If love alone could keep them here , none of these dogs would be at the Rainbow Bridge. They are part of the Success Stories of the Rescue, for they all found a forever home - where they were respected, protected and LOVED!
In Memory of Kiku
I am writing to let you know that our fabulous wire haired fox terrier died (10th April) at almost 14 years old. She will leave a large hole in our lives.
We were fortunate that she settled in very well all those years ago and we have many fond memories of her as a fun loving friend with great character. She was very loyal and after a few years we were able to take her into the woods, well away from other people, dogs or roads and allow her freedom off the lead, which she loved, although she never strayed too far and kept her eye on us all the time.
She had plenty to deal with medically while she was with us, including having a ruptured spleen only a couple of years from the re-homing. She recovered well but then started to suffer from Cushing’s disease about 3 years ago which we managed.
Right up until the end she still behaved as though she was a puppy, although she did show signs of her age. On the Friday she suddenly became very ill and we concluded that she was dying and needed to be put to sleep. We managed to stay with her, and comfort her, until we took her to the vet. She died in my wife’s arms when we were only about a minute from the vets by car.
We feel very privileged to have spent almost 9 years with her, she had a very special place in our lives.
Many thanks for the opportunity to share such times with Kiku.
Vic & Jane
Heartbroken Dennis & Hazel Oct 19 wrote "It is with great sadness and devastation we have to tell you Ailsa died very suddenly six weeks ago of heart failure. We were just not expecting her to go so soon. She was alsways so brave, loving and full of mischief. She gave as much love and pleasure to us as we gave her. We loved and miss her so much and still find it very hard to accept she is not around. Ailsa was so beautiful in every way and not a bad bone in her body. Dennis would always say everyone loved her to bits. We have to thank you for bringing Ailsa into our lives. This photo was taken a few weeks before she crossed Rainbow Bridge ."
In memory of Amber – October 2018
I collected Amber from Lee in Norfolk in June 2013, having just lost my previous fox terrier, Lavender, who had also come from Lee three years earlier. Amber had been found wandering in Wales and had already been via the RSPCA and another owner when we took her on. We felt a bit sorry for her and wanted to give her a more permanent home on the Isle of Wight. She was a little cautious at first and enjoyed the comfort and safety of her basket when she first arrived, but she soon settled in and became an important part of my home and life. She had such a kind and gentle nature and was friendly towards everyone (and other dogs!).
Initially, Amber did have a few slightly naughty characteristics (emptying bins, opening cupboards and climbing on to tables!) and also a few “eccentricities” – she preferred to spend most nights sleeping in the laundry basket, rather than her own bed! We eventually supplied her with a laundry basket for herself!
Amber had a few health problems along the way, but most of these were dealt with by the local vets. She was diagnosed with cancer in January 2017, but this didn’t stop her from leading a normal and fairly active life. She did slow down in the last year as old age and arthritis crept up on her, but even as recently as March this year she was having a great time running around in the snow (we don’t see much snow on the Isle of Wight!). More recently she slowed down quite rapidly and became less interested in going for walks and her usual activities and spent much of her time sleeping and wasn’t enjoying a good quality of life, so we took the difficult decision to have her put to sleep.
We were so grateful to Lee and FTR for the opportunity to re-home another Fox terrier. Amber made such a difference to our lives and she will be greatly missed.
On 29th September 2013, I rehomed a dog from you - he was called at the time Thrastar but was quickly renamed Jasper. I am sad to inform you that on 18th October, Jasper lost his battle against kidney insufficiency. He had had the condition for over a year and for the last three months was living on 'borrowed time' since his blood count had reached 30 at the beginning of July. So, we lived each day at a time, enjoying very short walks and lots of cuddles.
He brought such joy not only to my life but spread smiles and happiness to almost everyone he came into contact with. Older folk would remember their childhood pet, some remembered one 'on wheels' and little children were re-assured to touch a 'cuddly sheep'. He was such a character and I feel blessed that when he came to me he was already so well trained. A lead was only necessary on busy roads, he walked along with me and never ran off or was disobedient. He was such a pleasure to walk with.
Thank you for giving me such a wonderful companion.
Lisa November 2017
We lost Monty today . We are
devastated , but so pleased that we know that he had a lovely life with his family here in Yorkshire .
He loved being free in the garden , loved food ...any food , loved being free on the beach at Filey ...and the fish and chips after , loved the sun on his face and peace he found with us .
Thank you Lee England for allowing us to adopt him 10 years ago . They have been the best years . Karen 11/08/17
Maddy who was rehomed by Joy at 2 years of age and passed way 3 weeks ago at the age of 15 and a half.
A character through and through, feared by the vicar and the postman. Lover of squirrels and a footwarmer!
"We miss the dog hairs and her knack of knowing when the fridge opened even though she was deaf and the growl if she knew she had to go out and didn't want to.
The house is dead without her." Sept 2016