Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Wiggle's Gotcha Day

Today marks the anniversary of Wiggle's Gotcha Day, 20th June 2008.  I'll never forget how he was when he arrived and how special he was from the very first day here.



Every single day we miss him but now the sadness has passed, it's the happy memories I remember  and think how lucky I was to have spent so many years with him.  He'll always have a very special place in my heart.

More happy memories were made with the foster boys, Kal and Boulder.  After being here for a couple of months they have now found themselves a lovely family and are settling into their new life.


So once again, it's just me and Sofy but she's a happy little girl and although she isn't keen on this heatwave we currently have, she does like the water so was happy to go to the river this evening.




Monday, 29 May 2017

The Labbie Gang

Foster dogs Kal and Boulder are still here while they wait for their perfect home.  They have an updated profile on the Labrador Rescue South East & Central website - Click here for their page

In the meanwhile, they are having fun with Sofy and enjoying their time here:





Both the boys have put on some weight and are looking much better:






Kal and Boulder love the fields near us and have been enjoying following different paths from one field to the next


Boulder can even fly!




While it was very warm the past few days, all three had a lot of fun splashing about in the river:



And when the field is all wet after rain in the night, the Labbie Gang are all happy!






Kal and Boulder are still the most perfect pair of boys, they are great with other dogs they meet, they have excellent recall, love to go anywhere and will also settle down and sleep when left at home.

We are looking for a perfect home for the boys as they love people and getting fuss.  They are so lovely, they need to be spoilt although they don't know it!   

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The Perfect Pair

Boulder and Kal have been with us for a couple of weeks now and I have come to the conclusion that they are perfect.  They have no faults.  None!

They have excellent recall and love to run in the fields and come to me as soon as I call their names or whistle:


They are happy, affectionate boys:


Although they lived in kennels in their previous life, they are fully adjusted to indoor living:


Happy, goofy Kal:


Boulder, the more sensitive of the pair:


And their temporary boss, Miss Sofy who has shared her food, her beds, her armchair and me:


As yet, Boulder and Kal are still without a retirement home.  There is no hurry for them to leave here as they are truly lovely to have around.  But they deserve a home of their own and are the easiest dogs - they travel well, are fine when left, good with other dogs, good in new places like the garden centre or visiting friends.

The boys will be 10 on the 21st of this month but they still have bags of energy and love to run in the fields twice a day.  And when they ready to relax, they love to have a cuddle and lots of fuss.

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: