Tia Summer Fair and Dog Show 25th Aug
Come and join us for a great day
Come and join us for a great day
The kennels will be open for dog walking from 10 to 1 daily. The farm is closed Thursdays except during school holidays, but the cafe remains open. Dog walking may be restricted for larger groups or during heat or icy conditions. Please do not be offended, but the welfare of the dogs is our priority.
The kennels will be open from 1 to 3 daily for rehoming discussion. Visitors are still welcome to view the dogs but there will be no dog walking between these times. If you wish to discuss rehoming with Deb, then please call in between 1 and 3. We would recommend that you contact us if planning to visit to discuss rehoming, as although Deb is usually on site she is sometimes called away.
Koda bear update.
He’s really settled in now – he’s such a good boy! He loves cuddles if you so stroking him he asks for more and takes every opportunity to get his head in your lap for a love.
He is much calmer these days – he doesn’t really react to any other dogs, even if they are barking, which is a huge step for him. He has been meeting lots of other dogs, and is very gentle, even with the little ones or ones he isn’t quite sure what they are. He goes to the shop at work every day and has the retail receptionists wrapped around his little paws, so he gets biscuits and cuddles on demand lol! He still loves his toys and will try to steal babies of the shelves any chance he gets. We let him choose his birthday present a few weeks ago, and he had a very tough choice, but settled on a pink flamingo, which he currently thinks is the best thing ever!!
He’s getting really good at leaving it and will come away from anything when told – even the next door neighbour’s cats. When he first came home, he would lose his mind if he saw one or in their garden, but now he isn’t really interested, and if he does watch them (mainly if they are running up the garden), when told to leave it will stop looking at them and walk away he’s getting really good at recall now too. We are lucky enough to have access to enclosed fields at robs parents, and he loves to play wild chase games with Woody.
His laryngeal paralysis is virtually unnoticeable now, and he happily walks, runs and plays with no trouble.
He’s an absolute gem, and we couldn’t imagine life without him now.
Hopefully we might make it to the summer fair, so will bring him with us if it’s not too warm for a visit, so hopefully see you then!
Emma and Koda xx
We will be running a Wire Garden Sculpture Workshop at Tia, on Thursday 19th September, 10am – 4pm. Cost per person £70, to include light lunch. Booking essential by contacting Tia Rescue on 01302 772935. Payment required at time of booking.
Using simple tools and techniques, and with step by step guidance from Chris, you’ll learn how to make a wire garden sculpture of a hen, pheasant, or duck. No previous experience is necessary and all tools and materials are provided. Gloves are also available but please wear practical clothing as wire can damage textiles, and wear closed shoes rather than sandals. An apron may be useful but not essential. The methods used involve hand/eye co-ordination similar to sewing, so please bring spectacles if you use them. Please also be aware that working with chicken wire involves repetitive wrist and finger movements through the day, and may be more of a challenge for anyone with joint problems. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any queries. The pace is focussed rather than leisurely but at the end of the day you’ll have your very own completed sculpture for the garden.
Anyone wanting a stall at our Summer Fair please return their booking form and payment by Sunday 18th August. We would appreciate help manning the Tia stalls on the day. Please let Janice know by email if you can help – email@example.com. We would also be really grateful for donations towards the tombola, bottle and plant stalls, which can be left at the office.
Weekly Update. Well, it’s been as crazy as ever. Five ponies have gone out. Fez, Rue and Scooby to H&H Equestrian…they actually supply unicorns if you fancy a pony party at home. Check them out, they are on Facebook. We have had 7 beautiful greyhounds go out to there new homes….good luck guys and look forward to seeing your updates and pictures…Roscoe, Glade, Jaelyn, Nada, Tiree, Adaline & Kaneesha.
Of course, their spaces were filled immediately…welcome to our new arrivals, Braden a big daft puppy who didn’t want to race, clever boy. Buster and Rolo from a trainer off Doncaster and Brad and Bette from a trainer off Belle Vue.
We’ve had a busy weekend out fundraising and in the cafe.
We have lots of events and shows booked over the summer and we have 2 horses at the Yorkshire Show tomorrow, Isla and Tom.
And we have 3 kittens…feral mom went out and bagged herself a bloke. She didn’t fetch him home…clever girl.
The kittens are living in the barn at the minute..so if you are visiting please take care with your dogs…I’m sure the kittens will keep out of the way…
There’s lots more to do with the racing/rehoming side but that is just an ongoing saga…
Thanks, everyone…we wouldn’t be here without you…