Went to the Bridge on 5.11.08
Sally, Freddie's forever fosterer said " I am so sad and shocked to have to tell you all that dear sweet gentle Freddie was put to sleep on Wednesday 5 November at around 11am. His legs gave out completely on Tuesday afternoon and he was no better on Wednesday - I was holding up his back legs and he was walking on his front - not at all good for him or me. My vet came to our home and he was pts after eating 20 Smacko's and with me stroking and talking to him.
We only had Freddie for 2 months but he was so loving and gentle nobody could fail to be charmed by him - he would hear a bag rustle and hey presto he was there.
We will miss him so much but he is free of all pain - I will of course be getting his ashes back and he will stay with us forever.
God bless Freddie
Three score and ten are given to man,
But ours is a much briefer span.
So, though I give you all my heart,
The time will come when we must part.
But all around you, you will see,
Creatures that speak to you of me;
A tired horse, a hunted thing,
A sparrow with a broken wing ...
Pity - and help (I know you will)
And somehow, I will be with you still;
And I shall know, although I'm gone,
The love I gave you lingers on.
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