Sadly, oh so sadly on Monday evening 22nd October, 2012, aged 14 years, my beautiful Skye died.

From the time she was born on 17th October 1998 Skye, a wheaten Cairn Terrier,  was a sturdy wee Scottish lassie

who loved her fluffy toys … one memorable time, when she was 2 years old, she decided to become the neighbour's kitten's foster mum and whenever the cat left the bed Skye would go and lie with the kittens. When any of the little ones absconded Skye would gently retrieve them in her mouth.

She had many friends both of the four and two legged variety [a short 3 minute YouTube Video]

Skye was the cafe queen and could really work the room

Skye enjoyed a good tug-of-war with four and … two legged friends
Skye could look so smart and did get a great variety of different haircuts on her travels, this one is more of a Schnauzer cut :-)
… or just the opposite

What's the best thing to do after a wash and groom?
Mmmmm that's the finishing touch …

followed by a tummy rub, and
back scratch where she could make her funny noises and goofy face
The thing I most treasured in Skye was her special affinity with children
Here she is with Emma in Deloraine Tasmania in 2006.
Tragically Emma passed away in December 2012.
 I like to imagine Emma and Skye together again.

and of course she was the ultimate travelling companion