Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Grey and proud

Makes me proud to be a greyhound when I see stories like this one in the Birmingham Mail about a greyhound called Chicken who is brightening the lives of older folk in a care home.

No-one knows why he's called Chicken apparently, but like me he looked very sad as he waited in kennels at the Blue Cross animal adoption centre in Bromsgrove for a new home.

But now that he's out and about he's a happy chap and making others smile too.

Home manager Margaret Hook told the Birmingham Mail that his presence is highly therapeutic for the 60 residents.

"He will just sit there and they make a fuss over him and they love it. Some of the residents remember their own pets and they start talking about their lives. It helps bring them out of themselves."

The Girl Of The House is having a lovely birthday and asked me to say thank you for all your kind wishes. She would send you all some cake if she could but perhaps you can enjoy it virtually instead. I'll just get the Man Of The House to cut you a slice........


Benny and Lily said...

What a happee story. Happee Birthday girl of the house.
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Girl of the house. Great story/

Two Greyhound Town said...

What a wonderful story! Happy Birthday Girl of the House!

houndstooth said...

Does he go home with someone and then come to the nursing home during the day? He sure is a handsome hound!

Happy Birthday, GOTH!


Anonymous said...

Awww...Chicken is not a chicken at all, is he? What a Most Wonderful job he has.

That cake looks just pawsitively luscious. Can I have a piece with extra frosting?

Wiggles & Wags,

Tucker said...

Chicken is a lovely boy! Wish he had a name more fitting his demeanor, but who cares what he's called, I guess. What a sweetheart!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Happy Birthday to the Girl of the House! The cake looks delicious! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Wyatt said...

Happy Birthday, Girl of Grey Manor!! That was a nice story of 'Chicken'.


Sue said...

Bet you all enjoyed that cake. Glad the GOTH is having such a fab birthday.

Way to go Chicken! We need to shout out about how fabby Greys are.