VALE Cavtown Chelsea Bun: 3 March 2000 – 16 May 2016

May 24, 2016
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On Monday 16 May we said farewell to our old girl ‘Chelsea’.  She was 16 years, 2 months and 13 days of age.  She lived a long and happy life.  In the end it was kidney failure that decided to take her.

Her pedigree name was ‘Cavtown Chelsea Bun’.  We called her ‘Bunny’ quite a lot.  She was a much loved member of our family for such a long time.  My 21 year old daughter was only 4 1/2 years of age when Chelsea joined our family.  It feels right to put together a few words and some photo’s as a tribute to her and her life with us.

On Monday 23 May, one week after her passing, she was delivered back home (her ashes in an urn).  I would like to send a huge big shout out to Pets in Peace who do a fabulous job.  They offer a wonderful service and the staff are friendly, respectful, compassionate and very caring.

I’d also like to send a shout out to our vets at Manly Road Veterinary Hospital.  We’ve been taking our pets to them for 25+ years and they’ve taken good care of them over all this time.  We received the most touching card from them after Chelsea had passed (it made me cry – but shhhh!).  Along with the words written within the card from all the staff, they included a poem which I’ll post below:

So this is where we part, My Friend, and you’ll run on, around the bend, gone from sight, but not from mind, new pleasures there you’ll surely find.

I will go on, I’ll find the strength, life measures quality, not its length.  One long embrace before you leave, share one last look, before I grieve.

There are others, that much is true, but they be they, and they aren’t you.  And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought, will remember well all you’ve taught.

Your place I’ll hold, you will be missed, the fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.  And as  you journey to your final rest, take with you this … I loved you best.

Here are some photo’s of our Chelsea – just a handful from the countless number of photo’s we have of her over her 16+ years with us.

Rest in peace Bunny.  Till we see you again.

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My daughter with puppy Chelsea – the first time we met her

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Chelsea with Colby.  They grew up together.  Colby passed away at the age of 12 in August 2011.

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Chelsea – Christmas 2011

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New Siblings! Chelsea with puppy Ava.

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Chelsea and Ava sleeping close together. Ava cheered up Chelsea after the death of Colby.

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Chelsea – so happy at the beach

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13 year old Chelsea gets carried home from the beach by Twin 1

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Fun at the beach – 2013

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Chelsea – at the beach house – 2013

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Drowsy Chelsea

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Chelsea & a young Ava – 2013

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Chelsea – on her 16th birthday (3 March 2016)

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Ciao for now,

Min-Signature

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8 Comments

  • Reply Ashlea | Glamour Coastal Living | May 24, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I have been thinking of you Min, what beautiful words and photos you shared, thank you! What a long life she lived, 16 is incredible. I loved her birthday photoshoot, a little greyer and older but still so beautiful. Big hugs xx

    • Reply Min May 24, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you so much Ashlea. It’s so hard losing her. xo

  • Reply Denyse May 24, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    She had a most wonderful life with her family. What a beautiful tribute to a much valued family member. Thinking of you. Denyse x

    • Reply Min May 24, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you Denyse! It is never easy but we’re grateful that she lived such a long life. 🙂 xo

  • Reply Deb @ inner compass designs May 24, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    So many gorgeous photos Min such a darling. I am sorry again for your loss – it is never easy no matter their age (or ours) xx

    • Reply Min May 28, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Thank you Deb. She was a real sweetheart and you’re right, doesn’t matter how old they are, it’s not easy! xo

  • Reply EssentiallyJess May 24, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    I’m so sorry Min. It must be so hard for you.
    She looked such a lovely dog. xx

    • Reply Min May 28, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Thanks Jess. It’s been hard but we’re all doing fine. She was a rascal as a youngster but a real sweetie as an old girl! 🙂 xo

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