A very soggy walk

Well, you can’t win them all … we lost the weather lottery for this month’s walk at Stutton (Alton Water). We didn’t count properly but we think around 35 greyhounds braved the elements and atrocious weather forecast. Thanks to Avril for leading the walk and making sandwiches for the greyhounds and to all those who donated cakes and made tea.
Well done to kennel boys Jet and Casey who both behaved immaculately – really friendly boys who walked very well and took their sandwiches very gently indeed.
See our facebook album for more photos.

Suffolk Dog Day cancelled

For anybody planning to attend this year’s Suffolk Dog Day, on Sunday (29th July), the organisers have taken the very sensible decision to cancel it for this year due to concerns about ongoing high temperatures. Thank you to all concerned for putting our beloved dogs’ safety first and foremost. Here’s their message posted on social media:

“Dear Woofers, some really sad news about Suffolk Dog Day 2018. I’m afraid due to considerable concerns for everyone’s safety in these prolonged hot and dry conditions we have reached the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s event. This is the first time this has ever happened. We know you will understand that we always put you and your dogs safety first as we have today. Finally, just two things from us. Please please can you help us spread the word about this sad news and please do come and join us at Helmingham Hall next year for the best, biggest and safest Suffolk Dog Day ever. Thank you everyone and we look forward to seeing you and your gorgeous dogs very soon.”

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.