THE NEWS ARCHIVE 2006..
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05/2006 - Dogs homed Mar-May!
BECKY ( Precious Rebecca) has found
a wonderful home with Susan and Tim Steel and has settled
in remarkably well. Susan and Tim enjoyed the company
of their greyhound Rosie until she died aged 16 and
realised what a huge gap she had left. We know Becky
will show them boundless affection.
SADIE (Twinks Best) has also been very
lucky and found a home with Julie Remington who has
also been a greyhound owner and realised only another
greyhound would do. Sadie is quite strong willed but
Julie is the woman for the job!
NATHAN ( Nile Cruiser) has got his
second chance of a home with Jacquie and Dave Bosworth
and their daughters. He is behaving beautifully and
it seems as if he has always lived with them.
MOLLY our 10mth old Puppy has been
homed by Tracy and John Smith and their children Sam
and Issac. They have another dog Elsie who has a lovely
personality and she and Molly get on very well together.
Molly is also very friendly with their two cats.
ABI ( Compass Abi) has found a home
with Simon and Jane Chapman, sons Andrew and Sam and
our long time veteran Dawlish Jack. He is a great favourite
here at the kennels and was looking for a new companion
after the sad death of his partner Julie last year.
Abi can be a bit bossy but has met her match in the
‘Grand Old Man’
MANDY (Auntie Min) is living in perfect harmony
with Sue and Steve Valentine, their children and Pippa
their 11 yr old Collie. Pippa is used to greyhounds
as she used to live with Ruby who sadly recently died.
TESS ( we know her as LOLA - Best of
My Love) has been homed by Jill Tovey and her Mother,
Ivy Tovey. She is very lucky that she has the complete
attention of both her owners who are both retired. The
rest of the family who live nearby have all become very
attached to her as well.
SOLO ( Clemmas Solo) has been adopted
by Mary & John Downey who have owned a variety of
dogs over the years but now Mary is not as mobile as
she used to be they have chosen a greyhound for her
gentleness and good manners when walking.
ALEX ( Millbrook Alex) was chosen by
the Vostanis family who were looking for a new dog after
the death of their Terrier Lou Lou. Alex shares his
affection between Liz and Panos and the children Kimon,
Phyllida and Alexander but he is not sure about the
Guinea Pigs yet.
LILY ( Go Tiger Lilly) is living in
another Guinea Pig household! But she has plenty of
love and companionship from Rachel and Mike Jones and
7 yr old Sam and 4 yr old Lucy. Now they wouldn’t
be without her.
KC ( KAREN - Cavity Karen) has been
adopted by Sharon and Nick Orman. They were looking
for a companion for their other new dog a 14yr old Dachshund
called Jaydee. He was very overweight when they had
him but now he has slimmed down and although quite poorly
loves having KC as his friend.
RICHARD ( Richard of Welow) who of
course is Mandy and Karens brother has also shown he
has quite a tolerant nature and has been adopted by
Wendy and Dave Reynolds who also own an elderly cat.
He was not so tolerant of the cockatiels but that has
now been resolved.
04/2006 - QUIZ NIGHT : This was great fun with
the winners SUTTYS FAN CLUB making a substantial donation
back to us from their winnings. The Fish and Chip Supper
was great and many thanks to the Ex Servicemans Club
in Hillmorton for their hospitality.(Manager Terry Elson
and his wife Louise homed Belle last month) We raised
04/2006 - Dogs homed Feb-Mar!
SPIKE (RATHMEEHAN SPIKE) has found
a very loving home with Melissa, Jay and their two little
boys Montel and Darcy. Sadly their beautiful dog Billy
suffered a severe an untreatable spinal injury and was
put to sleep. They realised how much a greyhound had
become part of their family life and felt Spike, a very
different character to Bill, could be that new friend.
NANCY a very pretty Blue greyhound
has been homed by Shirley Hatchett and her 5 persian
cats ! BEAU as she is now called is settling in despite
some early nervousness - it must have been the new strange
sounds from Shirleys Parrots.
TESS (BRINKLOW TESS) has just eased
into family life with Rebecca and Stuart Mackintosh,
daughters Lauren, Bethany, Kate and Megan plus the 3
cats. She has the sweetest disposition and is very gentle
and loving with the children who are 11, 9, 4 and 1
BEAUTY (BLACK BALLERINA) is now called
DARCY (think about it!) and has been homed by Kate and
Glen Turner and their lovely greyhound HARVEY. The two
dogs are enjoying each others company although Darcy
has a bit to learn from Harvey who is one of the best
trained greyhounds you would ever meet. He has done
his standard dog training classes and the Kennel Club
Good Citizen Awards.
- 03/2006 - Many thanks to Karen Webster for her very generous support in sponsoring: MAX and SPIKE
03/2006 - Dogs homed Jan-Feb!
LOU LOU (PIKE QUEEN) We called her
the Canine Canonball but she won the hearts of Sarah
Parry and Philip Ireland. She is now settled in with
them and they can’t imagine life without her.
LIZZIE (JUMPINTHELIFFEY or LADY) is
living with Tracy and Tone Henderson and their two daughters
Natasha and Tania. She settled in instantly with the
family –went on her weekend visit and never came
back except to sign her adoption papers.
SANDY (SANTOI CROFT) has found a wonderful
home with Grace and Stan Hallard. They have wanted to
home a greyhound for a long time but waited for the
time to be right and have found the perfect companion.
TANGO (DACANGO KID) sometimes missed
out by being over boisterous or not interested. That
all changed when he first met Andrew and Elizabeth Wells
and he showed instantly that these were the people he
had been waiting for.
BELLE (COOLEMOUNT BELLE) has been adopted
by Louise and Terry Elson and their family.. They had
seen her racing and were very interested in homing her
when she retired. She is busy making friends with Terrys’
DANNY (BALLYDANIEL RUM) has gone of
with Jeff and Christine Taylor and their children Kyle
and Lisa wearing his new blue coat- he has just become
a Chelsea Supporter! He has his George Cross raincoat
ready as well for the World Cup.
HARRY (HUNGRY FOR LAND) has been adopted
by the O’Sullivan family. They came to meet some
small bitches but fell in love with Harry – one
of the biggest dogs in the kennel but they saw what
we knew. Harry is a loving and gentle dog with a huge
LEAH (LEAHS CHARM) has been adopted
by Paul Alexander and will be a companion for his beautiful
greyhound Jack who was feeling quite lonely when his
greyhound companion died but now is happy to have a
01/2006 - Dogs homed Dec-Jan!
SMILER (Big FELLA) has found an idyllic
home with Agnieszka Engler and Joe Puntoni. Agnieszka
has been training Smiler most successfully by following
Jan Fennells principles.
ANDY (COMPASS ANDY) fixed the Whitehead family in
his sights and they were his! Now Mark, Ann, Rebecca
and Lucy wouldn’t be without him and he has settled
in really well to family life. We are just waiting for
Mr.Whitehead Snr to retire so he can have a greyhound
BLUE (COMPASS PETE) is quite happy with his
new name as he has such a lovely home with Biddy
and Byron Reid. They have downsized from Irish Wolfhounds
to Greyhounds but whatever breed are true dog lovers.
SONNY (SONNY TIGER) has been adopted directly
from his racing owners by Maureen and Mark Slater.
He loves his new home and garden and all the attention
he is getting.