A Loving Tribute to Lilly

Lilly of Cavalier Castle

We are very sad to our lovely, silly Lilly crossed Rainbow Bridge, peacefully in the arms of her Mum, leaving behind a very sad Dougall. Lilly suddenly suffered a stroke and shortly afterwards went into heart failure.

Lilly, together with Daisy, Poppy and Rosie, was one of a Royal Flush of Cavaliers – one of each colour. We were first introduced to the Flower Girls in posts on the original Cavalier Talk forum in 2009 [run by Karlin Lillington].

Lilly and Rosie of Cavalier Castle
Lilly and Rosie

Brian, Lilly’s previous owner, used to share many photographs and stories of his beautiful girls. Sadly he was diagnosed with a terminal illness and when the end came, ten years ago, we collected the Flower Girls from his home. Poppy went to live with a Cavalier friend; sadly Daisy was in a very poor state of health and we had to let her go not long after to prevent her from further suffering.

Lilly and Rosie stayed with us at Cavalier Castle. Rosie passed at almost 15 years of age, nearly 2 years ago, leaving only Lilly. Sadly our lovely, silly Lilly left us very suddenly this week. We like to think that the Flower Girls are now reunited.

Rosie with Teddy
Lilly and Teddy

Lilly was devoted and caught the eye of her lovely little fellow called Teddy who totally adored her. Until her last day, Lilly was still running around her beautiful garden; despite being blind and deaf, she was still acting like a puppy and was an excited happy ball of sunshine from the moment she woke up in the morning.

We are so grateful to all Lilly’s incredible veterinary team, including our general practice vet, Mark Nelson and Professor Clare Rusbridge.

We feel truly blessed to have dearly loved, cherished and enjoyed Lilly for so many years – the Castle feels dreadfully empty without her. Lilly brought us so much happiness, she had a gift for sharing her joy in life and we will love and remember her forever.