Our National Greyhound Day event was spent at the Monks Eleigh Fete. We took kennel dog Lofty along in the hope of finding him a home, he has waited such a long time.
Volunteer Terry who was ably assisted by Davey (Millwards Davey) gave an interesting and informative talk in the show ring about the history of the Greyhound while our volunteers and supporters paraded their hounds.
Monks Eleigh fete and dog show 1st June IP7 7JL
This is a fete we will be attending but will not have a stall. If you would like to come along we would be very pleased to see you because Volunteer Terry will be giving a presentation on greyhounds and we have been asked to parade our greyhounds in the show ring so the more the merrier.
The fete starts at 1pm and finishes at 5pm. Terry will be presenting and the hounds will be paraded at approx. 4.15
We have had a fabulous two days at the Suffolk show with lots of our homed hounds either volunteering or coming along to visit us. Kennel dogs Freddie, Jodie, Jill, Cookie, Tudor, Max, Dart and Missy are all hoping they wowed the show visitors enough to bag themselves a forever home.
We are so full of pride for our kennel boys this weekend we are fit to burst! We took 6 of them to the Hadleigh show and they were amazing. So well behaved. For most of them it was their first public event, nothing fazed them and they were so eager to meet people and have a fuss. Well done Nemo, Cookie, Freddie, Lordy, Lofty and Jet.
Thanks also to our homed hounds and their families for coming along to visit us.
We have a busy weekend ahead!
Friday 18th we are holding a meet and Greet Session at Tesco Copdaock between 0.930 and 17.30. If you are shopping please stop and say hello to our kennel dogs.
SaturdayMay 19th Hadleigh Show
Holbecks Park, Hadleigh IP7 5DP
Weather permitting (if not too hot) we will be taking as many kennel dogs as we can
Sunday 20th we will be joining Greyhound Walks. Details below.
Sudbury Water Meadows. 20th May 2018. 11am. Please note we will be joining Greyhound Walks for this walk and as per their policy it will be for sight hounds only.
Location: The Mill Hotel, Walnut Tree Lane, Sudbury, CO10 1BD
Meeting Point: In Front Of The Mill Hotel
Parking & Charges: Free
Access: No Access For Buggies or Wheelchairs
Facilities: Yes at the Hotel
Point of Contact: Joe Nicholls – 07790939286
We hope to have some kennel dogs joining us.
We had a successful morning at the boot sale this morning. We were ably assisted by kennel dogs Jose and Toby and homed dogs Massey, Davey, Dan and Spring. Thanks to Brian and Gill for donating the items for sale and to everybody who helped on the stall, visited us or made donations.
You can see photos from this event on our Facebook page.
Yesterday was day two of the Suffolk Show for us and our wonderful hounds. Blimey it was hot! We decided to take them home by 14.30 as it was too tiring and uncomfortable for them. However they had a great time while they were there, enjoying hot dogs and ice creams. They were even featured on the Lesley Dolphin show on Radio Suffolk.
For more photos of their day out please visit our Facebook page.
Yunny enjoying his Ice Cream.
Yunny front stage on the Radio Suffolk stand. Nassau and volunteer dog Gracie took the sensible option and went back stage where it was cooler.
Thanks to all who stopped by the Greyhound Homer stand at the Suffolk Show today, and to all our lovely volunteer greyhounds and humans. Three kennel dogs, Boycie, Heather and Oscar, were great ambassadors for all their friends in kennels. See our facebook page for many more photos. If you’re at the Suffolk Show tomorrow, be sure to say hello at stand White 892.
Thank you to the R.S.P.C.A Martlesham for inviting us to take part in their fun day today. We took along Mundo, Nassau and Yunny. It was the first social event they had attended. Well what little Superstars they were. Yunny wanted to be at the front of the stand from the off and barely stopped greeting people all day, Nassau was very laid back and enjoyed lots of fuss. Poor Mundo had a terrible experience when he first arrived. He was shouted at by 2 dogs. Well that sent him diving for cover beneath Volunteer Sue’s skirt! However after a cuddle behind the stand and a spell on Sue’s lap he soon regained his confidence and enjoyed the rest of the day.
We were visited by several of our homed hounds and they did a fantastic job, helping out on the stand by promoting their fellow hounds that are still waiting to be chosen.
To see more photos of our little stars please visit our Facebook page.
Kennel dogs Pearl, Boycie, Trigger and Arthur had a day out at the Hadleigh Show today. With the exception of Arthur they were a little overwhelmed to start with as it was the first time they had been to a social event but they soon settled and had a nice time.
We were visited by friends old and new. We even had a Royal visitor. No not one of the Windsors, it was Cree Royal who went home yesterday. What a little superstar he proved to be! His tail barely stopped wagging. He will be a fantastic ambassador for his greyhound friends still waiting for their forever home.
The tombola proved to be a very popular addition to our stand. Well done to Angie for organising that, to Mathew, Hannah and Julie for manning it and many thanks to those who donated prizes.
For an album of photos from today’s show please visit our Facebook page.
Boycie makes friends.