Saturday, 5 February 2011

Helping hand for the hounds

Morning everyone.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend with your friends and family.

The Lady Of The House met a great lady called Dawn in the course of covering that court case we mentioned last time.

Dawn runs a living with pet bereavement forum and is also a huge greyhound lover (what great taste she has!) and recently ran an online auction to raise money for the RoyalHeart Greyhound Rescue in Scotland.

So I thought I'd give their website a big shout-out today - and NOT just because they have a very handsome greyhound who looks a lot like me and my friend Bunny on the header of it. Although you will see that they have.

RoyalHeart is run by Rachel Anderson and Eddie Cassie.

Their work, and their website, is dedicated to Hero, a greyhound that Rachel and Eddie fostered and then adopted who died suddenly in 2009. He is the greyhound pictured in the website header.

They have included a lovely quote about Hero on their website: ''Our Golden Ray Of Sunshine Has Gone Behind A Cloud, But Not For Long, He Shines On In Our Hearts''.

Anyway, the online auction will hopefully have raised £600 when all the money is in - and much to the Lady Of The House's surprise we did actually win a few items which are being posted down to us. I'll let you know when they arrive as the LOTH is keeping it as a surprise from me what we have won!!

Now for the Saturday Pet Blog Hop.

We are again taking part in this Saturday's Pet Blog Hop, hosted by Life With Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume.  If you'd like to join in and make new friends, please follow your three hosts, add your blog to the Linky and copy and paste the html code into your html editor.  Thanks again to our hosts for putting on the hop! If you follow a new blog after finding them in the blog hop - please let them know that you found them on the Saturday Pet Blog Hop.


Carrie, with Tanner and Oliver said...

With a Greyhound Track in my town, we have an over-abundance of retired Greyhounds. It's sad, but the rescues do a good job of finding fosters and doing plenty of public relations. Still, it's not enough. Nice post; keep up the good work.

houndstooth said...

That Eddie was one good looking hound! Of course, the fact that he looks like you and me doesn't hurt his case any. ;) I am so glad that his memory lives on in such a great way! Greyhound people are the best!


Mr. Pip said...

Hi Winnie! Thanks for the website link, sounds like a wonderful resource and way to honor Hero.

Your pal, Pip

P.S.: Hope you had a chance to see the big race. I won't give anything away, but it was pretty exciting!

Sue said...

Thanks for the link. Hope they raise loads of money.

Doreen said...

Hi Winnie! We wanted to stop by and say, "HI!"

Doreen, Kiko, Millie and Riley
Doggies and Stuff blog

Art and Sew Forth said...

Hero was a beautiful dog! What a wonderful way to remember his love and life. I hope they far exceed what they set out to make!

Bobby said...


scotsmad said...

We love to hear of people helping animals. That was an awesome amount......especially when you change it into Australian Dollars!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Cooper and Lola said...

We are finding out that greyhound rescues are a huge success. Love our grey hound friends.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Winnie, that's a beautiful post. Thanks for the link..we will check it out!! Love, Debbie and Holly

Chloe said...

Hi hope they raise lots of $$

I have always wanted a greyhound, i currently have a RSPCA greyhound/border collie cross, that is my constant companion everywhere i go

I used to rescue racehhorses and retrain them into show horses and sell them on, so can imagine what the greyhouns industry is like. too sad sometimes

this year though i took on a couple of wild horses that i adopted straight from the wild. Many of these horses end up killed if there is no enough adopters, they are wonderful horses

please check out my blog too

road-dog-tales said...

Yay to you and the LOTH for helping to raise money for such a worthy charity! Hmmm, wonder what you won? A fashionable collar perhaps???

The Road Dogs