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  Gael at 6 weeks




Gael  at 1 year old ~ May/July 2005



Hallin Fell

on Honister Hause

Halls Fell top, Blencathra



June 2006: 2 years old


Robinson summit cairn

back chat at Tewet Tarn

conquering High Street



      ascent of Bannerdale Crags           Blencathra behind                   

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May 2007: 3 years old


above Burnmoor Tarn

on Hopegill Head

above Crummock Water



view from Clough Head

Clough Head summit

descending Blake Fell to Maggie's Bridge



April 2008: almost 4 years old


bield on Little Cockup

Bleaberry Fell shelter

on Little Sca Fell cairn, Uldale Fells



Meal Fell top, view to Skiddaw

Watch Hill nr Cockermouth

en route to Grisedale Pike



May 2009
Gael had suffered from epilepsy for three years. Nevertheless, what follows was all the more shocking because she'd been alert, fit, active and seizure free since being speyed in November. It had been like a new least of life, so much so and we were able to look forward to weaning her off her medication.

But then catastrophe .......

At 12:35 on Easter Monday, April 13th 2009, she suffered the first of a week of intermittent seizures, first subsiding, such that by the Wednesday we thought the episode was over, but then returning daily in a more violent form until, on the morning of Monday 20th at 8 o'clock, she went into one from which she never recovered. Sadly, but inevitably, she had to be 'put to sleep' sometime around 10 a.m. that morning. She was just four years eleven months old.

She is now buried under the apple tree.
Moss, Megan and Shep's ashes were buried with her.

So ended the short but extraordinary life of our happy little friend.



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