Such sad news and what a tough decision for the home to have to make.
Having only been a walker for a short time, I was lucky enough to have taken this gorgeous fella out and over that time he managed to firmly steal a place in my heart.
With his playful manor and hugh staffie smile, his walk was a treat, stopping every 5 mins for a bit of a lie-down and a stretch (which have me a good photo oportunity) and carrying his toy happily all the way.
It is such a shame that his past upbringing was something that haunted him and he couldn't shake off.
My thoughts are also with his walker that day as that was such a difficult situation to find yourself in and hope you are on the mend.
Hopefully there is a doggy heaven out there somewhere and he is living the life he deserved.
Thank you Susie for such a moving and beautifully written eulogy to Captain. He was very muched loved by everyone who were fortunate enough to spend time with him. Captain shall remain in our hearts for always. I'm so glad that I have kept the photos I took of him on our walks together - he looks so content and carefree, doing the thing that made him SO gleeful...chewing sticks, or better still - a branch! It's utterly tragic that Captain is no longer with us, but thanks to the wonderful staff - especially Dale - and volunteers, his life at the Home was a happy one. Rest in peace gorgeous boy. I salute you and will never forget you and your beautiful beaming Staffie smile - you were truly a great Captain! X
Thank you Susie for a eulogy that any statesman or celebrity would be grateful to receive. Shame on the people who let Captain down before he found himself at CDH, and thanks to the staff and volunteers who made his last months such happy ones.