Remembering Louis

My dear four legged friend passed away February 26th 2014.

Sudden Pet Death is so very sad.

Louis had a blockage in his small intestine, surgery was preformed and the vet removed a berry, smelly and rotten but clearly a Mulberry from our tree.

A section of the small intestine had to be removed so I am guessing this berry had been there a long time. Mulberries cover my garden in the summer months.

The following morning Louis had a heart attack and could not be saved.

Every day I miss his smiling face and the happiness he shared. He was always so happy, his tail always wagging.

I wonder… Did the berry pass his stomach to the small intestine and lodge there rotting for months or did is seed get lodged and the berry grew?

Either way the tree is coming down and something without Berries will be planted.

You don’t realize how much the passing of a pet effects the pets that are left behind. Charlie has acted strange and for days carried his toys from one place to another constantly moving them.

Now he just looks sad all the time, but he never smiled like Louis!





And the culprit is…..



After much sleuthing all evidence is pointing at King Charles aka Sir Barksalot.

Yesterday he took the bait. I placed an empty Dunkin Cup in a waste paper bin and yes, you guessed it. Charlie was seen in a like of laundry removing and chewing the cup.

Like me he is a fan of the French Vanilla.

Charlie and Louis – loving King Charles Spaniels

I love my dogs, anyone who knows me knows that!

Louis the foster doggy has been with us 10 days now and boy has he become part of the family very quickly.

Louis and Charlie took an instant like to each other.


The first night with us was very much like having a baby home for the first time. At twelve midnight he finally fell fast asleep in his crate, kindly loaned to us by a friend.

It became apparent that Louis had lost his bathroom skills, but he was quick to relearn from Charlie, copying everything he did.


He loves people and he is not fussy which human in the house he cuddles with… But he is never far from his buddy Charlie.


They really do seem to love each other and have been seen giving each others doggy kisses.

Stay tuned to see if we fail fostering 101!