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Has anyone else been savaged by Caesar? If his tail wagged much harder it could cause a serious injury :(


But seriously, two dogs that come to mind that I had no problems with at all are Chester and Caesar.


Thank you for those kind words John.


It is with a heavy heart that I share that Caesar passed away very suddenly recently. He was in a specialist veterinary hospital and even Coco, Kazs' young assistance dog who many of your met at the Mega in Weston, gave blood in a desperate attempt to save Caesars' life, but it was too late. :P


We are absolutely devastated and shocked at the loss and sudden nature of his passing. I have lost a very dear companion and essential aide. Life without him and his help is takng some getting used to :D


I know how well he was known and loved among this community, and share this here partly as a tribute to him, and partly to make things easier for myself ... telling everyone individually over the next weeks and months would be hard.


Caesar started geocaching with me in August 2005, and since then we have found most caches together. Owing to his work as a Registered Assistance Dog, Caesar was with me all the time and had a Pet Passport which he used well.


Caesar and I cached together in England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Croatia, Canada and USA (San Diego, New York, Washington DC, Baltimore, Chicago, and throughout Michigan).


We have many treasured memories of caching abroad and as there's nothing like a dog to break the ice at events, I owe Caesar a debt for introducing me to so many people who have become friends.


We started caching together in the summer of 2005 and he became an excellent cache finder and on occasions retrieved the cache while I was still reading the clue! Indeed, Caesar was the reason I started geocaching. A friend suggested I buy a gpsr as a way of knowing how far I was walking with Caesar.


Caesar will be sorely missed, he was one of those dogs where to know him was to love him.


Caesar was out playing in the snow some twelve hours before the collapse that led to his death and I'm sharing the last photo taken of him before he went into hospital, as it's certainly a nice way to remember him. :)



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Oh Wendy that is such sad news, and such a shock. Your last photo of Caesar is beautiful, capturing a moment of joy for him, and you, no doubt. He was such a well behaved dog, not even tempted by boystrous Ozzy trying to turn him to the naughty dark side.


He was such a wonderful dog and will be missed by us all. My thoughts are with you.



& Ozzy

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I was told recently of your sad news, but I thought it was only right that you share it with the community when you were ready.


Caesar was a beautiful doggie - inside and out, and I know you will miss him dreadfully. That picture is a fine one to remember him by - it captures his spirit perfectly - full of life and vitality.


My thoughts are with you xxxxx

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I was told recently of your sad news, but I thought it was only right that you share it with the community when you were ready.


Likewise ... something told me you had not been active in the forum for a while and I saw the sad news in your profile a couple of days ago.


I only met Caesar once, at the Harrogate Mega Event, but it's always been obvious how much you the two of you meant to each other and my thoughts are with you.



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I am so sorry to hear this. I never met Caesar but felt like I knew him, as a very doggy person myself, he just seemed a wonderful dog. That last photo is beautiful, he looks so happy.

This poem really helped me when we lost jesta (almost 2 years ago now)

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.


When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.

There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.


All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.


They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.


You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.


Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....


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We were only talking about Caesar at an event last night ... then I find this post this morning :(

So sorry to hear your news - it is heartbreaking to lose any pet; but Caesar was so much more to you - a lifeline. Also, it is so much harder when it happens so suddenly as you can't even prepare yourself.


I remember walking into my first event (Burrington Combe - Feb 2007) and not knowing anybody (didn't even know what a cacher looked like!) and am pretty sure that Caesar was the first 'person' I spoke to! Definitely a good icebreaker.


I know that Caesar will live on, not only in your heart .... but in the worldwide caching community.


My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

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Wendy, I don't participate in this forum these days but someone mentioned your sad news so I felt I had to say how sorry I am for your loss.


I remember the first time I met you and Ceasar hunting for a cache around the Barbican and how struck I was at his placid, almost aloof, nature. We met several times since then and each time he seemed so aware of whatever you needed, possibly even before you realised it yourself.


Although I've had Sam for around 6 years now and have grown so attached to him I can't begin to realise how you must be feeling now. Just take some solace from the times you and Ceasar had together and from the obvious affection he was held in by all your geocaching friends.


As for that picture of him in the snow - treasure it, such a wonderful way to remember him.



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Here I am in South Africa - I have never met Dorsetgal&Geodog but I do frequent the UK forums and I was so moved by the story that I had tears in my eyes this morning. Unconditional love - that is how we remember our canine friends. Dogs would make better politicians. Wendy - I am thinking of you.

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I don't visit this forum much now, and I've only just seen this thread.


Wendy, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. I never met Caesar, but I've read many of your logs recounting your caching with him. I know how it feels to lose a much-loved dog, but as others have said it must be far worse when the dog was your helper too. My thoughts are with you.

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Hello, i read about your loss a little while ago but some days have gone by before i could even add a reply, as big as i am i can be easily reduced to tears,like now as i type this at the thought of my Coral the corgi who like your babe is over the rainbow bridge playing happily.we have two other corgis now so things are happier these days. when a little personage has been such a part of your life no words can dilute your feelings, ive got this far with my reply and have run out of words.stay safe and warm.patandjeff=bones1.

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Wendy I have only just read the sad news about your loss of Caesar. I am so sorry. I only met you once, at the Harrogate mega, and was so pleased to meet the famous Geodog.


Geodoggy Heaven has some wonderful characters there now, I hope there is plenty of tupperware for them to hunt.


My thoughts are with you.xx

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Thank you everyone for your kind words here and to me personally and especially to those who contributed to Caesars' memorial fund (recentrly topped £1100 woo hoo)! Your kindness is very much appreciated.


Pretty much living day to day here, I still expect him to poke his nose into the bed first thing in the morning to greet me, and desperately miss his company and much needed help.


My health has not been brilliant these past weeks, so haven't been out as much as normal, a special thank you though to Fudgeman who helped me with a days caching recently.


Last week I had to go to Brussels for European Pet Night at the Parliament, last year I was keynote speaker and Caesar stole a few hearts, so it was tricky, but everyone was very kind.


In the afternoon before the event we had about an hour and a half to kill, so I set off to a nearby park for a cache, it was a metropolitan type park, something similar to Green Park in London. Before I knew it I was surrounded by four middle eatern type men, penned in between a bench and a fence, in what I think was a mugging type situation see log ... really made me realise how much of a deterrent Caesar must have been all these years!


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I read this page last month and didn't want to reply at the time as I didn't know what you were going through. I also had only heard of geodog and never met him.


Now returning to the forum and seeing this at the top of the list again I thought I'd have a re-read. This time it's a little closer to home as we had to put our mutt to sleep last week. Time for Tea was a great mutt to go caching with and was one of the main reasons for caching.


My thoughts are with you and it's really nice to see that something is good coming out of Caesar's death in the form of the memorial fund. Really nice idea.



PS as for the "mugging", it's amazing how a friendly mutt put's people off.

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