With Christmas fast approaching, it’s easy to get carried away with the romantic idea of everybody having a happy, companionable time with family and friends. And it’s easy to forget about the many people for whom Christmas is a tough time, when it’s impossible to forget family and friends who are no longer here. So please take a moment now to think about your social circle: do you know anyone who would appreciate a thoughtful gesture on your part because they might not be feeling the best right now?
Colliers, a family-run firm, have the challenging task of helping people through grief every day. They do this exceptionally well: at BrayVet, we have lost friends and family members in recent years, and the Colliers team have provided sensitive, reliable and professional service in every case. They are obliging and helpful in other ways too, offering our staff the use of their car park when our building project meant that our own car park was out of action in 2013. Their business is a local landmark: we often find ourselves telling new clients who want directions over the phone: “Yes, we are opposite Colliers“.
Back in 1948, Evelyn Waugh wrote about funeral services for pets in his satirical novel, The Loved One, but they have never caught on in a formal sense. Most people have their own impromptu ceremonies when they bury pets’ bodies or scatter their ashes. But one day, who knows? Perhaps Colliers will offer some sort of service for much loved pets? One thing is for sure: it that were to happen, they’d do it very well indeed.