It’s with immense sadness that I share the news, our oldest dog died at the weekend. Tyra, our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Reetriever was our constant companion for almost 15 years, and although she wasn’t really ill, she was blind and deaf and becoming more infirm with each week that went by. She died on Friday very peacefully.
We are all very sad that she is no longer with us, but happy that she was such a fabulous dog with the whole family and glad of all the great memories we have of her. We are also glad that we have our (relatively speaking) new boy 'Jamie' to snuggle up to when we’re watching TV – the kids are especially happy he’s here at the moment.
No matter how much you prepare yourself for the inevitable, it always hits you hard and takes a long while to come to terms with. Tyra was a wonderful dog and she has a very special place in my heart.