thadius, a gentle giant

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Its almost 2 weeks since we said goodbye to Thadius. It was best that he went as suddenly as he did because it spared him (and us the agony of watching him) with deteriorating health. Thaddy was a bouncy pup right to the end and it was only the last day that he showed any signs of trouble. For that i am so grateful.

Because he was such a big dog, we had to have him cremated. We were told that he could be back any time between 2 to 3 weeks, but the Animal welfare league who carried out the cremation had him back to us on Christmas Eve. We were very touched that he was home for christmas. We were also guarenteed that his ashes were indeed his and no other pets. The AWL are an awesome animal service.

I wanted to thank each and everyone of you who have viewed this tribute and left comments of comfort and support. I did check back from time to time and i must say shed a few tears at some of the comments, but i appreciate every one of them.

thank you for taking the time to comment and share.

best wishes for 2009 to you all

christopher xx

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Written on the 20th of December 2008
Today I said goodbye to my mate of 9 years. Thadius or as we called him thaddy was a loyal friend. I hope he enjoyed his last days here with us.

I wanted to post a tribute to him and this shot of our property spoke to me. i hope he visits us here often.

He was very distressed before we took him to the vet, he couldnt breathe properly, i am so greatful andrew and i were here at the time and not at work.

I would have preferred to have been able to bring him home to die but it just wasnt possible so he left us on the vet’s floor but we were with him so he wasnt alone.

Thadius was an english mastiff and the most gentle pup i have ever had the honour of knowing. Of course he should have been in the Guinness book of records as the biggest (80kg) lapdog ever!

I probably wont be on rb again before xmas got a bit of grieving to do now, so for all of you who i consider my friends here on rb, i hope and wish for a happy safe and wonderful christmas to you all and i will see you and your wonderful work in the new year.

christopher xx

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