Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

PEOPLE: Obituary: Alexander, Much-Loved Pet; Your Memories

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

PEOPLE: Obituary: Alexander, Much-Loved Pet; Your Memories

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WE have an unusual obituary this week.

Gazette People was contacted by Jean Ruff who told us about the death of her gorgeous dog Alexander.

Jean hoped to have Alexander's picture featured in the Pets column, but we thought - and we hope you agree - that this page seemed much more appropriate.

Alexander, a golden cocker spaniel, died three weeks ago, leaving his owners, Jean and David Ruff heartbroken.

Jean, of Highfield Road, Marske, said: "He was amazing. Everybody loved him."

The 13-year-old was full of life and was brimming with character as this picture, sent in by Jean, shows.

"Someone was just coming through the door when this picture was taken," she told Gazette People.

"He was that nosey, he used to sit up on the sofa to see who it was."

Jean explained that the 13-year-old had always been fit and healthy until he developed bronchial pneumonia early this year.

"He seemed to be recovering from that, said Jean, fighting back her tears. …

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