It is with a heavy, heavy, heart I write this and everyone we see regularly on Osmaston Park on our walks will feel the same. Shortly before Christmas a regular walker called John ambled along with his dogs Lady and Prince in the evening when it was dark – this was unusual for them as a morning walk was the norm, but his work pattern had changed due to Christmas. A man and a toddler were walking their brown Staffie near the Community Centre, when for no reason the Staffie went for Lady who is a friendly, petite Poodle. She didn’t stand a chance. Furthermore, the while the (stupid, useless excuse for a human being) Staffie’s owner stood rooted to the ground, poor John had to pick up the todder (who was trying to stop the fight) instead of rescuing poor Lady. John saved the toddler, as the dogs (once in a fight) may well have turned on her, but in doing so, he could not defend poor Lady.
The vet did what he/she could. But it was no good, the ‘throat throttle’ had done for Lady. We are very, very sorry John (and Mrs John and Prince too), we know how sad you are and feel very deeply your loss. It is our loss too, Lady was the friendliest, nicest poodle we had ever met.
These are our memories of her, made sad as alas, we have no photographs of this beautiful little girl.
- Lady running across the park to say hello
- Lady leaning into our hoomin’s leg – friendly
- Lady ambushing Prince (or visa versa)
- Her beautiful dainty legs – and her speed
- Those bright brown eyes – intelligent and keen
- Seeing Lady nearly every day
- Liking Poodles, because of Lady…