Tributes

Here are some of the wonderful pets that have been gifted to the Veterinary Education Pet Gifting Programme. 

Benji the Rottweiler cross%

Benji the Rottweiler cross

Favourite place to snooze:
Benji's favorite place to snooze was anywhere as long as he was in the way lol
Favourite Toy:
Benji was obsessed with crushing plastic bottles to the point of pestering you for yours when it wasn't even empty, and god forbid if you left it alone in his company because it would not survive till you got back. HaHa
Favourite Treat:
Benji loved Chocolate
Favourite Person:
Benji's favourite person was who ever he could get to pay attention to him, as long as he got all their attention, then they were his favourite
Naughtiest trait:
Benji's worst trait was that he hated Cats
Comments from the owner:
Benji was also a master escape artist, door, window, gate, didn't matter if it was open he was gone in a flash
Polly the Greyhound%

Polly the Greyhound

Comments from the owner:
A Priceless Gift has brought me much comfort. Thank you. The vet asked me to send a quick profile about my puppy so here goes: I was 12 years, 2 weeks and 6 days old when I went to sleep in a beautiful garden. Everyone I ever knew called me 'Smiler', I had 356 different smiles! Sometimes I fluttered my eye lashes at Denzil. I liked chasing helicopters. I hated the rain and sunk instead of swimming. I am not waterproof and need to be wrung out like a sponge if I get wet. I wasn't very good at coming back when I was told. I was a naughty thief and quite greedy! My favourite games (with Annabel) were 'Feet' (stuffing all my feet in my mouth at once, tail too while I wriggled on my back laughing) and 'Snappy Face'! (Which I also thought was hilarious). My favourite game (with Denz) was 'Tuggy' when I used to go crazy. I hated all cats (except a little black one called Giblem). I hope I can help other puppies. Thanks again.

Max the Labrador

Comments from the owner:
Max had a little brain but a big heart, he enjoyed people, walks and food
Bully the Border collie cross%

Bully the Border collie cross

Favourite place to snooze:
In front of fire place
Favourite Toy:
None
Favourite Treat:
Dentastix and sizzlers
Favourite Person:
Mummy
Naughtiest trait:
Stealing food
Comments from the owner:
Bully was an adorable friendly dog who has been in the family since he was born in Ireland he then came to us from my mum and we have had him 10 years of his life and I have enjoyed everyday I have had with him xx
Pip the Jack Russell%

Pip the Jack Russell

Favourite place to snooze:
Usually at the end of our bed when he was poorly In his fluffy bed.
Favourite Toy:
Tennis ball
Favourite Treat:
Cheeseburger
Favourite Person:
Mummy
Naughtiest trait:
Giving puppy eyes for more treats
Comments from the owner:
Pip was a loyal and loving part of our family for 10 years, we will miss his cheeky ways and loving cuddles.

Coco the Cat

Comments from the owner:
Coco arrived at our house with her brother, at the time she was a shy, reserved kitten. As she was many shades of chocolate, she was given a chocolate themed name. Once Coco came out of her shell, she was a true tortoise, she did not engage with me for about 6 months after our youngest was born and didn’t want anything to do with the youngest for about 6 years. You always knew when she had had enough petting, by a well placed nip Coco was definitely the boss of our multi-cat household and when our rescue dog (lab X) joined the family 5 years ago, Coco quickly showed her who the boss was. This was repeated on the arrival at of our second dog, a lab, and with all the dogs who came round for play dates or to stay over.
Monte the Doberman%

Monte the Doberman

Favourite place to snooze:
On the bed
Favourite Toy:
Mike the Monkey, Ray the Reptile, Kevin the Christmas Carrot
Favourite Treat:
Sausages... but pretty much anything!!!
Favourite Person:
Whoever would fuss him!
Naughtiest trait:
Passing wind!!!
Comments from the owner:
Monte's personality centered around love and affection, he would always come to greet you as you walked through the front door with one of his many toys, which no matter how bad your day was, would guarantee to make you smile and happy to see everyone’s favourite family member.
Kali (Brightstar Fizz) the Flatcoated Retriever%

Kali (Brightstar Fizz) the Flatcoated Retriever

Favourite place to snooze:
On the sofa
Favourite Toy:
Tennis ball
Favourite Treat:
Everything, especially chicken pieces
Favourite Person:
All the family, especially Orlando
Naughtiest trait:
Stealing food from surfaces
Comments from the owner:
Kali was a very beautiful, kind, personable, gentle responsive dog. A joy to be with.
Cooper the Labrador%

Cooper the Labrador

Comments from the owner:
This is the gorgeous Cooper, affectionately known as Coopey-poop. After a bit of a shady unknown start in life he came to live with us and has enjoyed months of being a loved part of our family. Cooper enjoyed going to the beach, although he was terrified of the water! He loved playing with his enrichment toys and going for long walks with his football. Unfortunately Cooper’s behaviour issues became too much and he didn’t seem to know himself at times anymore. The decision was sadly made to put him to sleep but he will be greatly missed.

Alfie the King Charles Spaniel

Favourite place to snooze:
On his chair by the window
Favourite Toy:
Cuddly Tigger
Favourite Treat:
Anything
Favourite Person:
Me
Naughtiest trait:
Barking at postman and window cleaners
Comments from the owner:
He hated cats but was the most loving & adorable little boy
TIP the GREYHOUND%

TIP the GREYHOUND

Favourite Treat:
His best friend was Peggy
Comments from the owner:
He has been a faithful dog to us and our other dog, Peggy. 9 years of a good life after being rescued. People always said what a handsome boy he was and he will be sadly missed by all those who knew him

Bryher the Springer Spaniel

Favourite Toy:
He would almost combust with excitement whenever he put up a pheasant but never made a sound, however, he always yelped when he started to chase a dear.
Favourite Treat:
Bryher had a strange addiction for dentastixs, he would mark the drawer they were kept in until he was given one!
Favourite Person:
Caitlin and Lydia spent hours with Bryher over many summer holidays, and he became a massive part of their childhood
Naughtiest trait:
He proved to be a very attentive companion for everyone, especially pheasants, partridge and the occasional deer (who he loved to chase).
Comments from the owner:
On every walk he would always find a puddle to lie in
Ralf the Labrador (black)%

Ralf the Labrador (black)

Favourite place to snooze:
Sofa
Favourite Toy:
Ball
Favourite Treat:
Anything tasty!
Favourite Person:
Mum
Naughtiest trait:
Chewing when he was a pup!
Comments from the owner:
He was such a dear soul who loved balls, his humans & life
Milo the Terrier%

Milo the Terrier

Favourite place to snooze:
Our handsome pup had a gentle and kind heart and gave us all comfort in times of upset.
Favourite Toy:
Milo loved to play fight with our cat ollie and especially loved the attention we all gave him
Favourite Treat:
Our puppy milo loves to eat carrots, toast, cheese and especially the remaining of yoghurt pots!
Favourite Person:
We loved to take him out on long walks down the field and he loved to run around with all his friends in the park
Comments from the owner:
We will always remember the first day we met him when he was perched up on his back legs praying at us, and he has done it ever since
Enzo the Boxer%

Enzo the Boxer

Comments from the owner:
This, is Enzo. He was the most wonderful dog. A loyal companion, a true entertainer, such a gentle soul. Enzo was a once in a lifetime dog and we all miss him terribly. It is some comfort to us that we can gift Enzo to you in the hope that it will enable you to take good care of someone else’s beloved pet. Take good care of our boy,