Henham Steam Rally

All of the homeless hounds had a trip out again this weekend. We went to the Henham Steam Rally.  We were helped by our new volunteers.  Welcome to the team Craig, Julie, Mathew, Hannah, Tony, Di, Chris and John.  The hounds were thoroughly spoiled by the lovely couple in the stand next door with bags full of lovely treats.  Thank you.

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Moody

Fingers crossed everybody for our long term resident Moody.  He has visitors on Friday morning. Moody has waited all year for somebody to ask to meet him. Good luck Moody.

Update 24/9/16  Sadly it was not to be Moody’s day.  Moody had another viewer today but again he didn’t show the real Moody we all know and love.  Maybe he is just a bit shy when he goes for a walk around the grounds with new people? One of us might have to go with him for moral support next time.  We do hope he gets the chance he so richly deserves.
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John’s Birthday Party

Wow! What generous supporters we have. This afternoon the retired dogs have been to John Walton’s fiftieth birthday party / fete. John asked his guests for donations to Greyhound Homer instead of presents for himself. What a lovely gesture. We all had a great time. Thank you so much John for inviting us.

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Tattingstone and Bentley Fetes

We a busy weekend this weekend. Over the two days all of our kennel dogs available for homing had a day out. On Saturday Joker, Dexter, Betty and Jacob went to the Tattingstone fete and on Sunday Claire, Moody, Rocky and Davey went to the Bentley fete and fun dog show. Claire came 3rd in the prettiest bitch. Our thanks go to Julie who kindly offered to judge the show for us and the organisers of both fetes for inviting us and for the hard work they put in to making the fetes a success.

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Mumbas Vieri (Baz)

Mumbas Vieri (Baz).
It is with heavy hearts that we have to tell you Baz died yesterday after contracting a severe gastric infection.
Baz was a loyal and affectionate boy who had been a great comfort to his family following a sudden bereavement. His time in a loving family home was short, he only went home in May but the joy he brought to his family’s lives and the love he gave them during their darkest hours will surely live in their hearts forever. Our thoughts are with them.
Run free at the bridge dear Baz and sleep soundly in the arms of those who have gone before you.

 

Micheal

Happy news for Micheal, he was reserved this morning.  Well to be more precise Micheal chose his new owner!   Micheal is such a friendly cuddle monster, he makes you love him. He will be going home shortly once we have completed his home check.

Clacton Food and Drink Festival

We have had lovely weekend at the Clacton Food and Drink Festival. Kennel dogs Micheal and Davey joined us on Saturday and on Sunday it was Betty and Moody’s turn. They all had a great time. Davey was fascinated by the sea, Micheal thought other breeds of dogs were great, Betty fell head over heels in love with Moody and as for Moody well he just loved his Burger and a cup of tea. All were little super stars and lapped up all the fuss and attention.

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Laura finds love

Good news!  Laura met Bruno the German shepherd cross yesterday and they got on famously, she went all silly, bowing down in front of him and really showing off her charms.  She will be going to live with him once his home has been checked and he is back from his holidays. So pleased for this sweet little girl.
Update 01/9/16 Laura had a play date with Bruno yesterday while we carried out a home check.  She had a lovely time and is looking forward to going home with Bruno soon.

 

Stutton walk and picnic

aIMG_8430 (2) (Large)What a fantastic afternoon! It was lovely to see 63 greyhound and five other breeds for a fantastic walk at Stutton. Kennel dogs Joker and Jenny had a marvellous afternoon out – and Jenny has been reserved!
Many thanks to organiser Avril and those who made tea and coffee. Many thanks to Carol and Steve for the lovely cakes too. All the greyhounds say thank you to Avril for their delicious sandwiches!

Thanks to all who came along and enjoyed a a marvellous afternoon.

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Dark Victory (Vic) March 2012 to August 2016

It is with great sadness that we have to tell you lovely Vic died suddenly on Saturday.
Vic only found his forever home in March but what a happy home that was.  He was absolutely adored not just by his family but by all who knew him.  The children in the village where he lived used to call him the ‘Gentle Giant’ His exploits were shared on Facebook by his family and he had followers all over the world. He will be sadly missed by all, especially his family.  Our hearts go out to them.
Run free dear Vic and when you sleep, sleep tight with those legs in the air.xx
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