In memory of my special girl, Ellie

18th May 2000 – 28th September 2015


I have done mostly what most men do,
And pushed it out of my mind;
But I can't forget, if I wanted to,
Four-Feet trotting behind.

Day after day, the whole day through
Wherever my road inclined
Four-Feet said, "I am coming with you!"
And trotted along behind.

Now I must go by some other round,
Which I shall never find
Somewhere that does not carry the sound
Of Four-Feet trotting behind.

by Rudyard Kipling

With special thanks for their care and compassion to Midforest Veterinary Practice Lyndhurst and Dignity Pet Crematorium, Hook.

Photograph: penelopemalbyphotography.co.uk

Candy d'Sa - expert in animal behavioural problems

African grey parrot

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For the past ten years I have been treating behavioural problems in dogs, cats and other companion animals. My experience, coupled with a sound scientific knowledge ensures that you and your pet receive a professional service.

As well as dealing with behaviour problems, I also assess pets whose owners wish to foster, adopt or mind children and need to meet agency safety requirements. In addition, I provide Expert Witness services for owners facing prosecution due to their pet's behaviour, as well as identification of prohibited breeds, and regularly attend court to give live evidence.

I am based in east Hampshire and also cover parts of Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, London and the remaining Home Counties. For legal work my range is nationwide.

My own pets include Ellie, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Mister Ky, an African Grey parrot and two relatively new additions Charlie and Woody, tabby domestic shorthaired kittens.