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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Friday, 10 October 2014

R.I.P our lovely Jade.

Our lovely Jade has gone over the rainbow bridge in the sky. Collapsed this morning and went off her legs. Rushed her to the vets in Swadlincote. There she was referred to a cardiovascular vets in Kennelworth who thought her problem was neurological so referred her to Willows in Birmingham. They confirmed she had trauma to her spinal cord in her neck which maybe was why she was panting so much because of the pain. Her heart condition was bad but the cardiovascular vet didn't think she was in heart failure. In the end we had to make the decision. Put her through more test including MRI scan with the risk of the anesthetic, or let her go. We knew what to do and let her go. RIP Jade. The most wonderful and loyal friend. We will miss you forever.

13 comments:

indigodream said...

Run free Jade

Richard

Anonymous said...

My sincerist condolences on letting her go. We've been through it twice, once much more unexpected than the other. To quote Kipling ".. giving your heart to a dog to tear" but it is worth it for the good times.
Chris F.

Diane and Ray said...

Our condolences to you both, but knowing you made the right but so hard decision for Jade

KevinTOO said...

A very brave decision and one taken for all the right reasons.

Jade had a great life as part of your family, no dog could have been loved more.

Big Hugs
Kevin xx & Harry xx

Adam said...

Sorry to hear your news. She clearly had a great life.

Elly and Mick said...

So sorry to hear about Jade. Our thoughts with you. She had a wonderful life afloat and we were glad to have met you.
Elly and Mick x

Nb Yarwood said...

Choked up reading your post. Run free Jade.
Lesley

Pip said...

So sorry to hear your sad news. Run free at the Bridge, Jade.
Pip & Roger xxx

Del and Al said...

So sorry to hear your news. Jade had a great life, and we know you will miss her dearly. Thinking of you both x

Paul and Elaine said...

Sad news, but what great memories you have for evermore.
Paul

Anonymous said...

Sad new RIP Jade
Norwyn

Andy Healey said...

Our condolences to you both, a brave but right decision. Clearly had a good life.

Nicky said...

my hear goes out to u both xx

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