Visitors to the kennels over the last eight years will be familiar with 'ALFRED', the deerhound lurcher who was a permanent resident in the office ! Alfred seldom took a day off and was better than an alarm clock in the mornings.

He was approaching his 18th.birthday and on Saturday, 2nd.April,2011 he was in the office as usual. When we came up to our home for lunch Alfred lay down on his favourite red rug. He gave a sigh and then passed away. He will be very sadly missed.

Thanks for all the good times. My best friend.

By Helen Marks.