Tudor, taken too soon

It with very heavy hearts we have to give the tragic news that Tudor passed away earlier this week, while under anaesthetic as he was being neutered. He was a happy, affectionate and adorable boy, a kennel favourite who had finished racing and had a lovely home waiting for him.

Born in April 2015, Tudor (Tudor Dynasty) spent much of his puppyhood at Dillymore, where he was much loved by all who looked after him. His racing owners kept him at home for a while, and he was raced at kennels close to them where they walked him regularly, and they are devastated by his loss.

Our thoughts are all at Dillymore who cared for him, his racing owners, and with the couple who were waiting to take Tudor home. They have bravely decided to go ahead with their plans to adopt a greyhound, and they will be taking Nemo home in a few weeks.

The vet practice says that Tudor suffered a heart attack while under anaesthetic, that this is an extremely rare occurrence, and in spite of all their best efforts to save him, they couldn’t revive him. All at the vets are heartbroken.

Sleep tight Tudor, we’ll miss your waggy tail and sweet nature, and you won’t be forgotten by anybody who knew you.

Hadleigh Walk

46 greyhounds and 5 companion dogs braved the not so nice April weather for a walk at Hadleigh. Many thanks to all who came along, it was lovely to see you! Kennel dog Chico had a day out from kennels and was a delightful boy.

Needham Lakes

78 greyhounds and around 10 lurchers and companion dogs enjoyed a walk around Needham Lakes. Thanks to Terry for leading the walk, and to everybody for your company and for your kind donations. As always, we are delighted to see so many of the greyhounds we have homed in enjoying life to the full!
Many more photos available on our facebook page.

RIP Kane

A heartbreaking day at kennels – Kane had become lame and showed signs of a bone infection. Earlier today, x-rays revealed the worst possible news, aggressive bone cancer that had caused his hock to disintegrate – there was nothing to be done except free him from his pain.

He hadn’t been with us for very long, but in that time we were charmed by his sweet and affectionate nature. We are so very sad that this friendly boy didn’t find have the chance to find his forever home. Run free, Kane.

New Year’s Day Walk, Stutton

Happy New Year to all our friends and supporters! At least 60 greyhounds and 10 canine companions started the year as we mean to go on by walking from from Stutton to Alton Water, then back for tea and cakes.

Huge thanks to Carol and Steve for supplying cake, and for those who helped serve and clear up. We raised nearly £140 in donations.

Kennel dogs Ennis, Socks and Bertie enjoyed the walk and behaved very well. Here’s to finding homes for all the greyhounds in our care, and many more, in 2018.

Liver cake recipe

I’ve had quite a few requests for the recipe I used for making liver cake on boxing day, so here it is!

Liver cake recipe

500g liver (lambs is less smelly than pig)
450g self-raising flour
3 eggs
½ pint milk (or water)

Method:

This smells a lot, so the trick is to minimise the time that you’re dealing with ingredients.

Preheat oven to 180 C. I use two 7” lined round cake tins, prepared in advance. Open kitchen windows. Close kitchen door to avoid totally stinking out the rest of your house (preferably with your greyhound on the other side of it so not pestering for a taste).

Pulverise the liver in a blender/food processor until really smooth, then some more to be sure. Add the eggs. Put a clothes peg on your nose. Add the flour. When it is well mixed in (which is quite hard work), add the milk/water.

Cook for around 45 mins.

All weight/timings are approximate, it varies depending on how much liver I have. Greyhounds don’t care too much if cake doesn’t rise properly or is a bit lumpy as long as it’s cooked through.

Try to keep greyhound under control until it cools enough to chop. Can be frozen.

Seen here – quantity made with 1.2 kg liver.