05 July 2021

Happy Birthday and Happy Retirement

Happy Birthday Boris
🎂🎂🎂


It's hard to believe you're 7 already, the time has flown by, yet we've achieved so much together. Who'd have thought that naughty little puppy would grow up to become the most amazing assistance dog


You gave me back my confidence and you've kept me safe, together we've reclaimed my independence and with you by my side nothing has been impossible


We've traveled together, we've been to events and made so many new friends, my life is no longer lonely and empty. Your purple vest now gathers dust, like me you have good days and bad days, arthritis is a constant companion for the both of us now


You're only 7 and it's far too soon for you to be feeling this way, it breaks my heart whenever I see you moving so stiffly or limping

You try to hide it but I know it's there, you've seen the best vets in the UK, many options have been discussed for you to live your best pain free life moving forward, but your bad days are more frequent than your good days now and semi retirement is no longer an option


You don't understand as you gaze longingly at your purple vest each time I leave without you, it breaks my heart to leave you at home, but now I must do what's best for you


It's time to put your paws up and live the life of an average dog, no longer can you come everywhere with me, no longer can you enter where dogs aren't allowed, no longer are you Boris the Assistance Dog, but you'll always be my Superhero in a purple cape

Happy Retirement Boris

Dawn
xxx

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20 comments:

  1. Oh Boris! What an amazing dog. So sorry to hear that he is in pain and has to retire at such a young age. I hope he will be comfortable for a few more years yet.
    I remember when you got him. Where do the years go to?

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    1. It's quite shocking how quickly the time has passed, he's getting used to being retired now although it's been a huge adjustment for the both of us xxx

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  2. Amazing dog! Happy birthday and wishing him relief.

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    1. He really is the Sweetest dog ever and such a loving selfless personality x

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  4. Aww! Boris does sound like such an amazing dog. So sorry he's not doing great at the moment. I hope he has a long and happy retirement x

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  5. Aww, Boris sounds like a great dog. Sorry to hear he is in pain :( My mum has a cocker spaniel and he is adorable.

    Thanks so much for linking up to The Wednesday Link Up #TheWednesdayLinkUp

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    1. I do love Cockers and their crazy busy personalities xxx

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  6. What a gorgeous dog x #mysundayphoto

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  7. Beautiful Boris and a bittersweet story! I'm sending a prayer your way for doggy and owner. Thank you for linking on Amanda's Books and More!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm so pleased I found your amazing blog xxx

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  8. I am so sorry that beautiful Boris is feeling pain and can't come along with you everywhere anymore. However, I am happy to know that with you, that he will enjoy his retired life to the fullest!

    -Soma

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    1. I could never part with him, he's such a special boy and now it's my turn to look after him after everything he's done for me over the years xxx

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  9. Gorgeous photos, happy birthday

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Happy too and thank you for hosting My Sunday Photo x

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    1. Thank you, he's one very special boy in my life that's for sure xxx

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