Saying goodbye to our kelpie…

Copyright: Louise Creely, 2015On Friday, our escape vehicle was packed and we were ready to head off on our 10-day ‘beat the silly season’ road trip.

Temperatures in Brisbane were soaring, so we were hesitating. Our daughters were looking after our 16 year-old kelpie, Buffy, and we were half-expecting a call…

Buffy’s respiratory issues had been ramping up dramatically over the past two weeks, and the heat always knocked her around.

The call came just as we were about to leave – so instead of heading south, we made a mad dash north to Brisbane.

It was time to say goodbye to our little ‘rarity’. She’d been with us since 2001 and had grown up with our kids.

She was our obsessive foodie, our fierce protector, our friend. And when the time came, she went so peacefully in our arms we didn’t even know she’d gone.

Goodbye beautiful Buffy. Our beach won’t be the same without you…

Copyright: Louise Creely, 2015

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