It has taken us a while to be able to write this message after losing our beloved Cocker Spaniel and best friend Yianni to cancer on the 19th May aged 10.5 years.
He was one in a million, a lovable rogue full of character. He was a fighter and survived months longer than anyone expected.
He lived for food, loved the beach and rolling in anything smelly and adored receiving presents. A happy soul.
We miss him every day around the house and garden and the mischief that he got up to which made us laugh everyday. No walks are the same now without him.
He was our loyal companion right up until the end and leaves a massive hole in our lives.
A huge Thank you to Mark at Borders Pet Crematorium for providing Yianni with the best send off he and us could have wished for and for helping us so much at such a difficult and upsetting time. He couldn’t have been more understanding and sympathetic and we will be forever grateful to him and his team. We felt at ease leaving our best friend in his capable hands.
We have his ashes in his heart urn and photograph paw print which helps us everyday.
Yianni was a brave boy until the end when he past away at home on his favourite chair.
Forever in our hearts until we meet again.
Run free boy.
Guinness was at the heart of our home for fifteen years. He was handsome and energetic and for years took us roaming over hillsides and through parks. When the time came for him to go, we turned to you and found your service to be courteous, efficient, helpful and thoroughly sympathetic. We miss terribly his presence in the house and garden. Guinness enjoyed a very full life and had many admirers.
In loving memory of our beautiful boy Simon. He will be missed so much by all our family and friends.
Rest in peace Simon. Forever in our Hearts
Sadly the time came when we had to let Cali go. She gave us 9 years of love, friendship & the memories we have of her soften the sadness we are feeling. We were so glad that we had the opportunity to spend time and gave Cali her last cuddle at Pets At Peace. No longer by our sides but forever in our hearts. Thank you Lucy & Mark for the service you provided it was more than perfect.
A month ago we said goodbye our amazing horse Jakey he was my rock , my first love and best friend of 23 years.
He was there through the highs and lows of life, kept me on track and has watched me and my little family grow.
The day we bought him it was an easy decision to make him apart of our family little did he know that day when we brought him home that he would be stuck with us for life.
He will be remembered for his gentle and kind nature, his super shiny coat, his demands and quirky human like traits but we wouldn’t have had him any other way 💙
🌈 Rest in peace Jakey Boy you will be forever missed by all who knew you 🌈
On Thursday 26th August our wee pal Skippy flew from this world. He’s now at peace joining his fur brother Fergus over the ‘Rainbow Bridge’.
Though we only had Skippy for a relatively short time he became a big part of our family.
Loving nothing more than falling asleep on your lap, feeling your heartbeat and allowing him to relax.
Our heartfelt thanks go again to staff at Borders Pet Crematorium, especially Lucy, who showed us and wee Skippy a fantastic level of compassion and love. And made Skippy’s final journey peaceful for all.
Run free wee man – till we meet again
Mum, Dad , Abby and Magic
On Thursday 29th July 2021 we said goodbye to our beloved Fergus. A light in the darkness for all his 13 years. A big lad who was soft as soft could be. Who liked nothing more than a cuddle and a nibble at your ear. Fergus would make you laugh with the daft things he did, but would still climb up on your knee and hide his head.
He loved chasing his ball, and trying to catch snowballs in equal measure. And always a lovable pal until the end.
We will be eternally grateful for the care and compassion shown by Mark and his team over the passing of Fergus – this never easy time was helped in no small measure by the care given.
May you forever run free big man – till we see each other again.
Mum, Dad, Abby, Magic and Skippy
Maisie (Moo Moo)
Maisie, known as Moo Moo, was the light of my life. Losing her has been agonising. The kindness and care shown by Lucy and Mark has made a terrible loss slightly easier to bare. Losing a pet is always hard but Lucy and Mark show so much thoughtfulness and empathy. We miss our beautiful Moo so much.
We said goodbye to our gorgeous Molly on 29th June 21. One of the hardest days of our lives but made that much easier by the professional care given at Borders Pet Crematorium. You were sensitive to us, cared and we felt you gave Molly the love she deserved on her last journey. thank you
Debbie & Daniel
It’s taken me some time to write a memorial for our Golden retriever Toby. However, I didn’t want to let time go by without saying a very big thank you to Mark and his son for the very kind, thoughtful and respectful approach to Toby’s individual cremation.
It was his final journey and it had to be right. Toby was part of the family and a very big part of me.
Mark provided reassurance at every stage and answered my never ending list of questions with patience and kindness.
Six weeks on, I am till struggling to come to terms with the loss. Toby’s huge presence will always be with me.
Thank you for the dignified ending you gave to Toby and the kindness you showed to me. His final journey was the one he deserved and indeed that all animals deserve.
Peggy, Pansy & Potter
To lose a pet is heartbreaking, but when you have to make that final decision for them, it is even worse. When it came to say goodbye, Mark and his team treated the whole situation with compassion and respect beyond words, and I will be forever grateful to them.
Thank you so much for the caring and dignified way you helped us deal with losing Smudge. Her sudden passing took us all by surprise and although she was small, left such a big dent in our family.
She is now at peace and again, thank you so much for you kindness and consideration at such a difficult time.
My boy Badger. Taught me to trust and be strong. He showered me with love, laughter and showed me what true love meant. Goodbye fellah me lad. and thank you for 17 glorious years together.
Mark you provide an amazing service, your service provides a truly fitting send off for our loved ones. Thank you
We sadly lost you Millie in Dec 2020,It had taken us until now as a family to write this with tears still rolling down our faces.We are all still hurting.We miss you so so much you were are beautiful baby girl. ,a big part of our family.We never thought of the day that would come when our hearts would would be broken 💔 and know there would never be healed. You were a very special person in our family, bringing us so much love.How we miss your kisses…snuggles…walks you went everywhere with us so now it feels so lonely and lost when you not with us.We have a big hole in our family that’s never going to be filled.we as a family are trying to remember all the happy times the adventures we had with you the happiness you brought into our lives,you had a very special personality, caring..loving…happy and very adventurous spirit we all loved. We as a family loved you so so so much and when we lost you we hurt even more.Your paw prints are forever in our hearts sweet girl your the best thing that happened to us from the first day you came into our lives as a little pup until the day god took you from us.We all wear a beautiful necklace with your ashes and we have you back home with us but I do wish you were with us everyday we pray to god to give you s massive kiss and snuggles of us everyday and night from us. Sweet dreams my beautiful baby girl and we will meet again.We still love you and you will always be in our hearts Millie rest in peace sweet girl xxxxxx
Thank you to all the staff at Borders Pet Crematorium for everything they done to support us as a family and give my beautiful girl the send off she well deserved and looked after her as she was my baby xx
My beautiful little Lola.
You are the most amazing little bun and I miss you so much. Run wild like the crazy bun I know forever in my heart Lola.
Thank you so much for such a sensitive, caring service. You made parting with Bridie and, three months later, Isla so much easier. Today we scattered the for-get-me-not seeds and looking forward to enjoying the flowers and memories in the summer. We have yet to scatter their ashes.
It is so hard saying good bye but Borders Pet Crematorium made a massive difference to us.
I’m now going to compile a memory book with all their unique and special ways, thankful for the privilege of being their family.
Our best mate Dougal, missed by everyone that ever met you. The best golden retriever smile! Miss your silly prancing and dancing around with your big blond trousers and your waggy tail. A real loving, loyal soul that we are so lucky to have had in our lives and in our cherished memories.
Love Mum, Dad and your boys xxxx
Nearly 14 years with our beautiful girl. Run free up there Tash until we meet again 💔🌈
11 and a half years of loving you Jasper is still not enough. If only we had known that it was your last day, but you knew and everything we did that day was so, so special. I am so glad your last meal was chicken and ice cream, your favourite. You have left a big hole in our hearts and everyone that met you, loved you. We hope that doggy heaven is full of balloons and rivers for you.
“Between the first hello and the last good bye, remember there was love, so much love.”
Isla passed away in the early hours on Friday morning 05-03-21.
She was the love of our lives she will be sadly missed she had a heart of gold, loved by all the family. She was the best Christmas present to my loving husband Bill his best Friend. But she will always be in our hearts.
Thank you for your kindness when caring for Charlie.
You made a sad and difficult time easier to bear.
Remembering our beloved Star who lived to a grand old age of nearly 19 years.
She was very adventurous and had her own agenda on life, she was a mummy figure to our two younger dogs Ozzy Spaniel and Milly Jack Russell. We will miss her greatly and it was a pleasure to have had her in our family 🌈💕
My beloved friend Tootsie has left this world for now, but I will see you again my darling babygirl. I love and miss you more than anyone knows. Thank you for your loyalty to the very end.💞💕💔
I want to say a big thank you to BPC for taking great care of my hamster Autumn who sadly passed away recently. The quality of service was outstanding and they were so lovely and made me feel so comfortable and at ease. I would recommend BPC to anyone who has had animals pass away.
Autumn was such a loving, cuddly hamster and she really loved cuddles especially sitting under my neck as she hated been cold. She was such an amazing hamster to watch and play with and to hold. I really miss giving her hugs and seeing her in her cage especially when I called her name and as soon as you put her back and shut the cage door she would sit there till you would re open the cage to get her back out. She was one spoilt hamster. She is missed everyday but I now have her back with me where she belongs at home.
In front of the fire In the lap of a leg On the back of the couch Or cosied in bed
Wherever she was And wherever she is In our minds she will stay Like a paw print left in the sand
For she was a dog Quite like no other A sunshine so sweet Your love was like honey
Our Penny poodle Our golden girl We’ll see you again And again and again
From the garden to our bed You’ll always be here In our hearts Until death brings us near
Sadly once again many thanks are due to all at BPC. The level of care is excellent, and the genuine compassion is well received.
Very nice people to deal with, who really make things feel a lot better.
A great place to entrust the final care of a lifelong friend….
So now Joe Cocker has joined his brother Jarvis (the boss!!) for more fun and games.
Once again, many thanks on behalf of the family.
Jackson, our beloved friend who died aged 12 in December 2020. You came to us as a rescue aged 3 and you decided that you’d stay with us and enhance our lives, which you did, with endless fun, laughter and love, and we miss you terribly. You made us laugh every single day with your entics and that certain look in your eye that we couldn’t resist. In all the years you never refused a walk, and a new ball was the most exciting thing, whether you’d found it in the park yourself or were given it as a gift. You were such a fussy eater and had us wrapped around your little paw. We’d do it all again of course! Thank you little guy for all the love and cuddles and kisses that you generously gave us. We had lots of adventures together and you were right up at the front checking out wherever we visited. You had favourite places, one was to dig a hole in the flower border and sleep curled up in it in a ‘bully tuck’ in the sunshine and another was the beach where you’d jump on the waves. Darling boy, sleep well.
Our feisty, cheeky boy Jari. You kept us all on our toes with your antics and we loved every minute of it. We only wish we could’ve had you with us longer. Echo misses you too. Sleep tight our wee Norse Warrior. Love you dude….
♡17.4.16-31.12.20 Jari ♡
Mark was a huge support at such a difficult time. Our pets ARE family members, and when we lose them, the pain is immense. Mark’s approach is gentle, and I cannot thank him enough for his attention and empathy. Picture of Frida in the garden, her favourite place for R & R.
From the moment I held you in my arms
You filled my heart with joy
Your soulful eyes, your cheeky smile
My beautiful baby boy
You made me laugh so many times
When I’d look upon your face
Oh how I wish we could turn back time
So we could once more embrace
No more Sparty greeting me at the door
No more searching for toys
No telling me off
There is nothing that I loved more
I loved each night you would lie on my feet
Or lie close by my side
Now I just have emptiness
And tears I cannot hide
I loved it when you stared at me
Knowing I could read your mind
You were so cute so gentle
So loving and so kind
I loved it when you asked me
If you could climb up on the bed
Especially when you cuddled me
We’d snuggle head to head
I loved it when I showered
Then you would follow me upstairs
Chasing, cuddling, teasing
Oh my goodness those hairs
You would lie down by my side
As my hair and make-up I would touch
I miss each and every moment
So very very much!
I miss our lovely walks
Watching you whilst you’d play
You brought so much joy into my heart
Day after day after day!
I bought you a birthday paddling pool
That I hoped you would enjoy
For you, the best present ever
You loved it my baby boy
Your love of water knew no bounds
You loved it from the start
To watch you swim and splash around
Brought much joy to my heart
You were taken from me suddenly
Why I cannot understand
I’m trying to find the answers
I need them in my hand!
Now there is an emptiness
Which no one can ever fill
You were my one and only
And one and only you always will
The house is so quiet and empty now
It’s soul has left here too
Just a shell and empty place it’s not the same without you
You brought such joy and happiness
To everyone we met
You loved it when we went to town
Your swagger I’ll never forget
People loved to pet you
And this I know you loved
I bet your doing the same up there
On that Rainbow Bridge above
I loved the playful things you did
Like stealing my socks and gloves
You’d run and want me to chase you
Those cheeky expressions I loved
I have so many memories
Countless and galore
If only I could turn back time
We’d have so many more
Now your at that Rainbow Bridge
And of this you can be sure
Until I hold you in my loving arms
My hearts forever sore.
Love you My Beautiful Baby Boy ❤️❤️💔💔
Forever in my heart ❤️❤️❤️
Cooper & I found each other under the frosty stars. If I had the choice of a million dogs there would not have been a more perfect one than he, for me. Cooper made me laugh everyday and was everyone’s wee pal. He was loved from his whiskers to the tip of his tail. An independent wee mind, he knew no fear & walked with sunshine in his soul even on the stormiest of days. My boy is sorely missed by many more than me. I’m blessed to have had the privilege of being his mum for 14yrs of sheer love, tennis balls & sticky situations!
In loving memory of my faithful companion Keira what a fantastic dog you were nearly 17 years of happiness and joy you brought me a will never forget you run free baby girl 6/6/03 -26/5/20.
Sadly at 14½ years our very special and beloved Jerry lost his brave struggle and passed. He has left a huge void in our lives but we know he is now at peace. Thanks to him for the wonderful years we had together and thanks to Borders Pet Crematorium for their excellent service at a difficult time.
So sad to say goodbye to our youngest dog, Bridie. She had such a lovely and loving nature that no one guessed how far cancer had ravaged her body.
We so miss her affection, craziness and uniqueness.
So thankful to Mark who made the goodbye so much easier, we will never forget her and will enjoy the for-get-me-nots and very happy memories.
Chris and Nigel
Sometimes when you’re feeling sad, when all you want is me,
I softly sit and gently put my head upon your knee.
Some nights when your heart does ache, worn out by tears you weep,
I quietly lie beside your bed and guard you as you sleep.
Somewhere far beyond this place, a land where all run free,
I’m calmly watching over you, and waiting patiently.
Someday when the time is right, your voice will call to me,
And I’ll come running like the wind,
Someday…wait and see.
Until then Marsha, Troy will look after you ♥
With all our love,
‘Mum’ Elaine, ‘Dad’ Dave, Rhouri, Keiran & Rowan xxxxx
Miss you so much Molly you was only 9 years old and still had loads of time to spend with us but finding out you had cancer was hardest thing to hear and seeing how quickly you went downhill was heartbreaking, knowing that your not in pain anymore helps but will miss you picking pockets for paper money, your meows when you wanted treats, your purring when getting cuddles and lying in our faces when we went to sleep it’s just not the same without you, love you lots an lots have fun over that rainbow bridge will see you again one day your human mummy an daddy xxxxxx
Our beloved Spike was loved by all the Mccraw family members and friends.
The Mccraw Family
We said goodbye to Max our 11 year old lab, on 14th September 2020, he was a rescue dog, who we had for nine & half years. He was a dog with a lot of hangups, but we never gave up on him. Our grand daughter loved him very much. He turned into a lovely natured dog, who was happy to make everyone he met his new best friend and as all labs loved food. We miss him dearly, we can not thank Mark & his team enough for the care given to Max.
Sheena & Barry Bedford
Miffy our darling girl you were taken so suddenly leaving us with a massive hole in our hearts. You were such a strong resilient girl so full of love. Your eyes will now be bright again, your legs strong and back full of life. Sleep tight our special girl.
Love always Master, Mistress, Karen, Bracken and Poppy. Xxx
We lost Brodie very suddenly and unexpectedly a few months ago. Mark was incredibly kind, caring and patient at an immensely tough time and the service he provided was second to none – from the moment we first called him until we brought Brodie home again. His thoughtfulness and attention to detail was very comforting and only reinforced to us that we would never consider going anywhere else at what will always be a difficult time. Thank you Mark, for making such a sad time that little bit easier.
Broxie you stole our hearts from the minute we saw you and were our most faithful companion. You were with us all the time unless we were unable to tag you along. When we could not take you with us you sat in your fav spot and watched out of the window waiting for us coming home. Our memories of San Francisco, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, the eclipse in Oregon, the house in the Hollywood Hills and the transatlantic crossing are but a few of the journeys we shared. You fought so hard to live but it was not to be. You have set off on your final journey without us but we will find you at the Rainbow bridge when the time is right. Run free until we meet again. We love you Broxie Bear.
To our beloved Colonel Oscar;
You were the best friend to Daisy and never failed to guard her or fetch her a toy when she was sad. She’ll grow up knowing how amazing you were!
You were the most loyal companion, when all the other dogs were clowning about. You were always looking back to check we were okay & be by our side. You were the funniest, loudest dreaming dog I’ve ever known! You never failed to make us smile & have the softest ears of any dog I’ve ever met. I hope you’re keeping our family company, grossing them out with your smelly wind & running free on the beach chasing as many sticks as you can.
Run free and rest in peace old man. You’ll never ever be forgotten.
Love Andrew, Cheryl, Daisy, Meg, Ozzie, Henry & Whisper. Xxxxxxxxxxx
To our beautiful angel Brooke thank you for all the memories and amazing years we had together, we love you for ever run free sweetheart xxxxxx
To our wee lad… You stole our hearts from the moment we saw you. You were a wee character with your bolshie attitude and loving nature.
You were by our sides through good times and bad and always seemed to know how to make us smile.
Rest easy our darling boy.
With all our love.
Mum, Dad, James and your favourite human Keithy
My darling Dabs you were with me for 23 years. When the time came for you to leave you were ready to go but I wasn’t ready to lose you. You were the best of cats, always happy and purring constantly. I miss your excited face when you ran to meet me at the door every time I came home. I hope you are happy playing with your sister, Fingers, again and I know Nanny will be spoiling you. Miss and love you always, sweet pea xxx
A lovely caring beautiful service for my beloved beautiful Mr Kai. Our final parting couldn’t have been more special. 27/05/08 – 23/06/20. Fly high big lad over Rainbow Bridge. Miss you forever. XXX
Thank you Mark for giving our beloved Lulu a professional service delivered with gentle care and attention. She brought so many years of joy into our lives and will be remembered with great love.
Lulu, rest your head on a soft fluffy cloud and sleep easy. You will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Alex & Michel.
You were my best friend for nearly 10 years and you left us so suddenly. I will miss our spoons in bed and walks to the woods. Trying to lick my dinner every night but refusing to eat your own. Glen misses you so much but don’t worry, he is keeping us safe from the post man now. I love you Grouse. Peter & Holly.
You were only on this earth for 15 months Holly and still can’t believe you were taken at such a young age but we hope you are playing with your tennis ball with Bramble over rainbow bridge. Look after Bramble, Holly. RIP.
To lose you so suddenly has been so hard, your wee face brightened my every day. Whenever I felt stressed or upset you gave me unconditional love and support – I miss you so much. My heart & home are empty without you but I know you had to go. Love you always xx
Such a beautiful and dealt with love and care to my little girl Sasha
Bailey you were my best wee guy, you brought me so much joy and to everyone who knew you. I’ll miss sharing a cup of tea with you, playing hide and seek, snuggling up with you in bed and so much more. My steps will be a little bit lonelier without you by my side but you will always be in mine and everyone’s hearts. We love you Bailey come back and visit.
You were loved and will be missed so much. Always remembered never forgotten.
Love your mum Nikki xxx
Thank you for your professional and thoughtful help
Losing Jonty has been a very sad experience knowing he was looked after with compassion and care has helped deal with our loss of an amazing Horse .
Can’t thank Mark and everyone at Borders Pet Cremation for looking after Jess when she passed.
Losing a childhood pet is never easy, but knowing she was well looked after was comforting.
Hope you are up there lying in the sunshine and all the milk you can get Rest easy my girl.
Thank you so much for the caring way you treated our beloved Ned and ourselves recently. You got it just right. Thank you also for the Christmas keepsake which we will treasure.
Jim & Fiona
We lost our much loved collie this year after a very short illness. Sadly she deteriorated rapidly on a Saturday and we had to call the out of hours service. We were so comforted by Mark’s compassion and help – we were given time and help to allow us to say goodbye to Chloe and this devastatingly sad time was made just a bit more bearable by the care and support shown to us. Thank you so much Mark for all you did for us…….
My gorgeous Rocky Balboa may you rest in peace , you are finally back home with the family resting with your big brother . The pain will never go away but I am finding comfort with you being home . Sleep tight until we meet again , gutted to have only had four years with you but those four years were the best . You & Bob need to look after each other now . Good night son love you always 😘
I just wish to say thank you for the lovely xmas keepsake for barney. I was very impressed with your very tender case of barney when he came to the end of his life. I wish you a very merry xmas and all the best for 2020
Rags our dear friend and companion, 17 1/2 years young, you fought a brave battle to the end, we love you 💕💕
John & Lesley
Thank you Mark and team for the excellent service you provided after I lost my beloved dog, Gambler. It made a very difficult time much easier to cope with. The whole process was expertly handled and with respect and dignity for Gambler and myself. I wish your service had been available when I lost my previous dogs as it certainly helped the healing process. Thank you once again.
We had to say goodbye to our Jake more commonly know as the lad in September at the age of 14 and a half yrs , we still miss you the lad but at least your reunited with your moo (the lass) and Neville. You were such a gentle boy and brought us so much joy over the years. I can’t thank Mark enough for the way he looked after our lad and for the lovely extra touches, he treated him with dignity and compassion and nothing was to much trouble
Barney was by my side for 16 long years and part of the family he will be missed so much in the end he was failing and is now over the rainbow bridge
Thank you for taking care of barney.
My stunning little Bella ❤️ Our house has never been the same since we had to say goodbye. We forever wait for your little meow during the night when we move and your bouncy presence when we walk through the door 🥰. Sleep tight mummy’s little co-pilot !
Our Benny tragically lost his life on 26/08/19, far too soon. He had such character that bought so much laughter, comfort, love and affection. Life is Not going to be the same with out his cheeky face greeting me when i walk through the door, he has left a Benny size hole in our lives. Little dog big personality.
Thank you to Mark, and everyone else who reassured me during Bennys cremation. You all made the awful time that little more bearable. R.I.P Benny, always my fur baby xxx
Sadly Maple grew her wings and left us on Saturday 3rd August. Maple was our first family pet, she was the baby of the family, our best friend. We were privileged to have her 11years, Maple leaving us has been the hardest and the most emotional we have all been. She touched everyone’s heart. Mark was excellent, can’t thank him enough on how professional and sympathetic he was with our loss. He took great care of her, until it was time for her final journey back home where she belongs.
Thank you for everything Mark
Sharon & Jaydee
Run free over the rainbow Skye 💕 love & miss you every day in our hearts forever 💕
After 15 years, we said our goodbyes to Milly on 2nd July. Thank you Mark for your compassionate, sensitive, personal service. The memory bear has been a great source of comfort to us, in particular the children.
My best friend, will be greatly missed.
My Lab Cross Kai passed at the ripe old age of 18, we had 17 very happy years with our girl and its so strange her not being here now after being with us so long. Thanks to all at Pets at Peace for all you did. Im pleased i brought her to you guys. Well done
The time came for our little Glen to leave us and that was very difficult. Thank you for taking care of him with respect and in a dignified manner, it made everything more bearable. We will never forget him, he was such a character. Thank you once again.
On the 9th of April our much loved boy Bowzer sadly grew his wings and taken from us, he has left so much heartache but was his time, thank you to mark that bowzer was given the best send off anyone would have wanted for there much loved pet, will always be in our hearts miss you always