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  1. In March this year we lost Cecil, A member of the family for over 12 years and my side kick, he would often come to house sits with me. As my friend and security all 4lbs of him. He was tiny with a huge heart and I miss him each day. 

    Mumbles his best friend and partner in crime is grieving, my concern is that it is him next as he has aged in the past month or so. Mumbles is actually 13 and a "good age" for a terrier. However I feel losing a best friend has made him struggle. 

    As a dog owner you owe it to them to not be in pain and to do the right thing. However I have struggled with this, was I right - how do I have the right to make a choice as to who lives and dies and when. I think this has been the issue with Mumble bear- he looks sad and I feel he blames me. 

     So my thought it - please dont judge just support and the - well he had a good life doesnt really cut it.

    Losing Cecil. Missed each day.

  2. Stray dog stats broken down by reunited with owners, put down and microchipped

    Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said: "It's ludicrous that in a nation of dog-lovers, thousands of dogs are roaming the streets or stuck in kennels because the owner cannot be tracked down."

    He added: "Microchipping is a simple solution that gives peace of mind to owners. It makes it easier to get their pet back if it strays and easier to trace if it's stolen."

    The change in the law will be effective from 6 April 2016. Any owner whose dog is found without a chip and can be traced by local authorities will have a short period of time to have the dog microchipped.

    Laws governing dog attacks will also be extended to cover private property, closing a loophole which has meant that dog owners whose animals have attacked people on private property are immune from prosecution