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.
A fantastic day for three of our handsome black boys! Peter and Bono went home, and Woody was reserved.
Another eventful morning at kennels! Jenny was reserved and we have five new arrivals … check out Angel, Bono, Dart, Lofty and Tony!
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.
What a fantastic start to the year! Jackson went home on Thursday, and today Woody went home, and Gold, Ennis and Rory Brindle were reserved.
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.
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
½ pint milk (or water)
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.
What a glorious morning for a walk! We lost count a bit but at least 140 greyhounds and 21 other dogs joined us for a walk, mince pies and liver cake.
Kennel dog Dazz enjoyed meeting a load of his friends and behaved admirably (he’ll be appearing on our homeless hounds page soon).
Huge thanks to Annabel for the loan of her beach hut, everybody who cooked sausage rolls and mince pies, made tea/coffee, and Brian for leading the walk.
Thanks also for your generous donations – we raised at least £260 for the care of greyhounds in kennels.
There are plenty more photos on our facebook page. See you all on New Year’s Day at Stutton?
Huge thanks to walk leader Mark and to the warden, Chris, for making today’s walk possible. A crisp, bright day saw 75 greyhounds/lurchers and 6 of their canine friends walk around the nature reserve. Thanks to all the well behaved hounds and owners for your company, we hope you enjoyed as much as we did. You can see more photos on our facebook page.
Kennel dog Keith enjoyed his morning out from kennels – does anybody have room on their sofas for this handsome fella?