It’s that time of year once again, Christmas is upon us!
Looking back at 2013 it has been an incredible year. I look back at all of my blog posts and I’m amazed just how busy and action packed it has been from leaving the boarding kennels and rescue after 6 years and starting with Dog Law and events such as Discover Dogs and Crufts.
Richard and Boo the Beagle!
A few days ago I’ve had the time to visit an old friend who rescued a Beagle from my kennels 5 years ago to catch up and see how they were doing. Richard was a WWII Veteran who once fought with the Gurkhas and has lived with a Beagle by his side for over 30 years. After loosing his last Beagle 6 years ago he eventually decided to rescue another more than a year later and thus he met ‘Boo’. Boo was 5 years old when she was rescued, and is 10 years old now.
As I was walking up his driveway I saw two Beagle ears popping up on the window with absolute excitement and Richard opened the door before I was able to knock! “She’s never like that with anyone else but you!” Richard greeted. I had Boo by my feet the whole time, my heart strings were truly pulled when she recognised me. I remember very well when she first came to rescue, she was very timid and confused like the majority that come in. Now she’s a completely different dog, adapted perfectly to her environment and Richards daily routine. “She keeps me going!” Richard claims, and I can see why!
Probably the most rewarding aspect when you work in rehoming is to see a happy ending, knowing you’ve made an impact on a dogs life (and indeed, the owners!). So 2013 has ended on a happy note and more determined next year to make a difference in welfare.
A full story on Richard will be out next year along with more photos!
Oh! And before I go, I have a brand new guest blog by Junior Hudson (pictured left) who runs Positive Canine Leadership, is a KCAI scheme member (working toward accreditation) and Health Coordinator for The UK Eurasier Club. His blog post focuses on raising puppy with young children, very informative and easy to read.
You can read his blog ‘Raising a Puppy with Young Children’ here.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
And without further ado I leave you some photos of the highlights of this year wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!