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Monday, 7 March 2011

Homer gives us a mention

Homer is the official newsletter of the Retired Greyhound Trust - and how excited was I when the latest copy dropped on our doormat this morning and I found out that I was their Page 4 girl.

Well, I was ON page 4 anyway.

They'd given me - and this blog - a mention in return for the used stamps I've been helping the Lady Of The House collect. I have written about the appeal for stamps before, but you can read more here on the RGT website if you want to catch up.

Huge thanks to Alyson, Eileen and everyone else who has been helping me collect my stamps. I have another bag-full nearly ready to go now.

A very nice lady called Janette wrote on the wall of my Facebook page a couple of days ago that she'd seen me in Homer magazine - but I didn't know what she meant at that stage.

What a nice surprise!

The newsletter also says what a tough 12 months it has been in the UK for so many people - and that the RGT has been no exception.

More than 4,200 lovely homes for retired dogs were found in 2010 through this one greyhound charity - but they need more help to continue their great work.

I was shocked to see that the RGT's annual veterinary bill alone is more than half a million pounds!!

The newsletter also talks about model Twiggy's support for RGT which I blogged about last month.

If you are in the UK and able to help the RGT fundraise through collecting used stamps - or loose change - or anything you can contact them through their website or by ringing 0844 826 8424.

16 comments:

Bobby said...

Well done Winnie for all the stamps and the help you are giving and well done for the article.
Keep up the good work it is such a good cause.
Licks Bobby.

Benny and Lily said...

Good job Winnie. We will check out the newsletter
Benny & Lily

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

That seems to me to be an awesome number of Greyhounds that have been found forever homes by just one Greyhound charity! And only in one year! Here in New Zealand Greyhounds As Pets has just put their 600th Greyhound into it's forever home and that's in 5 years I think.

It's wonderful that people are realising what great pets Greyhounds make and I commend RGT for the work they do and everyone who helps find these gorgeous hounds their forever homes.

And congratulations to you too, Winnie, for being a page 4 girl:)

Sue said...

Well done on getting your photo in Homer. Not had our copy yet.

scotsmad said...

Page 4 girl, wow! We hope lots of people in the UK see your blog and send in donations.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Mr. Pip said...

You are famous!!!

Your pal, Pip

Brenda said...

Fame and fortune Winnie, wow! (well, fame anyway :) This sounds like a great thing to do. We're proud of you.

Kristine said...

Thanks for doing so much to help out, Winnie. You and the LOTH deserve every bit of credit you can get for doing so much for a great cause. Thanks for spreading the word!

Sarge said...

Hey Winnie,
Wow, you are famous and we are proud of you, to
be mentioned in the Homer article, you go girl.
Great cause and you are a good supporter! You do have the stamp of approval from all of us.
Grr and a cheering Woof,
Sarge Cop

houndstooth said...

You deserve a mention for sure! I saw that another famous fellow had recently been promoting the RGT, too! It's amazing that the vet bills can get so high, but they sure add up quickly. Our group takes in a lot of broken leg dogs and that really racks up the bills. I'm so glad that there are groups willing to take in and help Greyhounds, though!

Bunny

curator said...

You're famous and rightfully so! I feel humbled whrn I think of all the good people working so hard for dogs.

bbes tribe said...

Not only are you beautiful but FAMOUS!!! YOu go girl!!Maybe next time you can be on page 1 or 2...
Our M & D love Greyhounds. Wonderful # of rescues!!!
Woofs & Wags
Ernie,Sasha,Chica,Lucas

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Great job Winnie!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

How furry cool, great job!

road-dog-tales said...

That's awesome Winnie! Kudos to you for all you're doing! We think it's totally fitting that Twiggy is a champion for retired greyhounds - you grey ladies look like super models! Good luck to RGT!

The Road Dogs

Elizabeth said...

We just read about you on PBU's Featured Blogger post. What a great story! We're so happy to have so many nice blog friends, too!
Elizabeth and her Cardigan crew