Goodbye Barney

Goodbye Barney <3

Barney Myler

Goodbye Barney <3
This week I said goodbye to my best friend and the reason why I set up Adopt A Pet … most wonderful dog of 11 years, Barney. I have never been so sad.

I got Barney from Roscommon SPCA back in the days when there were hardly any dogs for adoption on the Internet (yep no Facebook back then). I saw him on their website, decided he was the dog for me and drove from Dublin to get him. I saw his shy face poking out of a caravan, picked him up and shoved him into my car. He had been dumped a few weeks prior by a farmer who no longer wanted him. I paid a €100 donation and off I went back home. Over the coming years I realised how minuscule that €100 was and what an idiot that farmer was to lose out on the best dog in the world.

We were best friends, he came everywhere with me. He constantly jumped like a kangaroo when he saw me (I would only be gone to the shops 30 mins), gave the paw a 100 times a day, tried to play football with me even though he knew I was rubbish at it and nursed me through many hangovers in my 20’s 🙂 I loved him.
Sadly he was diagnosed with Bone Cancer which was eating away at his ribs and I made the toughest decision of my life to put him to sleep. It all happened so quick but he is not in pain anymore and I know I gave him a fantastic life.

If you have ever thought about adopting a dog please do so. I can’t even begin to describe the joy he brought to me and my family. There are thousands more “Barney’s” out there in Irish dog rescues and pounds who need someone to take a chance on them and allow them to experience the fun and love we had. If you do, I promise you won’t regret it.

RIP Barney x

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