Our beloved Brookhaven Dream Time THDA CGCA C-TCX “Skye” was born on February 23, 2008 and passed over the Rainbow Bridge on June 12, 2017 with his mummy, daddy and his “little big brother” Finn next to him. Skye succumbed to intestinal lymphoma, which was diagnosed on April 28, 2017. He went through 5 chemo treatments and they were not working. Throughout his treatment and right up until fell into his final sleep, he never stopped wagging his tail or wanting to give cavalier kisses to his mummy. He fell asleep listening to his favorite song “Mr. Blue Sky”.
Skye was a titled therapy dog and along with his brother Finn, visited Alzheimer patients at senior living facilities. He loved to visit with everyone and always followed Finn’s lead. He was a gentle, old soul. His eyes were the paths to his soul. He loved food and loved to watch his mummy cook up his special veggie mix and was the sous chef in the kitchen. He minded the buffet table when company was over, always overseeing the table to make sure everything was close enough to the edge so he skank a taste.
He loved to get his chew on with his nylabone after dinner. Only after dinner. He never barked much but when he did you had to smile. It wasn’t really a bark, but an “ark” we would say. He loved to play with a squeaky tennis ball – all you had to say was “kill the ball Skye” and he would go crazy on the ball, squeaking it and shaking his head.
He loved to sleep on the sofa. He had his corner. Everyone moved for Skye and you didn’t sit in Skye’s corner. He loved getting his eyes and faced licked by Finn. He loved his cookies. He would come running when you said the word. He was in heaven savoring his cookie.
He also had a go in the show ring. He placed in his limited showing (veterans) but unlike his brother, he wasn’t much about showing. He more liked “hoovering” up the bait in the ring vs. showing but he loved going to cavalier dog shows with us, sitting and watching the shows and especially sleeping in the hotel beds. Skye LOVED a good hotel bed. He loved to ride in the car in his car seat. Such a good traveler.
He loved parading in the show ring for veteran parades because he knew he would get a cookie. The happiest time was the National veterans parade with his brother in 2016. He thoroughly enjoyed that trip out to Oklahoma, staying in a suite and watching the dog show.
He gave love to so many. He had an effect on everyone who met him. He was the sweetest, most loving and patient cavalier. He loved to sit on his daddy’s lap. He would wait for us on the landing with Finn to come home when we ran errands. We would see them together sleeping on the stairs through the window. Finn and Skye were two cavaliers, yes, but they were really ONE. Never Finn with Skye and visa versa. Skye always loved going to sleep in our bed and when it was “night night” he would go upstairs to the bedroom and sit right by my side of the bed to have me pick him up. He slept above my head on my pillow every night. Finn slept on daddy’s pillow.
I always said Finn is my heart, Skye is my soul. The day he left us, a huge empty spot is aching in me. I cry for you, my doll baby, because I miss you. I miss you by my side. I miss calling to you; signing to you; picking you up and dancing with you. You are loved, my beautiful Dream Time.