Recent losses to


There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. 
It is called Rainbow Bridge because of its many splendid colours. 
Just this side of Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills, 
and valleys with lush, green grass. 
When beloved pets die, they go to this place. 
There is always food and water and warm spring weather. 
The old and frail animals are young again. 
Those who are maimed are made whole again. 
They play all day with each other. 
There is only one thing missing. 
They are not with their special person who loved them on earth.  
So each day they run and play. 
Until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up!
The nose twitches. The ears are up! The eyes are staring. 
And this one suddenly runs from the group. 
You have been seen! 
And when you and your special friend meet, 
you take him in your arms and embrace. 
Your face is kissed again and again and again, 
and you look once more more into the eyes of your trusting pet. 
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together... 
Never again to be separated.

10.11.02 - 27.02.14


"Wicca" - Sansorrella Seaspray
"Echo's" daughter
28.04.08 - 29.04.14

"Timber" - Sansorrella Spirit of the Sky
"Sky's" son

22.01.04 - 1.09.16

"Pagan" - Sansorrella Pagan Promise
10.07.07 - 25.02.19


Devastating Loss

sky's last day out
20.11.00 - 26.8.13
August Bank Holiday 2013 was a tremendously sad day for me when I had to make that heartbreaking decision to let my beloved "Sky" go to Rainbow Bridge.  She was a remarkable dog and showed bravery and dignity right to the end.  She was the undisputed alpha of the Sansorrella pack and has left the pack at a loss without her strong leadership. I am glad that a week previously my daughters Aimee and Alison came to visit and helped me take "Sky" for one last walk on the beach with her lifelong friend and companion "Echo", who has also recently been diagnosed with cancer.  It was very slow progress walking across the sand but "Sky" was determined to get to the waters edge, where she enjoyed sitting watching the waves and people playing in the sea, probably remembering the thrill of running through the waves in her younger days, as you can see from the picture above.  She was a very loyal companion and soul mate and she touched the hearts of everyone who met her.  Run Free sweet Sky - we will always love you x

Poems for "Sky"


Very Sad News

Sadly on the 12th of April "Whisper" was stolen from our garden.  From reported sightings we think she either escaped from her abductors or was dumped 40 miles from home.   We spent over three weeks searching for her and tracking her progress through sightings as she steadily made her way across open countryside in the direction of home.   There was a report in a local newspaper of a 'Wolf on the Wolds' with a picture of her, which is the last picture ever taken.  Sadly she found herself on a private estate, where near starvation caused her to kill some sheep and she was tragically shot and killed before we could reach her.  She was brought home on the 8th of May 2012 and laid to rest overlooking the open fields, where she loved to watch the pheasants.  She has left a gaping hole which can never be filled and she is missed terribly by myself, the family and her pack.   Run free sweet girl - you were very special and will never be forgotten x

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful people who were out searching for her, offering practical help and moral support throughout this terrible ordeal.  You gave us hope and kept us going through the very hard times.  We very much appreciate the network of dog lovers who were with us in our hour of need and I'm only sorry that there was such a very sad end.  Thank you.   Sandra and family




 (7.5.09 - 5.5.12)

"Always remembered - forever missed"



whisper and me

For Whisper


Gliding cat-like through the shadows

Watching intently from afar

Huge paws silently leaving a tell tale trail

The only clue that you were there


With eyes that looked into my soul

You read my thoughts, my moods and emotions

Sharing a bond that will never be broken

No words were needed for you just knew


The privileged time we spent together

Side by side in sun or shade

I wish it could have gone on forever

Fate cruelly took you far too soon


Courageously you crossed open pastures

Seeking woodland shelter where you slept

Watched over by God’s wild creatures

The strength of our love guiding you home


For three long weeks we searched in vain

But our paths were destined not to cross

Driven by hunger and ancient instinct

Your life was snuffed by the hunter’s lead


Now peacefully resting by open views

Where your spirit can hunt into the night

A gentle breeze whispers to the trees

Your secret kept safe forever with me


I feel the warmth of your breath and your paw on my lap

You’re reluctant to leave but you must go

Run Free at the bridge where no one can harm you

And wait for me there until we’re together again

Sandra Curry


"Little Red Riding Hood Lied - Restore the Wolf!"



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