Friday 16 November 2012

Terrier SOS

Hello all

D wants me to tell you all about Terrier SOS - it is a little group that we set up to help Wire Terriers get safe in Europe.  She set up the group to help highlight terriers in need and get them a loving home - like the ones we have!  We have a facebook page and we will have a website soon hopefully (it is so hard to keep humans focused - don't you find?)

It started as a small thing - but now has snowballed into something bigger!  Some of the terriers are in desperate need and had no hope.  So D decided that maybe they needed to come to the UK to find their loving homes?

We were asked to help Lucy - she was a stray - they just dumped her in the street to fend for herself - and the rescue in Spain picked her up and put her in kennels - and although she was safe - she was going crazy - can you imagine a wire behind bars?  Tasmanian devil times 10!  So D took her - she is being fostered here and now the foster may adopt her!  But whatever happens she is safe and loved - here is a picture of her happy face!  She is on the train here and was really well behaved.  But because she is older, and a little naughty - no one in Spain wanted her and she would have lived her life in kennels.

D has also helped get another boy to the UK - he was in rescue in Spain that had over 600 dogs - and no one wanted him - he was 7 years old and invisible to everyone that came.  If D had not taken him - they would have sent him to the rainbow bridge.   He came to us and we helped him learn about love and play and going for walks and chasing squirrels and foxes!  He stayed with us for a short time - but we thought he was lovely (I usually do not show emotions - but I let him know I liked him and he was safe).  This is how we first saw him when he was still in Spain:

He was supposed to be a Wire Fox Terrier - but we weren't too sure - he looked a little Lakie - when we saw him in person we knew he was a Welshie!  And a lovely boy at that - he had a few little problems - but with love, patience and time his true character came out - and he is fabulous!  He has found his forever home and has really landed on his paws! Here he is now....

D is now helping a little boy named Waldo - he was in a horrible place and he was due to be PTS!  But we could not let that happen and with the help of wonderful supporters, Terrier SOS and D raised funds to pull him out.  D's friends in Spain got him out for Terrier SOS - but he was very ill.  He is getting 24 hour care and we are hoping he can come to the UK for Christmas.  Here he is a the vets...

He is only young and they say despite everything he still loves people and wants to cuddle with you on the couch.  We know we can find him a loving home in the UK and want to give him that chance at knowing a life of love, care and joy.  What a great Christmas present that would be for him and us!  

We would like to help more Wires in Europe - but what we can do is limited by resources and fosters.  If you think you can help - please email D at diana at shonalona dot co dot uk - or message the blog and she can get in touch.  We would like families in the SE of England - preferably London - but we are not going to refuse the right foster a little further out!  But D will tell you all about how it works and what is expected and arrange homechecks and so on - if you would like to donate we have paypal and D will let you know the address.  We update our Facebook page on the dogs and we will also put updates on the blog too.

I prefer having less dogs in the house - but I do like teaching the new ones all about our terrier ways.  I always appreciate the extra help in keeping my garden fox and squirrel free though!

Thanks for reading - hope you are all safe - lots of licks


Friday 1 June 2012

Loving Girl seeks loving family

Hello all,

This blog is about a lovely girl that has just come into rescue.  She is in need of an extra special loving home and I wanted to tell my pals about her and maybe they can help her find that home.

She is the sweetest natured girl, loves people and follows her humans everywhere.  She listens to commands (unlike some of us!) and will do pretty much anything for sausages!  She is 9 years old, but do not let that fool you - she is always up for walks and going out.  So she will need an active house that wants a companion to stroll by their side.  Except when she sees a cat or a squirrel - then be prepared to be pulled!

She is currently living with other dogs and could live with another calm, submissive boy.  She likes her space and does not want to be pushed around too much - which is fair enough - who does?  You would need to manage her introductions to new dogs - she is fine with most dogs - but not a huge fan of certain ones and lets them know.  Her foster family are working on this - and feel that it is more about insecurity and she is really improving.  They feel that once settled she will be perfectly fine.

She needs a family that will be around most of the day and make her the centre of their attention.  She will cuddle with you on the couch and sit by your side.  She is never far away from you and will look at you with the sweetest eyes and will say "can we go for a walk now?"

When she is excited she does a dance routine - and it is irresistible.  You cannot help but smile and be happy.

She is not good in the car - she suffers anxiety.  She can do small trips and hopefully with time that can be built up to long car journeys.  She must be secured by crate or harness - otherwise you will find her in the drivers seat with you.  Which we are sure contravenes some law or other.....

If you want to know more about this gem - then email our human diana'at'shonalona'dot'co'dot'uk

She can send you the forms, tell you more about this girl and talk you through the adoption process.

Thursday 12 April 2012

Gone too Long!

Hello all,

It is me, Sally!  Do you remember me?  My hired help has been so very busy and haven't been doing the important things - like blogging!  But we have been reading all your exploits - even if we do not always leave comments!

Well, it has been busy - and one thing that has been making us all very busy is our new little brother....Yes, we would like to introduce Klaus!  He is a Border Terrier X maybe, we don't know much about his past - but we know his future will be a lot better!  He is really a lot of fun - and sometimes to much - but he respects me and doesn't push me when I give him the 'stare'.  So he can stay....

Our little spring lamb....

More photos of our little annoying, I mean, adorable brother....

Also we are having another Fox Terrier Fun Walk!!!

It will be in Brighton on the 21st of April - and we are so excited - we will be seeing our pals again and are so looking forward to it.  If you want to join you can email my peeps - or go to the or for all the details

Hope to see you there!

Monday 31 October 2011

Foxy Terrier Fun - No 6

Well, we hope everyone has been behaving themselves - we have been away and will slowly catch up with everyone - and we wanted to tell everyone about our great walk in Brighton.

Yep, it was walk no 6 and we went to Brighton Marina and did the UnderCliff walk.  We love this because the walk is under the cliffs (not very original title we know) and we get to stop at a cafe and play at the beach.  As the area is contained and the beach is dog friendly - we get to be FREE!!!!   Some doggies took more advantage of this freedom than others.  Jx took some great videos of beach action - lots of terriers but no trouble - can you believe it?  Her Forever Foxed Flickr page is here:  Forever Foxed Flickr

It was a great day - we had 15 Wires, 1 Smooth, 3 Welshies, 1 Irish and 1 Lakie (she was the feistiest of them all) - and of course we had a lot of noise.  Paddy started it all off - and he wasn't planning on stopping any time soon.  But when he gets excited he can't help but share it with the world.

Here is a group shot (sorry but it is hard to get a bunch of dogs and people together in one shot!)

We got to see a lot of our pals again - and we are attaching some photos of the day - but you can also go to D's Flickr Photos and see more.

I am looking down at a man having his lunch on his yacht - I really wanted to help share his bacon sandwich...

 I am practising my wind swept beard look - I am hoping for a treat ...

Dogs enjoying themselves on the beach...

Finn kept trying to play with me - but I was having none of it!!!

I still suffer from itchy feet - so took a few toe nibbling breaks.  D has bought me new boots - but I do not like walking in them ...

Just about to turn back into the Marina ...

 We had a wonderful day and want to thank Jackie and Noodles for helping to organise it - we couldn't bring everyone together without them!  Snaffles made the little treat bags - but we ate the treats before pictures could be taken - sorry ...but they were very scrummy....

We were all very tired and Paddy went to sleep on the back seat of the car and didn't wake up even when D moved him into the house - he went from car to bed - sleeping!  Here he is in the car...he didn't wake up again until 8 am the next day!

So I hope everyone is well and I send lots of big licks,


Wednesday 20 July 2011

Fox Terrier Fun Day!

We had a great time at the annual Fox Terrier Fun Day!  It is the big fundraiser for for the Fox Terrier Rescue - as always - it was a FUN day and the organisers put so much work into making it a wonderful success.  D thinks this photo sums up the way both of us enjoyed the day:

Sally spent the time in between events in the car - she went into her 'dressing room' at every opportunity and only left when the humans wanted her to participate in the ring!  The only time she came out willingly was when the Slowest Sausage Eating competition was on.  I on the other hand, enjoyed myself tremendously!  It was non stop - I was really happy - I would not stop barking.  There were so many Smooth and Wire pals - I just had to let them know I was happy to be there and wanted to play!

Sally watching from her room...

There were a lot of fun groups - we entered a few and I won 4th Best Rescue!  I will not pose for my publicity shot....sorry

Sally got 2nd Prettiest Girl and we won Happy Families.  Which we were really honoured and thankful to be part of the day.  There were so many great dogs and people there - it was so hard for the judges!  In my opinion all the dogs there were red rosette winners - we were all well behaved and strutted our stuff.

D put together a slide show of some of the photos on the day - she took a lot!  So you can see the slideshow or go to Flickr and see all of that Fox Terrier madness.  

Sally was disqualified from the Slowest Sausage eating competition though - the shame the shame!  But as they were putting down the sausages - Sally ate her neighbours' sausage and then ate her own - and this was before they even started the stopwatch!  

Sally looking somewhat bemused at the whole affair...

I am ready for my close up, Mr De Mille....

We were lucky with the weather too!  Although it did rain - the rain came and went - and we could hold an event in between - and the real heavy rain started when the day was over.  So the Fox Terrier charm also worked on the clouds..

We also met some new girls in Rescue - they will be on the Rescue web site soon - but they had a nice day out and lots of people wanted to take them home on the day - we are sure there will be a line of people wanting to be a forever home for these sweeties...



and another Poppy...

The kind person holding them is Jane - we only meet her and her family on Fun Day - their boy George has been diagnosed with Pancreatitis just like me! - poor guy - we know with the love of his family he will get better soon and be fighting fit for the next fun day!

It was such a lovely day and we always enjoy ourselves so much - we can't thank enough the people that make it happen - and all the wonderful families that come and make it such a special day.  

Lots of licks

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Sally, the Fox and some prizes!

We have been a household of injury lately - Paddy cut his leg, C burnt himself on the stove and D bashed her knee into the coffee table!  Yikes, we are accident prone.  But I am the worst of all!

You see, we have had an intruder in our garden - she comes every morning and evening - sometimes she brings her pal - sometimes on her own.  Well, I am a Wire FOX terrier - and true to my breeding - I took an instant dislike to her and must keep my garden Fox Free!  Here is a photo of our pest!

Here she is with her demonic eyes!!! You see, she must be kept out at all costs....

Well, I ran out one evening and hit my back leg really hard - I didn't notice it at the time - but when I got back in - boy did it hurt!  And I have been limping ever since.  I am now a 3 legged doggie - my paw is swollen and I do not put any weight on it.  D took me to the V-E-T and my paw was x-rayed and I have a bone chip!  Yes, I chipped a bone in my paw - and they have me on drugs that make me drowsy!! If it doesn't get better I am back at the VETS!!!  So lets hope it heels on its own.  

I still keep a lookout for the fox - but the damn thing has the advantage on me.  Is there any one out there that can come and help keep my garden free of the dreaded fox?  

Will keep guard until I get help... I do feel a little sorry for myself though - but D has been giving me extra cuddles and she carries me everywhere now - so that is one way to train the humans...

Now a follow up from our previous blog - we have some names!!  Paddy pulled them out of a hat and the three Royal Winners are:  the OP Pack, Rocky Creek Scotties and Reilly - please email me at dianaatshonalonadotcodotuk - and my human servant will send some Royal 'share the Love' goodies - if you have a preference let me know.

Lots of licks

Monday 9 May 2011

Royal Wedding and Royal 'Share the Love' Competition/Prizes

Hello all,

We are a bit delayed in writing this post and we can only blame D.  She is a bit slow - but she does try her best and she has a lot of work to do - so we do not give her too much of a hard time!

Well as you know it was Easter and that is Paddy's Gotcha Day (of sorts) - he is doing well, he has had no further trouble with his eye - thank DOG.  He had one minor pancreatic attack - but D & C got him to the Emergency Vets on time for lots of pain killers and anti-emetics!  So he was right as rain very quickly!  So far no more problems, paws crossed he stays that way for a long time!  Here is a photo of him in his Easter outfit - the scarf was a gift from the Rocky Creek Scotties - we think it suits him - don't you?  We would take  picture of his Birthday supper - but because he has such a restricted diet - we didn't think you would want to see a plate of steamed white fish!  Not sure he was that thrilled either....

Also the following weekend was the Royal Wedding - it was on the 29th of April, 2011 - just in case you were cloistered in a convent and did not see the news!  Well, D is not a royalist, BUT she does love a celebration.  Well, we enjoyed all the excitement and build up to the Wedding and we watched it with Billions of other people. (I got to attend with my sweetheart Jake - I was so thrilled to be part of this wonderful event - D and Paddy sat on the couch in front of the TV ooohhhing!! and aaahhhing!)  Here I am with darling Prince Jake...

You can see all of the fun on Asta's Blog, or Scruffy, Lacie and Stan's blog  - and I do not think Royal Events are the same without us doggies!

It was a great event and after all the bad news you hear every day - we really enjoyed all the good vibes!  We thought they really cared for each other and were in love and we wish them all the best.  Well, D isn't one to let an occasion pass and went on a spending spree of buying all things 'Royal' and British - its a sickness she just can't stop.  She went to her favourite sushi restaurant - and ordered the Royal Nori wrapped hand cone - sorry no photo - she devours sushi quickly I am afraid!  But she got to keep the dish...

She even bought Washing Up liquid (Dish soap) because it had a Royal Wedding theme to it!!!

BUT we have all decided that she should share all this Royal bounty with our friends on the blogs.

You see, we have missed you all terribly, and enjoy reading about your exploits and adventures.  We are a little sad that people don't blog as much (this includes us!) - we understand - but we miss our friends nonetheless.  We have so much to be thankful for - and we are tail wagging happy to be part of this community.  So we have decided to share the love!  Yes, D has put together 3 Royal Prizes to give away.  They are all royal themed and a souvenir of the wedding too!  And maybe a few extra surprises thrown in before we post them!  Here they are:

The rules of this competition are easy  -  all you have to do is leave a comment telling us what you love and / or are thankful for!  Thats it!  We want everyone to tell us their Good news - the things that make you happy - and if you are happy that makes us even more happy!

Somewhere around the 20th of May- we will put all the names in a hat and pick out three randomly.  We will post on our blog the winners and post the goodies anywhere in the world!

Now that has put a smile on all our faces!  Good Luck !

Lots of licks