Saturday, 27 June 2015

Great British Greyhound Walk

After a thunderstorm (first storm since having Honey and she is frightened of thunder:() last Saturday evening that put the power out and the torrential rain had the roads looking like rivers, last Sundays big Greyhound walk was definitely in danger of being washed out.

The Great British Greyhound Walk started 2010.  Groups met all over the country on the same day.  In 2014 it went global and this year 52 other countries had walks.  Total hounds taking part (numbers not final yet) 249  and for the UK 3,651.  Isn't that amazing?:)

 Here's a photo someone took and posted on Facebook of my Honey.

Another one someone took

I went over to my friends and we got the dogs (my two girls and her girl and boy Greyhounds) into her car and off we went.  We very quickly had torrential rain, but got through it and things looked promising.

Got to Brandon Country Park just over the border into Suffolk in plenty of time.  Several cars already there and people with Greyhounds milling about, told us we had found the right place.  Neither I or Hilary had been before.

Well in the end we had 88 dogs.  A magnificent site.  Everyone was friendly and the walk was lovely.  By the time we got back to the car park that was for those doing the walk, which had it's own picnic area the sun was out.

I was concerned how Polly would be, as she is frightened of other dogs until she gets to know them (this is because she was attacked (luckily all noise) by a Staffie that was off lead soon after I had her).  To start with she just stood looking away from the dogs, but once we started the walk she seemed to love it.  Both her and Honey said hello to several dogs as we walked.  The walk was just over an hour, which for Polly was enough.  There was a shorter walk, but Polly was ok.  Think next year she'll need the shorter walk.

After giving the dogs water back at the car, we took our picnic over to the grass area and nabbed a picnic table.  Polly was happy to lay down straight away.  Honey layed down eventually, but Hilary's two decided they would stand.  Someone took this photo of us.

Hilary and I both won raffles prizes.  I actually won twice, so I got some dog treats first and then took a chocolate orange.  Well it would have been rude to leave it:)

We got back to Hilary's and the dogs flaked out, as did Hilary and I:)  I recharged my batteries enough to get the girls in my car and we came home.  All three of us fell asleep for over an hour.

This is me with my two (Polly in the red harness and Honey in the Blue) and I've got Hilary's two as well.
GBGW Brandon Country Park, suffolk 21st June, 2015.jpg

Don't forget to hug your hound/s.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

WOYWW 24th June

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog

Here is an altered notebook I did for a swap where the theme was purple and/or humour.  As you can see, I chose purple.  The darker bit is actually a wooden butterfly that I coloured purple. 

Hope you have a lovely WOYWW.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Here's a short video I took yesterday whilst walking Polly and Honey with my friend Julie and her German Shepherd Gypsy.

Gypsy was off lead, Julie walked Polly and I had Honey.

The video is a bit all over the place, as I was keeping an eye on Honey, watching where I walked as it was a bit uneven and at the same time trying to focus on the the dogs and surroundings.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Don't forget to hug your hound/s.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

WOYWW 17th June

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog

This Wednesday I have these Toppers I made last Friday when at my friends for the day.

These last two I made up over the weekend.  Will get them on the cards soon.

I hope you all have a happy WOYWW.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Enjoying A Walk With Friends

My friend took this with her phone Friday evening.  Honey is in the blue harness and Polly the red.  Honey has her Egyptian ears on:)

Hope you all have a lovely day.  Don't forget to hug your hound/s.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

WOYWW 10th June

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog

This is the gubbins to make up a card where the theme is friendship.

The little black oblong is an old magnet that I use to keep the pins from getting lost until I make the card up.

The finished card.

Hope you all have a happy WOYWW.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

A Leash of Greyhounds

Apparently a group of Greyhounds is known as a Leash.

 Flora, Honey & Milo

Yesterday I, Polly and Honey went over to my friend Hilary, so my girls could meet her new Greyhound lad called Milo.  We also wanted to have a dry run of getting all four Greyhounds into the back of her car, as we are planning on going to The Great British Greyhound Walk, which this year is on Sunday 21st June.  Now other countries also hold a walk on the same day, so it's international now.  Just think of all the beautiful Greyhounds out on walks together....what a site.

Anyway, they all got on fine in the car.  It's a large car, so they could all lay down.  We drove a short way and stopped and walked them.  

Honey, Flora, with the big lad Milo

When we got back to Hilary's it was nice enough for the dogs to be outside in the garden and we sat outside enjoying a nice cold drink.

Flora, Honey & Milo

Hilary even managed to get me in one of her photos:)

Here's Flora with Polly.

I took these two short videos.  I haven't used the camcorder for ages and forgot that I need to turn round slowly, otherwise I make myself dizzy:)

Well we hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Now go and hug your hound/s.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

WOYWW 3rd June, 2015

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog

Here are the cards I showed last time, but they are finished except for any sentiments.