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January Newsletter

January's Newsletter 2013
I'm sorry to start this months Newsletter with sad news but we never forget those who have been lucky enough to find their forever or foster family and unfortunately sweet little Hazel and handsome boy Emrys have both passed over Rainbow Bridge. These 2 lovely souls were loved  and cherished by Jeanette and Dave Hands (Hazel) and Reg Hoult (Emrys}. Hazel's story can be read from a link on the homepage on FDR's website, hopefully when Reg is feeling a little stronger, we can post a little more on Emrys. 
R.I.P Hazel & Emrys; thank you for letting us into your world xx
So whats new this month! ... New year, new walkers, new dogs and possible new staff!!!
Despite bad weather, shortage of money and energy, a new year brings possibilities and new beginnings.
Maybe the snow will bring the fresh start that is needed. Our aim is to re-home some of our sticky dogs and we hope people will take a new look at them and give them the chance they so deserve.
Tyler, our big gentle staffie loves being out playing and walking. Give him a Kong full of meat and you'll not only be his best friend but probably won't hear a peep out of him for a long while. He'll happily sit next to you for hours and just 'be there'. He is so crafty, he instinctively knows when he is heading back to his kennel and starts sniffing and looking at the nearest bush or bench, then nonchalantly starts to edge his handler in the direction away from the kennel. It would be so great to get this boy a home and you would get a friend for life.
Ty, gorgeous boy would play ball all day if you let him. He can be strong on the lead but once he's had a good run he'll quite happily walk. He loves being out in the forest and equally he loves lying full length the way staffies do, on his back on your lap snoring.
Tag, has been very funny in the snow when we let him off on the big field, his favourite game is to chase the ball and I'm sure he does it on purpose, if you take your eye off him for a second, he runs off and hides and being white he's quite hard to spot. He usually does this with Alison !!!!
Well as January has come to a close, we are all relieved to see the back of the snow, hopefully February might see the last of the mud as well!!! We currently have 37 dogs at Green Gap Hotel and while not many are going out at the moment, (this is always a slow month after Christmas) we have had a few adoptions.  On the brighter side we are getting a few more inquiries and we have had some lovely dogs in. Lots of food, bedding and some toys have been donated which is wonderful and always appreciated so much. We are also  very grateful to our volunteers who managed to help in all capacities, despite the terrible weather. Looking forward to the spring, warmer weather, lighter nights.
Written by Karen Taylor (kennel staff)
Some of the lucky soul's who have found their forever homes during January are Raffa, Magic, Dolly, Pogo, Dele, Cleo, Sable, Deva and Tolly to name just a few, hopefully February will be even better!
The bulbs have started to pop their heads through around the grounds, looking forward to a dazzling display and all thanks to Wyreforest Parks, will post a picture when they're at their best.
Well thats it for January my friends, look forward to seeing you again at the beginning of March, til then from all at FDR, including our 4 legged friends, keep well and keep safe x
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