Friday, 26 February 2010

Sorry I haven't been keeping up with the blog. I'm not too well right now and am under doctors orders to rest. This unfortunately means that BCIN will need to be put on hold for the moment. The dogs that were in our care have been homed or passed onto Border Collie Trust  (thanks Ben for helping out.)

Emails will still be picked up but may take a few days for a reply to get to you and for now our facebook page remains open so feel free to continue to comment on there.

As I write one of our volunteers is in hospital after a nasty fall which resulted in surgery, so sending lots of good wishes for a speedy recovery to Sammy.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Hope you all survived the festive season without accident or injury to yourselves or pets.

We are snowed in here in South Wales as I am sure lots of you reading this will be too. One of our volunteers; Sammy made an epic journey today across North Wales to do two pick ups then on to Staffordshire to drop them off at Border Collie Trust. A long day but very well done! Thank you.

As usual we have been inundated with the post Xmas "I need to rehome my dog" syndrome. When will people learn???

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Border Collies In Need want to thank you for your support over the last year and to wish you all


Wednesday, 16 December 2009

We now have some super doggie bandanas for sale, they come in a range of sizes and colours with different slogans all proceeds go to Border Collies In Need. Here is the lovely Jake modeling the Border Collies In Need one and a small selection of the ones on offer.

They cost £5.80 each inc P&P. So don't let your best friend miss out on what all the smart dogs are wearing this Christmas!

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Been putting together our first newsletter today for Border Collies In Need (with help from Diane as since my computer crashed last week I have lost the programme I used to do the newsletters on). If any of you are not already on the mailing list and would like a copy just let me have your details via the website email and I will see to it that you get one.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Well Christmas is most definately upon us and the traditional out with the old pets and in with the new has begun!!

Went into my local vet today with some of our Christmas quiz booklets and they had just been handed a lovely white bunny to be destroyed. No longer wanted because the kids are getting Guinea Pigs for Christmas (the makers of G Force have got a lot to answer for)! The poor bunny is a house rabbit so has never lived outside, is neutered and litter trained, healthy and fit just not wanted anymore.

Sadly I couldn't bring him home because of the dogs and cats. Thank goodness the vet is nice and didn't want to put him to sleep.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Sorry I don't seem to be blogging as much these days, some days nothing happens and other days are so hectic I don't have time to turn round let alone blog!
As most of you know my home has been invaded by cats and kittens (I took some unwanted babes to help out a friend) now the whole world seems to think I've turned into a cat rescue and I'm getting calls every day from people wanting to give me their stray cats!!!! Just for the record I am NOT taking in stray cats on a regular basis. So far these kitties have cost me a fortune, wrecked my house and make Colin sneeze!! So definately NO MORE CATS!

My laptop crashed the other day taking everything with it so we are presently trying to reinstate it, it has been on it's last legs for a while now and I think we are on borrowed time so if anyone fancies donating the cash for me to buy a new one it would be very much appreciated as without one I would be really stuck as a good deal of rescue coordination is done on line.

I am in the middle of puting a newsletter together but have lost all my documents and pictures so it may take a while to finish!

Quiz books have gone out to all our wonderful volunteer sellers now so please make sure you pick one up. They are only £2 and the winner gets £20 worth of high street store vouchers. Great fun for the family over Christmas.