Saturday, May 5, 2012

Gone..........but never forgotten.

A sad update to our blog, but also exciting times ahead.

Sadly, before our last trip we took the difficult and heart wrenching decision to say goodbye to our beloved French Bulldog 'Brad'. He was 12 and had been suffering ill health for some time. For those 'doggy' folk amongst us, you know how hard it is to let 'mans best friend' go, but it was the kindest thing to do. Brad had been a loving member of our family and had enjoyed his time on our boat trips for the last 6 years. If he was around us he was happy, and the same feelings went the other way. Our trip over Easter was the first time he hadn't been with us and he was sorely missed.

However, life goes on as they say and we have started a new chapter with our new puppy, Jasper. He is a 12 week old Border Terrier and seems to enjoy the surroundings of the boat and marina on the brief trips we have made so far. Our neighbours at the marina are keen to 'kidnap' him for themselves, so we have to make sure we keep a close eye on him. We're sure he will approve of life on the waterways.

'Jasper' at 6 weeks


  1. Hi,
    I enjoyed your blog and have added it to my list to follow. We have a 7 year old Border called Chico who's a rescue dog with LOTS of problems. If I can give you one piece of advice, get your gorgeous looking puppy socialised early on Apparently Borders are notorious for being bolshy with other dogs and as Chico is scared of all other dogs that makes life on the boat a bit awkward to say the least :-)
    Best wishes Yvonne

  2. Hi Yvonne,
    Thanks for your post. 'Jasper' is doing well and seems to be getting on with other dogs just fine. He's already getting his own little fan club around the marina and is certainly starting off on the right foot. Hopefully our paths will cross sometime so you can see for yourself. Glad you like the blog so far - it's all new to us !!!


    John & Lou