Many thanks to the organisers of the Hadleigh Market for allowing us to hold a meet and greet session today and to all those who stopped to chat to us and make donations. Homed hounds Troy, Spring and Roy came along to support kennel dog Noah and to act as fine ambassadors for the rest of their friends waiting back at kennels for their forever families.
Many thanks to all at Tesco Martlesham for making us so very welcome when we visited the store today for our meet and greet session. Thanks also to their customers for their generous donations of £251.90.
Kennel dogs Keith, Max, Lofty and Missy were our ambassadors for the day and did an outstanding job.
Tesco Manager Cheryl with Max
Just to let you all know we have a wide selection of coats available for sale at kennels. With spring fast approaching we have lined rain macs and fleece jackets available in various sizes and colours at £15 each. We also have an unlined version of the macs(not shown) at £10 each. For those that think it’s still a bit chilly to be stripping off we have Blizzard coats at £18 each, again in various colours and sizes. If you would like any of the above please call us and arrange to meet us at kennels on a Saturday morning between 10.30 and 12.30. Alternatively if you know what size and colour you require let us know and we will bring it along to our next walk.
Throughout the month of January, the Ipswich branch of Waitrose has kindly chosen our branch to be part of their Green Token Community Matters Scheme. So if you are shopping in Waitrose please support us by putting your tokens in the box. Thank you.
Waitrose is also donating a hamper for the raffle at our upcoming quiz night.
Many thanks to all that have donated money throughout 2017 either by Virgin Giving, Direct Debit, Cheques or cash in our buckets. It is all very much appreciated. Your donations have among other things bought new pyjamas, special treats, extra kennel spaces and warm winter coats. It has also helped pay for training sessions for the very small minority of our hounds who may have found life outside of racing just a little daunting or new owners who may need help with basic training. We are eternally grateful to Keyna Mullany of Freston Dog Training for her assistance with this.
We are blessed with such loyal and generous supporters whether you donate time, money, items for tombola and raffle prizes, duvets, special treats etc or by making cakes and dog treats. Thank you all so much.
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.
Many thanks to the team at Tesco Highwoods, Colchester for welcoming us to their store on Friday and Saturday for two meet and greet sessions, to their generous customers for the fabulous donations totaling almost £380 and to everybody that took the time to stop and speak to our lovely hounds Warrior, Keith, Ennis, Blaze, Benny and Diva. Thanks also to Roy and Spring, two of our lovely homed hounds who also lent a paw.
To see photos from this event please visit our Facebook page
We will be holding meet and greet sessions on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September at Tesco, Highwoods, Colchester CO4 9ED. from 10am to 4pm Do stop and say hello if you are in the area.
We are sad to announce the passing of Max. His owners Siggi and Adrian hosted several walks for us from Ye Olde Bell and Steel Yard Woodbridge and The Ship at Blaxhall. Max lived to a ripe old age of 13 years and 10 months. Our thoughts are with Adrian and Siggi and we hope they are comforted by the many lovely memories they have of him.
In memory of Max they have generously donated £230. We are so grateful and thank them very much.
Here is Max cuddled up with Flossie above and just looking handsome below.
You might notice some changes to the website. In line with national re-branding of the Retired Greyhound Trust to the Greyhound Trust, we are now known as Greyhound Trust Suffolk. Rest assured, behind the scenes we are the same people working for the same outcomes – to provide bright futures and loving homes for greyhounds.