Maddie 9/9/1999 – 13/3/2012
Emily Burns-Sweeney, 24/06/2012
Maddie became part of our family on 4/4/2004 and on that day our lives changed. She was the most beautiful girl in the world,so gentle and understanding with total loyalty and forgiveness for how she had been treated during her vast racing career. H er life was full of love and fun,right up til the end when she became crippled by arthritis which left her unable to even stand up some days and the anxiety she developed making her cry for hours on end, such a cruel way to end her wonderful life. So the impossible decision had to be made, our beautiful Maddie was put to sleep on 13/3/2012, age 12years and 6months. We are heartbroken but she is free again to run and play, and there is one more star in the sky to shine down on us. Love you always Mads Mummy, Daddy and Tilly the naughty greyhound xxxx
Bruce – Ash family
Emily Burns-Sweeney, 20/06/2012
It is with great sadness that our hairy scruffy lurcher Bruce had to be put to sleep on 19th June 2012. He came to us as a relatively “old man” in 2008 via Jan Coward and sadly at 13-14 years old his legs and hips finally gave up. During the 4 years we had the pleasure of looking after him he became Debbie’s “shadow” following her everywhere hoping for that extra morsel of food! He will be greatly missed, not least by our greyhound Merlin. Thank you GWRE for giving us Bruce and we miss him greatly. Ash family.
Emma Ratcliffe, 26/01/2012
We had our old girl Annie put to sleep on 10th January. She had managed to reach 14 and half, had end stage kidney failure and finally a second bout of vestibular neuritis made life too much of a struggle. She came to us 9 years ago via Ann Shannon, with terrible wounds to her legs. She never made a fuss and enjoyed life to the max. Unlike our other greyhounds she loved muck, hence the nickname pigpen. We loved her dearly and miss her terribly. Emma Ratcliffe.
Paddy the big hairy lurcher
It is with great sadness that Paddy our big hairy Lurcher boy had to be put to sleep on 12th September 2011, 10 years and 3 days after we adopted him. Paddy went to a great many events, collections, shows, school and residential homes over the years and never ever put a foot wrong. He worked with our sponsor dogs Heather and Poppy and they were a wonderful combination. Paddy was a brilliant ambassador for our charity and we will never forget what a wonderful loving and faithful boy he was. Thank you GRWE for finding him for us and giving us "simply the very best". Rona, Jim, Heather, Poppy and Sam.