Tributes

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

Pax the Mixed terrier%

Pax the Mixed terrier

Favourite place to snooze:
Anywhere
Favourite Toy:
A tennis ball
Favourite Treat:
Any thing he shouldn’t have
Favourite Person:
Mum
Naughtiest trait:
Eating 9 Cadbury’s cream eggs
Sasha the Cavalier king Charles spaniel%

Sasha the Cavalier king Charles spaniel

Favourite place to snooze:
On our settee next to us
Favourite Toy:
She didn't have one
Favourite Treat:
Anything edible
Favourite Person:
Definitely Linda
Naughtiest trait:
Didn't have one
Comments from the owner:
Sasha was 17 months old when we got her and although we tried to play with her and bought her many toys she just didn't want to play. She was just content to snuggle up to us although she did love her walks.
Stella the Staffordshire bull terrier%

Stella the Staffordshire bull terrier

Favourite place to snooze:
The big double bed I shared with mummy
Favourite Toy:
My millions of teddies
Favourite Treat:
Roast dinner
Favourite Person:
Mummy
Naughtiest trait:
Chewing up my toys and getting the mess everywhere.
Comments from the owner:
Stella was a loving sweet big teddy that loved her cuddles. She wasn’t a morning dog at all she loved staying in bed. She was a crazy dog constantly running around and chasing her own tail. She didn’t let the fact she only had one eye stop her. She will be missed very much but never forgotten.

Honey the Husky cross

Favourite place to snooze:
Under my feet
Favourite Treat:
My pizza crusts
Favourite Person:
The wife ...
Naughtiest trait:
None
Comments from the owner:
Honey was just a big soft bear that just loved all the family and loved all the attention .. she will be deeply missed by all the family
Dexter the Boxer%

Dexter the Boxer

Favourite place to snooze:
The sofa
Favourite Toy:
An old scrubbing brush
Favourite Treat:
Anything he wasn't supposed to eat
Favourite Person:
His running mate, Beau
Naughtiest trait:
Rolling in badger poo
Comments from the owner:
Dexter always greeted his family with a gift in his mouth (not to be touched) and a wiggling bum. We miss that wiggle. He was so sociable to all other dogs and appalled if a dog snarled at him, he couldn't understand how another dog could be so rude. He shared everything, except stones, with his buddy, Beau. They slept together, ate together, played together. Poor Beau is now bereft, as are we. Dexter was so brave, he had both cruciate operated on 8 weeks apart but never limped at all. Stoic to the end. I hope someone learns something from him. Goodbye our Clown Prince.
Frodo Baggins the Domestic shorthair%

Frodo Baggins the Domestic shorthair

Favourite place to snooze:
The dogs bed
Favourite Toy:
Blankets
Favourite Treat:
Meat
Favourite Person:
Mammy or Theo
Naughtiest trait:
Mischief
Comments from the owner:
Such a loving boy. 17 years and he still acted like a kitten.
Dinky the Cross%

Dinky the Cross

Favourite place to snooze:
With mum
Favourite Toy:
Any toy mum gave me
Favourite Treat:
Dentasticks
Favourite Person:
Mum
Naughtiest trait:
Barking to make me sit with him
Comments from the owner:
Dinky was a perfect boy, loved mum (me) with a passion, as a young dog he refused to poo in the garden, he waited for his walk, as an old boy he pooed where he stood. Miss him so much!
Trevor the Domestic shorthair%

Trevor the Domestic shorthair

Favourite place to snooze:
Mum’s chest
Favourite Toy:
His own tail!
Naughtiest trait:
Not letting anyone else get a cuddle with mum
George the Greyhound%

George the Greyhound

Comments from the owner:
The photo is two 6year olds flashing their smiles for the camera
Harvey the Golden Retiever%

Harvey the Golden Retiever

Favourite place to snooze:
In a doorway
Favourite Toy:
Orange Fox
Favourite Treat:
Cheese Biscuits
Favourite Person:
Our Son in Law
Naughtiest trait:
Lying in doorways
Comments from the owner:
We got Harvey as a rehome at 11 months and found out that he had been kept in a shed, so we had some issues with him but with TLC and some training he became a wonderful family friend.
Jep the Fawn Lurcher%

Jep the Fawn Lurcher

Favourite place to snooze:
On the sofa
Favourite Toy:
Jep loved to play ball but never fetch, he loved to be chased after
Favourite Treat:
Jep loved cheese and a sneaky slice of pizza
Favourite Person:
Charlie his 5yr old little human. Charlie is Autistic and Jep understood his needs
Naughtiest trait:
Would chase cats out of the garden!
Comments from the owner:
Jep loved to smile, play and be cuddled. He had a big heart and oozed love and affection. He will be forever missed by his family. I wanted Jep to leave more than broken hearts behind, i have found peace knowing he has contributed to helping treat others.
Millie the Staffordshire cross%

Millie the Staffordshire cross

Favourite place to snooze:
On the sofa
Favourite Toy:
Barry the badger
Favourite Treat:
Pigs ears
Favourite Person:
Mummy
Naughtiest trait:
Rummaging in the bin.
Comments from the owner:
Millie has such a kind soul and will be so dearly missed.
Barney the Cairn Terrier%

Barney the Cairn Terrier

Favourite place to snooze:
By the front door
Favourite Toy:
Cuddly dog
Favourite Treat:
Pigs ears
Favourite Person:
Rachel
Naughtiest trait:
Stealing food when he could reach it!
Yossi the Bullmastif%

Yossi the Bullmastif

Favourite place to snooze:
He loved to sleep in the living room sometimes on the top of the stairs
Favourite Toy:
He loved his chicken and crocodile and loved to play ball with his dad
Favourite Treat:
Most favourite treat was biscuits but loved human food aswell
Favourite Person:
He loved his dad mam and sister kerris and got so excited when he saw his nana with the red car
Naughtiest trait:
He barked alot when he saw the postie and window cleaner
Comments from the owner:
Yossi was a much loved part of our family and we miss him so much he was always 1st at the door to greet any of us for his belly rubbed hope every1 sees our loving pet and reads this with a big smile on their face .
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,