Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bess 9/8/00 - 23/1/12

On Monday we tragically lost our "little girl" Bess. She died after a short & sudden illness which we believe was caused by a liver tumour. We can't believe how quickly it all happened, she was her normal self only two weeks before. We have dusted off the photo albums from her first few years & here are a few. Her first night with Karen & yes we both look a lot younger
She even used to sleep on her back like Crag does now
In a variety of places
From an early age she had a taste for a hot curry (yes that is Chicken Madras)
Her first of many walking weekends. This was also the first time she was off lead walking around Llyn Idwal with Peter & Malcolm
Her first of many snowy winters, she always loved playing in the snow
2001 & the first time she was at Ennerdale
And playing with a frisbee on Seascale beach
Then along came her "cousin" Charlie who she had many years of walks with
Her first time up Snowdon (I think she climbed it 4 times, along with Ben Nevis twice & Scafell Pike several times)
She even had Crags one ear up, one down trait
A camping trip to the New Forest where we had a few too many in the local
And that wasn't to be the last time she was on Kiran's shoulders, this is the descent from Tryfan where she got scared & wouldn't go down
She soon overame her mountain fears & climbed in excess of 160 Wainwrights after moving up to Cumbria in 2006.
She is desperately missed by all three of us & its a tragedy she left us so young, but a blessing she didn't suffer


Anne and Ian said...

As you say her life was too short, but what a happy life it was. Good food, good company and countless walks, rivers and lakes.

She will be missed.

David and Adrian said...

Lovely tribute with some great old puppy photos. She certainly had a great life and lots of love.
A, D & M x