Monday, 21 September 2009

Really Good Weekend

Well, this morning I'm going to be merrily making my way to the bank with £500 from our fundraising efforts this weekend.

By far the Salford Garden Party was the most resounding success. It was a great day, despite the rain setting in mid-afternoon, but we microchipped 57 dogs for a £1 each and took £122 in total - which is brilliant and very generous of people.

On Sunday we were at Chorlton Water Park Family Fun Day, in aid of Chrisitie's. We put an awful lot of effort in and it didn't really pay off but we still made a few pennies and microchipped 30 dogs, but only 22 dogs entered the dog show.

We also took our favourite dog Harley along for the day to enter the dog show and raise his profile to try and find him a home . Harley has been with us for exactly one year, and for no reason whatsoever. He is a gorgeous, gorgeous dog that has simply been overlooked. He is great with children, crowds, people, other dogs too - he is just quite strong on the lead so needs someone who can manage with that. We are so desperate for him to find a home - see his pics above, isn't he handsome!

On the animal side of things, well, I am delighted to tell you that before we even got her listed on the dogsblog website our beautiful new girl Lynka has found a home in sunny Preston and is leaving us today! Oh, and newbie oldie is definitely called Blackie. I've seen a pic and he is to die for. He is a German Shepherd cross - black and fluffy with a little white bib and such a lovely, lovely dog!

And on the cat side of things, I am chuffed to bits to tell you that my favourite little girl, Poppy, has finally found a home after 6 months. She's been with us for so long because she found the cattery so stressful and so we kept her in foster care but had no interest in her. We tried her for a third time in the cattery and this time she was fine and she got a reserve within two weeks of being there. The home visit is being done tonight so please keep your paws crossed!

Although I'm shattered, I do feel it has been a great weekend and seems a good start to the week.