Errol | Heartbreaking news

I am simply heartbroken to have to post that Errol died overnight from a suspected snakebite

For those of who don’t know Errol’s story you can read it here

Errol was amazingly special, he recovered physically and mentally from being cruelly treated and dumped by his previous owners. His heart was as big as a bucket and he loved everyone except our postman who he hated with a passion. On the nights that he choose to stay here he would sleep by our bed on a rug.

Errol’s other adopted family who called him Patty are equally heartbroken; they found him dead when they woke yesterday morning. They buried him in their garden where he spent many happy hours

I will miss seeing his huge plume of a tail wagging at the gate, I will miss him dancing around the kitchen when I was getting his dinner ready , I will miss him sleeping under my desk where I am sitting now, I will miss telling him not to jump up and steal the cats food, I will miss telling him not to stick his nose in my mug of tea when I distracted watching TV, I will his happy smiley face and bright eyes

In short I will miss, my dog, my friend, my darling darling boy Errol

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  1. Gia and Maggie Matullo on May 17, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    I just cried. My familiy and I just rescued a pup here in the US. MY daughter and I were just chatting about conditions that dogs can get and possibly be passed from human to dog. Unsure, we started to research demodex mange and came across Errol’s amazing story. We then saw the headline in a link for this story.

    I know it is almost 4 years later. But I am so sorry for your loss. Please know in your heart in the small time you had this dog, he learned trust, love, and what it is like to have a good human care for them.

    You were his angel.

    • Samantha Green on May 21, 2018 at 7:56 am

      Thank you so much for taking the time to post such lovely words, we all miss Errol and talk of him often as his story embodied so much of what Dogstar does and why, he truly loved his 2nd chance at life and was an example to us all.

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