Billy and Cairns

Remember best friends Billy and Cairns? They were sadly brought to us after their owner died and following a fantastic response to our appeal for a home for them the boys went briefly to a new home. The new owner said they were perfect, clean in the house, loving, gentle, not fazed by other dogs of any size and both walked beautifully on their leads. However after their owner returned to work the boys didn’t cope well with being left for more than a couple of hours. In light of this we are now looking for a home for them where their new family are around most of the day and are happy to work with them to build up the amount of time they are able to be left. We must stress the boys were not badly behaved when left, just stressed. This pair really are fabulous dogs and we long to find the perfect home for them together, we will never separate them.

Bonnie

o say we are devastated to have to post this tribute doesn’t come close. Our hearts go out to Sharon and Mike. To loose both of their beloved dogs within 7 weeks is truly heart breaking. Here is their tribute to their beautiful Bonnie.

We are deeply saddened to report that yesterday we had to have our dear sweet Bonnie put to sleep. 4 years ago we chose this tatty little girl to join Storm in our home. Bonnie had half a tail, half an ear missing and had just had a litter of pups of which she had a total of 34!! She loved everyone and never lost her maternal instinct always so gentle, reassuring and encouraging with her canine friends. She eventually lost all her teeth, but adapted well adding to her huge personality, just the sweetest soul. But sadly our beautiful Bonnie was diagnosed with bone cancer after going lame this week, she will run free now with Storm, who we lost 7 weeks ago, and all their friends❤ Thurlesbeg Bound 10-11-2008 to 23-04-2020

Dear sweet Bonnie what a fabulous ambassador for your beautiful breed you were. As well as Storm and your friends we hope your little daughter Kat who was sadly taken in January walks beside you now.
Bless your pure and sweet soul, sleep tight sweetheart xxx

Farley Totti

Unfortunately today’s post is a sad one,
We have learned of the passing of Farley Totti at the age of 12. Totti as we called him at kennels was affectionately known as Tommy when he went to his forever home.
His owner paid tribute to him saying Tommy was a wonderful dog, not a moments trouble and was quite simply her whole world. Our thoughts are very much with her.
Thank you to Tommy’s racing owner who has sent us a photo of him in his prime. Tommy made the final of the prestigious Puppy Derby and a video of that race can be found on our Facebook page.
Rest well dear Tommy, much love xx

Annual Quiz Postponed

After much consideration being given to the worsening situation regarding the Corona Virus it is with regret we have postponed the quiz until later in the year, hopefully September or October.

Mistley Walk

Our Greyhounds are a hardy bunch, undeterred by the wind and the rain around 40 of them joined in our walk today. Kennel dogs Taylor (Bramble Taylor), Whizz (Whizzy Devil), Harry Brown (Knockhard Spring) and Boysie (Itsurboy) came along and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Many thanks to Mistley Place Park cafe for your hospitality.

Dog Loose

URGENT! A black male Greyhound new to the area has slipped it’s collar and is loose in Barton Mills IP28 near the roundabout. Sketchy details at the moment but if spotted please call 07966691068. Thank you.

Update This afternoon he has been spotted near the picnic area close to MacDonalds in Barton Mills. Not yet caught but thankfully still alive!

Update Dog found safe and sound and his owner is on his way to collect him.

Our 2019 Christmas Appeal

Please could you help to fill Bert and Rupert’s Santa Sacks? These two lovely boys would like nothing more than another shot at home life this Christmas but time is running out and so the next best thing on their wish list would be some lovely treats to share with their friends. They would be so grateful. Treats of all kinds from Sardines in oil to Gravy Bones would be very welcome. Thank you.

Bert sporting the Tartan and kennel mate Rupert are our 2019 Christmas Appeal Boys

Woodbridge Street Fare

A few photos from a soggy Woodbridge Christmas Fair. Kennel boys Fizz (orange muzzle) and Exile (white muzzle) came along and behaved so well – it was crowded with humans and other breeds of dogs, and they didn’t put a foot wrong. Thanks to everybody who came to say hello and for the donations.