Rescue Remedies Diary August 2021 - October 2021

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xxlynne
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Re: Rescue Remedies Diary August 2021 - October 2021

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Wet Wet Wet:

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Instead of welcoming the public to our Art Funtastic day to observe dedicated Artists, doing a Nature Trail and Quiz, have a tour of Our Rescue and all the other activities we had arranged, thankfully we had cancelled and it did as predicted 'DOWNPOURED ALL AFTERNOON' However its weird weather I have never known a wind that is warmer than the general temperature and now at 6.30 its 18 degrees, like the wind has come from the desert
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I am working with Sarah Slade, as I have all week, trying to get a Giftaid claim in. We are now reaching end of Financial Year and so trying to pull in every penny. This has meant I have been searching through all the old adoption forms, memory lane, to track down Giftaid forms and validating these for our claim. The project this week was going through PayPal donations, where people don't know to complete a Giftaid Form, aren't Tax Payers and obviously we wont know this, or believe we already have their form. As you may know the Government allows us to claim another 25% of a donation. Although this takes a long, long time the reward of receiving our Giftaid cheque makes us all smile and helps greatly to pay our Vet and Kennel bills. It is a sterling contribution from Sarah Slade Kiwi's mum who has done this for many years and literally worth her weight in gold! Never before have we been more motivated to pull in money as a Homings remain very low, despite best efforts.

This week the water heater in the kennel block died. We have been waiting for our electrician to come and he signed the death certificate. A new one has arrived and will be fitted on Monday but we have been running the kennels on boiling kettles! On Friday morning the drains blocked. Eddie tried to unblock it but it was in the deepest level in the woods. I called the water board and eventually got through. We were put on the priority list 11 am yesterday. Apart from receiving 2 calls from them, our Water engineers have not appeared. Yesterday at the end of day we put all the stored foul water down in the wood drain and by morning the water had gone down 4 bricks as is our measure! So this morning we managed to get some washing done but 11am it began to rain and that overwhelmed the drains again as there still was no flow. By afternoon the drain in the side of house kennels was showing a very high level. We moved 2 dogs out in case of overflow. The corridor is now flooding and just about to rise into the now vacant bed areas.
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Stephen has taken Arthur out for the weekend and Katie has taken Blue. Hayley and family have taken Chico into foster..so somehow we are all good.

Sarah has asked if you have donated personally, and not completed can you complete our online Giftaid form now TODAY!

Of Course if you are prompted to give us an donation or even set up a Standing Order let me make that easy for you roflmao.gif
via our bank account
• Payee Account Name: Rescue Remedies
Business
• Payee Sort Code 404325
• Payee Account Number 11371665

Its been a great week in clearing the site , getting our second delivery of fencing and setting all the heat lamps ready for use. Looking forwards and preparing for the winter.
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xxlynne
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Re: Rescue Remedies Diary August 2021 - October 2021

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Our homings have picked up again which is really exciting for us all. We are homing some of our Long stay dogs (with us over 6 months). Very often because we take special needs dogs from other Rescues, our dogs have been in Rescue already a long time before they come into our magic circle of care. We are celebrating Ollie, Oscar, Toby (Cody)'s homings. Tomorrow Tigga goes into trial adoption to see if 2 cats separated in the household are manageable. (I will be choosing a new Desktop portrait for my PC!). We remember how these dogs entered our Rescue and how much love and compassion has allowed them to regain health, gain skills and self-confidence to transition into family life and command the heart of each of their families. It has nothing to do with learning to sit on command, walk to heel or give a paw for treats. Our dogs learn to meld with different people and to feel comfortable in different environments, around other dogs , passing them and walking with them. We give them time. They learn to enjoy exploring their walks, running in our large grass paddocks with a person or by themselves trusted to be comfortable in their own company. We see them engaging in water play, tolerating wearing a collar on their neck, as they often havent, and to feel comfortable sleeping in an open bed and not a cage. Getting used to going in a car or being around traffic.
Luna
Luna
In Dog Rescue there is deep love fused in our hearts, we learn to 'read' each dog and capture their essence and feed their core so they feel safe. This is why positivity has to be the atmosphere in which we all engage. We are not judging others; we share, respecting the vital contribution each offers our dogs. Instigating positivity within each encounter is essential, dogs pick up on a cordial atmosphere, so often they have come from a dysfunctional family witnessing arguments, physical violence, family tensions, confused messages and rules. Our Rescue work is our haven and we learn from our dogs. We continually explore ways in which each dog can build trust and heal the damage they suffered which thwarted their natural and strangled development. Dog Rescuers are very 'doggie'. They will naturally step forwards to defend their dogs. Dogs do need defenders. They need situations unpicked so we understand their requirements. Dog Rescuers look to humans to take responsibility and adapt around the dogs current needs and not to label and define a dog as a problem. We discover the dog and enable them to achieve successful encounters. We providing a safe place for each dog to venture and gradually relinquish fear reactions.
Mika
Mika
Dog Rescuers are about saving lives, we value each life. We create the opportunity for that within an atmosphere of security. We aren’t about protecting our comfortable living situation, closing the front door and put the sign up “sorry no room” as we sit by a warm fire. We sacrifice to save a life: Dog Rescuers never have a comfortable life, they are always adjusting to accommodate. They also take commitment very seriously, and absorb stress to facilitate a therapeutic milieu. We struggle to make the most of any situation to meet needs. The romance is sparse in Rescue, its sad circumstances, and stories breaking your heart. Nothing is laid on the dog just a gentle environment where often despite there being many dogs around e.g. within a kennel setting they are able to feel safe, receive good nutritional support and evaluate their health needs in partnership with our vets. Our dogs arrive on our doorstep destitute. It is an art to help a dog stand on their own 4 paws as they adapt. We engage by putting the dog at ease allowing them to unpack. There are no quest to achieve this or that...Time offers healing, positive engagements and the dog begins to discover themselves: From the outset we need to win their trust and settle them so they feel safe, reassured and enabled to adapt to this new environment.
Royce
Royce
Just today we took in a lovely Staffie bitch who is 3 and has mixed with very young children but never walked and kept in the kitchen most of her life. She had a litter of puppies and they were taken away from her at 3 weeks old so she had milk which she couldn't express and her hormones all over the place, so she took to always carrying a blanket around with her. She wasn't vaccinated and the family was made homeless and she was taken in by a man who had a Staffiex bitch as she had nowhere to go and she didn't settle and within 2 days her new owner was calling everywhere to find her a Rescue place and we were the only ones who said 'bring her in'.
Our dogs make gigantic strides within the therapeutic atmosphere within the kennels, within the care of our volunteers and foster opportunities. They are enriched and to see a dog who has been living in a garden, a crate, a car, a kitchen, a drug den, a family where their needs are simply not met, AND we witness forge strong relationships and some maladaptive behaviours begin to subside such a tail spinning, lead ragging, excessive barking, or they move from a withdrawn state to engage and enjoy.
Yoda
Yoda
Dog Rescuers are healers and constantly facilitating just the right amount of support, we don’t smother, but help a dog find themselves. We like to facilitate, the glory is focused on the dog’s own endeavours. Our dogs make us proud to have known them, and helped them, and to say goodbye as they achieve their right family who will help them succeed further.

Thank you to each and everyone who makes the magic of our Rescue work, to enhance our dog's lives and they in turn enhance ours.
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