Tuesday, 24 December 2013


From all of the Taylor pack both human and hound we wish you all a very 

Friday, 20 December 2013


How is it a few weeks ago I was feeling rather smug that I had Christmas sorted and all of a sudden I'm in a panic trying to finish things off.

Tomorrow my little grandson Ben will be 8, the years have gone by so quickly and he is growing up so fast. He's having a party with friends at lunchtime then family will visit for cake later. I made his party invites and thought they were good but Ben bless him thought they were mega cool LOL.

I'm very  pleased to update you all on Herbie's progress, he's had his first chemo session and is now adapting to life as a tripod and can go up and downstairs, impressive!

Greyhound Gap have a DVD out for sale, Amanda another volunteer has been working on it all year, I've helped a little bit by designing the cover and researching stories etc and there's a section on walking the beat. Approx running time 52 minutes and at £12.50 inc of p & p is a bargain all money raised goes to the kennel fund. If you fancy a copy you can buy it here. By strange coincidence Amanda chose a photo of Gangley and Orin for the front not knowing they were our dogs LOL.

My Dad is making brilliant progress after having his hip replaced last Thursday and Mum has been a wonderful nurse. The females in our family are not usually good Florence Nightingales, day one is okay, Day two interest starts to wane and by day three forget it LOL. Just hope Mum doesn't get worn out herself.

Gangley hasn't  been so good lately, whilst she is in no way ill her wobbling has increased but she's still managing two shorter walks a day and still eating like a dog twice her size LOL. Other hounds are all well, Elmo has so far destroyed two baubles from the tree and a Father Christmas not as bad as we feared.

A few projects finished but better wait until post Christmas to share. LOL.

Sue x

Friday, 13 December 2013

My Dad

 On Sunday we took Dad and Mum out to Sunday lunch as Dad will be in hospital for his birthday on the 14th. Dad had his hip replaced yesterday and will hopefully be home Monday. Poor Dad has had a really difficult year with health problems and we're all hoping this operation will be the beginning of better times for him.

I was asked to design the Greyhound Gap DVD cover and disc which should be on sale soon. I had helped a little bit with information on dogs and the walking the beat stuff and apparently I will be in the acknowledgements LOL. All very exciting. Amanda who is making the DVD sent me this photo and said do you know whose dogs they are and are they gap dogs of course I knew it's Gangley and dear Orin what a coincidence she chose that photo.

 A friend of ours in the village is very involved with German Shepherd rescue and had two gorgeous boys of her own so for Christmas I've done these which are now framed and wrapped.

I've also down some new pages for the Hound album I made Eric last year of Indy and Rocky's arrival.

And the biggest shock ever is we have the tree up and the house decorated. Normally we are very late doing this LOL. I wasn't going to have the tree up (we didn't last year) because of the 3 young dogs but Eric got it out and left it bare for a few days and as they showed no interest we decorated it last night. I am still not convinced it will survive!

 A few other photo's

 Mum made these lovely ducks for me
and the stockings which I've had for years.

and all our bridge babies are remembered even more so at Christmas time with thee lovely things Mum made for us, last night as we hung them up we felt quite sad especially adding Orin who at just 4 years old should still be with us. Such a wonderful way of remembering each hound that once shared our lives.

Off to Christmas crop tomorrow and have just made a malteser tray bake yummy!