Red Rabba
(1981 to 2009)

Red_Rabba

Nobility without pride
Friendship without envy
Grace laced with muscle
     and strength by gentleness confined      

He serves without servility
He has fought without enmity
There is nothing so powerful
Nothing less violent
Nothing so quick
Nothing so patient

All our history is his industry
We are his heirs
He our inheritance

(Lines From "The Horse" by Ronald Duncan)

Ben Rabba x Constanza
Lifelong friend to Mavis Petrie; Bred by Mrs.Beatrice Paine

And to the dogs,
"In life our firmest friends, First to welcome, foremost to defend". Mark Twain.


Bess 30/09/1997 ~ 2/05/2010

Polly 30/09/1997 ~ 31/05/2011


Animals In My Life

I would like to pay tribute to animals who have shared their lives with me over the years and who are no longer with us. I can truthfully say that my happiest moments have been spent with animals ~ and with people who regard them as I do. The saddest times of my life have been when they died but in spite of that I would not have missed a moment with any of them, any more than I could ever contemplate life now without those who are still here with me.

This section is for me really, but if you would like to take a trip down memory lane with me, please be my guest.

Ink
2007 ~ 19/12/16
Boxer
1996 ~ 15/12/16
Chestnut
1982 ~ 5/9/2016
Buttons
1994? ~ 2/8/2016
Sindy
1980 ~ 6/7/2016
Barbara Cat
2006 ~ 6/7/2016
Murphy
1986 ~ 4/4/2016
Amber
? ~ 23/1/2016
Kouros
? ~ 2/1/2016
Buckskin
1984 ~ 10/8/2015
Drewcilla
1995? ~ 25/5/15
Steve the Pig
2008 ~ 18/5/2015
Shannon
1979 ~ 2015
Tosca
1981 ~ 2015
Islay
1985 ~ 2014
Cara
1991 ~ 2014
Star
1993 ~ 2014
Tabitha
1983 ~ 2013
Toffee
1978? ~ 2013
Basil
1978 ~ 2013
Sohriah
1983 ~ 2013
Buttercup
1995 ~ 2012
Kean
1995 ~ 2012
Nyah
1998 ~ 2012
Goblin
1989 ~ 2012
Correnza
1984 ~ 2011
Cobweb
1981 ~ 2011
Welsh Molly
1979 ~ 2011
Dinkie
1984? ~ 2010
Sam
1980 ~ 2010
Zorah
1980 ~ 2010
Texas
1981 ~ 2010
Harry
1980? ~ 2010
Black Sandy
1977 ~ 2010
Apache
1983 ~ 2009
Red Rabba
1981 ~ 2009
Stroller
1979 ~ 2009
Dumpy
1980 ~ 2009
Kirsty
1979 ~ 2008
Orchid
1980 ~ 2008
Suzie
1978 ~ 2008
Coleen's Rocky
1982 ~ 2008
Moustachio
1990 ~ 2008
Tango
1972 ~ 2007
Sala
1977 ~ 2007
Jack
1977 ~ 2007
Kea
1982 ~ 2007
Pilot
? ~ 2007
Folly
1973 ~ 2007
Sovereign
1978 ~ 2006
Freya
1981 ~ 2006
Duke
1974? ~ 2005
Santos
1972 ~ 2004
Kenneth
1979 ~ 2003
Danny
1970 ~ 2002
Cookie
1970 ~ 2002
Daisy
1983 ~2001
Geisha
1983 ~2001
Flurry
1983 ~2001
Delus
1983 ~2001
Spanker
1975 ~ 2000


Also remembered with love and respect:

Horses and ponies

Kalada died 6th July 1983, Society Girl died June 1990, Bracken died 1st April 1992, Justin 9th September 1993,Danny Boy 9th September 1993, Alex June 1994, Dotty July 1994, Prince October 1994,Mandy November 1994, Hudson January 1995, Sally June 1996, Sandy June 1997, Rosie June 1997, Willow November 1997, Gossimer March 1999, and Livery horses Mary, Seta, Nicholas, Dylan, Romany, Orbit, Sarah, Phoebe, Sharamac, Hannah, Fergil, Mackenzie and Basil.

Dogs

Bess (Poodle cross)30/9/77 ~ 2nd May 2010, Polly (Poodle cross) 30/9/77 ~ 31st May 2011, Barney (Poodle)1994 ~ lost or stolen 1997, Suzie (Springer) 1982 ~ 1996, Joe (Poodle) 1985 ~ 9th September 1993, Pollywog (Collie cross) 1974 ~ 1989, Zen (Collie) 1972 ~ 1986, Kelpie (Cairn) 1970 ~ 1985, Silkie (Beagle) 1966 ~ 1984.




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