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Hello, does anyone remember me?
« on: April 15, 2020, 10:52:44 AM »
Hello everyone, does anyone remember me? My name is Caroline and I live in Wiltshire with my husband.  Fern was our beloved cocker and she sadly passed away last June when she had just turned 14 :'( she was our world and it was such a difficult time.

We didn't think we would get another dog, not for a long while anyway as the heartache when Fern got ill and then had to be pts was so unbearable, but...  we heard in Feb that the people we got Fern from were expecting a litter, so we are now waiting for a new bundle of puppy to come along.  They were born on 14th March.  We dithered with deciding whether to have one, particularly with all that is going on at the moment so we didn't have a choice of which pup to have because all but one had deposits on but we know we are getting a golden boy who is super cute.  We decided just in the nick of time.

I used to post on this forum a lot during the first half of Fern's life and went on a couple of cocker meet ups in the New Forest.

I am sure I will be on here a lot when puppy comes with lots of questions as my new puppy mum skills are a bit rusty.

Hello to friends old and new xx
Caroline RIP Fern x RIP Charlie Cat x

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Re: Hello, does anyone remember me?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2020, 11:21:55 AM »
Welcome back Caroline - I am happy that you are having a new addition in a golden boy....Jay was golden and a sweet softie - then came Ollie who is 12 and was a rescue....rules the house totally.

I am sure Fern would want a tiny bundle coming to you who will be loved and adored as she was....how lucky your puppy will be and all his friends here will love the photo and answer any questions you may have. 

There are still a few oldies around and am sure you will get some familar names coming along.
Cocker kisses and cuddles just make my day!


You are always with me darling Jaypup

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Re: Hello, does anyone remember me?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 11:51:06 AM »
Hi Caroline & welcome back!!!
I have only just re-joined myself, and I am pretty sure we must have met at the New Forest meet-ups - we had Bramble who too sadly passed a couple of years ago, so would have been roughly the same age as Fern.
We recently took the decision to have another furry monster in the house, and thought it may be a long wait, but I was contacted by a lady who had someone pull out due to current circumstances, so we are expecting a delivery this Sunday!!! (delivery, as in we have booked a very reputable pet transportation company to delver.....)  It is very strange times, as we are doing everything we are not supposed to, but the person we are getting her from has been wonderful and extremely open - lots of face times, photos and videos - with Mum as well as pups.....  a whatsapp group for all us excited soon-to-be-new owners, etc, etc!!!
Looking forward to seeing your new pup, and maybe when all this madness is over, we can have another mad new forest meet up?  :) xxxxx :005:
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Re: Hello, does anyone remember me?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2020, 08:36:39 AM »
Hi both thank you for the warm welcome.

This forum seems a lot quieter than it used to be. I guess there must be other things that people use such as Facebook etc.

I will keep popping on to see how everyone is getting on.

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Caroline RIP Fern x RIP Charlie Cat x

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Re: Hello, does anyone remember me?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2020, 02:37:22 PM »
Hi and welcome back! Yes, the forum is very quiet, but personally I still prefer it to facebook so I am glad to see people return. Hoping to see many posts about the new puppy! I am sorry to read that you lost Fern, I'd love to hear about her too.

My LauriŽ is an older lady now, but she doesn't know yet so don't tell her *shhh*  ;) There is always someone on the forum helping out when I need advise on how to care for a geriatric cocker. I'm sure some of us will remember how to deal with puppy madness too.

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Re: Hello, does anyone remember me?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2020, 07:28:59 PM »
Hello, nice to see you again, good to hear you feel ready for a new family member.  It's really tough.  I am not a user of Facebook, so still come on here for a read. 

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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2020, 07:59:53 PM »
Iím sure I replied this but itís gone!

Mari how old is Laurie? Fern was 13. I didnít think I could have another as my heart was well and truly broken, but I miss having a mad cocker around and we have such wonderful memories of Fern.  Be interesting to see how different it is with a boy!

How do people put photos on here nowadays, I imagine my photo bucket account had expired!

Iím a bit anxious about getting our puppy, I remember it not being the easiest of things to do, but  worth it in the end!!

We have called him Sam and heís coming (hopefully) on 15th May xx
Caroline RIP Fern x RIP Charlie Cat x

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Re: Hello, does anyone remember me?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2020, 08:48:56 PM »
Mari how old is Laurie? Fern was 13. I didnít think I could have another as my heart was well and truly broken, but I miss having a mad cocker around and we have such wonderful memories of Fern.  Be interesting to see how different it is with a boy!

How do people put photos on here nowadays, I imagine my photo bucket account had expired!

Iím a bit anxious about getting our puppy, I remember it not being the easiest of things to do, but  worth it in the end!!

We have called him Sam and heís coming (hopefully) on 15th May xx

14 this year. I can't even imagine life without her. But I know I have to be thankful for every day I get with her  :luv:

Someone on here recommended imgbb for uploading pictures, easy to use, I'm happy with it.

I would be anxious too, but you have raised a puppy before so it is probably easier this time, right?  :lol2: I'm sure it will be a joy to have some cocker madness back in the house.

Sam is a lovely name! He can probably help you remember all the good memories of Fern. Male or female, cockers have something special about them.

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Re: Hello, does anyone remember me?
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2020, 06:16:32 PM »
Yes, I remember you too. Hope you have a great time meeting little Sam when he comes. I bet you go all "wet in the eyes"! I have been wondering how folk go about getting their new furball in these weird times we are in.

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Re: Hello, does anyone remember me?
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2020, 01:53:01 PM »
Thanks Mari, yes you enjoy every precious day, lots of love and cuddles.

Gromit, hi thanks for remembering me!

I think we will go and get him, whilst maintaining social distancing.  There was a question on one of the news channels about if getting a puppy is ok, and the person said if itís a business transaction and that it is delivered then it is ok, although I canít really see the difference between them bringing him and us collecting him.
Caroline RIP Fern x RIP Charlie Cat x

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Re: Hello, does anyone remember me?
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2020, 04:56:42 PM »
As Frank Ifield sang - I Remember youhoo

I'm still kicking about COL and thankfully still have Minstrel (nearly 7) and Branston (nearly 6) babes in comparison to some of our elder pooches

Glad to have old friends return. :D
Remembering Smudge 23/11/2006 - 3/8/2013 now at the Bridge.


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Re: Hello, does anyone remember me?
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2020, 05:26:38 PM »
Ahh thatís nice thank you 😊 maybe we can build the old gang up!! I used to absolutely live on here!! I remember you too!! xx
Caroline RIP Fern x RIP Charlie Cat x