Fond Memories


They were a gift from Heaven and Heaven is where they are now




22.5.99 - 30.12.13

(Tobevan Venus at Watamusand)

Hip Score: 5:6

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Gypsy was known in our house as Miss Goodie Good shoes. She was mainly a very good girl but she did have a naughty side to her if she got caught. We hold those memories of her doing such things. One springs very much to mind, chasing rabbits round the mental hospital grounds and us in hot pursuit! Once she caught her rabbits she shared with no one not even Digger – her best mate. Gypsy and food were made in heaven. She would eat rotten apples from the orchard as fast as she could and was often found there munching there after taking a short cut across the field, she had a cast iron stomach and not much upset her. She was well named and begging she could do well (all Goldens can) but she had the eyes that would make you feel so very guilty if you were not sharing with her. Puddles, lakes and ponds was another favourite, oh how she loved running through dirty puddles, the more one laughed the more she would do it. But our dear Gypsy will be remembered for her kindness, and gentleness she had like a true Golden Retriever should be. She loved everyone who would spend the time to talk to her, she loved having her face stroked. She gave us three beautiful litters and was a wonderful mum. We have a little bit of Gypsy in every one of our present dogs, which is such a comforting thought. Her legacy lives on. She reached a grand age of just over fourteen and half years. She had been a fit healthy dog all her life with no issues except for old age creeping in and an arthritic spine in the last year. Sadly on the 30th December her body became too old and tired and we allowed her to drift off to be with her mate Digger and all the other loved ones. No words can tell you how empty we feel but we thank dear Gipsticks as we sometimes called her for sharing her life with us, she taught us so much……….Run free and hope you find some puddles dear old friend, till we meet again XX






29.5.99 - 24.8.11

(Sandalgem Kachima at Watamusand)

Hip Score: 7:6


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Digger treated everyone as his best mate although he had a few favourites, Gypsy being his best dog friend. Many who met him wanted to take him home with them. Digger could sell sand to the Arabs, because many who wanted a puppy from us wanted one just like him. We secretly knew there could only be one Digger and we were privileged to have shared his life for just over twelve years. A very gentle and laid back boy he enjoyed his life with his girls and those who cared for him at home and greeted all who came to stay with toys and cuddles and so much love, he was such a special member of our family.

Sadly we had the painful decision of departing with our special Diggy Boy on 24th August and many tears have been spilt over his sudden departure to Rainbow Bridge. He has left a gaping hole in all the hearts who knew him. He will never be forgotten. Digger has left us with many fond memories which we will cherish forever………Run free dear Digs, run free till we meet again X


Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special, someone who was left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...
"Author Unknown"