Everyone develops a special bond with their pets and this week a lovely lady brought in this fabulous 7kg Koi Carp.

We do look after all kinds of pets and we have received fish before, but this was our first Koi Carp.

The Koi belonged to her late husband who had spent many hours looking after this wonderful fish, which was thought to be at least 20 years old, at their home in Nottingham.

Owner Rita Harbury-Carlisle said: “We thought it was incredibly respectful for the lady to honour her late husband’s pet in this way, his pet obviously had great sentimental value”.

The Koi was laid to rest on our traditional funeral bier in the Rainbow Bridge Marquee.