In Memoriam Page 8.

Toffee Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing, right in your ear.
- Dave Barry.
We lost our lovely gentle boy Toffee (AKA Tofitito) on 2nd October 2018 aged 11 and a half. He was the fastest re-homing on record for Celia and Jimmie at GRF jumping straight from their car boot to ours!
Toffee just loved to be ‘in the middle of everything', he will be so sadly missed but especially by Aunty Di and Belle, Reess, Jasmin and Robert, and us.
He’ll be reunited with his greyhound brothers Johnnie, Majyk and Zac and his sister Ash.
‘Although abandoned by others, your lead will forever hang by the front door because you’ll always be welcome home’
Debbie and Juan xx

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "it's me."

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew ...
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawn and say "goodnight,
I'll see you in the morning." And when the time is right.---

Then you will cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out ... then come home to be with me.