Our hearts are broken as we had to say goodbye to our beautiful Parlee a few days ago. She was 11, and 10 of those years she had been boss of our house. She gave us so much love and joy. She was so intelligent and understood every word we said. She was funny and made us laugh so much. If the weather was good we would take her out to dinner with us. She had her street dinner blanket. This is a photo of the last time we went out together to her favourite Italian in our street. She also loved the Japanese opposite where she had her own sashimi with her own chopsticks. People in the street knew her and took delight in seeing her at dinner.

She had her favourite walks – the botanical gardens and Fawkner Park. She introduced me to dog rescue and I now follow dog rescue all over the world.

Coming to terms with our loss will be so hard, but we take comfort in knowing we gave her the best possible life.

Thank you Victorian Dog Rescue for allowing us to do that. Robyn and Michel