Last entry on this topic

This is the last entry i’ll post into this diary on this topic, I don’t want to continue to put what is essentially ‘off topic’ entries into this diary but since I started, i’ll round up and finish it off.

I want to thank each and every one of you for your kind words, both in emails and in comments on the various entries regarding the passing on of our family dog Springer. I’ve passed them on to my parents and they wanted me to express their gratitude and appreciation for each of them.

My father has taken a number of the photo’s that we have of Springer and put them online – There’s about 20 photo’s and a good many of them are just through and through Springer, you can see so much of his personality in those photo’s I know now that he won’t ever be forgotten as just ‘a dog’.

Take his chocolate button dispenser that you can see in a couple of the shots, his ‘show piece’. Many dogs might raid it constantly, it had a huge stash of doggie buttons in it that were available whenever he wanted them, and whenever it got low Mum or Dad would refill it and occasionally swap between white and regular chocolate to give him some variety. He didn’t pig out at all, he used it to show off when new people came to the house, they’d all be impressed when they saw he knew how to push the handle down to get another serving of buttons but then he’d wander off and do something else (generally demand attention!) 🙂

Still, I’ll let you go see the photographs for yourself.

Go to here for the pics.

If you have any problems with that URL, just go to and Search for username ‘onehouse’.

Thank you all again from myself and my parents.

Matt, Peter and Christine Peddlesden.

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  1. Awww… Springer must have been such a lovely doggie!! The picture where he was pushing down the bone in the chocolate machine made me cry. 🙁 So sad.

  2. Let alone most dogs, I’m not sure how many people could be trusted with carte-blanche to a chocolate dispensing machine.

    It’s great you took so many pictures to bring back these good memories of your pet. Sorry to hear of your loss.

  3. sorry to hear about yr dog.

    I just was writing to ask about the pop up windows that have started appearing when I use dear diary. I don’t know if it’s been discussed, but I thought I’d check anyway.


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