I am sorry for your loss. (My dear Sheila died of kidney failure, too. - I know, how this can hurt.) I wish you strength to get over this ... ---
So sorry to read this, Beth. She looks like a beauty and clearly had a happy and active life with you. We lost our old girl at the age of 16 last year and they leave such a hole but also so many great memories x
So sorry to hear this. Just know that those walks with you would have been the absolute highlights of her time with you. Cherish those memories and do share photos, they're great.
Thanks all for the kind comments about Jessie.
Her passing has hit me pretty hard, more than our previous dogs as we spent so much time together in the hills or just away in the campervan. If I may indulge in another photo of her so soon. This is how I shall remember her - high on a hill taking in the view.
Jessie on Meall Chuaich by Elizabeth Oldham, on Flickr
We went to the local rescue centre today... And fell in love with a wee scrap of a border collie. She's been locked up in a crate for much of her life (1+ years) apparently. Everything is new and very exciting, untrained but is already sitting on command and will lay down occasionally when she has stopped running about. Not toilet trained, but curiously she will go on a towel, or puppy pad rather than the floor if you put something down. She's very affectionate, wants lots of fuss and tummy rubs. She met Jack briefly, he told her off and she backed off. They had a sniff of each other later and neither took much offence which is promising given she's in season. The rescue's vet is visiting her on Tuesday to check her over, and may be able to tell how far through the season she is. Which may change when she can come home with us/etc. I'll know more when I visit next week.
This is Jessie's brother Jack a few years ago.
Jack by Elizabeth Oldham, on Flickr