I first met Joyce when she asked me to clip her Springer Spaniel, Wiggi. Wiggi sadly died in her sleep several years ago, just as Joyce sadly did last month.

Joyce was an inspiration to all of us at Grande Daze. She never complained about the pain of her arthritis and adopted a disabled dog from us, Amie. No one could have understood the dog better than Joyce and, partly because of her disabilities, they became great friends. Soon after, Roger, Joyce’s husband, adopted Rolo from us to make the family complete.

We were all very shocked and sad to hear of the passing of Joyce but happy that she left for Rainbow Bridge peacefully, without the trauma of a long stay in hospital. We will never be able to put into words how grateful we are that Joyce left wishes for donations in her memory to be made to us.

We want to take this opportunity to thank all the people that have given, above all our best wishes go to the family, especially Roger, Amie and Rolo, who we will continue to keep in contact with.

Due to the donations given, Grande Daze is now able to commence work on our hydrotherapy pool to aid dogs with a wide variety of health issues, which we know Joyce would approve of.

Joyce: a big thank you