Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Good news and bad

I've put off writing for a long time, because of feeling so sad.  We lost Butz just three weeks before his thirteenth birthday.   Although he had been on heart pills for while, they were working so well and he was so lively and full of fun that we were lured into thinking we had him for a few years yet :(  He went as he had lived, gentle and courageous.  And we will never forget him.  We shouldn't complain as the average lifespan of an Airdale is 11.5 years.  But we do complain!  We wanted to share our life with him for ever!!

Here are the first and last photos we have of our Butz.

On a happier note, we received the photo below from France this week from our friends Linda and Pete - Thugga's character can be deduced from his nickname!  But he is very much loved, and in fact shares life with two wonderful Airedale terriers.  
Vieuxtemps Frankie profitent du soleil...
Vieuxtemps Velcro is going to join Thugga in his lovely life in the French countryside in a few months' time.  She will be pleased to meet more Airedales - she too misses Butz dreadfully.