December 20, 2020

The very special Christmas tree which remembers lost pets

By haziqbinarif


Dog walkers visiting a Gloucestershire beauty spot are once again remembering their much loved pets by leaving messages and poems on a special Christmas tree.

Bird food and other treats for local wildlife are also used to decorate the tree which stands high above the Stroud Valleys.

The tradition of the Rodborough Common Christmas tree was thought to have started when someone left a dog lead on one of the branches more than a decade ago and it has now become an annual event.

This year, dog walkers and their pets have been once again visiting the tree to remember their animals who have passed over the rainbow bridge.

Moving messages have been put on the tree about loyal companions who will not be forgotten. The Christmas tree is also the source of donations for Teckels animal shelter in Whitminster.

This year anyone wishing to donate pet food can put it in the plastic box at the foot of the tree where it is collected daily.





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