The Nether Regions

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Critically low on bedding

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I love the idea of opening your heart and your linen cupboard simultaneously. The Andover Advertiser makes it sound so easy, but in reality the task of disclosing one’s innermost emotions and dealing with the burden of day-to-day housekeeping can be too daunting for many.

Andover Advertiser, 20 January 2010:

Dogs Trust rehoming centre ‘critically low on bedding’

DOGS Trust is calling all dog lovers to open their hearts and their linen cupboards to assist with an urgent appeal for warm bedding to beat the cold.

The rehoming centre team at Newton Tony, just south of Tidworth, are desperately looking for donations of clean bedding, which is vital to keep the dogs in their care warm and to help them feel secure in their kennel.

Centre manager, Alison Rodger said: “We are urging everyone to delve in to their blanket boxes and airing cupboards to see if they have any clean blankets or duvets to spare.

“Many of the dogs at our Centre have not had the best start in life and something to snuggle in is an essential provision to help them feel secure.”

It’s a dog’s life (whatever that means). Thankfully help is close at hand in Andover in the shape of a “crack team of local knitters”. I’m not even lying – Andover heart.

Dogs Trust is also working with Simon Colligan estate agents in Amesbury who are running a winter wool appeal.

Their crack team of local knitters are turning the donated yarn into lovely snug blankets for the Rehoming Centre dogs. […]

The Rehoming Centre is running critically low of bedding and so any donation no matter how small will be gratefully received by the 70 dogs there.

And to think we all thought estate agents were nothing more than evil, ruthless fraudsters, when really some of them knit stuff for dogs!

Thanks to Ellie for opening her heart, linen cupboard, laptop lid and web browser to point this story out.


Written by Paddy

February 25, 2010 at 10:26 am

Posted in Upstanding locals

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