Starting off this month with photos of Wellesley. I was delighted to receive an up to date photo of this handsome guy and looked back to how he was when he left us at four months. He is now seven years old and looks just as handsome, perhaps a tad more pensive !
Since the last newsletter we have been down to Cap d’Ail for our usual week and this time spent most of the time playing Bridge which our friends taught us. We love it and I’m only sorry that my Mum and Dad are no longer here as they were great Bridge players and were disappointed that none of us four kids got in to the game. My Dad was priceless, he tried so hard to be a good loser but never quite managed it, blaming bad cards on the god he didn’t believe in !
After a week of glorious sunshine down south, we came back to full pelting rain here and it had clearly been raining all week. However after a couple of days the sun came back and luckily held in time for our End of Summer apero evening. I prefer to do apero evenings, you just have to keep the nibbles and drink coming and there is much less chance of a culinary disaster !
Since we have been back I have been full steam ahead preparing for our Autumn Book Sale. The books are coming in from all directions and I haven’t yet got to the “never want to see another book in my life” time yet. We’ll have another great selection of books, dvds and, yes, don’t panic, cakes, for you so do come along and make a day of it if you can. 21st October at the Salle de Fetes, St. Pantaleon her in the Lot just five minutes from Montcuq. There will be lunches on offer including a veggie option.
We’re a bit sad here at Poorpaws at the moment. As you know I can no longer take in dogs, having 18 older dogs who are a selection of dogs who were never chosen for adoption or oldies who have come in having nowhere else to go. ‘Adoptables’ go to Danielle of la Mere aux Betes. Inevitably therefore we go through a period where we have to say goodbye to a dog who is either in too much pain or just cannot cope with life any more. At the moment we have dear Robbie who will be leaving us shortly. Robbie came to us about 12 years ago having been found with just a bit of string round his neck. He was a stocky little fellow rather in the shape of a corgi with, what I call a Maddie eye, one eye being white. I’ll never know why he was never adopted, a great little chap whose only problem was barking at the birds in the trees. Nothing wrong with that, I feel like doing it myself sometimes. I would love to make contact with the lady who brought him to us but paperwork has been lost, so if by any chance anyone knows who it was please do ask her to get in touch. Robbie is loved by everyone, especially our Brittany Isabelle who looks at him anxiously now.
We had a birthday party for Lulu, a Bichon mix who came to us when he was 13 and who I never expected to last another year. Well he was 19 in September and friends Gaynor and Louise came to celebrate. Gaynor made a lovely cake, which unfortunately the dogs stole off the kitchen worktop when our backs were turned ! Still, I suppose it was right that the dogs should celebrate too !!!
Do hope you make it to the Book Sale, all money goes to dogs in distress and Cancer support groups.