In memory of Micky

It is always sad to hear of the loss of a beloved pet and ones that have been  ‘regulars’ here at Towsers, coming to us for their holidays for many years.  We get to know our guests over the years and we welcome them with open arms, watching them grow from young puppies, anxious and full of fun for their first visit away from home, through lovely well balanced adults and – if we are lucky – we watch them grow into the most lovely stage of all, the elderly, faithful companion.

We were so sad to hear recently of the loss of our oldest guest – Micky, the Doberman cross, who lived a wonderful life up to the age of nearly 17! Micky has been enjoying his regular holidays with us for over 6 years.  At one point his owners were contemplating moving to Australia and at the time Micky was 14 but was pronounced well enough to cope with the move!  However it didn’t happen and we were pleased that we were able to continue to have him with us for his hols.  He was a lovely boy, gentle and kind, adored by his owners who are, understandably devastated by their loss. Even though he was one of the oldest resident it was usually Micky who instigated the fun and games in the play paddocks to the point of sometimes having to step in and remove him from the frolicking for the sake of his own health!! Everyone knew when it was tea time as Micky barked the loudest and longest at the sound of rattling feed bowls and never left a morsel.

In his later years he loved to curl up in his bedroom on the floor, enjoying the warmth of the underfloor heaating seeping through his bones.  He was such a welcome guest here at Towsers and we will miss his happy, outgoing presence.  Sleep well, dear boy.

A very busy season at Towsers

Whatever happens with the doom and gloom of the recession and the dreadful weather we have had here in the South West this summer, our loyal customers and friends have still taken their holidays and come to us at Towsers with their best friend for their holiday.  Coupled with many new customers at the kennels we have enjoyed a really hectic season, with our regulars realising they need to book well in advance in the busy periods.

We are having a bit of a breather now until half term at the end of October, and then Christmas will be on us sooner than we care to think!


And then there were 8!

After much huffing and puffing all day on Sunday Sue took Dawn to the vet on Monday morning where she had a cesarean section, resulting in 8 lovely puppies – 7 dogs and 1 bitch!  They are big, healthy puppies, averaging 17oz at birth and parat from my little baby girl, who seems quite small at 12 oz, although even that is a good size for a setter puppy.  Dawn is doing them really well, they are constanly on their 8 stools at the milk bar and Dawn has already drunk over 4 litres of Goats milk in 24 hours!

Not much sleep for Sue last night on constant puppy watch!