Narrowboat Tacet

Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Journey’s End


A very sad day………

Yesterday afternoon Jumble had another of his ‘turns’ when his legs went from under him and he had to be carried back onto the boat.  He never really picked up and wasn’t eating, drinking or walking and was panting a lot.  So this morning we rang a vet just a long the canal in Walsden and got Jumble there early this afternoon.  He was in heart failure so we made the decision to say goodbye and he was put to sleep with us beside him, talking to him.

Already the boat is a very different place without him, it will take some getting used to.

Jumble (6)

Good bye boy…….


                                                                                         Thank you old fella.


  1. Jill, Matilda Rose20 August 2013 at 19:40

    Our hearts go out to you both - I'm glad we had the privilege of meeting him. It's sooo hard xxoo

  2. So Sorry thinking of you.
    Beryl Dave & Hoobie nb Sokai

  3. A terrible shock on hearing your sad news. Jumble was a great character and we are sure you will have many lovely memories of him. Doug and James xx

  4. Oh that's so sad, at least you didn't make the poor old boy carry on and suffer.

  5. So sorry - you are very much in my thoughts. Kathryn

  6. Always a hard decision to take but it was the best for Jumble
    Remember the good times.

  7. We are so sorry to hear your sad news. Our thoughts and love are with you.
    Bob and June

  8. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  9. So so sad, we are thinking of you.
    Paul and Elaine xx

  10. That's a big gap aboard Tacet and your hearts but lots of happy memories to enjoy over the years. Very sorry to read about the loss of your dear Jumble.

  11. Ian and Karen,

    Oh so sad, I am really feeling for you. The boat will feel empty for sure. Happy memories for you both though

  12. I haven't met any of you, but having been there ourselves, this is so sad.......

  13. To all you lovely people,
    Thank you so much for all your kind messages and thoughts.
    We are missing our 'beloved Jumble' who was 'every sort of dog' very much. In time all our memories will be a comfort, but today it's hard.
    Thank you
    Ian and Karen

  14. So sorry to hear your sad news (we lost our Tess 6 weeks ago). It's very hard. We have not met you yet, but started reading your blog via Chance's, and you passed us while we were moored up on the Leicester Line in July (I'm green with envy that you went round the foundry - the lady was away on holiday when we came through Loughborough the previous week).
    Debby and Dave

  15. We are so sorry to hear about Jumble. I bet the boat is a very different place now. Our thoughts are with you both.

    Linda and Richard
    NB Mary H

  16. Really sorry to hear your sad news about Jumble. Its hard we know and stupid little things remind you so much of them, they are such a part of our lives. Xx

  17. Really sorry to read this. Such a loss, they become so much part of the family.