|His friends he loved. His direst earthly foes- cats- I believe he did but feign to hate. My hand will miss the insinuated nose, mine eyes the tail that wagg'd contempt at fate.|
-Sir William Watson.
Sadly Shawn passed away on Thursday 16 October 2008 after a short illness. He was our longest staying greyhound and with his quiet and gentle ways was a favourite with the kennel staff and volunteers. He loved his food and his greeting to you was a sniff to your hand to see if you had any treats for him. He loved everyone and enjoyed his walks in Delamere Forest among squirrels and rabbits.
Mandy who nursed him at the kennels asked for him to be buried
alongside her beloved great dane Willie, who passed away a few days
earlier. They will always be remembered. A pergola is to be erected over their
resting place and two clematis, winter and summer flowering planted to
remember them by as they pass over rainbow bridge, where they will
forever run free.
|<||You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.|
Robert Louis Stevenson.
|Our wonderful Stanley sadly passed away on 16th December 2007, aged 10 years. We miss him so much. He loved his home and enjoyed frequent visits to his human nannas & grampas; and his collie cousins - Holly & Maya - in Windsor. We`ve since adopted two lovely greyhounds - Ronnie & Penny. ----- Adrian & Sarah Cook. Widnes.|
|Remembering our beloved boy Harry who brought such joy to our lives from September 2002 to February 2009 when he was sadly taken from us, aged 7, following a battle with cancer. We miss him so much but are so thankful for the time we had together. Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts.|
Andy and Heather.
|Remembering our beloved greys who passed away in 2009. From left to right.
Merlin (30/12/09), Penny (27/06/09) and Joy (9/6/09). They loved their lives together and spent many hours sleeping and running and playing in Sankey Valley Park near to where they lived. They accompanied us on many a fundraising / awareness event and home checks,
helping to find forever homes for their fellow greyhounds.They were loving and faithful and we feel privileged to have spent many years with them and they will always have a special place in our hearts as they are all together again and running on rainbow bridge.|
Never to be forgotten.
Graham and Angela ( MRGT ).
|Tilly passed away on Sunday morning 9/5/2010 after becoming ill
after excercise. Tilly came in to our care via the RSPCA when she was found
wandering the streets, she was in a terrible condition. Thanks to plenty
of TLC from volunteers Tilly had begun to turn a corner and was ready
to find her loving home, which she so richly deserved. Tilly touched the
hearts of everyone she met and it was a sad end for a lovely 3 year
To see a special tribute to Tilly click here.
When some proud son of man returns to earth,
Unknown to glory, but upheld by birth,
The sculptor's art exhausts the pomp of woe,
And storied urns record who rests below.
When all is done, upon the tomb is seen,
Not what he was, but what he should have been.
But the poor dog, in life the firmest friend,
The first to welcome, foremost to defend,
Whose honest heart is still his master's own,
Who labors, fights, lives, breathes for him alone,
Unhonored falls, unnoticed all his worth,
Denied in heaven the soul he held on earth-
While man, vain insect! hopes to be forgiven,
And claims himself a sole exclusive heaven.
Oh man! thou feeble tenant of an hour,
Debased by slavery, or corrupt by power-
Who knows thee well must quit thee with disgust,
Degraded mass of animated dust!
Thy love is lust, thy friendship all a cheat,
Thy smiles hypocrisy, thy words deceit!
By nature vile, ennobled but by name,
Each kindred brute might bid thee blush for shame.
Ye, who perchance behold this simple urn,
Pass on--, it honours none you wish to mourn.
To mark a friend's remains these stones arise;
I never knew but one--and here he lies.
...Lord Byron's Tribute to "Botswain" his beloved Newfoundland dog.