Three years ago a terrified young, handsome dog arrived. “He can run, but he won’t do it” was the reason for giving him up. He peed himself with fear when he first saw me. He bucked like a wild horse when I took him inside. He didn’t leave his bed for days, and for months he would only eat if I put his bowl in his bed. Today he is a snuggly, scallywag who on brave days might give visitors a sniff and allow them to pet him gently, while hiding behind me. That’s ok. When it just us he plays, runs, demands cuddles, relaxes in the grass and barks at me to hurry up with the food. His life might confined to the same environment, but that is what makes him happy and safe. And seeing how confident and “normal” he is now, compared to when he arrived, makes me happy.
With the lockdown very efficiently locking everything down, we have been at a standstill for the past couple of months. Booked dogs are patiently waiting for a time when they are finally allowed to travel, and the rest have been marking time. But suddenly Rosa and Dulcie got an amazing offer. Very soon they will be going to the UK to find their forever homes through Erin Hounds Sighthound Rescue. We couldn’t be happier for them ❤
Our current dogmobile is 16 years old and not really suitable for transporting dogs. What we really need is a van where the dogs, and driver, can travel safely. We are looking to buy a second hand van, like a Berlingo, a Partner or a Caddy, and we should be able to get one for around €2000. Since all our funds are earmarked to keep us running, we have set up a Go Fund Me page. Donations can also be made to the PayPal account, marked van. Any help is greatly appreciated ❤
Almost a year ago, Marcus left us to spread his wings and hopefully find a home in Scotland. A large, loving and rambunctious black male, he was constantly overlooked while here. Well guess what? Marcus has found a home, and a sofa to relax on.
We are forever grateful to Michelle Hawkes and the Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary for giving this opportunity to Marcus ❤
Three very large packages arrived from Holland and inside them were amazing gifts for the hounds. Four dog beds, lots of comfy blankets and bedding, dog treats, dog food, muzzles, grooming equipment, bowls, toys and towels.❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Many, many thanks to everyone who donated,
Marjan Driessen, Sylvia Brouwers, Arla Weijgerse, Deke Bellinga, Laura van Dam, Ilona, Gerdien Nikkels, Math and Mieke Houben, and as always to the amazing Anne Houben.
There were also my favourite Dutch salty liquorice for me.