My beautiful Cocker Spaniel, Basil, went to sleep in my arms on March 8, 2013 at nearly 13 years of age, after a short illness. I got Basil at eight weeks for my 50th birthday.

Darling Basil, you were the most loving and loyal doggie ever. Always ready for a cuddle and a game of “torchie”. You never left my side and helped me through some tough times over the past 13 years. I don’t know how I’m going to get over missing you so much and I can’t imagine it getting better.

Rest peacefully little boy.

Your loving Mum.