At Whispering Willow, we understand the joy that comes from sharing your life with a pet because we've always had them in our lives. We also understand the terrible grief associated with losing a pet, and the importance of treasured memories of happy times together.

First things first – we’re friends and we both adore animals! Between us over the years we’ve owned, fostered or cared for countless animals – dogs, cats, fish, chickens, horses, goats, rabbits, sheep, guinea pigs – and even the occasional wallaby or penguin.

Inevitably, many of those beloved animals have passed away and we’ve suffered the grief of that loss, whether they were with us for a short time or a lifetime. So, if you’re one of those people who loves your pet as much as you love your human family – we get it!

We wanted a way to be reminded of the happy times and the wonderful experiences we’ve shared with our animals. We like the idea of having our pets ‘close to us’, as well as having the option to have their ‘cremains’ (ashes) in an urn on a shelf, or scattering some some ashes in their favourite place, or having to visit their grave. We wanted choices – which is why we’ve created Whispering Willow.

We hope you enjoy the pics dotted around the website of some of the animals that we’ve been fortunate to have in our lives over the years, as well as the current Whispering Willow “crew” who keep us company and distract us with their antics while we work.