POSTED ON December 21st, 2018

The loss of our friends.


For those of you that have read our blog about our four legged staff members at Nanny Brow you will already know all about Myffy and Josh our two border collies. Many of our guests have spent many a happy time playing fetch with Myffy and watching the antics the two of them got up to all in the name of entertaining our guests.

They have brought so much happiness and joy to me and Pete, our immediate family our extended family staff members and all that came to Nanny Brow. So it is with great sadness that I write this blog.

Myffy lost her long struggle with arthritis in her front quarters and nerve damage in her hind quarters after spending her life chasing after anything some one was happy to throw for her in November. We never stopped her doing this as it made her so happy and her happiness was the most important thing to us all. The team at Nanny Brow were all terribly upset but took solace in the fact that she is no longer in pain.


Although it was strange not having her around, she had spent nearly all of her life here at Nanny Brow we were pleased to have our  bouncy young Josh to keep us all company.

We were all amazed and touched at the many messages on social media, by email and in cards from our guests recalling all the happy times they had spent with Myffy.

I don’t think any of us had realised what an influence she had on Josh how she kept him out of harm, mischief and safe. We certainly never expected to loose both dogs with in a month of each other. Tragically we lost Josh on 11th December just a few weeks before his 5th birthday.


I have always been so proud of the team here at Nanny Brow not just for the people they are and their dedication but also for the sense of “family”that exudes from them.  This was never more apparent than on the 11th.   Elliot asked to leave college early missing an assignment so he could be with me. Milly stayed on after shift, our gardeners Peter and Joe came over, Brendan our newest team member was on shift and stayed and the others called us with their love and support.

Elliot and Milly came with me to the vets and we all cuddled Josh until he passed away  it was incredible sad and hard for us all but at least he was with those he loved until the end.


We all decided not to bury them in the pets grave yard on the land at Nanny Brow but to scatter their ashes together on their favourite walk in the New Year.



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