CHARITY WEEK 2014
day another dollar another good charity
week. Bit doubtful about the weather on
the first Saturday as we had to pack up
early because of heavy drizzle, real
shame as there were so many people in
town mainly mothers just getting those
last bits for their kids to go back to
school on the Wednesday, and mums with
big smiles on their faces as the summer
holidays come to an end (sorry mums but
you know its true!!!).
familar visitors appeared it's so lovely
when they come over and have a chat.
Orange Dog and Gump always pull the
crowds and this year was no exception.
last couple of years we have noticed a
difference in the amount of people and
this year was no exception. Having said
that I sold all 50 packets of our charity
Christmas cards - don't worry folks I
will be ordering more.
a little girl who came to the Sanctuary a
few years ago terrified of dogs is now at
ease with them having met out guys and as
you will see from this photo any fear she
had has long gone. My dogs are used to
people and big hugs but kids always check
with owners before you touch strange
year we had three days outside Hamons and
three days by the side of British Homes
Stores (beside the ice-cream stand which
is a bonus) there is plenty of room and
because the sun is lower in the sky we
had no problem keeping the dogs cool.
It's crazy I often meet up with friends
once a year at Charity week which is nice
- I become a townie for six days and if
we are quiet I shoe watch can't believe
how these young girls walk in some of
them - oh dear is that a sign of getting
old, guess so.
gave Gump a day off on Tuesday but he was
back in action for the rest of the time.
Orange Dog was quite happy to attend all
six days and quite honestly the two of
them were so spoilt Leslie from Au
Caprice brings them treats and has done
for years. Other people roll up with
chewy sticks etc. We have to tell them
not to mention it to the ones that stay
Friday Emma, Lily and Anna turned up they
have greyhound Mylo and now the most
adorable 11 week old Bishon Frise. Big
cuddles all round little Poppy is just
adorable and when the guys had given her
the once over and her them she then
decided to wash their ears. I love
puppyhood and enjoyed my cuddle and later
the same day had more loves with a seven
month poodle so that was my fix.
another charity week ends and all I can
say is that the public, as usual were
fantastic, thanks to Alison, Hilary, Cass
and all that gave me a break to have a
wee and get a sandwitch, most grateful.
See you all again next year hopefully
same time same places.