I cannot say today is harder than yesterday because everyday since our precious Molly Mou passed away, has been so very hard.

Sometimes, I just feel overwhelmed with the loss of her, looking for her everywhere in the house and garden and waiting to be ”pounced upon” by this loving little doggie.

Today, reflecting on the happy times we shared, memories of each of our precious pets came flooding through. From Dan, a beautiful big black Labrador whose family had emigrated and left him back at the kennels where we met, to the day we emigrated here, with Alfiedog, Cloudy and Tiff cats with us to share the adventure… and each of the many precious dogs and cats in between.

Peyia is filled with memories of some of our pets. Alfie spent a huge amount of time in the vets in Peyia, with Nikolas and Anni helping him through his brave cancer battle. Jake, our first Akita, fought a brain tumour but succumbed to epilepsy at the tender age of 5. Our cats, grew in numbers and mischief and have left marks on trees, furniture and our hearts…. life rolls on, doesn’t it?

Preparing to walk Barney T Rubble up the hill this afternoon, I’m tearful but happy in equal measures. Grateful to have shared the love of those who’ve joined the angels and happy to have the joys of spending time with our special big bear , Barney, now.

A great friend of ours says there is nothing like a good walk, to help a person feel better -so off we go for our walk, knowing we’ve got to keep facing forward but remembering to stop and smell the flowers on the journey we take.

(The photo below is of our Family Tree of Pets – so far!)