Today Jasper went back to visit the Dogs Trust at Kenilworth.
The photo above is the reception entrance to Kenilworth Dogs Trust.
It is where I adopted him from in June 2008, when he was about seven years old.
I won’t go into detail here as I have already written a blog post about The Dogs in my life, where he is mentioned.
He spent a long time, sixteen months to be exact living there, and became a very popular amongst the staff during his stay, so whenever we return he always gets a wonderful welcome from them all.
Today, as has happened on every visit, several members of staff came over…………. ‘hello Jasper, how are you mate’……’hello Jasper, you’re looking good pal’……’Jasper! good to see you again”………
It really is a lovely show of affection from them all, and to me proves their total dedication to what must be quite an upsetting job at times.
Today’s visit was for the Christmas fair they hold every year, there were raffles, tombola’s, stalls selling bric a brac, christmas cards, calendars, diaries etc. Jasper won some biscuit treats too.
The main reason to visit though was to see Santa Paws. For £1 dogs (and children) can go into his grotto and receive a gift. We are also allowed to take photos.
Santa is another member of staff who remembers Jasper, and we had quite a long chat while Jasper settled himself down at Santa’s feet.
Jasper receiving his christmas pressie, which was a nice new lead :-). Though as he’s got several leads, he will be donating it back, probably for the summer fete.
Little Sal, in case anyone is wondering, went for a long walk to the park and back with T, and Jasp will be sharing his bag of treats with her 🙂