Monday, 22 October 2012

Please help little Ella

I have been asked to share this by Wetnose Animal Aid.

This is Ella, a lovely Parsons type terrier saved from being put to sleep in a pound by Doris Banham Dog Rescue. We think she may have been used as a bait dog by badger hunters and this is how she lost her nose. She does struggle with her breathing at times, so now the days are getting damp and cold it has been decided that kennels aren't the best place for her and she has gone into a foster home. She has only been in foster a few days, but there has been a real change in her, she possibly has one of the most endearing personalities seen in a dog. What she lacks in looks she makes up for big time in her love of people! 

She has seen the Vet about her breathing problems and they seem to think they can help. It will mean x-rays, ultrasound and a big operation, but as she is only around 2 years old we feel we have to do what is needed to improve her quality of life. All this is going to cost £1000+, and as you can imagine a small charity than relies on public donations will find this sort of money very hard to come by. If 1000 people donate £1 each we can give Ella the life she deserves! 

Wetnose has raised £740 so far but still need a few more pennies for the Doris Banham Rescue and for little Ella please pass on

Monday, 15 October 2012

Online Dog Show (photo competition) in aid of Canine Partners

Many of you know Henry is a special dog who has saved my life in the past and helps me live a better life. Now Henry would like to help other people by raising money for charities that train assistance dogs to help disabled people lead a more independent life.

Our first show is a mini Halloween themed photo show with just two classes (please note the photos don't have to be Halloween themed). All entry fees will go to Canine Partners via JustGiving

Canine Partners is a wonderful chairty, you can find out more about them and their special dogs here -

The classes -

1. Wonderful Witches (Prettiest Bitch)
2. Wicked Wizards (Handsome Dog)

You can enter as many photos as you like.
£1 per entry to be paid to Canine Partners via Just Giving

Prizes -
Halloween themed rosettes for 1st to 6th in each class plus a small goody bag of treats for each 1st place winner.

How to enter-
Send photos plus your dogs name and age to

Then go to to pay for your entries (I have just realised the minimum donation on JustGiving is £2, so if you only wish to enter one class which is £1 I am happy for you to send payment to my paypal address (please PM me for details) which I will pay to just giving for you)

I will upload photos to our facebook page once I have confiirmed payment. -

Closes 6pm on October 31st. To be judged by an independent judge on November 1st (plus Henry will be awarding 'specials' to his favourite photos.

We are based in the UK, but the competition is open worldwide (I will cover the costs of posting prizes and rosettes)
Good luck!