RIP Kane

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.

Donations

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.

Simon

We have news of recently homed Simon.  He has changed his name to Edgar ( how very grand) and is settling in well.  He lives with two Terriers and some horses.  His new family say he is a great yard dog, he thinks he is a Terrier and they love him too bits.  Lovely outcome for this super young man.


Simon (Edgar) in the tack room with the Terriers.

Simon (Edgar) with some of his Christmas presents.

 

Lordie

Lordie

13.06.08 – 13.10.17

Our loyal and loving friend, you were always by our side.

We miss you so very much. You hold a special place in our hearts forever, our beautiful boy..

We received this lovely tribute to Lordie from his devoted family yesterday.  We think this pretty much sums up how we all feel when we loose our much loved hounds.  Run free dear Lordie with all our hounds that have gone before you.

New Year’s Day Walk, Stutton

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.

Kennel dogs Ennis, Socks and Bertie enjoyed the walk and behaved very well. Here’s to finding homes for all the greyhounds in our care, and many more, in 2018.

Liver cake recipe

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
3 eggs
½ pint milk (or water)

Method:

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.

A Good Start

It is looking like we may have a good start to 2018.  Dazz will be going home on Tuesday and Jackson goes home on Wednesday.  We had visitors to kennels this morning and Enzo and Woody have both been reserved pending successful home checks.  More visitors tomorrow so lets keep our fingers crossed that some more of our lovely hounds will be chosen.