Raced into Our Hearts Forever

 

We are so very saddened to tell of Lilo’s passing, peacefully, gently and softly as she lived her life.

Lilo – the hound who

Never asked to go for a walk, but catapulted to the door when car keys rattled.

Never asked for food but licked up every carpet crumb

Never nudged a half opened door – never sure she should

Never minded you leaving

Never noticed when you came back

Never refused what was asked of her

Never let discomfort show

Lilo has not done much during this hot and humid summer - except loaf about on her sofa, re-reading her favourite book, Comet’s Tale, thus keeping up the fine reputation that greyhounds have on Sofa Management.

Everything had a long rest from ear tips to toenails. She did attempt to fill in her days by writing an account of her summer holiday, but the brief rough note I saw in her bed, just said “I done nothing” which didn’t really make for riveting reading.

 

Lilo - Angels Come in Black 

The Fountain of Youth

 

This the thing is – has Lilo discovered it? Is it something magical that she dug up in one of her multiple bunkers?

Three awesome girls, students at Bombay School south of Auckland held a bake sale to raise funds for Greyhounds as Pets.

They raised a staggering $672.40.    What a huge effort, we at GAP salute you, your supportive school and generous families. 

Sophie, Kyla and Danica are pictured here presenting a cheque to John Telfer from GAP.

The Board of Trustees advises that Sean Hannan (Independent) and Phil Holden (GRNZ Appointee) have both resigned from the GAP Board. 

The Board is pleased to announce the following new Trustee appointments, effective 8 November 2017: ​Dave Macauley (GRNZ Appointee), Pam Madgwick & Julia Thomas.

To find out more about our new board members click here.

 

Lilo - Angels Come in Black –  A Dog’s Bottom

 

Sitting here with “Writer’s Block” led me to think, rather weirdly, about Lilo’s bottom. This is a fairly desperate state of affairs in terms of writing.

Anyway……………………………….

This week Lilo added to her Embarrassing Bodies portfolio.

Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) announced the successful placement of their 2,000th retired racing greyhound on Saturday, 7 October 2017. GAP reached this milestone within ten years of their first adoption processed in 2007.

Freda (Sedgebrook Freda), was the landmark 2,000th dog.   Freda has been welcomed into the family of Alison, Neil and Ben from Napier. “We had such a good time with this adoption, and it was perfectly evident that this was Freda’s forever family,” says GAP Rehoming Manager, Danielle Valentic.

Hi all, Petal and Blue here.

Just touching base to let you know how we are getting on as it is nearly up to October - don't know where time has gone.

Miss you all and we are sorry that we can't get events this year we are sure all our friends will step up to the play. Good luck with all those pats and cuddles and working on increasing our fan club.

The brand new 2018 GAP calendar has arrived and is in the shop for purchase now.

It's full of photos of gorgeous hounds who are now enjoying their retirement as much loved pets.

Hi all

We are now into July and settling into our new home and have met lots of new friends. Offering free pats and cuddles when required is a big job but we are coping. This is readily taken up by our neighbouring units as they miss their own dogs and we make a pretty good substitute and are happy to share the love.

The Chatham is a funny place to us greyhounds as there are no rabbits and hares on the islands so we are not sure what the do for entertainment when they want something to chase here.

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