Sorry for the lateness of the September blog, we had such a busy month throughout September with the last of our dog shows, that mummy has been having a big rest after a whole spring and summertime of dog shows!
We had our final few shows this month before winter kicks in and they pretty much finish up until next Spring. At the beginning of the month we had the Battersea Annual Reunion in Battersea Park in Central London. Mum and dad decided that we could go with them, as none of us have ever been to London before, so it was very exciting for us to visit the capital city. After the show, mum and dad took us sightseeing and we got to see Big Ben, The Tower Bridge and even Buckingham Palace! We were a bit disappointed that we didn’t see any of the Queen’s Corgis – we thought we could make friends with them, but they weren’t around so we just had a little mooch around their lovely big house and gardens.
After Battersea we had Woofs and Wellies in aid of Woodlands Hospice, a lovely dog show in Croxteth Park in Liverpool – one of our local parks we often go for walks in. Then there was the Great Greyhound Gathering, which is held in Nottingham Racecourse in aid of the Retired Greyhound Trust, who rescue and rehome ex racing dogs. Finally, we had Paws in the Park, held in Sherdley Park in St Helens. All were busy shows and we went with mum and dad to all of them, so we had a whole month of helping out on the stall at shows, which we loved! Aside from meeting all our puppy pals, we won’t deny sneaking some of mummy’s treats!
As some of you may know, we had been selling raffle tickets on our stall for the past few weeks. This was to raise money for Animals Asia and Love Underdogs, two dog charities that rescue dogs from Romania and China respectively. Mum and dad are doing a two day trek of the Great Wall of China next year to raise as much as they can for these two worthy charities, and they thought doing a raffle would help towards their target fundraising amount. We sold many raffle tickets and want to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who supported our cause and bought tickets. We are really grateful for your support of our mum and dad and so happy you have helped us raise money for the charities so they can help more doggies in need.
We are delighted to announce the winners of our raffle – the gorgeous Max and Cleo, Labradors from Wirral. Their daddy Mike bought their winning raffle ticket from the Port Sunlight Dog Show back in August. If the winner had been a dog from another part of the country at one of the shows we do further afield, we would have had to courier their prize, but as the winner was nearby where we live, we were able to deliver their prize personally and got to meet the beautiful Max and Cleo and say hello! Here’s some picture of our lovely winners, who were absolutely thrilled when we arrived with their prize of a bag of every type of treat we make, plus two doggy pops and a small doggy cake!! Well done Max and Cleo!
To find out more about mum and dad’s China trek challenge, the charities they are fundraising for and the work they do, or to support them by sponsoring them, please visit their sponsorship page here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/becsdoggylove
Also, our mummy and daddy are visiting Romania next year as well, to volunteer for ten days in the dog shelter out there where Dolly came from. If any of our lovely customers has any spare dog supplies they no longer want or use, which they would like to donate to the shelter, we would be really grateful as mum and dad want to take as much out to donate as they cane to help the shelter out. We are looking for things like blankets, dog beds, leads, collars, toys, shampoo, flea and tick treatments, bowls, treats – anything that they can use. If you have anything you could donate, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and mum and dad will arrange to come and collect your kind donations.
It was “Wet Nose Day” on 25 September 2015 – a day like “red nose day” but in aid of animals worldwide in need. Instead of buying a red nose, you can buy a big black “wet nose” and all the money raised will go towards various animal charities all over the world that are in desperate need of help. Mum and dad bought their noses and challenged each other to wear them for a whole hour whilst they were making their way home from work! Join in the fun next year and make sure you buy your wet noses to show your support for this worthy cause. Check out the website here: http://www.wetnoseanimalaid.com/
That’s all the news from September folks. We will blog again at the end of October to let you know all what we’ve been up to this month.
Lots of love and woofs
Meg, Alfie, Roxi & Dolly xxxx