Thursday 30 October 2014

Police pup Boris says a final sad goodbye to his beloved dad Ken at Bodmin Crematorium

Rest in peace dad from Boris
Today Tuesday 28th of October I took 11 month old Police pup Boris and my Initial Police dog course to the Glynn valley Crematorium in Bodmin to pay our respects and to perform a guard of honour at the funeral of Boris’s puppy walker Ken Kennedy who had recently died from Pancreatic cancer

Ken and his wife Lin had puppy walked Boris from 7 weeks of age until Ken recently became unwell with what was thought to be a gall bladder problem. Lin had also been waiting patiently for a back operation and so reluctantly they had to give up looking after their beloved Boris.

Sadly worse was to come as Ken was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer and within a matter of weeks he tragically died in hospital in the early hours of Wednesday 8th October.

Boris waits for dad
Boris and I with my Initial Police dog course are pictured above getting ready to form a guard of honour and pay our respects.

The above shows Boris watching as his former master and dear friend Ken arrives before going into the chapel for what was to be a lovely service and tribute from his family and friends.

Ken and his wife Lin had only retired a year ago and because they had always enjoyed owning German Shepherds decided to try puppy walking for the Police. Up until Ken’s illness they had been enjoying raising Boris at their cottage near Newquay.

They did a tremendous job and loved attending the fortnightly training sessions with the other B litter puppy walkers and puppies.

Above shows Ken collecting Boris from our house when he was just over 7 weeks old and

the above shows all the puppy walkers on the same day with their pups from the B litter with mum Mollie watching on.

We are all still in shock and I will miss our training sessions together. Lin is going to keep in contact with everyone from our group and the dog section and will be watching Boris’s progress with interest. I am sure Ken will be a very interested observer also.

I have included some pictures of our time together below.


Rest in peace my friend


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