About

Poppy is a rescue whippet brought over to England from Ireland. She is an extremely lovable dog who was very nearly put to sleep by the Irish team who found her, either lost or abandoned. She was very thin and covered in mange but had such a sweet nature they decided not to give up on her. The mange was successfully treated before she was brought to England and we had already offered her a home before she arrived at the local Canine Rescue Centre.

She has proved to be a delightful and loyal dog  with a very sociable nature and has acquired many canine friends. After some early sparring, she also managed to make friends with our old cat, Tootsie and then the antics of our kitten, Treacle. Treacle is now more than 2 years old and last year gave birth to two gorgeous kittens of her own. They are so gorgeous that we found we couldn’t part with them so now Jaffa and Zanzibar have become an essential part of our household. This blog records all of their adventures, together with those of Poppy’s doggy friends.

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6 Responses to “About”

  1. Lara murphy April 24, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    I came across your blog by accident and when I saw the photos of poppy I had to take a second look as she is so similar looking to my maggie who was also rescued in Ireland and brought over to England to the rescue centre that I work in. When did you take poppy in?

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    • poppychat April 24, 2014 at 10:19 pm #

      Hi Lara
      Poppy was rescued by the West Cork Animal Welfare Centre and brought over with a van-load of other dogs to St Briavels in the Forest of Dean in May 2011, when we picked her up. She’s the best thing that’s ever happened to us! You can read stories about when she first lived with us if you search under ‘Early Days’. Perhaps your Maggie is related to her in some way. They are such beautiful dogs, aren’t they, but of course you don’t know their ancestry when they’ve been abandoned. Which rescue centre do you work for?
      Thanks for visiting the site.

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  2. Lara murphy April 25, 2014 at 5:59 am #

    Maggie was also from a rescue in Cork. I adopted her last September when she was about 9 months old. It turned out that she had nasty fractures of her foot that hadn’t been treated as a puppy so she had major surgery and had a frame and pins on her leg for 3 months but is now back running everywhere with my other dog. I work at Dogs Trust in Canterbury – we get quite a few dogs over from Ireland.

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  3. scarlybobs July 8, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    Hello! Just a message to say I have nominated you for a Liebster award! You can read about it here:

    http://scarlybobs.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/its-liebster-time/

    Feel free to ignore this if you want to, you are under no pressure at all to answer the questions etc. 😀

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  4. Twilight Bark UK November 7, 2015 at 12:14 am #

    Poppy is adorable! I look forward to reading more about her.

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