Caskeys Movie Star at Sixoaks (Poppy)
(Reddins Gethin ……..Sh Ch Caskeys Happy Hour (JW) )
Monica and John Heather write:
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved “Poppy” who passed away on the 13th March. She was only with us for a few short years during which time she became a much-loved member of our family. She will be truly missed.
In August last year she had a wonderful litter of puppies. She was a very good mum and thankfully we kept one of the bitches called Clover.
Poppy did not seem well for a couple of days, she was tired and listless so we took her to the Vets. On examination the Vet thought it might be Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia (AIHA) and this was subsequently confirmed by blood tests. She was given blood transfusions and Steroid Injections and this appeared to stabilise her condition. However, a day after the treatment started she seemed to improve a little but later that day she deteriorated very quickly and became unresponsive. We were advised that it was unlikely that she would recover and so we had to make the very painful decision to have her put to sleep. We are heartbroken at having to make this decision.
She had the sweetest nature you could ever wish for. It was so enjoyable showing her and we know that Christine (Heron) who bred her was so proud of all her achievements as were we all. Beside achieving her JW and RCC, she also gained her Bronze, Silver and Gold Good Citizen Award Scheme Certificates by the time she was a year old. She was also in the display team for the Kennel Club “Safe and Sound Scheme” which holds demonstrations at Crufts.