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Showing posts with label Brentwood. Show all posts

A day at the Retired Greyhound Trust in Brentwood, Essex

A day at the Retired Greyhound Trust in Brentwood, Essex

(and they won’t judge you for being unfit either, because they can be lazy too)

GALLYYYYY!!!!” Henry will scream whenever he sees a greyhound, after his late dog ‘Suzy Gally’ - the retired racer his family adopted. I’ve lost count of a) the number of occasions he will drop everything he’s doing to rush over and pat a complete stranger’s greyhound, b) the many times he’s waxed lyrical about greyhounds are the best dogs ever and c) his laments about how these gentle creatures are often abandoned, sometimes abused, by their owners once their track careers are over. Myself, I was never a greyhound enthusiast - until recently I always thought of them as strange, spindly alien-like creatures (albeit ones with killer figures - Wasp waists! Long slender legs!).
My boyfriend is the kind of man who puts his money where his mouth is, so on Monday Henry and I made the trek from London to Brentwood, Essex to volunteer at the local branch of the Retired Greyhounds Trust. It’s a noble cause that is very close to Henry’s heart, and being a dog lover myself I wanted to see for myself why greyhounds are such special, wonderful animals that deserve a second chance when their racing days are over.

March 02, 2016

A day at the Retired Greyhound Trust in Brentwood, Essex

(and they won’t judge you for being unfit either, because they can be lazy too) “ GALLYYYYY!!!! ” Henry will scream whenever he...