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In May, our staff said good-bye to a really great dog. Townsend, aka Bubba, was large, both in size and heart. He is sadly missed by his family and everyone here. His family has graciously decided that they would like to share his story and some photos. Sadly missed but always remembered - Townsend!! 

Growing up I never had the chance to own a dog:( I was an animal lover at heart and the moment we put an offer on our first home I already had my first dog picked out. We named him Townsend (named after Townsend Line in Simcoe where we got him... We got lost since there were 10 Townsend lines lol!) We also liked to call our new pup Bubba and he quickly grew to know both names! Bubba was an adorable pup full of energy and mischief. A few month after getting him we thought he needed a pal and we got our black lab pup Bella. Bella and Bubba were inseparable!!! Townsend was a "special dog" with lots of silly quirks:) He chased his shadow daily, knew how to open the fridge (and crisper drawers) as well as all the doors in the house! He was 150 lbs but thought he was he size of a cat most times. When it came to food, he had to have been the pickiest dog ever! His favourite was marble cheese, but, if you ever tried to give him processed cheese, he'd look at you like you were crazy!! He also wouldn't eat anything that touched egg!!! Bubba wasn't a fan of the mail lady either:) Townsend and Bella were very welcoming to the foster dogs we brought into our home! Both of them loved our third foster dog. We adopted her in April of this year. Her name is Beretta. We believe that Beretta came to us for a reason. You see, shortly after adopting Beretta we found out that our precious Bubba was suffering from heart failure. We put him on medication that seemed to make him better and spent the next few weeks having an amazing time with our furbabies and kiddos:) Unfortunately, Townsend took a turn for the worst and after 6 years with my best friend, I had to say goodbye. On May 14, 2014 my best friend crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I miss his smile, his kisses, his greetings at the door with his wiggling stubby tail and having to lock the fridge when we go out. He truly was my best friend and will be forever missed. Bella was heartbroken but with the help of Beretta is doing ok. My children miss him dearly, both of their second words were Bubba. He was their guardian from the moment we brought them home from the hospital, but now I know they have a special guardian angel:) Thank you Caradoc Animal Clinic for all you kindness and support during such a tough time in our lives!

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