Tuesday, October 18, 2011

MY STAR OF THE WEEK - ROCKY THE RETIRED GREYHOUND

Friends and family know that I love cats - our current pet is Pixie, but should I choose a  dog, he would resemble Rocky, the wonderful greyhound, who accompanies Chris Brewster, our Curator of the Cater Museum in Billericay.

Now Rocky is our current star and also a 'cover boy' whose story has been written by Chris to raise money for Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue.  Rocky is a care dog registered with CANINE CONCERN.  He was adopted from Clark's Farm.   http://www.clarksfarm.org.uk/.    This charity is rather special as it provides therapeutic visits to hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, special needs schools and a variety of other places by volunteers with their own friendly dogs and cats.  What a wonderful idea for those who are forced to be apart from their own pets.

Rocky, our special retired greyhound, who has such a gentle nature, has passed his test to be part of this important work and seems to enjoy bringing comfort to many.    Do learn more about this fine charity via  http://www.petsastherapy.org/.    Here is a picture of Rocky on the cover of Chris' book (price £2.50) which is a delightful story for both children and adults. There are other slim books within the series, so do email me for more information.

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