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
Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.
- Franklin P. Jones.
 What is a dog besides being a four legged waggy tailed mutt,
A companion, best friend, good listener and a healer of broken hearts,
Humans cannot compete with these genuine attributes.

We share many experiences with our dogs, exciting, happy and sad times,
Would we rather have been without them than feel the hurt it brings when we lose them,
No we can cherish all the memories we have of a special bond,
How we cared, provided and looked after one another.

But that dosen't have to stop because I am no longer there,
I know you will always carry me in your heart and I thank you for the good life you gave me,
When the hurt starts to subside, smile when you think of me because I will always be at your side.
Murphy Jackie
Murphy was a gentle giant who had so much unconditional love to give. We had a pleasure to spend 9 beautiful and happy years with him before going to sleep at age of 13. Shine bright our boy, we won't ever forget you x It is with great sadness we have to announce the passing of our beloved Greyhound Jackie. A much loved member of our family always happy and never a dull moment, who will always be in our memories. You were one in a million Jackie, free now to run over the bridge with Jasper and Max.
Sorely missed Evelyn and Neil Honeyman.
Blanchie, Coco, Dan, Sue, Nina, Maisie and Snowie. (her adopted brothers and sisters).
Jessie Maddie
Jessie - 18 September 2007 - 18 July 2020, adopted together with Ronan on 13 July 2012 by Ilona and Karin.
You were my white shadow, my sous-chef and my instant party when I got home. You walked like a princess but ate like a monster. The food stains around your mouth had become permanent and you were master at bringing in dust from the garden. You gave the best cuddles on our stained woollen carpet, turning on your back and uttering groans of enjoyment. You were strong-willed and curious and preferred to be at home with your people, to whom you were absolutely devoted. You gave us so much love and enjoyment, you were perfect. We will miss the clear "humph" sound when it was time for a walk and your dinner and Ronan will miss protecting you from big boisterous dogs on our walks. We will miss you every day...
Maddie, died 28 July 2020 aged 10 years. Goodbye my beautiful girl, love you. Your mum Janice.

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.

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