Farewell to my mate Griffin

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Farewell to my mate Griffin

Postby (antipodean) » Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:50 am

After a stoic bout with a very rare and aggressive form of cancer, our fabulous friend Griffin, the wonder-corgi, passed away this morning. He was a loyal, affectionate, stubborn, mischievous and wise companion. It's funny how the absence of a small dog can leave a large hole in your life. He was greatly loved and is sorely missed.
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Re: Farewell to my mate Griffin

Postby (jps) » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:04 am

I am truly sorry for your loss, Even. I have always enjoyed the various photos you have posted of Griffin over the years.

On of Shari's sisters have had a couple of corgis over the past 20 years so we know what kind of joy corgis can give people.

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Re: Farewell to my mate Griffin

Postby (weemac) » Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:28 am

You had him for a while didn't you Evan?
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Re: Farewell to my mate Griffin

Postby (woodyng) » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:47 am

Very sorry for your loss,Evan.
Some friends of ours just lost their corgi yesterday too. (His name was Kongo).
He was a cool dog that loved to fetch.
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Re: Farewell to my mate Griffin

Postby (cjj) » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:07 pm

Sorry to hear this, Evan. Our pets truly are members of our families...
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Re: Farewell to my mate Griffin

Postby (antipodean) » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:04 pm

Many thanks for the kind thoughts. We had the privilege of having Griff as part of our family for over 12 years, so he played a huge role in the childhood of our three (now adult) kids. In addition to being a wonderful dog, he was like a sibling and/or extra parent for them, depending upon how they were feeling.

Despite his acute hearing, he was the only family member who would venture into the music room when I was practising. That's loyalty for you!

My current avatar is a portrait of myself and Griffin done many years ago by Nathan, my elder son, using a finger-painting app on my wife's first ipad. I like to think of it as a humorous caricature. Nathan claims it is photo-realistic.
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Re: Farewell to my mate Griffin

Postby (admin) » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:24 am

Evan what wonderful words that you have chosen to express your loss and the meaning Griffin had for you. I am sorry for your pain but at the same time touched by the joy that your pet has given you during this life. I will be thinking of you.
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Re: Farewell to my mate Griffin

Postby (Kiddwad57) » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:29 pm

Evan, Sorry to hear of your loss.
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Re: Farewell to my mate Griffin

Postby (scotty) » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:49 pm

Sorry to hear that Evan :(
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