Monks Eleigh Fete

Just a quick reminder we will be at the Monks Eleigh fete on Saturday, Recreation Ground, Church Hill, Monks Eleigh IP7 7JL. The classes for the Dog Show are as follows:-

• Handsomest dog

• Prettiest bitch

• Best Six Legs

• Waggiest tail

• Best rescue dog

• Doggy Derby

The fete runs from 1pm until 5pm

Other attractions include:-

• Donkey Rides

• Children’s Tent

• Bar and BBQ

• Afternoon teas

• Traditional fete games

• Vintage cars

• Face Painting

Lots of other stalls including fabulous afternoon tea with homemade cake.

Children’s activities area and competition.

Bric a Brac, Plants and the famous Preloved Clothes tent.

Greyhound Trust, French’s Care Haven, Cinnamon Trust, SeeDee Pets.

Sudbury Walk

Despite the dreadful weather forecast for today we were so pleased to welcome 14 Greyhounds, 3 Lurchers and their humans on our May walk in Sudbury.

The walk route altered to avoid the flooded meadows but the weather was kind until the end of the walk.

Thank you to Terry for leading the walk and taking the photos.

Mummy Cuddles

We just love this photo of Dodger (Brown Eyed Boy) having cuddles with his Mum which is his favourite thing to do after his evening walk. Bless him we are not sure who is smiling the most!

Jono and Armani

Just loving these photos of Armani (oh Armani) and Jono (Romeo Top Gun). Especially the one where Jono decides to surround himself with almost the entire contents of the toy box! As Sue says why I have one toy when you can have 20.

Jono has settled so well with Sue and Armani it’s as if he has always been there. Just what we like to hear.

Sleep Tight Roswell

We have sad news to report . A couple of weeks ago we learned that Roswell had nasal cancer.

Sadly the outcome wasn’t good and dear Roswell (Phoenix Roswell) has sadly passed away.

We had this sad but lovely message from his heartbroken family.

“Just to let you know, Roswell passed away yesterday afternoon, peacefully, at home, with myself and my son. He brought such light and love to our lives and will be deeply missed. He was a dignified and sensitive soul to the very end. He made such a positive difference to our lives.”

Sleep tight Roswell you really were the sweetest soul xx

Dodger Has A Friend

Dodger (Brown Eyed Boy) has some exciting news. He has a new friend and house mate, Buster.

Dodger has been in his home for nearly 3 months now and has settled in beautifully.

Thank you to Dodgers family for the update, we love to see photos of our homed hounds.

Dodger and Buster hope to join us on one of our monthly walks as soon as Buster has settled in.

Swift Keith

It really is with the heaviest of hearts that we have to post the news that Keith (Swift Keith) has crossed the bridge. Keith celebrated his 12th birthday in February of this year.

Keith was such a popular character, loved by not just his family but all who knew him.  He was a bit of a celebrity in the village where he lived, stopping to say hello to all the neighbours.

His family have paid a wonderful tribute to him saying what a loving soul he was, a bit cheeky at times but loving nothing more than being with them, especially out in the garden watching them toil away whilst taking it easy snoozing on the lawn!  They say it was a privilege to have had him in their lives and he has left a huge hole in their hearts.
We thank them for the wonderful home they gave Keith. 

Keith was also a bit of a celebrity when he was at kennels. After winning the East Anglian Derby he rather thought he was the King of the kennels.  He could often be seen roaming off lead around the grounds with his owner and trainer. More often than not though he would find his way to the kitchen where he knew kennel cook Linda would always find him something delicious to eat

Rest easy Keith you were an absolute legend, you will be missed by many and remembered always.xx

Happy Retirement Sue

The walk on Sunday was rather a special one as it marked the last walk for Sue as our Lead Volunteer. Sue is retiring on 1st May.

Sue started homing Greyhounds and sometimes Lurchers (When she was with Suffolk Greyhound and Lurcher Support Group) way back in 2007. Sue took a short break from volunteering for the Trust but has been the Lead Volunteer since rejoining Greyhound Trust Suffolk in 2016. Her dedication to the cause has been outstanding.

On behalf of all those precious hounds Sue has helped to home over the years we the Volunteers would like to say a massive thank you.

We also thank you for your friendship, organisational skills and expert knowledge. You steered the ship through some of the most challenging times.

Have a well earned rest Sue. We know you won’t be a stranger and we look forward to seeing you on our walks. xx

Good Luck Billy

Good luck to Billy (Sehnsa jet) who went off to his forever home today. Such a little sweetie who even though he will be missed at kennels we were so pleased to see him embark on the next stage of his life.

Be happy sweetheart and as always we love to hear how our homed hounds are getting on so do stay in touch.xx

Good Luck Clyde

Good news for Clyde (Turn and Burn). He has gone off to his forever home.

Clyde is going to live with a Lurcher who was so sad after the family’s old Greyhound crossed the bridge.

Clyde’s happy go lucky personality will soon lift everyone’s spirits.

Good luck Clyde, you go with much love from us all xx