A very short walk in the baking heat, 10 minutes mostly in shade, followed by an indoor picnic in the community hall. Kennel brothers Barry and Ben came along to say hello and enjoyed all the treats. Hugest of thanks to Pat for the food, and to all who braved the heat, and for all your donations.
It is with regret that due to the hot weather we have decided to cancel our attendance at the Blue Cross open day. The event itself is still going ahead, we wish then every success but as always the welfare of our dogs must come first. We will however go ahead with the Stutton / Alton Water picnic because we have hired the hall so the dogs don’t need to be outside. We can each take a view on the day regarding actually walking.
Well, I have to admit that this update on Daddy, now known as Paddy, bought a tear to my eye. Paddy went home last Monday, and his new owners say: Our major concern when choosing another greyhound was that we have 3 small terrier type dogs already and we didn’t want them to be upset by a newcomer. After looking on the Dillymore website we thought that Jack might be the one, as he was small. We brought our dogs along with us and Sue introduced Jack, a delightful dog, but much too bouncy for my dogs, one of which is nearly 16 years old. Sue and Avril both thought that Daddy would be more suitable. He totally ignored my dogs and when he did sniff Rosie, who is tiny, she growled at him and he immediately backed off. We had another visit the following day and this time walked the dogs together and then let them loose in the run. Daddy behaved perfectly. The photographs show how devoted Paddy has become to our dogs, and little Rosie snuggled up to him. We could not be more delighted with him and are so grateful to Sue for her excellent advice and for finding us the perfect dog.
Due to a change in circumstances and health issues of his owner, we need to find a new home for Russo. He’s a nine year old, relaxed boy who is used to walking beside a wheelchair, never pulls on his lead and is fabulous with children. We would prefer him to go straight into a new home rather than back to our already full kennels. Can anybody help?
We are very pleased to be able to say that Greaves is settling brilliantly into his new home. He has a new greyhound friend called Major to help him adjust (and in turn he’s helping Major who lost his old greyhound friend recently), and his new family report that he is a wonderful, laid back boy.
Thank you very much to all those who helped in finding him a home through sharing his story, and huge thanks to his new family for travelling to meet him and then pick him up. Be happy, Greaves!
Yesterday we posted that Scarlet was available for homing. Well, this is her today – she is now known as Meadow, has gone home with the lovely Wilf and his family, and is already making herself very much at home. Her new owner tells us that both dogs are currently sound asleep having enjoyed a race in the paddock and wagged themselves out!
New volunteer Barbara is going to be helping us with training some of our greyhounds that need a little extra help to find their forever homes. Today she worked with Bosch while Avril worked with Blink. Then we treated all the greyhounds for worms and fleas – they didn’t mind at all, they all got sausages. Thank you Barbara!