Yesterday saw what feels like the most traumatic day of my life with the sad passing of my beloved and faithful companion Buck. Unfortunately Buck was diagnosed with a malignant tumour in January which was inoperable and it seems the tumour was more aggressive than first thought. Buck first bounded into my life in April of 2006 when I was on a PD1 police dog course and he was issued to me. Even then he was a big dog and I fell in love with his cheeky ways and loving nature very quickly. He was my constant companion, work partner and protector for five years, always happy in his work he was one of the best! loving particularly bite work and tracking. In 2011 he was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in his hips so he retired and came to live at home. Here he quickly settled in learning loads of naughty habits from Merlin and generally living the life of Riley being spoilt rotten! He was an instant hit with all who met him mostly due to the fact he would lean against you demanding a fuss!
After Merlin's passing last year he became the constant in our lives and helped us get over that loss. In particular he adored my wife and liked nothing better than following her around the house and getting constant attention! I had hoped that he would go on for a few years after retirement but sadly that was not to be, at least he enjoyed his time at home and was loved by all. Buck you will be deeply missed my boy and I love you.