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Hi everybody (sorry it's a long one) haven't had tome to write one for such a long time, but felt I needed to keep you all up-to-date with all our goings on.
Where to start? Umm, in the middle I think. We have four greyhounds and pups, 12 weeks old, just come out of a barn where they have lived for 12 weeks, poor little mites. We have eight 8-week-old pups coming on Friday and one 6-week-old girlie and little Toby, male lurcher pup... so puppies all round!
Poor Primrose... I honestly could do serious time for the w***** who did this, I have never understood why people neglect and ill treat their animals and I never will, but so help me if I could have 5 minutes with Primrose's idiot owner...trust me, they would know what I think of animal cruelty.
Primrose is sweet, loving and totally trusting considering what she's been through. She has had a terrible injury to her front right leg and shoulder, she has sarcoptic mage, worms and was riddled with fleas. Her nature is so soft and unassuming, she was found as a stray and ended up in a grotty pound where her life was to be taken from her by a stranger and a needle on the eight day. Lucky for Primrose she had a guardian angel called Kirsty who phoned us and prayed for a space (overdramatic storytelling? No - only the truth!).
We answered both Kirsty and Primrose's prayers and took her in. What a beautiful, pretty, very special little girl she is. Having a major operation on Wednesday this week where our vet is having to amputate both leg and shoulder. Keep your fingers crossed and send good thoughts to her.
Many thanks and much love to all our foster homes who have worked tirelessly throughout the last manic six months. I can't name you all, but thank you and big up Becky and her family who drove to Lancashire to get a pup, then a couple of days later drove to Wales to collect a greyhound and a lurcher, and if that wasn't enough she then agreed to take two pups in as an emergency!
I know you've heard me say this before, but please, if you have any money you can afford to give, please give. If you can't, it's okay. We do understand money troubles, but perhaps you could collect bedding, quilts or some food (dry or tinned).
Congrats and thank you to Laura from Glos who has Little Miss Sparkly. She has been fundraising and constantly coming up with brainwaves on how to raise more money. After all, without the money we would be in dire straits and I'd be severely overdrawn.
Have you seen Song and Felix? Very gorgeous dogs. Can't believe we've still got them!
Oh, by the way, we also have kennel cough in two foster homes. I'm one of them and I'm thinking of renaming my house The Seal Sanctuary as my lot sound like a pack of seals when they're all coughing! If you normally donate money to seal charities maybe you could redirect it our way? The whole house smells like TCP and the shelves are stocked with honey and lemon!
Dogs are coming in left, right and centre and Sophie is working constantly to update the website and Facebook and Linda and myself are answering the phones as much as we can. Place spare a thought for us and bear with us.
Finally, a warning: Please, please keep up-to-date with your annual vaccinations/boosters. There has been a huge increase in Parvo across the country. Vets are reporting record numbers of cases and it's a horrible, fatal illness. For the sake of a simple and relatively inexpensive injection, when your pets life is at stake, there really is no choice.
PS. Have you had a look at our shop recently, we have loads of lurcher related goodies - perfect for birthday pressies and all profits help the dogs in our care.