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Welcome to my blog.... This is were I will be posting about all the things that go on in my world. I will be sharing photos, information etc and anything else I find interesting. This blog is linked to my website The House Of Genista."Genista" is pronounced "Jennista" with a J but spelt with a G. I am a teddy bear artist. I design and create collectible mohair "Genista Bears", needlefelted bears and other animals. If you have an interest in seeing any of my work please check out this blog, my other blogs "The House Of Genista Bear Studio" or visit my website. Links for other blogs and website are below.... Please enjoy your visit with us and become a follower if you enjoyed your visit. Leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you....... Hugs Hillary Rose THE HOUSE OF GENISTA

Friday, 5 February 2010

Farewell Jasper

It is with a very heavy heart that I have to tell everyone that our beloved Jasper "Babba" passed away yesterday evening 4th February at 9.10pm. He came home from his hydration therapy at 5pm and his breathing was quite difficult. After a few hours he started to get distressed so we had to rush him to see his veterinarian. He was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism, the water was by-passing his kidneys and going straight to his lungs. His kidneys had completely failed. He would have drowned in his own fluid. We had no choice but do the only thing we could for our beloved friend and had Jasper "put to sleep". It was the hardest thing that we have ever had to do but we could not leave our boy scared and suffering. It was very quick and peaceful and we brought him home to be cremated at the pet crematorium.

We wish to thank everyone for their kindness, support and well wishes and I am sure that Jasper would also like to thank you. We would also like to thank all the staff at Jaspers' veterinarians for everything that they did for him.

Hillary Rose

"He Is Your Friend, Your Partner, Your Defender, Your Dog. You Are His Life, His Love And His Leader. He Will Be Yours, Faithful And True, To The Last Beat Of His Heart. You Owe It To Be Him To Be Worthy Of Such Devotion"


  1. I am sorry for your loss Hilary. You are so right when you said you could not leave your poor boy scared and suffering. Such a heavy burden to be put on our shoulders, to care for a pet at the end of their life and help them pass peacefully. For all the love and devotion they give it is a small price to pay. I wish you peace, and comfort in all the memories.

  2. Thank you so much for your kindness Joanne, it is very much appreciated. Jasper did give us a lot of love and devotion and we would make the same decision again to avoid him any suffering. It is most certainly a small price to pay for such love and loyalty. We will miss our boy sorely but take comfort in all the wonderful memories that we are left with.
    Warmest Wishes


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