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Forever in your thoughts

Dear Client

This page is like a memorial board.
Our pets are our special friends and we have so many memories. Unfortunately they live faster than we do and we lose them and the grief is very painful.
We invite you to share your memories, poems, photos and feelings with us and other pet owners with the same experience of loss and heartache.

Please write to our email address and we will publish your thoughts and send us photos if you have.


Dear All at Thompsons. Thank you for looking after Alfie for his 9 years.His passing was a tremendous shock as you can imagine.But you helped him survive his accident which gave me extra years to love him.He may have not liked the new surgery but he loved you all.Thank you for the flowers they are beautiful.There is something special about Thompsons, you make owners feel that their pet is safe and it's very important to have that trust as an owner.I'm a little better now Alfie is home in his little box.I'm not sure about the future he can't be replaced.But you can be sure if I find a dog that needs a home and someone to love it Thompsons will be their vets
With Heartfelt Thanks
Clare and Steve Smith
Its raining Alfie but I cannot dry you
I can't walk round the garden and pick up your poo
I can't kiss you and hold you as you go to sleep
All of these memories making me weep
You loved for the snow to come falling outside
... And the game we would play with the treats that I'd hide
I don't know of visitors till they knock on the door
That warning bark I don't hear anymore
We can even say words now we don't have to spell
Dad and me, we aren't doing so well
Booking a holiday is so out of reach
We can't take you with us for a run on the beach
I remember the sound as you'd tap on the door
Probably too cold to stay out any more
The whimpers you made as you dreamed as you slept
The accident you had and the tears that we wept
I want to believe I'll be with you someday
Some beautiful place where we can all play
All of your friends and family too
are missing you Baby because they loved you
I knew in my head there'd be a poem somewhere
for my beautiful Alfie so special,so rare
So this is it Alfie,Mummy's poem for you
For a dog so loyal devoted and true
It may seem to others that we are apart
but your spirit lives on, forever in MY HEART


This is Amber our beloved chocolate lab for nearly 13 years, her loss has been devastating for us and still very raw. This poem is how we shall always remember her.

This world has lost a special one
whose presence made us smile
and its going to weigh so heavily 
on our hearts strings for a while

All the memories that we hold
of those special times together
up to our knees in mud
walking in all kinds of weather

Stolen food and chewed up toys
little mishaps on the floor
coming home stressed out to find
a waggly tail waits by the door

Dirty paw prints on the sofa
slobber on the window pane
one day all these little memories
will make us smile again .

But we miss and love you so much Amber it will take us a long time for this sorrow to heal.
R.I.P our best friend Xxx

Sue and Pete Stapleton


One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguis, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord,
You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one
set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?
The Lord replied,
The times when you have seen only one set of footprints,
is when I carried you.
                                                        Mary Stevenson


In memory of
11 year old loved and trusted and sourly missed
1st of July 2000
12th of July 2011


My beauiful French Bulldog

He won the hearts of everyone he met with his funny little face and his funny ways.

Brave as a lion, he faced his many operations with great courage, never displaying any pain.

Although the smallest he kept the rest of the pack in order, his big sisters Margo and Whisper, both Dogue De Bordeauxs and his nephew Bailey, a right tearaway. He is with them all now in that special doggy heaven.

Sleep Tiger my darling, you will always have a special place in our hearts.

Our thanks, love and gratitude to all the staff of Thompsons Vets who have looked after our dogs for years with great care and kindness.
Special thanks from Kevin to Jeanette who came back to work to be with him at the end.

Carol and Trevor Kennedy


Judi, a rather large Norwich Terrier was a very loyal friend to Gudrun. She stayed with her, even going to America and then moving into a nursing home for people with dementia. She loved the nice old people feeding her cakes. That explains the rather large size. Her obesity caused her arhtritis, but she lived 13 years and in the end it was her fibrosis of the lungs, which caused her suffering. So we had to make the very hard decision to have her put to sleep. She died in December 2011.
Now they are reunited and happy again.
We will always remember you
Forever yours