Bo Bo, Frodo and Bert

Jeanne has helped these delightful little dogs to feel calm and secure in their home as they sit on the sofa having their photograph taken. The photograph was used as the basis for the portraits, painted by Jenny, and would not have been possible without the devotion of Jeanne and the trust the dogs have in her. The portraits are possible only because of the love and devotion between dogs and humans and are a testament to the special relationship and bond shared by Jeanne, Frodo, Bo Bo and Bert. It is a privilege to know such dogs and people.
To see more of Jenny’s pet portraits, which she paints to raise funds for Grande Daze, and for more information check out our Pet Portraits page.

Frodo, Bo Bo and Bert are real chums living happily together. All 3 had a bad start in life. Frodo, a young and boisterous Jack Russell, found himself homeless and then in the Rescue kennels, his previous life is a mystery.

Bo Bo’s story is tragic as he was ill treated by his previous owners and was found with various injuries, including having had something poked in his eye. Fortunately, help was at hand and he was given veterinary care and I nursed him back to health. Bo Bo has been brought back to physical health but is timid and afraid except when being given loving care on the sofa with Frodo and Bert.

It is thought that Bert was a hunting dog who got lost and no-one bothered to look for him. He was found under a car, starving and covered in scratches as though he’d been running through brambles. I had asked Anita and Peter to call me if another Jack Russell arrived at the Centre and thus Bert entered my life. He had so many scratches on his face that the name Scarface was considered, however, Bert became Bert because it suits him. As you can see from the portrait he’s now quite a handsome chap.

These 3 terriers were found at different times in different places and all were malnourished and in poor condition. With the assistance and expertise of Anita and Peter and, of course, the kindness and patience at home, there is a happy outcome for these lovely dogs.

Bo Bo is the cheeky Yorkshire Terrier and Frodo is the serious chappy on the left of the painting, whilst Bert reclines on the right, leaning on the arm of the sofa.

Grande vente d’hiver merci

Tout d’abord un grand merci à tous les bénévoles qui sont venu nous aider à notre grande vente d’hiver, qui à eu un énorme succès.

Les gagnants de la tombola sont

1er Prix : la maison pour oiseaux : Netayer Naiyse (ticket 195)
(nous avons laisser un message sur le répondeur)
2ème Prix : les Gâteaux de Noël : S . Smith (Ticket 194)
( Merci de venir après le 05 Décembre)
3ème Prix : La couverture faite au crochet : Chris Wicks (Ticket 151)

Merci d’être venu nous aidés à tous mettre en place sur les stands, vos mucles et votre temps nous ont été précieux.

Merci aux personnes qui ont dirigé notre petit café et nous ont fourni les délicieux gâteaux accompagnant les boissons chaudes.

Merci à Veronica, la guérisseuse irlandaise, dont les lectures du tarot ont été bien reçues et nous avons surpris des clients très heureux en train de discuter de la précision de leurs lectures.

Merci aux personnes qui ont fabriqué et donné des objets à vendre ou pour notre tombola. Nous sommes chanceux de connaître des personnes aussi généreuses et talentueuses que vous.

Et bien sûr, merci à tous ceux qui sont venus nous soutenir.

Nous vous apprécions tous et c’est grâce à vous que nous pouvons continuer à réhabiliter et à reloger nos animaux de sauvetage.

Grande Winter Sale Thank You

A big thank you to all the people who helped us with our Grande Winter Sale which was a huge success!

Raffle Winners

1st Bird feeder/house (195) Netayer Naiyse
(We have left a message on your answerphone)

2nd Christmas cake (194) S Smith
(To be collected after 5th December)

3rd Crochet Blanket (151) Chris Wicks

Thank you to the people who helped us set up and helped on the stalls, we appreciate your muscles and time!

Thank you to the people who manned our little café and provided the delicious cakes to go with the hot drinks.

Thank you to Veronica who’s Tarot readings were well received and we overheard some very happy customers discussing how accurate their readings were.

Thank you to the people who made and donated things to sell or raffle off. We are so lucky to know such generous and talented people.

And of course thank you to everyone who came and supported us.

We appreciate all of you and it is because of you we are able to continue to rehabilitate and rehome our rescue animals.