Thursday, 12 January 2017

Ceri Update

Copyright ©2017 Mark Kelly.
As some of you may recall, back in April 2012, on Wednesday 11th, my wife and I, and our dog Darcy, said farewell to Ceri, the guide dog we fostered during the last months of her training.

It was a heart-wrenching moment permanently etched into our hearts and minds. We've often talked about Ceri and what she must be doing now, and where she must be living.

As it transpires, my wife - a chiropractor by profession - was treating a patient who knew the lady who had received Ceri as her guide dog, and so the conversation went on regarding Ceri's training, time spent living with us and so on.

Well, it is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Ceri, on a routine visit to the vet, was discovered to have cancer. Uncertain as to what type, where it is located and how severe. But Ceri was immediately removed as a working guide dog, which must have been a terrible blow for Ceri's owner, and for Ceri too, as once a guide dog is unfit for work, for any reason, the dog is rehomed.

Copyright ©2017 Mark Kelly.

All we know is that Ceri is somewhere in Wales living with a new family as a normal family pet. Vanessa and I were gutted we weren't even considered as a home for Ceri, but then, we had since moved address and I'm uncertain as to whether the Guide Dog centre has our new contact details?

Needless to say, we were both upset by this news, and wish nothing but a long life for Ceri within a loving, caring home. She really was a beautifully gentle and loving dog - next to Darcy, of course.

Copyright ©2017 Mark Kelly.

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