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Published: January 17th 2018
This blog entry is a little dedication to our sweet Goldie, whom we put to sleep on the 11th
January when her tumour had reached the point that it was causing her unnecessary pain and suffering. We weren’t sure whether to write an entry like this, but decided that she was such a big part of our lives, and indeed this trip, that it would be wrong not to.
Ken rescued Goldie from the roadside in Puerto Rico back in 2007, when she was just a little pup, but she soon made herself at home with him and ended up spending the next 10+ years by our sides. From then on she led life at only one speed: full on! From chasing tennis balls or squirrels to swimming in lakes or scampering up mountains, she was always ready for action and her enthusiasm for playtime (and food) never dwindled, even up to the last few weeks of her life. Most of all though, she just loved affection and would happily snuggle up next to us (or complete strangers!) and demand to be petted for hours and hours…it was never enough, and if we stopped she would let out little
groans and demand more!
We knew when we left on this trip that her time would end at some point during it, but knowing that hasn’t lessened the great sense of loss we now feel. We were lucky to find a very compassionate vet in the city of La Paz, who was happy to come into Tortuga and administer the drugs, so we know that her last moments were in a familiar environment with the people she loved most. We feel blessed to have had such an adorable and sweet-natured companion in our lives for the last 10 years and her memory will live on as we continue our travels to parts unknown. Thanks to all of you who showed her love and gave her cuddles during her life…she lived a great life indeed. We hope you enjoy the photos! (there should be 12 total) ~ Fi
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