Well April is a very special month for me, but I will tell you more about that later. I am leaving my news until the end because I always deserve to be the finale!
Firstly, I need to tell you about our Vet School Rodeo event for 2010. All the volunteers worked really hard collecting stuff and organising everything right up to the day and then lots went along on the day to help out. I wanted to go, so everyone could see how wonderful I was, but Mum says it’s a long way to go and that I can go to some different events in the summer – she has promised me! Anyway, Mum said that lots of people came along to help, as well as lots of other Boxer Welfare Scotland boxers who came along to say hello. Mum says it’s always really good to see how they are doing and see their photos. I always think I am the most important boxer to her, but no not really, all her BWS boxers are just as important! Everyone managed to raise just over £500 on the day and someone kindly gave a donation of £200, all of which goes back into helping other boxers get new homes too. I want to say thank you, on behalf of all the other boxers!
Ok, back to me! This is my blog after all! Anyway, I was saying that April is an important month for me – well I shall explain. April is my Gotcha Day and each year I look back on where I came from and thank my lucky stars that I was saved by Boxer Welfare Scotland
This is how I looked when I first came to BWS. I had been living in a cage for the first two years of my life and my paws were covered in my own wee. I couldn’t move much and I wasn’t getting fed properly. I was sooo skinny, I can’t believe I ever looked like that!
I am so lucky that Boxer Welfare Scotland came along and helped me and that’s why I work so hard with my Mum to help other boxers get new homes. Mum says that she loves me lots even though I am a grumpy old ****! How shocking that one should be called something like that, but she’s right, I had such a hard time that sometimes I forget who I am and where I am and can be a little madam. But I am always sorry.
Now I have a wonderful life with George and Trevor who I love to bits, but don’t tell them I said that, I don’t want them to think I am going soft. Trevor is growing on me as well as sleeping on me regularly! Obviously I have put on enough weight now to be used as a cushion – the cheek of him! I make sure I keep everyone on their toes and the boys know I am the boss, but I think they love me too really. Mum says I am lucky, but I think she is the lucky one to have me! So I want to say a personal thank you to everyone who volunteers for BWS and gives up their time to help raise funds, so more boxers can be as happy as me. Mum works hard keeping the rescue running, but without the volunteers’ hard work too, we would have a lot less money.
Wow, that was a little deep and meaningful for me? Think I had better go and eat a cat to feel normal again. Smokey, where are youuuuuuuuu?