We have heavy hearts today as we said farewell to Patch.
A boisterous, irrepressible, mischievous Dalmatian, he was
part of our family for almost 12 years. We were his third
owners in less than a year but he soon settled into his new
home, despite displaying an obsession with chewing everything
which came within grasping distance of his jaws. But he
was gentle with our son when he was little and the two
would play happily in the garden.
In recent years Patch suffered from an arthritis-like
condition but thanks to the good care which he received
from the vets he enjoyed a few extra years.
He hasn't featured much in my Pbase galleries as he was
mostly in pictures with my son which are not public.
This one was taken just two weeks ago when he still
enjoyed going for a walk.
Oiche mhaith Patch a chara.