Since 2004 when we established Hooves & Paws we have had to say good bye to some much loved friends, sadly as animals have a shorter life span than we do we must be prepared for them to leave us sooner than we would wish, the memories they leave behind serve to enrich our lives
I believe those below wait to greet them.
Simba, nick named Slimline sausage, he was a gentleman among dogs giving love came as naturally as breathing,
seen in his best bib & tucker at the recent wedding
passed away 12th January 2009
So small, so bald, so Archie
So big in personality, So big a part of our lives
Oh so much we will all miss him
To short the time we had with him
Archie was taken with out warning by the Angels
18th May 2009 How lucky are we to have had the
privilege to share time with him.
Ladi Di of MM who passed away on Monday 22nd December 2008
She was an American Miniature, much loved & with the
sweetest of natures, pictured here as Kelly's
Special flower girl at her recent wedding
Sire, Uranus Light Vant Huttenest Dam, Josie of MM
Monty, brother of Simba & his constant companion. Busy, Very Busy was the word to discribe this loving little man who passed away
25th May 2008
Isla, This special little cat who was only with us for a short time. her joy was to be as high up as she could be & then to jump down onto your shoulders, give you agood wash till you face was sore,she was just kissing. .
Mrs Sharples who has gone But she leaves paw prints on our hearts for everer.
Mortimer, grazing with his sister Margie, They traveled the long journey from down south to be with us in Scotland, both in OAP's they were insperable, she grieved so badly we thought we would loose her too but she found a way to carry on.
It was a hot afternoon with lots of children on the yard when we lost this brave man, the children made gifts & wrote letters for me to put in his grave, it is sad for them to see such nobility in death but they matched his bravery & all came to say their final good by.
Standing 18.2hh he was the most gentle of big men.
What I would call an old soul.
In the short time we had him he touched our lives & our hearts profoundly, if you described perfection in a horse he was all that & more, we were privileged to have the opportunity to know him & care for him,
Animals enrich life, have therapeutic energies, give unconditional love
I wish we could say that about more things in life!.
Give Lavishly! Live Abundantly
The more you give, the more you get The more you laugh, the less you fret The more you do UNSELFISHLY The more you live ABUNDANTLY The more of everything you share The more you'll always have to spare The more you love, the more you'll find That life is good, and friends are kind
For only WHAT WE GIVE AWAY, ENRICHES US FROM day to day
A black cat called Pink
Such a feminine feline she should have worn diamonds but she was as content a cat as you could meet
Passed away 16th July 2010
Black & thin with a hair lip No!
Sleek, elegant & with a loving nature so beautiful we never could see her as anything less than perfect
Passed away 5th August 2010
Mazoe, 32" tall British miniature, Amazing mum to Prince Casper & Hattie, taken without warning by Limphoma
Passed away 5th Aug 2010
Hugo "The best dog in the world"
Kelly's friend & constant companion
since she was 18yrs old. Honorable, loyal,
loving & reliable, he had every quality we would
all aspire too. Greeting every new or visiting
pet with calm reassurance that they would be
safe in his home. Guarding, working, happy
& contented even when his back legs failed him.
Hugo was a true friend & we were blessed & honored
to have had him in our lives.
Hugo passed away in his sleep 9th January 2011
Buttons Small with big eyes, very vocal & strong willed, afraid of nothing, sitting here with the pigs when they were babies, the sweetest of little ladies The first of a long line of pets Kelly bought home she pasted away at the age of 22years on the 27th Aug 2011
Jasper, Hugo's dearest friend, he was a rescue so we don't know his age. In his youth he was always so busy investigating any thing & everything, but in old age he lost his sight, hearing & mobility was fading. He passed away peacefully lying by the warmth of the cooker on the 22nd Sept 2011 he will now be reunited with his old friends
As I make room on this page to enter another of our best friends a quote given to me long ago comes to mind which I would like to share with you
Life it mainly froth & bubble, Two things stand alone,
Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in our own
Margie, now reunited with her brother Mortimer.
She retired some years ago with her poorly feet but was always happy poodling about on the yard in what we referred to as her Gina Shoes.
A much loved beautiful, gentle, proud old lady at 37yrs.
She passed away 29th July 2012
Elmo, A Gentleman of the cat world
loving & kind his only demand was to love him back, always so clean not a bad cat habit ever to be seen, a quiet man with a huge presence. he remain in every corner of our home
& is forever in our hearts.
Passed away 4th April 2013