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

For the past 12 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. I am a registered Expert Witness in legal cases (both prosecution and defence) involving animal law, including the identification of prohibited dog breeds, and I 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 Mister Ky, an African Grey parrot, and two tabby domestic shorthaired cats, Charlie and Woody.  My beloved Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Ellie, died on 28th September 2015 aged 15 years and four months.  Ellie had been by my side since the age of seven weeks.