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29 NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2020 SPOTLIGHT Support Your Local Community ADVERTISIN­G FEATURE A very personal memorial marker Dogs might start feeling Just as we have all been doing our bit to help one another through the pandemic, Funeral Notices continues to work closely with your local Funeral Directors to support them in any way we can as they continue to provide safe, profession­al funeral services. separation anxiety Unfortunat­ely, there are still rules in place restrictin­g the number of people allowed to attend funerals. as owners go back to work To support Funeral Directors, please do not attend a funeral unless you have been invited to do so by the next of kin or the Funeral Director. Where a request to line the streets for a funeral has been made, please remember to social distance to help keep one another safe. When you have lost someone close, a memorial headstone can provide an important point of focus for you. For more informatio­n on restrictio­ns still in place in your local area, or for informatio­n on whether it is possible to attend a funeral, your local Funeral Director is the best person to contact. Little moments of calm remembranc­e will be important as you process your feelings, and a headstone is a place where you and others can reflect on happy memories. Selecting the right choice for your loved one can sometimes seem like a difficult task, but your local funeral director at Co-op Funeralcar­e can guide you through your options, working with experience­d stonemason­s to ensure that your tribute is as you want it to be. The team can also advise on caring for new and existing headstones to help you look after and maintain them. Graeme Hall, better known as TV’s The Dogfather, talks to about his new podcast and discusses the effects lockdown may have had on our four-legged friends MArion McMullen If you are unable to attend a funeral but wish to make a donation, light a candle, add photos and leave tributes in memory free of charge, please visit funeral-notices.co.uk and search for the name of the notice you would like. What can you tell us about your new podcast Talking Dogs? but they do come through it. You’ve worked with more than 5,000 dogs and have helped a lot of celebrity owners. Any memorable moments? We understand how important these notices are to you and we will continue to bring you every local notice with all the latest amendments found online at funeral-notices.co.uk I HOPE it will answer a lot of concerns from people and help a lot of people all at once. Since the TV shows, I had lots and lots of enquiries from owners wanting help with their pets. There’s just one of me and I could never reply to everyone, but the podcast is great. I can look at what people have sent in and work on answers to their problems. A lot of them are quite common – pulling on a lead, barking all the time, aggressive behaviour. Once the podcasts go out they are there for a long time. With the “new normal” as well, it’s a terrible cliché, but people have been working from home and dogs have been popping up in the background on Zoom or barking. Dogs might start feeling separation anxiety as well now as people start to return to offices and work. Dogs are clever and they do pick up on body language. You can go out for a walk, come back and make a cup of tea and then sit at the desk and open the laptop and the dog looks at the laptop and goes ‘Ok, I’ll go for a nap.’ DENISE VAN OUTEN and her partner Eddie appeared on Celebrity Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly and wanted help with French Bulldog Tilly. Tilly would get out and run off and there was a busy road outside and we knew we had to fix this. They kind of knew that they had spoiled her quite badly, and as soon as I walked into the house there was an oil painting of the French Bulldog dressed as a princess. Denise was absolutely lovely over it and knew there was a problem, and that is what we have to do but there was a moment in the TV show when I just burst out laughing on camera. Look after each other Headstone options There is a vast amount of choice available when selecting a memorial stone for your loved one, including the type of stone, the lettering and the colour. You may want a photo plaque or other design to be included, and the shape of the stone itself can vary, from a traditiona­l memorial to a more unique design. ● COLIN LESLIE, Passed away at home on 21st July, after a long illness bravely borne. Husband to Jeanne and loving father to Catherine, Jackie, Gillian, David and the late Stephen. Proud grandad to six and great-grandad to three. He will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Funeral to take place 6th August at St Peters Church, Frimley (Current restrictio­ns apply). Family flowers only but if desired donations can be made to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice c/o Noble Funeral Service Ltd 191 Mytchett Rd GU16 6AZ (Tel: 01252 541422) PETER JAMES, of Aldershot peacefully passed away on Sunday 19th July 2020. Funeral to be held at Aldershot Crematoriu­m on Monday 17th August 2020 at 2.15pm. Due to the pandemic, only family to attend the service. No flowers but donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. SYBIL (HUNNISETT), Passed away peacefully on July 12th at her home in Worthing. Much loved mother of Shelley and Craig. Will be sadly missed by family and old friends. Many may remember her cycling to Waitrose in the 70s/80s. SIDNEY, 20-7-1938 - 17-7-2020 Passed away peacefully at home with his loving family around him. Funeral on Friday 31st July at 11:30 at Redan Road Cemetery. Donations to Cancer Research via www.holmesfune­rals.com. Family flowers only. He will be sadly missed by all. BLACK - WINDEBANK - pulled on the lead like you wouldn’t believe. Lily could pull the 9.30am train to Euston in the morning. When I first got her from the rehoming place I took her to some common land and thought ‘let’s pop out and I’ll walk her around on a lead for a bit’. I stopped and tried to close the tailgate and she nearly pulled my arm off. But I’m happy to report all is fine now. ● Caring for a headstone Co-op Funeralcar­e can help to regild, repaint or relead an existing memorial, and can add new inscriptio­ns. You can also easily clean a headstone using a soft sponge, clean water and nothing more than mild soap. Remember to remove organic material, like flowers, as some porous stones can absorb colour and dirt. There may be local restrictio­ns in place regarding the type of headstone you choose. To find out more visit ● ● JACKSON - ● What are your plans for the future? You’re known as The Dogfather. When did you get your first dog? I’M writing a book and I can’t wait to get shooting the new series of Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly again. When filming, you have the TV crew and the dog owners and it is all about how we can do this in a safe way. I’ve worked with dogs from Jersey to Aberdeensh­ire and I want to stroke every dog I see, but I can’t do that now. You have to think about even picking up a lead and handing it back to the owner. It might mean using two leads. But I’m lucky. I live in the Cotswolds now. I walk out my door and I’m in the countrysid­e within minutes. MUM and dad both worked when I was growing up and had the view it was too much to have a dog and they didn’t have the time – as a lot of families find. Then, when I was older, I was too busy myself and I only got my first dog in my 40s. I had two Rotties – Axel and Gordon. I went from no dogs to two juvenile Rottweiler­s. That’s why I started dog training. I threw myself into it and my hobby is now my work. Sadly Axel and Gordon are gone now, but I have Lily, who is a lovely Labrador Boxer Cross. coop. co.uk/funeralcar­e/headstones Lots of people now have lockdown puppies. What can they expect? VAUGHAN - (LAUGHS) Dogs go through a teenage stage and a lot of people who bought a puppy at the start of lockdown will soon be discoverin­g that. They might have been really good as a puppy, but at five or six months old they will notice a change. All the good things they have been doing, their dog suddenly goes ‘nah, not doing that any more’. You say sit and it is ‘I don’t think so’. They are just rebellious and you just have to stick to your guns. It’s a phase they go though, Saying goodbye is never easy, but we can guide you through all the options available. See coop.co.uk/funeralcar­e Is Lily the best-trained dog in the world? Talking Dogs with Graeme Hall, right, is available from Monday on Spotify, Acast, Apple Podcasts, and all major podcast platforms. ■ (LAUGHS) Lily was rehomed and I’ve known lots of dogs who pull on the lead, but she PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­r.com +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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