Remembering our little Flynn

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  1. kateincornwall

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    Five years ago this day , we lost this little angel, he was only 15 months old . I was a volunteer for the Blue Cross at the time , on their Pet Bereavement Support Service , but had many friends on the rescue side of the BC too . They used to take trips over to Ireland , bringing back as many needy dogs as possible and so I heard about Flynn . He was a " special needs " case , having been abandoned by travellers along with others , but he was very obviously a special case as he had been abused and suffered brain damage as a result , they couldn't leave him behind . I was asked if I could take him , we took Sam to meet him at the BC shelter in Tiverton , it was love at first sight, for all of us . Flynn couldn't ever go off lead , he was far too damaged to even begin to train , he wasn't housetrained and never really was , but we didn't care , he didn't have a nasty bone in his little body and he adored Sam to the moon and back . Six short months we had Flynn , it broke our hearts when we said goodbye , but those six months were packed with love . We seem destined to take on these little broken souls , but then we have much time, and much love which is repaid over and over . Rest easy our little Irish Rover xxxx
     
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    That brought tears to my eyes. When I see the innocence of little puppies, I always wonder what their lives will be in the future. Poor little Flyn, how he must have suffered, but he did find love and warmth and care and thank you dear Kate for doing it xxx
     
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    Oh bless, you gave Flynn love and joy, and that’s what he left this world feeling.
     
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    Crikey, a heart breaking story. Good for you and Sam for giving that poor little broken soul some time with love x
     
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    Thinking about Flynn and you Kate xxx You have a huge heart Kate :heart::hug: xx
     
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    He sounds like a very special boy and you are a testament that he'll never be forgotten. I'm glad he had such a happy last six months with you and Sam. Thank you for sharing a little of his story. :heart:
     
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    He was happy a loved that's all that matters. Your home us filled with people and dogs with big hearts. Hugs to you all.
     
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    @kateincornwall so glad you found Flynn and gave him all the love in the world he deserved. :heart::hug:
     
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    Flynn must have had such a happy final few months with you. Thanks for sharing his story, Kate.
     
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    Glad he was loved at the end and enjoyed the rest of his life with people who cared and loved him.
     

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