| Winston's Story
the States so I packed up my British husband and boxer
and headed back home.
|We received our picture this past Saturday
and were ecstatic with the quality and likeness to our
special pet. This spectacular picture truly captures the
beauty of our wonderful "Big Man" and will hang
in our home as a tribute to the joy he brought to our
Winston Cornelius Beauregard was born in England on
April 22, 2000. When he was approximately 2 months old
we visited a breeder and he immediately captured our
hearts and came home with us that day. Winston was a
wonderful puppy and kept us amused from the very beginning.
Being homesick and dealing with the high cost of living
in the UK, I convinced my husband to make the move to
stiffness he experienced after a hard day of playing. Of course,
this didn't stop him from doing the same thing day after day.
|Winston loved to go the vet and we would refer to it as "going
to see his friends". He became very comfortable going
to the vet as he attended day care there on a daily basis
for a few years, until we purchased him a puppy to play with.
Needless to say we enjoyed watching Winston nurture and play
with his new puppy, Tessie. Mind you Tessie wanted to be top
dog and Winston was so easy going that he just allowed it. |
Winston was rather large for a boxer in both weight and height
and as a result he started to develop arthritis over the last
couple of years. This did not stop Winston from playing and
running in the backyard with Tess although you could see the
had to be one of the worst weekends
and I spent each night sleeping on the floor with him. While
we had an appointment the following Wednesday at a University
with a very good veterinary program, we were skeptical of
his condition on Saturday as he had stopped eating and was
not moving much at all without assistance.
The last couple of weeks in October
we realized that the pain was increasing and he had
started to have trouble moving his neck. After a few
visits to the vet, he was diagnosed with a condition
where his vertebrae had started to fuse together which
was the reason his mobility was becoming increasingly
hindered and his medication was only a temporary relief.
The weekend of Halloween
|Framed Oil Painting|
Monday, November 3rd proved to be one of the most difficult
days I have had to experience thus far. After sleeping on
the floor again, and looking in his eyes that morning I knew
the time had come to say good-bye to our "son".
My husband and I, along with my father, made the dreaded journey
to the vets. With all of us in tears and me holding him, we
So here I sit with tears in my eyes writing to express appreciation
for the detail that was put into creating the special remembrance
of our beloved, Winston.
Thank you Jim for giving us a fabulous remembrance
Ian & Robynne B