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Tammy loved her holidays, even though she was nearly 12 when she took her first one. I am sure she thought that we were all mad for not being on holiday all the time ! She loved them more than all of us.
Tammy's travels took her all over England to seaside resorts, the countryside. She drank special water from a wishing well, wandered around Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds, and to my delight she also visited Gills Lap. Gills Lap is The Enchanted Place described by A. A. milne in his famous Winnie the Pooh books. This is how he described it

"Being Enchanted its floor was not like the floor of the Forest, gorse
and bracken and heather but close-set grass, quiet and smooth and green. It
was the only place in the Forest where you could sit down carelessly without
getting up again almost at once and looking for somewhere else. Sitting there
they could see the whole world spread out until it reached the sky, and whatever
there was all the world over was with them in Galleons Lap"

I am a Pooh fan, but I was not physically able to visit this special place so Tammy went for me and rushed back to comfort me afterwards as I was stranded on a steep path in the Ashdown Forest. I am so glad that she made it to The Enchanted Place.
Everywhere Tammy went people would stop and fuss her and tell her she was the most beautiful dog. This met with Tammy's approval and she lapped it all up "What a beautiful dog" Everyone would say, of course I agreed and was a very proud mum

myself and Tammy at Flatford Mill, Suffolk Our last holiday together was in suffolk during October 1999. Tammy was over 14 years old, but she was still a puppy at heart, and was as keen and as active as she could be. Since 98 I was using a wheelchair, Tammy accepted it very well, and she soon discovered that if she laid directly behind my wheels, I couldn't go anywhere without her knowing ! On the last day of this holiday we went to a craft centre called Stonham Barns. To my delight there was a Teddy Bear shop there and I managed to bump up the step to get inside Tammy most definitely did not approve and she barked and barked and refused to be led away and she stayed right there until I came out ! My mother then went in and Tammy laid happily next to me outside as I reached down to stroke her ears. A nice man from the pet centre came over to talk to Tammy and pet her, he could not believe how old she was, as she looked so well. He said "You can see how much she loves you " I replied "We love each other very much" A complete stranger could see the love between us, his words meant so much to me. I will never forget them.

Tammy's 12th Birthday

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