Toffee, originally a stray from Ireland, joined our family aged 4, as our first family dog.
She was adopted from the Forever Hounds Trust And was a beautiful collie cross lurcher who could run like the wind and had the eyesight of a hawk. Many a time she took after something she had spotted miles away – from boar and deers, to cats, and her favourites, foxes and squirrels! She never really took to other dogs but loved the two cats she lived with and knew they were different to the neighbours cats that to her were fair game, hence why she was walked on her lead a lot!
She was an amazing companion and loved by all who knew her. She never barked in the house, happily letting anyone in and was always more than happy to share your food, often without asking!
At the end when aged 15 she was diagnosed with Lymphoma and given 6 months to live, she amazed us all by continuing to love life for a further 27 months. Finally aged 17 and a half she let us know it was her time and passed peacefully away in her spot in the garden surrounded by love.
For us it is lovely to know even after her death Toffee will be helping so many others in the future.
Much loved by Ann-Marie, Jon, Emily and Jozef Nixon