If any one rang your doorbell, now, unexpectedly, is there anything you would just have to do before you answered the door?
I’ve just dropped by, unexpectedly on Millie at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and before she would leave her basket to come and meet me at the door of her pen, she just had to pause first, to pick up a tennis ball and bring it to me in her mouth. I can see why there is a notice on her pen to say she loves tennis balls.
Millie has been at Battersea 140 days which is a lot longer than the average stay of 45 days. She is a 6 year old Labrador Retriever (cross) who was given to Battersea by her previous owner who could no longer cope with having a dog. Millie loves being around people but she can be a bit unsure of other dogs. If you are interested in offering Millie a loving home and have a good supply of tennis balls, phone Battersea on 0843 509 4444 or visit www.battersea.org.uk . Alternatively go and see her at Battersea.
While I was visiting Millie, I gave Battersea an armful of beautiful blankets which had been knitted by Gazette readers. I’ve also recently taken another armful of these blankets to The Mayhew Animal Home. A huge thank you to readers for all this knitting. Blankets are very much needed by all the rescue centres I write about, so please keep knitting. If you need any help with getting the blankets to the rescue centre, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular readers will know that, since last July, I’ve been trying to find out what happens to Ealing’s stray dogs. If you remember last November I visited the kennels in Slough – SDK Environmental Ltd – where stray dogs are initially taken and I’ve been waiting since then to visit the kennels where unclaimed dogs go, from SDK, for their seven day period of statutory detention. I know I’ve mentioned this visit before and it’s taking a long time to arrange but I’m now anticipating the visit will be in mid-March. I will let you know how I get on.