows what we are up to. He has settled with the cats now that they are confident with him and although he would love to chase them outside, they don’t give him much of a chance. He is listening to me when we are out and it has saved us a barking match with other dogs more than once since I got him to come and sit in front of me at odd times whilst we are out. I can put this into operation if another dog approaches.
28 OCTOBER 2012
Today is my special day. Yes it is five years since I came to live with mum and Rachel and Zena! Can you believe it? I can hardly remember the time when I was in a sad and lonely place when IRR rescued me and paid for my operation and Andy and Val cared for me until I was able to come and live in this mad place I call home. Crazy isn’t it?
Mum was just reminding me about all the other dogs that I have shared my life and home with since coming here and how well I have done to survive them all. There was Zena who was here when I arrived and who had lost her friend Ben, then there was 21 year old Della, who Andy very kindly helped mum to fetch from her rescue foster carer in Shrewsbury. Then came Kya who at the age of 14 seemed a lot younger but got bloat after just 9 months and had to go to Rainbow Bridge; then Misty and Storm, who mum and Rachel fostered from Greece until their forever home came along and now, I am living with Judy 19 and Daisy 6, who came to live here on 1 September after their mum died and they had nowhere to go. A lady that mum got to know when she fostered Misty and Storm asked if she would take Judy and Daisy as the Bearded Collie rescue knew that at 19 and with dementia, Judy wouldn’t find another home – well you know mum – can’t turn away an oldie in need, so now I have two new sisters!
Amazing the things that can happen in five years isn’t it! Mum keeps telling me that she is constantly hoping that one day she will get another goldie like me, Zena and Ben, but just when she thinks she will, another needy dog turns up somewhere else and she adopts them instead. I’m sure one day she will have another beloved goldie though, aren’t you?
I am sending you a recent photo so you can see what a handsome old thing I have become.
love Merlin xxxx