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Farewell to Buddy

Buddy has been fighting cancer for the past year, after many chemotherapy sessions which he took in his happy go lucky stride he was in full remission. Unfortunately a few weeks ago new lumps appeared and the prognosis was terminal. I learnt last night he had to be put to sleep yesterday afternoon 24th April because his throat had closed up. He was a wonderful character, full of mischief but not a bad bone in his body. He could remove a ball from your pocket with such dexterity that would make the Artful Dodger seem like Captain Hook. I adored him and always loved meeting up with him along with his housemates Red and Patch. My condolences to Alec and Jackie. He was only 5 years 11 months old.

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Taken in March 2010