Good news … Derek went home on Sunday, and today it was Lulu’s turn! Derek is now known as Rory, has enjoyed his walks, decided that he prefers the rug to his large dog bed, and played with his toys at 4am this morning before going back to sleep. Lulu is settling in well already. Be happy, with love from us all!
A very happy morning at kennels, with Monty and Ella going home, and Denozo reserved. Monty chose a toy to take home with him and proudly carried it to the car with him. We think this lovely character is going to be a lot of fun! Ella is going home with Chilli (who went home last year). This photo was taken at the Hollesley walk last week where she took everything in her stride Be happy, lovely girl, and see you soon at Grundisburgh.
Thank you Kevin for leading us around a muddy walk from Hollesley, and for the 23 intrepid greyhounds (along with two companion dogs) for ignoring the weather forecast for a mostly dry walk! Matty joined us from kennels and enjoyed meeting new friends and funny-shaped dogs. Thanks also to all at the Shepherd and Dog for your hospitality after the walk – under new ownership from today, we wish you every success.
We have four new greyhounds to introduce – Harry Brindle, Jerry and his sister Mindy. Sadly, Bosch was returned after failing to get on with the resident Westie so we’re hoping to find another home for him quickly. We would also have been introducing you to Pebbles, but she found a home before we even had time to add her to the website, be happy sweetheart!
A very short walk in the baking heat, 10 minutes mostly in shade, followed by an indoor picnic in the community hall. Kennel brothers Barry and Ben came along to say hello and enjoyed all the treats. Hugest of thanks to Pat for the food, and to all who braved the heat, and for all your donations.
It is with regret that due to the hot weather we have decided to cancel our attendance at the Blue Cross open day. The event itself is still going ahead, we wish then every success but as always the welfare of our dogs must come first. We will however go ahead with the Stutton / Alton Water picnic because we have hired the hall so the dogs don’t need to be outside. We can each take a view on the day regarding actually walking.
Well, I have to admit that this update on Daddy, now known as Paddy, bought a tear to my eye. Paddy went home last Monday, and his new owners say: Our major concern when choosing another greyhound was that we have 3 small terrier type dogs already and we didn’t want them to be upset by a newcomer. After looking on the Dillymore website we thought that Jack might be the one, as he was small. We brought our dogs along with us and Sue introduced Jack, a delightful dog, but much too bouncy for my dogs, one of which is nearly 16 years old. Sue and Avril both thought that Daddy would be more suitable. He totally ignored my dogs and when he did sniff Rosie, who is tiny, she growled at him and he immediately backed off. We had another visit the following day and this time walked the dogs together and then let them loose in the run. Daddy behaved perfectly. The photographs show how devoted Paddy has become to our dogs, and little Rosie snuggled up to him. We could not be more delighted with him and are so grateful to Sue for her excellent advice and for finding us the perfect dog.
Due to a change in circumstances and health issues of his owner, we need to find a new home for Russo. He’s a nine year old, relaxed boy who is used to walking beside a wheelchair, never pulls on his lead and is fabulous with children. We would prefer him to go straight into a new home rather than back to our already full kennels. Can anybody help?