Huge thanks to Sharon and Mike for leading a gorgeously sunny September walk with 43 dogs (40 greyhounds we think!). Thanks to all who came along – it was especially lovely to see so many of our recently homed greyhounds enjoying their retirement. Kennel dog Claire had a lovely day out and behaved very well too.
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We have now counted all of the money kindly donated by John Wolton and his family and friends. John opted for money for the greyhounds in lieu of presents on the occasion of his 50th birthday. The total amount raised was an amazing £410.68. A big thank you to John and his family and friends.
We are grateful to all of our supporters for their contributions whether they be monetary donations, cake making, time giving, arranging events for us or attending our walks and shows to help us promote greyhounds. We couldn’t do what we do without you. Thank you all very much indeed.
Good news for sweet little Betty today. She has been reserved and as long as our home check is successful she will be going to live with a very handsome Lurcher. That will be great for Betty because she loves the boys!
All of the homeless hounds had a trip out again this weekend. We went to the Henham Steam Rally. We were helped by our new volunteers. Welcome to the team Craig, Julie, Mathew, Hannah, Tony, Di, Chris and John. The hounds were thoroughly spoiled by the lovely couple in the stand next door with bags full of lovely treats. Thank you.
Fingers crossed everybody for our long term resident Moody. He has visitors on Friday morning. Moody has waited all year for somebody to ask to meet him. Good luck Moody.
Update 24/9/16 Sadly it was not to be Moody’s day. Moody had another viewer today but again he didn’t show the real Moody we all know and love. Maybe he is just a bit shy when he goes for a walk around the grounds with new people? One of us might have to go with him for moral support next time. We do hope he gets the chance he so richly deserves.
Wow! What generous supporters we have. This afternoon the retired dogs have been to John Walton’s fiftieth birthday party / fete. John asked his guests for donations to Greyhound Homer instead of presents for himself. What a lovely gesture. We all had a great time. Thank you so much John for inviting us.
We a busy weekend this weekend. Over the two days all of our kennel dogs available for homing had a day out. On Saturday Joker, Dexter, Betty and Jacob went to the Tattingstone fete and on Sunday Claire, Moody, Rocky and Davey went to the Bentley fete and fun dog show. Claire came 3rd in the prettiest bitch. Our thanks go to Julie who kindly offered to judge the show for us and the organisers of both fetes for inviting us and for the hard work they put in to making the fetes a success.
Mumbas Vieri (Baz).
It is with heavy hearts that we have to tell you Baz died yesterday after contracting a severe gastric infection.
Baz was a loyal and affectionate boy who had been a great comfort to his family following a sudden bereavement. His time in a loving family home was short, he only went home in May but the joy he brought to his family’s lives and the love he gave them during their darkest hours will surely live in their hearts forever. Our thoughts are with them.
Run free at the bridge dear Baz and sleep soundly in the arms of those who have gone before you.
Happy news for Micheal, he was reserved this morning. Well to be more precise Micheal chose his new owner! Micheal is such a friendly cuddle monster, he makes you love him. He will be going home shortly once we have completed his home check.
We have had lovely weekend at the Clacton Food and Drink Festival. Kennel dogs Micheal and Davey joined us on Saturday and on Sunday it was Betty and Moody’s turn. They all had a great time. Davey was fascinated by the sea, Micheal thought other breeds of dogs were great, Betty fell head over heels in love with Moody and as for Moody well he just loved his Burger and a cup of tea. All were little super stars and lapped up all the fuss and attention.
Davey and Micheal
Betty and Moody