Sunday, 23 April 2017

Fostering Again

 After too many months without a Black Labbie in our lives, Sofy and I are now sharing our home with two foster boys, one black and one yellow:


Since their arrival last weekend, Sofy has managed to look slightly interested:

But not too interested!  


The brothers will be 10 years old in May and have lived outside in a kennel prior to coming in to LRSE&C.  They are adapting well to life indoors and so far are the perfect guests.  The boys are good indoors, ok being left and have no behavioural problems.  They are good on the lead and have excellent recall.


Kal: 


Beau:


After so long as outside dogs, I am keen to integrate them into all aspects of indoor life, something Beau is doing well at:


These lovely boys need to go to a retirement home together.  For more information and to complete a pre-adoption questionnaire please go to the LRSE&C website

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Crufts 2017 for LRSE&C

Yesterday Sofy and I were up and out super early to drive up to the NEC in Birmingham as Labrador Rescue South East & Central were invited to be at the Kennel Club's Breed Rescue stand.

Sofy had been before, the first time Wiggle went back in 2010.  


And Wiggle went again, in 2014:


To look her best, Sofy had been to the groomers on Friday for a thorough brush and shampoo so she was looking and smelling fabbie:


Once we were at the stand, Sofy wasted no time in getting to know Orberry and Daisy yellow Labs and Eddie black Lab who would be representing rescue Labrador's:


On duty for greeting the public:


Laying down on the job:


After some time wandering around the different halls and seeing lots of the show dogs, Sofy needed a nap:


She perked up though when she saw that I had found Nellie, the toy relative to Mousey:


We had a lovely day, got to see so many people and chat all about rescue Labrador's and catch up with friends.  Sofy was on her best behaviour and made me very proud as she was a Very Good Girl  (and only barked a little bit).  We also found time to do some shopping so I treated my pretty girl to a new pink collar and lead:




Friday, 3 February 2017

Four Months On

It's been four months now since Wiggle and I said goodbye and I still miss him every single day.  Four months; a third of a year.  It feels like so long since I held him but I can remember like yesterday how his soft fur felt when I stroked him and the velvety softness of his ears.

Mostly now I can focus on the happy memories but other times, I still cry for my special boy and feel the emptiness of life without him.

Often I look back through his blog and see what he was doing, remembering the fun, happy, silly boy who was such a joy to share my life with.  

So to remember Wiggle four months on, here's a look back on this day in previous years:










Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Happy 7th Gotcha Day Sofy!

Seven years ago today Sofy came into my life.  She was a foster dog needing assessment and everything was quite different then as of course I had Wiggle and Sir H.





And now, 7 years later, Sofy is an only dog but she's happy and has her toys and loves me and her food and her cuddles.  I still miss Wiggle every single day but having Sofy helps so much, I'm so very grateful for her silly ways and that she has helped me through tough times.


I love you my gorgeous, silly, cuddly Miss Sofy xx