Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together… – Author Unknown
IRISH CHAMPION FLIXTONIA SARGEANT PEPPER
18/10/99 – 5/11/2007
Irish & Dutch Champion
Lady Madonna At Flixtonia
26/05/97 – 13/07/09
FLIXTONIA HONKY TONK WOMAN
Passed Away 13/08/2010
FLIXTONIA LOVELY RITA
18/10/1999 – 10/08/2013
FLIXTONIA MARTHA MY DEAR
18/10/1999 – 25/07/2016
In her younger days
Dutch / Polish / Irish / French and World Champion ‘Flixtonia Lady Jane’.
19/12/2003 – 24/11/2017
FLIXTONIA IT’S ALL OVER NOW (MAVIS)
22/05/2015 – 09/05/2019
Scarlett was the daughter of Top Winning Hamilton, Multi Champion FLIXTONIA LADY JANE, and Sister to Dutch Champion ‘FLIXTONIA ROSE OF ENGLAND’but hated travelling with a passion. Due to this we did not put her through the trauma of travelling to shows and so she became a ‘couch surfer’, enjoying all the comforts of home.
Scarlett (FLIXTONIA LADY IN RED) was a most remarkable dog, instinctively retrieving balls, tuggies etc, from a very young age. She was never taught to do this but would retrieve objects to your feet and so was great fun to play with.
She was the mother to two litters of puppies and was an incredible loving, gentle and caring Mother.
She was the most gentle & loving Hamilton and all our other hounds loved her, as she did them. I don’t think I ever heard her bark once, not even if someone came to the door. If Covid had not reached our shores Scarlett was destined to become a PAT (PETS AS THERAPY) dog but alas that never came about.
After she passed away one of our young dogs, GRETA, who spent much time in the house with her, was so, so sad that she would not eat and just kept staring at the empty basket Scarlett loved so much.
R.I.P our wonderful, kind girl