Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Festive Fun!

Our December Sighthound Stroll was a great success... 43 hounds registered for the walk - the biggest turn out yet! Gerry is still injured and on house arrest for another two or three weeks so it was a shame that he couldn't join in the festive fun... he'd have looked so cute in his fair isle Christmas jumper and elf booties! Here are a few pics from the day. It took place in Marlay Park, a large park over the south side of Dublin which also has a food market in the courtyard of the house every Sunday. I've blogged about it before, they do some really nice broccoli soup on one of the stands, and Blazing Salads often have a bakery stall there too.

This is Sam, formerly known as Sahara, who has just been rehomed in time for Christmas!

Pickles is in foster care now and is still looking for a Forever Sofa to settle into...

This beautiful little lady is Frida. My friend adopted her from Orchard Greyhound Sanctuary. She had a rough start in life, bless her, and was kept in a coal bin. You wouldn't believe the state of her a few months ago...

This is Stig, one of Gerry's girlfriends. Although I reckon Frida could be a rival in future as she's just as bouncy and mad as he is!  How cute is Stig in her jimjams?!! Gerry thinks her sister, Panda, is just as awesome... why only have one girlfriend when you can have TWO?

This is Sammy Sambo! He's a great friend of Gerry's who looked after him when I went to Connemara for a week in the Summer. Sam is an ex-racer and is far more sensible than Gerry. While he was at Sam's house, Gerry managed to find - and scoff - a whole bottle of cod liver oil capsules and was sick all over Sammy's mammy's bed. Lovely!

And finally, a few walking pics. I can't wait for the next meet-up!


  1. Awwwwwwwwwwww. These puppies are adorable!!!!!!! And I love that you call pajamas "jimjams." I'm gonna start saying that!!!

  2. Sounds like a fun time! All of the pups are so adorable. <3

  3. lovely and heart warming, thanks for sharing x

  4. Hehe, it's a real English thing Bianca... JIMJAMS! or JAMMIES! :D

    Thanks everyone for the comments, it was a really fun day! xxx


  5. Ah Pickles is from dogs in distress! I have seen him on the website. My dog is a dogs in distress dog. Great charity!