Roll of Honour 2016
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Taz retired from the Hampshire Constabulary due to old age in 2012. He had a colourful police career dealing with public order, catching burglars and enjoying football duties! He lived on a farm on the Isle of Wight for most of his career and stayed there till he passed away in December 2015. In his retirement he enjoyed chasing the cat, birds and anything else that tried to get away!! He enjoyed going for long walks on the farm and being pampered and spoilt by everyone who knew him. Taz became a very loving and affectionate friend who will be very sadly missed.
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Police Dog Boris (aka Bodger) 17 March 2004 – 22 April 2016.
Police Dog Boris served for 5 years as a General Purpose
Police Dog for Thames Valley Police, with his handler
PC Llewellyn chasing criminals. He was retired due to
arthritis in his hips when he came to live with me.
He was my favourite dog whilst I worked at the Kennels at
Sulhamstead, so I was delighted when Iestyn asked me if
I would like to rehome him.
We had seven happy years together, he was my best friend, companion and my shadow. It soon became evident that he was a water baby and would captivate walkers at the river with his sea lion impressions and attempts to bite the water. There wasn’t a great deal of swimming but plenty of vocalisation and splashing! He loved our ‘Boris caravan holidays’ by the sea and would chase the waves for hours barking.
Boris loved his walks, and playing with other dogs and had a fan club wherever he went. He loved cheese and boiled beetroot. He was reasonably active towards the end despite stiff hindquarters. Three weeks before he passed away the vet came to see him at home and prescribed steroids, giving him a second lease of life - he turned into a puppy overnight and was running about like a young dog.
Thank you to Pensions 4 Paws who helped fund his steroid treatment, they also helped at the end towards the final vet’s bill at a time when it was all too much to cope with. Boris is greatly missed by all that knew him, and will always be my best boy. RIP Bodge and keep chasing those waves!
Police Dog Jasper.
PD Jasper took early retirement at the end of 2010, he went from one handler to another but because he seemed to cause a bit of trouble (as they all do) he retired and therefore needed rehoming. He was excellent at his job and searched well but apparently he would wonder off once the job was done - had a mind of his own, at one point he wondered off from Reading and was found by someone in Newbury. With Jasper feeling exhausted a nice person took him in and gave him rest, warmed him, fed and watered him.
I was working at the Dog Section Kennels at the time and it was love at first sight. I rehomed Jasper in May 2011 and he lived a life of luxury, he loved sleeping on my bed upside down, listening to my Dads Army dvd which would send him to sleep. He enjoyed long walks, going in the sea, digging in the sand and helping me in the garden. He also loved playing search games with his ball and general ball games. He was a very loving dog and was my baby and we loved doing everything together. I lost Jasper in October 2015. He will surely be missed and will always be in my heart. I will never forget him.