Its not been a good day - whilst at work this morning I received a phone call from my friend who had been trying to get hold of the other half to let him know that my beautiful old fella had been knocked down in his stride going about his daily business. Needless to say I am very upset, as he was such a beautiful character and I had hoped to have the pleasure of his company for a little bit longer even though we believe he was over 21 years of age. He beat his way into my home and then my heart - precisely in that order (a stray on the street that had lost his original owner when he moved) Such a character, very much a gentleman - even suffered the indignity of having his ears washed on a daily basis by an over zealous Jack Russell (Missy).
He had many friends up and around the area where we live, all are upset especially at the Veg shop where he used to camp out during the day. I mourn his passing, particularly as he has gone by accident and he really did not deserve to go that way bless his heart. Now in the summerlands, but forever in my heart.