I have just come back from the vets where I said goodbye to Bobby. He had become very ill towards the end of last week and with all his ailments looked as though he had given up the struggle to live. On the recommendation of the vet he was peacefully let go while I stroked his head.
This is the photo I have had as a background on my computer for years and is the way I will remember him - curious but gentle.
RIP old feller:
We had a good six years together and his age of 14 was a good one for a Lurcher.
At Blickling, Norfolk, in brilliant sunshine
10 hours ago