Seamus was wagging his tail and had a big smile on his face. The sun was out and the waves were gently rolling towards the shore. He broke into a canter to say hello to some of his doggie pals further along the beach.
He never reached them.
The vet said he had suffered a heart attack and that the kindest thing would be to let him go.
So we said:
Sweet dreams, sweet Seamus. Thank you so much for walking by our side for the last thirteen years like the best friend we could ever have wished for.
Thank you for climbing the fells and crags with us and taking us to the beaches, lochs and glens we might not have discovered without you.
Thank you so much for welcoming and helping to rehabilitate so many other rescue dogs in our home and in our friends’ homes.
Thank you more than anything for helping Flynn, Fergal, Ruby, Eivor and Pearl leave their past worries behind.
Thank you for showing them the way to a happier life.
Your legacy lives on and we are so grateful to have shared this journey with you.
Let your spirit run free.
I know that we will meet again on the other side of the rainbow.
Loving you always,