A Memorial Walk for Shadow

Last week we lost Shadow, our beautiful Collie, to cancer. She was 15 and such a beloved family dog.

My daughter and I are planning a walk in her memory around Mersea Island near Colchester. We were going to do it anyway and then thought it would be nice to do a bit of a fundraiser whilst we were at it.

Having done a bit of research, we discovered a small charity called Valgrays Border Collie and Animal Rescue Centre. Please Sponsor us – these guys do a brilliant job.

Thanks if you’ve taken the time to read this – you can read about our walk and our chosen charity by following the link here:-


Shadow full pic

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Stand still. The trees ahead and the bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you,
If you leave it you may come back again, saying Here.

No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.

David Wagoner.