My ‘Ickle Pickle’ has gone…

16 years ago, mid-April | 2 Comments

… and I’m heartbroken. Rikki, (aka ‘ickle pickle’, ‘icky pooh’ and ‘lambkins’), became ill very suddenly with renal failure. After attempts by the local vet to save her it became clear that nothing was working. I rushed home (from the UK to NL) on RikkiThursday so I could spend a few hours with her before she went. On Friday 11th April 2008 the local vet came to our home to release Rikki from her pain. I was, and still am, devastated.

Rikki’s life wasn’t so good before we rescued her. Before she was 2 she had given birth to 2 litters, both via cesarean section. Any responsible vet would have neutered her after the first. She came to us petrified. I think we gave her as much love and affection as possible and she returned it. I think I’m right in saying that in the years we were together she learned to trust us and feel safe.

Rikki listens
Rikki guards her ball.Rikki playing the 'try to get my ball' game.Rikki pretends she is a cat.Rikki, so very cute.Rikki dreams of hotdogs.

[Slashdot] [Digg] [Reddit] [del.icio.us] [Facebook] [Technorati] [Google] [StumbleUpon]

Tagged with:
April 14, 2008 8:42


Name (required)

Email (required)


Speak your mind

2 Comments so far

  1. Jonathan Whiteland on April 14, 2008 11:53

    Hello both – really sorry to hear this, I know how very much you loved your beagles… I hope you can gradually replace this curent sadness with so many happy memories of a happy dog.

  2. ScaredyCat / Andy Powell on October 8, 2008 15:50

    Thanks Jonathan

    (sorry missed your comment before)

Current Electricity Use (15min)

iPhone/Webkit RSS Reader



1-Wire android api Apple arduino currentcost DDAR development DVD FIC freerunner G1 google Google Phone gphone gprs GPS hardware image image builds inspiration iphone jailbreak kiosk linux Mac monitoring Music neo 1973 Nokia openmoko opensource OSX Pachube personal qtopia rhubarb rikki Rio slimp3 slimserver software tracking Trolltech u-boot


Graphy Stuff

Nasty Spam Monkeys