Given the age of our family members, two-legged and four, it is little surprise that 2019 started in the same way that 2018 ended, with losses
On January 4th, Gwen McCullagh passed away after along illness. Jack was by her side throughout her illness, visiting every day. And perhaps she stayed longer than she should have just for Jack as she chose to leave in the short hours between his visits.
Harry - officially known as GCH/CH Rosendog's He Who Must Be Named, RN, CGC, CDCA-HC, V, ROMX left to be reunited with his brother, Amanda's beloved Peter on January 10th
Ricky, the old rough Collie Jacqueline and Clay took in several years ago, left on his “Big Adventure” on January 14th after a long, well fought battle with a nasal tumour.
Jacqueline and Clay went above and beyond to make his last months comfortable and meaningful.
They also recognized when that was out of reach and put his needs first and foremost.
On January 18th, Mel McCarthy's dad passed away, to say he will be missed is an understatement, his obituary was but a hint of the incredible person he must have been.
Bebe (Lorien Back To Bandersnatch), grandmother to Donna Sapp's Fells left this world on January 23rd 3 months short of her 15th birthday
In addition to the losses endured, the JJ family faced other challenges. Fred and Marnie came so very close to losing sweet Archie and, at months end, he is still struggling with pneumonia and mobility issues.
He is such a little trooper and Fred and Marnie are dedicated to supporting him as long as he chooses to stay.
Celebrating birthdays in January:
Simon - 17 on January 3rd (never forgetting Maggie and Lexi)
David & Lisa's Jessie - 4 on January 19th
Anna's Felek - 6 on January 24th - still a goofy puppy at heart
Marg & Amanda's Devlin - officially a teenager turning 13 on January 26th