Akke van ‘t Maroyke
°14/04/01 – †05/03/05
You were always a special boy. In fact, you haven’t had such a good start. You were only 6 months old and you got meningitis. This was the beginning of 18 months of relapses, a lot of pain, a high fever, taking a lot of cortisone, several examinations in the veterinary clinic, …
When you were finally 2 years old, you were cured, but the disease had left its mark on your character. You were nice to us and the children, but you were not so fond of strangers. We therefore always had to be on our guard and take the necessary precautions. It was not always easy, but we gladly took that in, because to us you were a sweetheart.
You were also very careful with the children and you could play well and Triska was your best buddy.
You also did your best during the obedience lessons and you were very well under appeal to the Stefaan. You got your obedience certificate with 96/100, an excellent result.
Your first matches the results weren’t that great, but when you started to perform better and you wanted to go all out together with Stefaan in 2005, disaster struck.
Friday evening, March 5, 2005, a real winter day with a layer of snow, you suddenly got a stomach tilt! We did not understand. We always made sure that there was no playing or walking with a full stomach and then something like that happened.
You were operated on in haste and the operation was successful. When we were allowed to see you around 1 o’clock on Saturday morning after the operation, we thought you would be fine, after all, you had already overcome so much.
But, Saturday morning at 5 am, you still went into shock and we lost you anyway.
So suddenly, we were not able to say goodbye to you. On Friday you were still alive and just a few hours later you were gone …
Dear Akke, our grief was very intense and your best buddy Triska also missed you.
Dear Akke and Triska,
We still often think of you and the large, beautiful pictures in the living room keep the many and beautiful memories of you alive.