Furry friends loved some extra company

Thank you to everyone who came to our shop on Saturday to join in our Furry Fun Day.

Saturday, 9th April 2016, 10:32 am
Bark has rabbits looking for new homes. Picture by Graham Bell Photography.

The judging of our art competition took place and we are extremely grateful to Karen Hendriques of Berrydin Books and Jackie from our shop for their judging expertise.

It was not an easy job, with over 200 excellent entries. Thank you to everyone who entered, you really brightened up our shop and made a stunning display, which we all enjoyed. Congratulations to Seb C, Archie L, Ebba, Chnmaya, Orlaith B, Ruth B, Charlotte, Martha and Kai, all of whom have won prizes. Our thanks go to Greives the Stationers for donating all the prizes.

Parsnip and Arthur, the rabbits who joined us at the shop, had a great time and really enjoyed the extra company. The degus, Eric, David and Gus, proved to be great characters, entertaining everyone with their antics. We chose these particular animals as they are all so laid back and enjoy human companionship.

Howard, the lurcher pup, also popped along for a while and proved very popular. We would loved to have taken Buzz, but although the rabbits weren’t at all phased by a steady stream of dog visitors, Buzz may have just been a bit too enthusiastic about rabbits in such close proximity.

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Meanwhile at the kennels, two unusual guests were settling in. Sheldon a royal python and Bo a bearded dragon. We don’t think these two will be with us for long, despite looking for experienced homes.

We have some beautiful cats in – gingers, torties, tabbies, black and black and whites. Youngster Bonnie, by name and nature, is six months old and a slightly longer haired black and white girl. Spikey has recovered well from his thyroid operation and is unlikely to need further treatment. He’s a golden oldie who would like a nice, warm, retirement home.

Bindi is 14 months old and a German Shepherd cross. Timid at first, but then so loving and cuddly, she is a pale golden colour, short haired and beautiful.