THE NEWS ARCHIVE 2005..
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12/2005 - Dogs homed Nov-Dec!
LOUIE (Blondies Louie) has been homed
by Leo Cermak. When all her documents are in order she
will be leaving Birmingham and travelling with Leo to
his parents’ house in the Czech Republic.
CELTIC (Celtic Guardian) has now gone
to live happily with Glynis and Terry Chewlow who have
owned Bassett Hounds in the past but have now gone for
a longer legged variety of hound.
ELLIE has been adopted by Dawn Dunckley
and Nigel Hughes. She loves her new life and doesn’t
mind sharing her new owners with 2 cockatiels!.
JORDEN met Vicky and David Furnivall
and they didn’t stand a chance! So all are now
very happy enjoying their new life together.
LILY (Forever Fuschia) is living very
contentedly with the Redhead Family: Teresa and Steven
plus children Connor ( 10yrs) and Zak (3yrs).
PRINCE (Glasha Prince) another greyhound
who is very good withchildren has been homed by Jason
and Paula Relton and their children Christina,Zak ansd
BESS (Brownstown Sugar) is now living
with Betty and Malcolm Knowles, Grandson Callum and
has already met quite a few residents of the care Home
where Betty is warden.
TONY (Compass Tony) proved a great
hit with Jane Sherriff and Matthew Dunn and has settled
in beautifully with them
12/2005 - New Sponsors!
Celtic Guardian sponsored by Bev and
Dave Nicol ( owners of Lindy and Mac). Also Leahs
Charm sponsored by Mr.Mrs Wynne.
10/2005 - Quiz Night
The night at the Walsgrave Hospital Social Club was
also a great success. About 50 of us battled it out
on the quiz front with ‘ TEAM SUTTY’ emerging
strong winners. It was great fun and once again ably
run by Chris and Paul. The supper provided by the club
was excellent and we raised
a total of £158.80.
10/2005 - Ryton Sponsored Walk
This years' walk was a great success. The weather was
kind to us and a lot of owners and dogs turned out.
Sponsorship money raised
so far is a very healthy £456.00.
Many thanks to everyone.
02/10/2005 - Our Greyhounds Homed Since the end of September
LUCY (Bethanlucygold) was snapped up Lucy and
Stuart Jones and their children – 4yr old Bradley
and 2yr old Megan. She has settled in beautifully with
the family. We are so pleased she found such a lovely
home so quickly after we took the decision to split
her and Toby up.
LOLLIPOPS, seen by some as old at 6yrs
was chosen by Helena Rouse (well, Lollipops chose Helena)
and is very happy and loves the grandchildren.. Helena
has wanted to have a dog for a long time but was waiting
for the right circumstances.
VICTOR (Torbal Victor) has been homed
by Trudi and Gary Evans and their children Frankie and
Curtis. Victor has been a bit bossy and has had to be
shown he is last in line. He is about to start his dog
training classes and we wish him well.
OSCAR ( Maxilla Mara). Sadly Lottie
owned by Wendy and Andrew Webb died earlier this year
but they have now given a loving home to Oscar who looks
as if he has been with them for years.
SAFFIE (Brownstown Plea or Sophie as
we called her) has a new name as well as new home with
the Stevens family and their greyhound GUINESS. As a
young greyhound Saffie has put a new spring in 10yr
old Guiness’ step and they are devoted to each
SUKI ( Silk Castle) is now living very
happily with Pat Fisher. After a few hours she seemed
to have been there for ever and is much admired by all
the neighbours. Let’s hope she attracts more potential
owners from Pats’ neighbourhood.
HECTOR ( Knockaun Hector) sometimes
a bit shy with new people promptly decided that Margaret
and Brian Smith were going to adopt him. He loves their
grandchildren Emily and Katie as much as they love him
and really enjoys the girls grooming him.
JACQUI (Try Again Jacqui) another one
who can be a bit stand offish also made her own selection
and chose Diane, Dave, Leanne and Katrina Ancell as
her new family and is showing them how very loving and
affectionate greyhounds can be.
BOBBY ( Confident Bullet) has passed
the test in the Ridgway household with the two cats.
He is now settled with Mary and Gary, Honey their other
greyhound and the two ( very bossy) cats. Sadly, Dancer
their other greyhound died in September after a short
illness at 11yrs old.
ALTOGETHER AN EXCELLENT
MONTH – KEEP SPREADING THE WORD (AND BUSINESS
CARDS) WHEN YOU ARE OUT WITH YOUR GREYHOUNDS! IT’S
THE GREYHOUNDS THEMSELVES WHO ARE OUR BEST ADVERTISING.
10/2005 - Sponsorships
This year we are very grateful to Sarah Oakley for sponsoring
TOBY & LUCY, Karen Webster for BILL, and Jo Beckett
and family for sponsoring SOPHIE. Sponsorship helps
us considerably and allows us to supply the walking
out coat free of charge to the new owners as well as
covering the cost of the lead, collar and muzzle.
02/10/2005 - Our Greyhounds Homed Since August
(Compass Charlie) was an instant hit with Don
and Madge Walker. Well, to be precise, they were an
instant hit with him! There was no way he was goin to
let them off the hook and he is now living with them
and enjoying his walks and meeting other dogs. A classic
case of the 'dog choosing it's new owners'!
SCOOBY (Princethorpe Star) met Janis
and Phil Stamp who fell in love with his lively personality
and once again, of all of the greyhounds they met here,
he made it quite clear they were his new owners. He
lives on a farm estate now so has lots of lovely places
to go walking.
LOLLY (Slahany Jewel) big and very
beautiful but a bit shy and cautious soon caught the
eye of those old hands at home the Taylor family. While
their greyhound Floys was here on his holiday he met
a few bitches and definitely took a shine to Lolly.
Fortunately the feeling was mutual and when she met
the family she showed straight away that these were
the people she could trust and live happily with.
BILL (Java Champ) also did the choosing
and has settled in very quickly to his new home with
Melissa, Jay, 9yr old Montal and 5yr old Darcy. They
bought all his grooming equipment when they adopted
him but he'd been stroked so much on his weekend visit
with the family that his coat was gleeming like never
before. Bill went home a few times before his actual
adoption - it is vital that a family with young children
are absolutely confident about having a dog in the house
and that their children also understand how to behave
around a dog.
22/08/2005 - More Dogs to Happy Homes
are pleased to announce the homing of these four greyhounds:
JILL (Blondies Jill) has been homed by Julia
and Peter Barclay and their children Sarah and Tom. After
a few days following Julia everywhere she has settled
in really well and has a lovely home.
(Thakary) has also found a lovely home with Elaine and
Andy Hughes and their sons Jack and Patrick. Jake made
all the running and made it quite clear that no other
family would do. He loves playing football with Jack
and the family are looking forward to joining a local
dog training class.
(Radical Toby) has gained new owners. He has gone to
live with Ashley Raine, her husband Brian and their
2 daughters Ellena and Maddy. Toby has made himself
right at home with the family but will still insist
on trying out the sofa when no-one is looking!
(Compass Charlie) has joined Donald and Madge Walker.
He has already made great friends with the rest of the
family especially the Grand Children.
08/2005 - Summer Has Been a Busy Month For our Owners Too!
(Truckers Corner) came to stay while his owners Sue
and Mike went off for an idyllic holiday which also
just happened to include their wedding!
also to Rhianne and Nigel Mitchell on their wedding.
Sam and Taffy their greyhounds came to stay with us
for the weekend and it was lovely to see them looking
so well and happy together.
and Phil Langhorn who own Penny and Ellie have a new
addition to the family – a baby boy called Connor
and they tell me the dogs are perfectly behaved.
06/2005 - Rugby and Coventry RGT Summer Fete
summer fete on June 12th was great fun in spite of the
cold and windy weather, the Bilton Silver Band were
a great hit playing throughout the afternoon and George
Atkinson, our MC, who is so generous with his time and
kept the whole proceedings buzzing along.
The dog Show was also very popular and many grateful
thanks to our judges : Paula Clare (NGRC Ear Marking
Steward, Rick Van Eggermond (Dog Psychologist) Lauren
Duffy (Artist) and Sue Drakeford (Swimming and Diving
Instructor). The judging was taken extremly seriously
and a lot of time was spent in 'judging huddles' with
George having some splendid conversations with all the
competitorswhile they awaitedtheir fate! Due to some
technical problems we do not have the full list of prize
winners and it would not be fair to print a partial
list. Look at our photos and email me if your dog is
there and we can add a caption. Click
here for photos of our fete.
Van Eggermond, who was also at the fete answering queries
as well as judging has also agreed to hold a Q&A session
one evening later this year-please let me know if you
would find this useful.
Peter Greatrex, a potrait photographer, took photo's
to order which we have supplied in 9 x 6 format by post.
If you want to purchase any ofthe photos shown here
please contact me. They will cost £3 each.
Raffle prize winners were : Derek Makepeace,
JackieMcGuffie, Mark Tray, Brenda Nigam, Richard Willis,
Mrs Swain and Malcolm Benny. Many thanks to
all the donors of raffle prizes.
05/2005 - QUIZ NIGHT
took place at the Old Laurentians Rugby Club in Rugby.
About 50 people attended and had a most enjoyable evening
with a lot of hilarity (the bar!), barracking of the
excellent quizmasters, and an admirable supper cooked
and served by William and Angela Bracken Hill. With
the raffle we raised a welcome £150.00
05/05/2005 - New Website Launched
Rugby & Coventry Branch of the Retired Greyhound
trust are pleased to announce the publishing of their
new site is packed full of useful information for greyhound
owners, and holds the details of all of our dogs looking
for good homes.
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