Hello everyone! We hope you and your families are well, and enjoying the summer so far! If you have children, you'll be starting the yearly 6 week holiday hell/heaven (delete as appropriate)! We hope the summer weather will be kind to us this year, and if you are lucky enough to be going away, then have a wonderful time. Here's a little round up of our news.
Basset Camp 2015
Last Friday, some of us were lucky enough to travel to Malmesbury to go to Mr Wayne's Basset Camp! Here's a nice little write up from Bessie Morgan, aided by her typist, Sam Morgan.
"11 bassets and their humans would like to say a huge thank you to the wonderful lady...what's her name? I need to ask Mr Wayne....from Burton Hill Campsite in Malmesbury for putting up with us all weekend. Malmesbury is a beautiful place, very old and well kept. You can tell the residents have real pride in their hometown. And Burton Hill campsite is a great place to go camping. It's dog friendly, very clean and tidy with loads of space to play.
Chef Mr Wayne kept all the bellies full with his trusty stove all weekend. We went to a dog friendly pub with a paddling pool and trampoline. We visited the local cake shop and made friends with a lovely elderly gentleman who told us all the local gossip.
On Saturday, Mark and May came to visit and Mark cooked the most magnificent barbeque we ever tasted.
All in all, a very fun weekend of camping was had by all.
By Bessie, Harvey, Ronnie, Rosie, Poppy, Bella, Daphne, Wilma, Humphrey, Snoopy and May."
We are hoping that Wayne is busy sourcing more campgrounds for us so we can have many more Basset Camps in the future!
Our beautiful foster dog Hugo is still awaiting his perfect home. Unfortunately, his adoption fell through at the last minute, but we know that everything happens for a reason, and his perfect home is still out there, waiting. IT COULD BE YOU!! Please follow the link to his blog to find out more about him.
Hilda too, is still awaiting her new home, she is still with her owner, but really needs to find a space to call her own. She is such a gorgeous thing, and being a basset/cocker cross we are hoping she doesn't get overlooked. Please re read her blog if you are interested in an energetic bundle of fun!
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I am delighted to be able to share with you a picture of our lovely Daisy's back. If you remember, she couldn't have the spay done under anaesthetic, as it would be too risky with her heart, however they were able to take the huge sore off her back under local anaesthetic. She has made a wonderful recovery, here are some pictures of before and after.
This was the sore when we picked her up, it did get better but over the last few months it had started to grow and bleed quite a bit, so it was much bigger than this picture.
This picture was taken the day after the surgery.
And this one a week later, she now has all the clips out and looks amazing. She's coming up to visit this weekend, so I hope to get lots of pictures of her that I can share with you all.
We would like to say a BIG thank you to all of you who support us through various fundraising events, as we couldn't possibly look after Daisy and Sasha, or indeed any of the other dogs that come into our care. A big thank you also goes to our monthly donators, and a massive thank you to Kim Winstone...Daisy's plight started off her most wonderful Facebook page, Eazyshows, where you can upload a picture into a class and win wonderful rosettes! All proceeds go into Daisy's fund. We really do appreciate you Kim, and Daisy would give you a massive slobber if she knew how much you've done. Last month, Kim donated £50 into Daisy's fund, which went a long way into paying her surgery bills. Anyone can join Eazyshows, so you can help by having fun! Just follow the link below!
Summer Takeover at Action Petz
We had such a great time at Action Petz in Cardiff that we are doing it all again on the 8th August! Follow the link to the facebook page, or contact us here for more information.
Please be aware that the four of us over the next few weeks will be taking some time away with the families (just so they know we do love them too!) and so there may be a delay in someone responding to you, if you email or send a message. We are around, but will be on a skeleton staff at certain times, so please bear this in mind if you are getting in touch, we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Here's a feelgood tale to finish off with, Remy the Basset Hound falls out of a third floor window and survives! Happy holidays everyone!
Remy the Basset Hound