Sunday, 3 April 2011
Fair thee well
It was a very windy day so the first challenge was for the LOTH to make the Retired Greyhound Trust banner she'd been lent stay firmly attached to the wall outside our village hall.
I didn't help because at this stage I was strolling along from our house with the Man Of The House.
As you can see, thanks to lots of string she eventually succeeded.
The format for the fair was that the LOTH and Alyson had invited five craftspeople along to sell their wares and alongside that we were doing a tombola, a bric-a-brac stall and collecting donations instead of charging admission and THAT was the money that was going to the RGT.
It was my first meet and greet so I was a bit nervous, but the MOTH had brought me a familiar furry blanket that I lie on at home and I was soon happily saying hello to people as they arrived.
But the MOTH told me that we were ALL there to show people what great pets greyhounds make - and I should stop being so unfriendly.
And when we got home and counted up the money the bric-a-brac, tombola and donations had made £178 - which the LOTH was very pleased about. We're planning to make it up to £200 - one way or another - this week before we send it off to the RGT.
Thanks for all your encouragement before I did my meet-and-greet. It did help to know you were rooting for me. Huge thanks also the the stallholders who supported us and to friends Dawn and Dom - we couldn't have done it without you.
To make the weekend even more special I was the week's featured blogger on Pet Blogs United which is so lovely and exciting and has introduced me to some new friends already.
Pet Blogs United already - do stop by and say hi. They do a wonderful job of creating links between pet bloggers and highlighting good causes.