Farewell Buddy

Today my wife and I had to say farewell to Buddy, who was the last of our two Labradors we’ve had long before getting married (and before having kids). Buddy was over 14 years old in human years.

Those who have followed my blog for a while will remember that we said Farewell to Bindi back on May 11th 2013.

Buddy – 8th August 2015

Buddy was starting to get very old and was showing signs of his age unfortunately. We woke in the middle of the night to find he had got himself stuck on his bed and couldn’t get up. He had also showed signs that he was having trouble trying to stand and/or walk. However this was not always, just that he had some bad days where it was near impossible. We have also been waking up daily to find that he had gone to the loo where he laid.

We decided some weeks back that perhaps it might be kind to let him go now rather then continue to suffer and get worse. Still doesn’t make such a decision easy, however I do hope that he passes to another life and possibly see’s Bindi again, whom I know he missed dearly.

We are going to truly miss him and I hope he knows how much we loved him.

Farewell Bindi

Today my wife and I had to say farewell to one of our two dogs. Below is a picture of Bindi from lastnight, as always she would be laying on the floor in the home office while I would be doing what it was I had to do. She would always do that, even from when she was a pup.

Bindi was a very loyal friend and would do everything you would tell her. She was a great dog, and will be missed a great deal. She lived a good life and we got to spend 11.5 years with her.

Farewell Bindi, you’ll be forever in our hearts and in our thoughts always. Buddy will miss you and I am sure he will not forget you either, you’ll both meet up with each other again in the future.

Bindi – 10th May 2013

EDIT: 12th May 2013 – I should add that the issue was a toe tumour. To my surprise based on some recent research this seems to be very common. Something I wasn’t even aware of at the time. Bindi lost her nail several months back, could of been even longer. I do not remember when, just remember it happening and thought nothing of it. But I do believe this nail coming out was probably the linked item to the whole saga. I also remember her limp from time to time, I would check her foot for something caught and find nothing. She would again walk normal. I believe this condition was also related to the tumour in her toe too. Events that I didn’t link until now.

Richard Black: Rest In Peace

It’s with sorrow I announce the passing of an Uncle. We were informed yesterday evening that things had taken a turn for the worse. My wife and I were planning on travelling up to Bathurst to see my Uncle tomorrow morning, however it appears that wasn’t meant to be as he sadly passed away in the afternoon of today.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Rest in peace.

Anthony Rumble: Rest In Peace

I’ve just learnt that Anthony Rumble passed away after an accident at home some days ago. My condolences to his family. I’d never met Anthony Rumble personally, however I had dealt with him a number of times in the early days of Everything Linux. Further more I had exchanged emails with him in the past via SLUG.

All I can say is this is a great loss to his family and the community. Anthony Rumble was a great guy and someone whom I certainly had respect for.

Anthony will be missed by everyone who had dealt with him.

Justin Field, forever remembered

Back in primary school I had a mate who was my best friend. We would always be at each others house doing various things do. It was always fun, and our parents thought a lot of each other. It was like having another brother. Especially for my best mate, as he was the only male in his family. Apart from his Dad.

I am sure I have photos of us both doing various stupid things, I should really dig around and try to find them when I move again. As currently I am still living out of boxes while our house is still being built.

As we went to High School we still hung out, although didn’t spend as much time doing things together, however still remembered the good times of primary school.

Unfortunately, his life was taken early when he was involved in an accident on Appin Road, which was by no means his fault. Just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Other people involved came out with various injuries, however Justin Field didn’t.

Just like clockwork his family members continue to publish something in the local paper every year, and below is that published item.

I’d just like to say that Justin Field will always be remembered by me and my family, as he was my very best mate from primary school.

And he will never be forgotten, thinking of you always mate.