Some wonderful heroes have emerged during the last several months – Captain Tom and Marcus Rashford are two good examples. I was lucky to be able to interview one of my very own heroes for this blog. This is what she had to say.
Hi, I’m Rosie. I’m a Golden Doodle and I live at Dogs Trust at West Calder, near Edinburgh. Until Sparky asked to interview me, I didn’t realise how alike we look! We are now soul sisters! Actually, I do have a nickname – Roo Roo! I love West Calder, because I get time to bounce around the assault course and I love playing Hide And Seek with my carers.
However, I must admit that I’m nervous around people I don’t know, which is why life here suits me, at least for the time being. My carers know all my little quirks - especially my love of Schmackos!
On a more serious note: Dogs Trust - formerly known as the National Canine Defence League – is a charity doing fantastic work with dogs who do not have a home – in some cases because their owners have decided to give them up – and the number of cases of that has risen significantly during the pandemic. Where it is possible a new home will be found for these, but sometimes Dogs Trust take on dogs which for one reason or another cannot be rehomed. They never put a healthy dog down, so in these cases Dogs Trust is their sanctuary for the rest of their days.
Many people help by sponsoring a dog – Rosie is actually sponsored by my wife. Please consider doing this, or helping in some other way, if you are able. The Dogs Trust website can be seen at https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/