Sunday, December 17
“Volunteers are needed to walk unwanted dogs that are being cared for by a local charity,” announced the article in the newspaper.
So we dressed up warm and drove to the Retired Greyhound Trust kennels. The racing dogs are only 3-5 years old , but already retired, and there ore over 60 of them that need to be walked every day.
I was given ‘Holly’ who ran with me down the country lane, then nuzzled my legs for more. Dad and Skye were given ‘Nero’ who had eyes like Bambi and according to Skye ‘did three wee wees and two poo poos!’ Carlo was given ‘Butch’ who lived up to his name and dragged him through the countryside. Although he has a slight limp and walks slower than the rest of us, he has recovered really well from his accident in September.
We saw about 20 dogs out for walks while we were there. Anybody can go along and help out, and it seems lots of people do. We are going to make the effort to go and walk some greyhounds every day. The only danger is that I become too attached to them and arrive back in Italy with a greyhound in tow!
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