Wildblue Soulsearch At Anadune AW(S)


19 January 2011 — 6 July 2021

Sire: Am Ch Wildblue Caoirean
Dam: Bayshore Avatar Soulbound
Colour: Black & White
Health: Normal for TNS, CL and CEA by parentage, DNA tested normal for cobalamin malabsorption (IGS) and MDR1. BAER hearing tested normal. Goniodysgenesis passed.
Hips: BVA 5/4, OFA Prelim Good

Fëa (meaning "soul" in Elvish, pronounced "Fay-ah") joined us in the UK in 2012, at 16 months — she had quite the trip, making her very well travelled (plane, train, ferry, train, tube, train, bus...). Despite not having had a huge amount of exposure prior to her big trip, after the initial surprise of being asked to live in a house, and being invited to play (I'll never forget how she watched my other dogs playing, hiding under the A-frame, clearly thinking "that looks fun, but I don't think I get to do that"), she adjusted to life in the UK very nicely.

We let Fëa take things at her own speed, and she proved to be very trainable and enoyed her agility training (squeaking her way around many courses!), as well as getting to go out to all the shows with the rest of the gang. She only did a limited number of shows, but she'd done some winning at champ shows (including winning undergraduate bitch at Crufts 2013) and, like anything she did with me, she enjoyed herself doing it. She started going to agility shows in 2014 and went grade 7 — she even squeaked herself to a 4th in a champ final once!

Fëa was the sweetest dog I have ever known; her favourite things were her people, food, the sofa (with a pillow under her head if at all possible), tennis balls (squeaky!) and chasing fat pigeons off the fence.

It was when you suddenly couldn't enjoy any of your favourite things that I knew it was time to say goodbye. It was way too soon, I had hoped we'd hear your squeaking for many more years. Each mealtime is so quiet now, I still expect to see you watching me when I'm walking around with a ball in my hand, and I turn around to look at the empty pillow on the sofa only to realize that you'll never lie there again. My sweetest girl, I was so lucky that you were part of my life for almost 9 years, a kinder Squeaky Queaky never walked the earth. Feasie Squeasie, I miss you so much my little girl and I know that the people whose hearts you touched miss you too.