Hi Everyone, Tinky here! Mum said she ordered the sun specially for Collie Chaos at Carsington and she wasn't kidding. On the morning, we woke up to glorious sunshine. We went for our normal walk at Carsington early morning, but then Mum and Dad abandoned us at home! Mum said they were going to organise CCC, but how could they do that without me, Asha and Poppy? Thankfully Mum realised she had left us at home and came to fetch us to join in the Chaos! Asha had been attacked by a nasty dog the day before, so Mum had to make sure she was OK with so many dogs around her. Asha, being lazy, lay under the table where Dad was running the tombola and she was quite happy under there. Poppy, being the tart that she is, was on guard in the entrance gazebo, begging cuddles off everyone who dared to look at her! We were joined by 54 Rough Collies and what I thought were naked Collies, but Mum said they weren't naked, they were Smooth Collies! We also had some Border Collies join us for the day and members of the public, who saw what was going on, came to join in the fun too. We all had a great time racing round the field playing together, playing with the footballs and space hopper (until a certain someone, by the name of Phoenix, burst it) and diving in the paddling pools to cool off. There was a lot of cheating in the fun dog show, but we all had good fun. Seriously though, Best in Show was very well deserved. It was lovely to meet so many dogs that we had never met before and they all said they are definitely coming next time. Mum said they are planning one massive CCC next year due to the work involved in getting everything organised. The date is set for Sunday, 1st July, 2018, so please make sure you are there with your Rough or 'naked' Collies' !! Thank you everyone who joined us on the day and helped to raise so much money for all those dogs less fortunate than ourselves. Mum would also like to thank every single person who helped set up, dismantle or man stalls on the day, also to everyone who took photographs of the day and allowed us to use them here. Apparently in July next year there will be either a 3 or 8 mile sponsored walk so get yourselves fit, trim and ready!!
See you all again in 2018 xx
Rossco waiting for his humans "come on it's Collie Chaos, don't want to be late" "we made it"
SETTING UP AND HAVING FUN
L - R ...
L - R ... CHARLIE. CONNIE (front)), PHOENIX (middle) and SAMMY (bringing up the rear). CONNIE.
L - R ... JED, AMBER AND RILEY (with Sharon and Ian). KES (Border Collie) and ROSIE. JESSIE (sable) and MOLLIE
L - R ...
LUCKY AND CAESAR
SKY AND RED
L - R ...
THE MIGHTY PHOENIX .... FOOTBALLER EXTRAORDINAIRE AND THE SPACE HOPPER DESTROYER ... "GNASH ... BANG ... HISSSSssssss"
JACOB. JASPER. PIPPA. PHOENIX AND ROSIE.
ROSIE RIPLEY TIGGER SKY
RILEY JASPER SAMMY TINKY
LOVELY TO SEE A FAMILY OF SMOOTH COLLIES COME TO JOIN IN THE FUN
CLARA ENZO RIPLEY RIVER
AND BORDER COLLIES CAME ALONG TOO
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, ALONG WITH THEIR DOGS, WHO SAW WHAT WAS HAPPENING ON THE FIELD CAME TO JOIN IN THE FUN
AND THE RACE IS ON ..... DOING "ZOOMIES" AROUND THE FIELD AND HAVING GREAT FUN
AND COOLING OFF ....
SOME FACES YOU MAY KNOW Top row L - R ... Sharon and Amber / Pauline and Steve with Tinky, Asha and Poppy
Bottom row L - R ... Stephanie with Nancy and Wendy with Lucy
******************* SAMMY *****************
SAMMY AND CHARLIE TINKY TINKY AND JACOB
Border Collie JED
****************** POPPY ******************
BUDDING FOOTBALLERS ... BUT NOT A PATCH ON PHOENIX !!!
ROSIE RILEY ROSIE
THE FUN DOG SHOW
The Judge and Master of Ceremonies having a pre-judging discussion
BEST IN SHOW ********
RESCUE DOG ********
Rescue and Re-homed Rough Collies - 1)Prettiest bitch ..... CASSIE, 2) Most handsome male ..... JASPER 3 )Best veteran over 10 yrs old ...... NANCY ALL Smooth Collies and Border Collies. 4) Prettiest bitch ...... CLARA 5) Most handsome male ...... KES ALL other Rescue or Re-homed breeds.( Non Rough Collies) 6) Prettiest bitch ...... SUNNI 7) Most handsome male ...... TY ALL GROUPS, ALL BREEDS. 8) Cutest puppy under 2 yrs old ...... HARRIS 9) Best family group of dogs. ALL the same colour ...... TINKY, POPPY & ASHA 10) Best full set of dogs. ( One of each colour, people may borrow other colours from owners to make a full set) ..... No entries. 11) Best footballer ...... PHOENIX 12) Largest number of legs.Dogs AND owner! ( Max 2 humans) ..... BRADBURY FAMILY 13) Best ' Bad hair day' dog AND owner ...... TIGGER & LYNN 14) Best mover. Dog AND owner ...... WINSTON & OWNER 15) Most vocal dog! ..... CONNIE 16) Dog most like the owner ...... PIPPA 17) Most affectionate dog ..... SKY 18) Fastest recall. Dog to run from the judge to owner ...... SKY 19) Dirtiest or wettest dog ..... INKA 20) Sexiest wiggle, dog & owner! ..... LUCY & HELEN 21) Dog(s) who have travelled the furthest from home to CCC - ( Hope someone is good at geography) ..... CONNIE, Scotland. 22) Best handler on wheels & dog ...... WINSTON & OWNER. ( On a child’s scooter)
BEST IN SHOW ...... CASSIE
AND YOUR GUESS,
FOLKS, IS AS GOOD AS
MINE AS TO WHAT IS
GOING ON HERE !!!
COLLIE CHAOS .. 23rd April, 2017
A massive Thank You to everyone who attended, sponsored or donated to Collie Chaos Spring 2017. Yet again we were so lucky with the weather. Despite everyone claiming snow was forecast, the sun was out and it was a lovely warm day!
We were joined by 119 Rough Collies from all walks of life and also 13 other sibling dogs. The dogs thoroughly enjoyed themselves racing round and playing happily together. Several dogs went on a 3 mile walk while the extremely young and fit ones walked 8 miles round the reservoir.
People donated home baked cakes, tombola and raffle prizes and we managed to raise over £2,000 for Rescue in a few hours. We held a Fun Dog Show which was total CHAOS, but everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A huge Collie Cake arrived which was supposed to be a "guess the weight of the cake" competition, but Carsington didn't have any scales big enough to weigh him, so we opted for ' Name the Collie Cake'. I named the cake Buddy, in memory of our first blind rescue Rough Collie. The cake was won by the Hollis family and I think it will take them quite a while to eat all of it!
Several people bought items to donate to a local dog rescue who re-home all strays and Crowfoot Kennels were delighted with the huge amount of donations. All unsold books and Dvd's were donated to the Air Ambulance Charity shop at Carsington and a £20 donation was given to Brassington British Legion towards the cost of roof repairs, for the loan of 14 tables.
A massive Thank You to each and everyone of you for contributing and helping make the day a very happy, successful one. Also, thank you to the Rangers at Carsington Water for fencing the field off for us, allowing the dogs to run around and play together.
I am now awaiting a date in late August, early September from Chris Slater for the next CHAOS!
Yes, I need my head testing !! Pauline x
THE NEXT COLLIE CHAOS WILL BE ...... SUNDAY, 20th AUGUST, 2017
THE VENUE ... CARSINGTON WATER
PAULINE BRADBURY - Organizer. ROD SLATER CHRIS SLATER ANNETTE REBMANN Chair-person Secretary and Co-ordinator Committee Member / Web-master and Newsletter COLLIE RESCUE (Rough and Smooth) UK
MASTER OF CEREMONIES THE DOG SHOW JUDGE
THE DOG SHOW
THERE ARE SOME VERY TALENTED PEOPLE OUT THERE ........
AND THE WINNER OF THE COLLIE CAKE IS ............ DANNY H, WHO GUESSED THE CORRECT NAME ....... "BUDDY"
Margaret held her annual Easter Tombola again this year and it was a terrific success as it raised more money than in previous years. Thanks must go to so many people who kindly donate super prizes which makes it such a popular event. Here you can see hopeful 'punters' checking if they have a 'winning ticket'
After Judging Picnic in aid of Collie Rescue raised over £400. A Raffle of a bottle of whiskey added another £100 to the total. A big THANK YOU to all who contributed food and donated.
Some photographs of the Rescue Stand. For those who do not know Chris Slater, she is the lady on the right of this picture
BUDDY - MY GUIDING LIGHT ... £6.50 (see further down this page for reviews on this book)
This is the true story of Buddy, our first blind rescue Rough Collie who was saved from the dog pound in Ireland by Collie Rescue. Buddy came to live with us here in Derbyshire in April 2012. When he arrived he was skin and bone and a nervous wreck. Read the story of Buddy's amazing journey from rags to riches. Read how he learned to cope with his blindness, caused by human cruelty and his sheer determination to thoroughly enjoy the latter years of his life.
TYLER VALENTINE - THE BRIGHTEST LIGHT ... £7.50 (see further down this page for reviews on this book)
On Valentines Day 2013, Buddy was joined by Tyler Valentine, another rescue blind Rough Collie. Tyler, A.K.A. Tinky was badly bred in Ireland and unknown to us at the time, she had also been born with several other genetic health issues. Without giving too much away Tyler ended up for sale on Gumtree and when we agreed to re-home her, nothing on this earth could have prepared us for the journey ahead, but Tyler's story is truly amazing and the mischief she gets up to will amaze you Her story will make you laugh, it may make you cry but it also shows the true character of a Rough Collie!
BUDDY'S LEGACY ... £8.00
After losing Buddy during February 2015, we were joined by Asha, a fully sighted Rough Collie when we were asked to re-home her by a friend in Ireland. Asha was to be a playmate for Tyler as she was completely lost without Buddy. As Asha settled in, it became obvious she was not the sort of dog who would play, preferring to take life at a much slower pace to Tyler, SO, in September 2015, we were joined by Poppy, a 4 month old sighted Rough Collie and no one has rested since. The antics of Tyler, Poppy and Asha will make you laugh out loud!
Reviews on this book Jayne Banks - just finished the book - wow, what a fabulous read. I'm saying nothing more so I don't spoil it for those still reading or waiting for a delivery, but well done on another fabulous book.
Jean Wild - just finished the latest book, amazing, thank you.
Well Pauline, you've done it again. I've just finished your third book. This one is the best so far, the roller-coaster Tyler has been through this last year and not forgetting Asha and Poppy. Anyone reading this, stock up on tissues it certainly pulls on the heart strings. Beautifully written.
Christine Summerfield - Received mine at 1 pm and finished it at 4.15 pm - couldn't put it down. I feel as though I got to know all three of your dogs this afternoon.
Diane Marples - Well what can I say, the 3rd brilliant book In a row. This is a wonderful book, full of love, laughter and tears. Every collie owner / lover will not want to put it down till the end. Fantastic 10/10.
Barbara Richards .. Just finished reading Buddy's Legacy, an absolutely brilliant read. The kind of book you pick up and read in one sitting, which is what I did. Beautifully written, straight from the heart. Pauline's love for all her dogs shines through in every page. Lots of laughter, lots of worry and lots of tears, some sad some happy. I have had the pleasure on more than one occasion, of having cuddles with Tinky, Asha and Poppy and look forward to many more. Don't want to give away too much, so treat yourself, buy the book and enjoy.
Carole Copland .. Thanks Pauline for writing another fabulous book I loved it 10/10 xx
Ann Willows ... Well worth every penny. I can assure anyone out there who hasn't got all the books - do so now. Excellent Christmas presents and all to a very good cause. Tinky's mum writes in a very entertaining way!!! x
Diana Geoffrion .. Finished the three books. Couldn't wait to finish them they were so great. I will definitely re-read them. Getting sets for some of my collie friends. I loved them so much that my favorite author's new book came out, but I read these first. Please keep the books coming and thank you for all the work you do for collies.
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WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC YEAR 2016 HAS BEEN ... SO MUCH FUN, LAUGHTER AND ENJOYMENT AND MAINLY THANKS TO PAULINE BRADBURY AND HER FANTASTIC FUNDRAISING IDEAS, PLUS HER TEAM OF HELPERS WHO ARE ALWAYS READY WITH A HELPING HAND ... IF YOU HAVE NOT MANAGED TO COME TO ANY OF THE EVENTS THIS YEAR, THEN IT WILL ALL START AGAIN IN 2017 ... WELL WORTH A TRIP OUT ... LOVELY PEOPLE, BEAUTIFUL DOGS, WONDERFUL SURROUNDINGS AND PAULINE ALWAYS MANAGES TO GET THE GOOD WEATHER.
On Sunday, 18th September, around 50 people, including Rescue Committee members Chris & Rod Slater, Samantha Hale, Annette Rebmann and Margaret Birch joined us for the sponsored walk at Carsington reservoir. Once again we were extremely lucky with the weather, a lovely sunny day, but not too hot for the dogs during the walk .It was lovely to meet even more new faces and their Rough Collies. Thirteen people completed the full 9 miles accompanied by eleven dogs. Nine people walked across the dam wall with seven dogs. When we arrived at Millfields car park some of the dogs changed handlers as some people were returning back to base, but their dogs were fit enough to complete the full 9 miles. I had Bonnie-Prince in my charge and Tinky walked with Paula. Although Tinky completed the walk 3 times last year she had had an operation on her ear ten days previously and I knew she would not walk too far this time. Bonnie-Prince had a wonderful time experiencing new smells and surroundings. Cleo, the stuffed Rough Collie joined the walk in the pram, but was swiftly evacuated when Poppy refused to walk when she could see traffic close by. Apparently she leapt out of the pram 50 yards from the finish line as she didn't want to be caught cheating ! All dogs received a rosette, the nine milers first, with the choice of a bottle of wine, cider, beer or chocolates as a thank you for their extreme efforts. The remaining rosettes and “goodies” were shared out between the Dam Wall walkers afterwards. While the walk was taking place, Rescue committee members sold Collie memorabilia and raffle tickets for the Pet Portrait and enjoyed meeting everyone, including several people who have rescue Rough Collies. Our regular volunteers sold homemade cakes, tombola and other donated items. Several members of the public called in to support our fundraising efforts and meet the dogs present. All the dogs enjoyed a cool dip in the paddling pool after they had completed the walk. Although not all sponsor money has been collected yet, we do know a huge amount of money was raised for Rescue on the day. It just goes to show you can have a brilliant day out in stunning surroundings without spending a lot of money and every time we meet, new faces join us. The Pet Portrait by Phil Travers was won by Jean Wild and there were second and third prizes of collie printed mugs, donated by Mary Jefferson, with a few bottles of wine and chocolates donated by a Rescue Committee Member going to other ticket holders. A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED ON THE DAY. We are now planning Collie Chaos 2017 and hope to hold two events next year, one late April and another late August!! Please keep an eye on the website for details! (AFTER Christmas) as both events will be restricted to 200 Rough Collies and may also be a ticket only event with all ticket costs going to Collie Rescue. Pauline x
BLIND BONNIE-PRINCE STEPPING OUT AND BONNIE-PRINCE AND TINKY AFTER THE WALK WITH PAULINE AND ROD SLATER
On Sunday, 14th August, 2016 around 60 people and 45 Rough Collies joined us at Carsington Water for a day of fund-raising and general enjoyment. People donated cakes to sell and prizes for the Tombola stall. Rescue Committee members, Annette Rebmann and Samantha Hale joined us to meet the rescue dogs who attended and it was lovely for them to see how the dogs were progressing in their new homes. Once again we were very fortunate with the weather and the dogs thoroughly enjoyed the paddling pools provided for them. Sam and Annette sold Collie Memorabilia on behalf of Rescue, along with other items people had donated for us to sell on the day. We were amazed at the amount we managed to raise for Rescue. Several new faces appeared at this meeting and it is always lovely to meet and greet people that we speak to on the phone and via social media and, of course, their doggies. A very big thank you to each and every one of you who constantly supports these fun days for the dogs, all of which are for a very good cause. Looking forward to seeing you all at our next event, the nine mile sponsored walk, (if you're brave enough) on the 18th September. For those who aren't brave enough, there will be a tombola, cake stall and general sales to keep you all amused, plus of course, loads of people and their dogs to chat to. Pauline x
REVIEWS Jayne Banks... I absolutely 100% recommend reading Tyler’s story, it's an emotional roller coaster, but beautifully written and will leave you in admiration of Pauline and her husband. Truly I have never had the honour of meeting such a wonderful lady and Miss Tyler is just adorable. Loved her before, but after reading her story I feel she's part of the family too.
Laura Niemiec Romano... I bought Tyler's book a couple of months ago. Until you read this, you will never really understand all the trials that Tyler and her family have gone through because of poor breeding practices. But mostly, you will be amazed at what this beautiful animal has endured throughout all her physical problems and has been one of the most beloved furbabies I have ever come across. Tyler is such a beautiful, sweet, loving, funny soul that you just want to laugh and cry and hold her to you and wish that you could take away all the bad things that have happened to her so far in her short life. Pauline and Steve are two of the bravest people to try and make Tyler's life as full and wonderful as this little girl deserves! Bravo to Pauline for writing about such an amazing Collie! Thank you!
Diane Marples ... Brilliant book. Picked it up and didn't put it down till I'd finished . What a journey. Made me cry, made me angry, and laugh. A must for anyone who loves collies .. I give it 10 out of 10 .and I’m not a book reader
Carole Copland... Fabulous book, couldn’t put it down. A must read for collie lovers. 10 out of 10 from me.
Phil Travers... This book paints a wonderful picture of such a resilient, brave collie, who has endured far more than any animal should. Also her wonderful family, who have been there for her every step of the way. It's a journey that will have you laughing and crying in equal measure, and I whole-heartedly urge you to buy a copy. Tyler's story will touch you, I guarantee it.
Jenny Mansell... fantastic book if you haven’t read it I suggest you do.
Mary Louise Jefferson ... loved the book and the stories of a clever little dog ..... you did a great job sharing all the ups and downs in Tyler’s story so far!
Gill Simkiss... Tyler’s book is a must read for all dog lover's not only for the collie breed. The trials and physical problems this wonderful dog has endured in her short life are unbelievable. I cried, I laughed and then got angry that this has happened to a wonderful dog. I take my hat off to the wonderful Pauline for taking on what a lot of us would not contemplate. Thank you, Pauline, for writing this book and giving us an insight of life with Tyler.
Shirley Daley... Wonderful story of a brave collie with lots of problems but lovingly overcome x
Barbara Richards ... A must read about the gorgeous Tyler. I laughed and cried , sometimes at the same time. Tyler's story is ongoing, she's still making us laugh and cry. Tyler has the best of people, Pauline and Steve , helping her through it all. Buy the book, read the book, learn about Tyler's journey so far, it leaves you wanting more.
Mary Kerr ... What a wonderful book to give us insight into the trust an animal puts in us .To be able to help them overcome their fears and overcome obstacles most would deem impossible ,only with the help of a special person is this possible. One word ... inspirational .
Melaniie Tolson ... I have both books, they are both great books. It generally takes me a long time to read books, but it only took me a few days to read these books . It's great to have at last a book written by someone who knows and cares for rough collies as I do. It's lovely to hear about all the dogs and it reminded me of my dog Sandy and I have 2 rough collies at present with health problems so it was good to know someone understands. I'm looking forward to seeing if there's a third book I will definitely buy it.
Karen Casey... I bought 6 copies of each book and gave it as Christmas presents. Each and every one of my friends and family members who received a copy were mesmerised by the book. They laughed, they cried, they got really mad but above all they loved the book and if you don't buy a copy you are missing a really good read about a special little dog and all her trials and tribulations.
Kay Fehrman ... One of the best books you will ever read packed with human and collie emotion and unending love.
Anita Parkinson... Well, all I can say is anyone who has ever had the pleasure of being owned by our majestic rough collies really needs to read both books if possible. They will make you laugh, cry, sob your heart out and be warned once you start to read you will not be able to put them down. Absolutely amazing the dedication of all concerned. Best books I have ever had the pleasure of reading and for such a worthy cause.
Marilyn Whitbread... Every collie owner should have and read Tyler’s book. To read about what Pauline, her husband and Tyler have gone through is just unbelievable and heart-breaking, and yet so inspirational ! It also serves as a reminder to be grateful for our own healthy collies.
Shirley Pitt... An absolutely lovely book to read. Beautiful.
Michele Laher... Excellent book ,loved it. Now waiting for the sequel.
Linda Wheelock Gruno ... I loved this book! It was both touching and sad to read about the plight of collies which are victims of poor breeding and the humans who only see the collies as money makers. Touching knowing there are people who work very hard to rescue these poor sweeties, among them Pauline and her husband who both have a huge heart!!
Elaine McCrimmon... I loved both books, you laughed, you cried, happy and sad you have the greatest gift Pauline. Buddy and Tyler have a special place in our hearts. You and Steve are just amazing parents. Everyone - this book is a must.
Alison Finch... Fantastic !!!!.. so sad but so funny and what makes it more amazing and special is that I have the pleasure of knowing Tyler and love her to bits. She keeps going, bless her, no matter what is thrown at her !!!!!. I enjoyed and loved her company while she escorted me and kept me amused on her 3rd sponsored walk round Carsington Water bless her... We love Tyler.
COLLIE CHAOS @ CARSINGTON
Well ! It was certainly chaos with 79 Rough Collies joining us for the day. The weather was absolutely perfect, a little too warm at times. People travelled from all over the U. K. to join us for the day with several people staying in Bed and Breakfast the previous night. The buffet was delicious and people baked cakes to share for desert. Stephanie Presdee clipped dog nails for donations to Rescue. Alison Finch ran a tombola with all the prizes that were donated. Karen Casey sold Collie jewellery with a £4 donation from every sale donated to Rescue.
Some activities with the dogs had to be cancelled as it was too hot to have them racing around, but they all thoroughly enjoyed the doggy paddling pools. The only drawback was that several people just turned up on the spur of the moment unannounced. Fortunately food was available at the café on site. The sight of 79 Rough Collies all greeting each other happily and playing together with no aggression was a sight for sore eyes! We managed to hold the fun dog show even though the Judge had a bad case of amnesia and completely forget where she was supposed to be and on which day. However, the day was saved by Derek Allsopp. I bet he doesn't laugh when he is Judging at Crufts like he did on this day!
CLASSES AND WINNERS
Best Female Rescue Rough Collie : LASSIE Owner - Kerry Marie Perry. Best Male Rescue Rough Collie : DANNY Owner - Linda Streather. Prettiest Female Sable Rough Collie : WILLOW Owner - Gillian Bocking Most handsome Male Sable Rough Collie : SOUL Owner - Paul Wiggins. Prettiest Merle Rough Collie : NANCY Owner - Stephanie Presdee. Most handsome Merle Rough Collie : RONNIE Owner - Doreen Lincoln. Prettiest Female Tricolour Rough Collie : EBONY Owner - Lisa Peel. Most handsome Male Tricolour Rough Collie : CEASER Owner - Jean Wild. Best family group of Rough Collies : TINKY, ASHA AND POPPY Owner - Pauline Homer. Cutest Rough Collie puppy under 12 months of age: PIPPA Owner - kevin Saunders. Rough Collie most like its owner: ANGEL Owner - Janie Pickard. Best NON Rough Collie present: CHASE Owner - Hilary Bradshaw. Sexiest wiggle, Rough Collie AND Owner: POPPY and her Owner - Pauline Homer. Biggest Rough Collie butt and Owner : LOLA and her Owner - Suzy Bell. Best Rough Collie cuddle : SOUL Owner - Paul Wiggins. Fastest dog to run through 3 paddling pools LAYLA Owner - Emma J. Long Rough Collie who travelled the furthest to get there : CONNOR Owner - Margaret Bleasdale WELL DONE TO ALL WINNERS
A substantial amount of money was raised for Rescue on the day, with more to be collected from the Jewellery sales organised by Karen Casey.
Thank you to everyone who attended Collie Chaos, it was lovely to meet so many new faces and every single person helped to make it a ROARING success!
I am now planning NEXT year’s Collie Chaos !! Pauline x
CRUFTS 2016 ...
The Collie Rescue Stand at Ringside and a rather "bored looking" Chris Slater !! ... she assures me that it was very busy all day and this was just a "breather" ... another face you can put a name to.
If there is anything that you might be interested in purchasing please contact Chris for further information ... 0114 2347440
Crufts 2016 a few photographs from the Ringside
another name you can put to a face .... this is Julie Growcott and the lovely Tula
after Judging Buffet, organised on behalf of Collie Rescue by some of the exhibitors, which raised a tidy sum of money on the day. A very BIG thank you from Rescue to all who donated and of course the Collies ... who without people like you would not be enjoying the lives they do to-day. Looks like a good time was had by all and some were certainly enjoying themselves
and this is the other half of the Slater duo .. meet Mr. Rod Slater
CHRISTMAS TOMBOLA 2015 Here are a couple of lucky winners receiving their prizes won on the Christmas Tombola organised by our Nottingham Representative, Margaret. This year she was helped by Marilyn, (pictured) who is current fostering one of our rescue collies.
ZIP BUDDIE - SMOOTH COLLIE
ZIP BUDDIE - SABLE/BLUE MERLE/TRI COLOUR
KEY RING / SHOPPING TROLLEY COIN - SABLE/BLUE MERLE/TRI COLOUR
COLLIE RESCUE MEMORABILIA FOR SALE ALL PRICES ARE PLUS POSTAGE
KEYRING/SHOPPING TROLLEY COINS (Sable, Tri and Blue Merle) - £3 each
CHINA CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS (Tri and Blue Merle) - £3 each
ZIP BUDDIES (Sable, Tri and Blue Merle) - £2.95p
NOTELETS (8 to a pack - 2 of each design) - £3
CARRIER BAG TIDIES - £3.75p
LINEN TEA TOWELS - £4.25p
CHINA MUGS (Sable and Tri) - £4.50p
T-LIGHT HOLDER (Sable, Tri and Blue Merle) - £3.50p
SMALL TEA POT (Sable only) - £14.99p
COASTER - £2.99p
RELAXATION CD for you and your dog - £3
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REVIEWS : I have to tell you all about this book. When it arrived I was really looking forward to sitting down for a read; well I couldn't put it down, I was hooked from the start and I read the lot in one night. It was funny and it brought a tear to my eye. I loved reading all about Buddy and his adventures. So if you haven't read this book, message Pauline and get your copy. Kerry Marie Perry. The best Collie book since Lassie ! Phil James.
A really easy read, sometimes you will laugh, sometimes you will cry, but by the end you will certainly know the true Rough Collie temperament and the undying love and devotion they have for their owners, no matter what they went through on the way to rescue. It really does show that a rescue Rough Collie can be every bit as loving and loyal as one that is bought as a puppy. Susie James. Whether you are a dog lover or not, this book is a must to read ... tissues ready! Margaret White.
Arrived to-day, picked it up and didn't put it down until it was finished - loved it, brilliant - well done Pauline Bradbury. Claire Palmer.
BUDDY MY GUIDING LIGHT - what a lovely read. I have now read it twice. Made me laugh and cry. Great representation of the rescue, the wonderful people who help to run it and the caring people who have adopted ... and I get a mention too. Congratulations Pauline. Hilary Bradshaw.
I agree with every word .... its a magnificent book. Funny and tear-jerking all rolled into one. Margaret Pearce.
Buddy, you're a star ! I remember the day you came to your mum, how proud of you she was and your book is amazing, cannot wait to read the follow up about your sister, Tyler, but you will always be my number one rescue dog. Cheryl Ward.
Love this book, tears and smiles all the way through. I feel like I know little Buddy. Thank you Pauline. Dianne Williams.
I have laughed and I have cried at Pauline's book.This is a must read and a great Christmas present for all collie lovers / owners. So much insight into owning and dealing with a blind dog and of course owners who walk into window shutters (sorry Pauline OUCH) !! Would recommend this book, it's a great read. Grace Allison.
Thank you Pauline for the book about Buddy. Managed to cry before I got to chapter one, and again at the end. With laughing in between. Brilliantly written. It epitomises life with a rescue dog. Andrea Galloway.
After reading the first few lines, I knew I wouldn't be putting this book down. Buds, when I met you, you stole my heart, when I read about you, you stole my heart again. What a wonderful boy you are. You and Tyler deserve all the love and cuddles from your mum Pauline. A great book, something to treasure. Alyson Jarvis.
I was hooked after the first line, Pauline Bradbury. What a fabulous and heartwarming story about your wonderful Buddy. I have cried and laughed tonight. Tissues were required. Buddy is a very special and much loved boy, I am so thankful that he found you and Steve. Looking forward to Tyler's story. A great book, well done. Xxx Elaine McCrimmon.
Very good .. brilliant .. good title, very appropriate. A bit tear jerking at the beginning, but when you get into it, it's amazing what Buddy went through and how he reacted to human kindness and learnt how to trust humans again. Love his new home, his family and enjoys a new adventure. Very sad but humorous. What a fantastic, fabulous idea to help with fund raising for the rescue xxxx Alison Finch
I would like to leave a review about the wonderful book "Buddy - A Guiding Light" . This book is beautiful. It made me laugh and it made me cry. So very obviously written from the heart, every word so meaningful. The verses in there also got to me, so heartfelt, and written too, from the dog's point of view. If there are still people who haven't got a copy, and I cannot believe there are, please, please do so. You won't regret it, and it is for such a good cause. Got to be one of my very favourite books. Phil Travers
The Nottingham team of fundraisers, Margaret, Margaret and Jean, were out in force again, this time at the local village Easter Table-top sale, back in April, 2014
Here is Margaret pictured with one of the many prizes to be won -
I don't think she wanted to let this one go!!!
OUR RESCUE STALL AT CRUFTS, 2014
Raising Funds at Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, Christmas Tombola December, 2013.
Collie Rescue have a stand at some of the Breed Club shows and a stand at Crufts, please come and say hello.