Kip's story has touched the hearts and lives of so many people, and even though most of us never met him or Sylvia the sadness now he has gone is truly overwhelming for all of us. His passing hasn't been in vain though; the search for him has brought many Doglost helpers together and forged new friendships; it has also brought Doglost to the attention of many who didn't know about it, resulting in many new members who also helped in whichever way they could in the search for him. Some of those members will now be helping in the search for Archie, another spaniel who recently went missing in the north east. Kip may no longer be here but in his own way he has left a lasting legacy, so he has earned his wings.
Goodbye sweet Kip, you were loved so much. Run free at Rainbow Bridge little man xx
Updated June 25th - Sylvia is arranging a get-together and barbecue on Saturday 30th for anyone who helped in the search for Kip, at a coastal location close to where he went missing, and his ashes will be scattered on the beach he loved so much. I've booked into a small camp site two or three miles from there and will be driving up early on Saturday morning; my life here is very busy at the moment and I've got heaps to do, but in memory of Kip I'm determined to be at that barbecue.